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Desert Stop

By JamesObert
All done!.
I wanted to get away from the portraits and do something a little different. I found this photo on the net and liked it right away. The copyright free reference photo by Highsmith, Carol M. can be found at the Library of Congress at this link: www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2010…

I changed the sign in front of the Model A and omitted a Route 66 sign on the store to make it a bit more local to Tucson. I also left out the TV antenna on the roof and changed the handicapped sign (designed by Susanne Koefoed in 1968) to avoid dating the picture. I left the neighborhood watch sign the same only because it wasn't really legible from that distance.

The drawing will be submitted to the jury of a charity art sale that will benefit a ranch in the Tucson area. Let's all cross our fingers. 
If its a no, I'll keep it and hang it on the wall above my drawing table.

Graphite (Cretacolor Monolith Wood-less) on Canson Paper 
14X20
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MAUZIS's avatar
a great job !! I am impressed with the ground, it looks very real
professorwagstaff's avatar
Hey James, awesome drawing. Like it a lot.
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JamesObert's avatar
Thanks. You've done some great stuff as well. How tough was it to get into Mescal? I know you used to  have to have at least 10 people and schedule it.
1881art's avatar
Thanks.
It has been a couple of years but I don't think it was that hard to get in. I think all you have to do is call Old Tucson Studios and get the tour times.
WhizzieWhizzer's avatar
wow awesome work James, love the contrast & the rustic subjects, brilliant............. geez I wish I had drawn this...... love it
JamesObert's avatar
Thanks man. Not the greatest capture of the drawing. I had it professionally photographed for any future prints. We'll see what the interest is there.

Been a fan of your work for some time. Brilliant stuff.
I see you also use graphite powder. Not easy but I prefer it for several reasons. Never tried the carbon powder...that's next.
WhizzieWhizzer's avatar
hey  cool James.......
yeah the powder is great covering large area's fast..............
EiriasApYsbryd's avatar
wow! really beautiful :)
MiroDesign's avatar
Excellent !!! Clap 
JamesObert's avatar
Thank you. Incredible gallery you got there as well.
MiroDesign's avatar
You're welcome...and thank you. 
blanket86's avatar
This is so amazing. Very interesting and beautiful work!
JamesObert's avatar
You have a very impressive gallery yourself.
FaeryWing's avatar
Wonderful piece, Jim! Definitely Advanced;) Love all the detail and textures. It should do very well in the art sale.
JamesObert's avatar
Thank you very much. We shall see. ;)
ulltraz's avatar
fantastic job!!!Love 
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ulltraz's avatar
you are welcome!!!Love 
Oxyvia's avatar
Very good drawing.
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