When I ran across one of my favorite card ever the BMW Z 3 in. The Kroger parking lot I knew I had to draw one more car. I have always convetted this car. And they were made up the road from me in Greer SC. This is painted in my Stillman and Birn Zeta Staedler pen watercolor and gel pen. Bytw the gel pen hates this paper. Very odd.
Chose yellow for the background because they are complimentary colors.
This is my friend Marsha’s 1995 Corvette also known as Baby. I drew her three times. Twice before I got her right and a third time just for fun on ledger paper.
Car #1 is obviously awful but I did find the ledger paper interesting so I fluster it again.
I have a whole book of ledger paper. Not one of the old gorgeous books that Lapin loves but one from the 70s I think. Does that make it vintage?!
I have used the paper quite a bit in mixed media and it always gives a fun effect so I thought I would try the corvette on it. After all she’s vintage too.
The paper wrinkles. Strike 1. I thought about mounting it on a piece of illo board and I still might. Hopefully that would flatten it out. It also did not allow for the watercolor to be bright. The colors are more delicate on ledger paper an effect that I do like. So will I paint some more on ledger paper. More than likely especially if I can find someone to cut the book in half. It’s a tall narrow book. The other problem with it was that it will take forever to fill it. It’s 252 pages long!!
I did find that the gel pen loved this paper. No idea why but it would go on like butter. It’s not so fond of watercolor papers.
This is painted in my Stillman and Birn Zeta. My second attempt. It still has a few problems. The left bumper is off. It should be square and her read end is too long which is why I drew it the third time.
Splattering. Be sure to cover your car when you do the background. Mix up soupy cerulean and yellow ochre and sling it at the paper. Get your inner Jackson Pollock on. So much fun to splatter paint. Just know that it will go everywhere including your phone your ipad and you!
Go forth and look for vintage cars. They are not Ez to find.