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Celebrate National Collector Car Appreciation Day!

Artwork 1967 Chrysler New Yorker

The second annual National Collector Car Appreciation Day is coming up soon on July 8. Even if we not all of us own a classic cars, or describe ourself as car enthusiasts, almost everybody can remember cars of the past. Makes us maybe think of our childhood days, college days or a favorite movie. So don’t forget to wave when you see a sparkling old classic car, their owner spend a lot of time and efforts to keep those automotive memories alive.

1967 Chrysler New Yorker – Ink, watercolours and Copic marker on rough paper

(c)2011 Thomas Mayer/Meza Boogie, All Rights Reserved.

Keep It Simply Sketchy 2: Basic Pens For KISSes

Pens For Easy Sketches: Pencil, Sharpie, Uniball Microball

Remember when we talked about easy sketches? Since my statistics showed me that readers seem to be interested in that topic, I present you another post about being sketchy. I don’t want to turn this one into a tutorial. So many blogs, books and videos will show you how to do your first steps on the paper. They will probably do a much better job than me. On that I usually recommend Superheroes: Joe Kubert’s Wonderful World of Comics. It’s fun to read and since we all love comics it’s also gives a good kick to start drawing too. Same here: I want to encourage  you drawing simple sketches. Why? Because I’ve witnessed so many boring presentations and read even more lifeless brochures and handouts. Many people think it’s easier to use clip art or dingbats. You don’t need to be a pro to cheer up your audience. Try a simple moustache on the nearest magazine cover and you know what I’m talking about. I bet you know how to draw one of those, so we skip that and start with the pens!

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Another KISS: Keep It Simply Sketchy!

Sketch Of Girl With Vintage Polaroid Camera

I just found this sketch in my book. This is one of the usual simple drawings I produce for presentations or handouts. I don’t like to use photos except the photo is just perfect. Means: It shows exactly what I want to present and it’s technically and aesthetically within my range. Continue reading Another KISS: Keep It Simply Sketchy!