It's RetroFest time again in Chatham, Ontario. According the banners and posters, we are the Classic Car Capital of Canada. It makes sense, as we are home to super cool RM Classic Cars.
But seriously, doesn't it feel like just yesterday that I was painting "A Slice of Bugatti"?
By golly, it does to me!
I want some new vintage-style buttons and mirrors in my shop, so I've been sketching some kitschy peeps. I thought you might like to see some of them before I add the ink and erase the pencil lines.
I start the old-fashioned way by sketching an upside-down egg for the head, and giving myself the guidelines as you can see. Quite often I'll do the hair first, before the features. It's easier to get a feel for the character once the hair is in place.
The poodle just kind of snuck in there.
Personally, I'm liking the top right girl. What about you?
(remember - your comments are entered into the monthly portrait giveaway)