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Turner and Page Departmental Sign by hankinstein Turner and Page Departmental Sign by hankinstein
So Family Weekend is drawing near at the university, and this year's theme is "Birthplace of Route 66 Hosted by Turner & Page." This sign is going to hang by all the different library departments with their respective names on the highway sign.

Also...CARS ARE MURDER TO DRAW! (I have never been good at it, it's a definite weakness of mine that I keep trying to improve on. At least this one could look cartoony). And this is sort of a made up car, I really kind of just used a couple of references (don't ask me what kinds they were, car i.d. is not my forte). I just wanted to draw an old 50's looking jobber with the big fins. So accuracy was not a priority here.

Drawn in GIMP with Wacom
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IrishBecky Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome job on the car! :D
3Fangs Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
Pfft, one would never guess that cars are your weakness. :lmao:
I love all the stuff in the back. :heart:
The highlights give the car so much smooth form, I just wanna rub my hand along it to see if it squeaks.
It looks so clean and waxed--like it came right off the lot. And dat windshield!! :omg:
Hawt day-um, that is one fine car. B-)

I also love the little touches in the background, like the wildflowers by the roadside, and the mountains in the distance.
hankinstein Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I love that you love the details (and notice them). I love little details like that.
3Fangs Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016
The details are what can make, or break, an image, I think.
They may not be noticed much when you have them, but usually someone will invariably always notice a LACK of them. :roll:
PaulEberhardt Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing job on the car, actually. I'd have sworn it's a late 50s Cadillac, too. Anyway: cool idea! I hope they appreciated it - they'd better. :socool: 
hankinstein Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much. Good to hear from really good artists that I did an ok job with the car. Very reassuring! =)
BluebottleFlyer Featured By Owner Edited Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For someone who rarely draws cars, this turned out canny good. :nod: Great way to illustrate the theme, too. :thumbsup:
hankinstein Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
AgentC-24 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
As someone who does draw cars pretty regularly, I commend you for not only giving them a try, but also choosing one of the most overcomplicated designs in the late-50s finned-monster Caddies. For a first attempt, this is beyond impressive, with your already-great coloring skill on full display as well as adding your T&P characters, a lot of items and a lovely Route 66 background (which I'd love to travel on one day). :)

So fantastic job all around, and keep on drawing what you wanna draw, Amy!
hankinstein Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's a compliment to be sure! You draw the best cars, so to hear that from you makes me feel really confident that it looks okay. Thanks Rich! :D
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September 2, 2015
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