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Re: New Zealand Sketching

Postby RajeshS » Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:21 pm

Wow Scott - nice hack. You've converted markers to talk 'watercolor' just like that!

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Re: New Zealand Sketching

Postby Andre Jute » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:09 pm

TaranakiSketcher wrote:
* Part of a private collection we were invited to sketch: 1951 Chevrolet Corvette although the shiny teeth (grille) went into production later in 1953


Disappointed that no one found the Cord in blue on the left of the Corvette, a much rarer and more interesting car, worth mentioning; after all, it is instantly recognizable as a distinguished motor in Scott's sketch. I once owned, and sometimes drove to work, a stablemate of the Cord, an Auburn boat-tail speedster, which had a plaque on the dashboard claiming it had been tested at 101mph. (Russ will forgive me if I say that tester either had cojones of austenitic stainless steel or was the biggest liar outside politics!)
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Postby TaranakiSketcher » Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:15 am

I guess it is a hack Rajesh :-)
Wow Andre, that is very astute, from just a piece of the grille. Indeed it was an Indiana Cord mid 1930's with its flat front louvered grille - nearly 5L of Auburn engine.Owning one would be something else.
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Postby TaranakiSketcher » Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:48 am

Potpouri
* 1943 volcanic andesite Vicarage - now home to potters pottering but a sign warning of earthquake risk.
* The LE (Little Engine) was most unique with its boxy look - 150cc water cooled. It was in production from 1948-1970. Their breakthrough came when the British Police ordered more than half their production for patrols. The Met Police normally had to salute Inspectors and above but this meant taking their hand off the handlebars, so it was agreed they could nod instead. This lead to their nickname 'Noddies' and the bike became the 'Noddy Bike
* 1932 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 - sketching midst the aroma of sump oil
* Tropical look in Pukekura Park in the heart of New Plymouth
* Vintage Industries - if you wish to buy a Japanese searchlight, Parisian pew, Dutch school desk or just a stuffed stag called 'Red'
* Peering through the fence at Port Taranaki at boats in various stages of repair
* Tuatara means peaked back in Maori. They can live to 100 and up to 0.8m long. They have a so-called third (pronounced photoreceptive) eye.
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Re: New Zealand Sketching

Postby Andre Jute » Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:14 pm

Superb work, Scott. Love your banana leaves for their complication and color. And the motorbikes too, though I wouldn't even try to sketch them freehand.
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Re: New Zealand Sketching

Postby mdmattin » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:32 pm

Nice batch, Scott. Besides the sketches, I appreciate your descriptions - the water-cooled noddy, the age and size of the tuatara, etc.
Vintage Lighting has a great sense of space and atmosphere.
In the Bond books (Live and Let Die, IIRC), Felix Leiter drives a Cord, and Bond/Fleming as narrator rhapsodizes over it. Thanks Scott and Andre for showing me what one actually looks like. Funny how those secret agents liked to drive such unmistakeable and ostentatious autos!
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Postby TaranakiSketcher » Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:41 am

Thanks guys - interesting to hear which of the mish mash appeal.

This round:
* St Mary's - our stone cathedral is closed for 4 years for earthquake proofing, an outcome of the 2012 Christchurch earthquake
* Gables - former colonial hospital, a cool wind was blowing so I lay on the warm concrete path and tried a slightly foreshortened view
* An Indian couple pulled up at the cafe, in this Royal Enfield Bullet - I say pulled up as you can see there is no pillion - one was following in a car. As GS & Rajesh will tell us, India has a long involvement with Royal Enfield. Formerly the brand of the British Enfield Cycle Company it started in India for the Indian Army when 350cc bikes were imported as kits from the UK and assembled in Chennai. After a few years they were producing the 500cc Bullet 'Made like a gun'. Intriguingly the Bullet derives its name from the original links with the Royal Small Arms Factoy. In 2013 a new factory opened in Chennai. Royal Enfield now sells motorbikes out of India to more than 50 countries and surpassed Harley-Davidson in global sales in 2015.
* This paepae was found in a swamp near here in 1904, it has the spiderweb puwerewere decoration, serpentine look and pointy heads all distinctively associated with our region. This would have adorned the front bench of a meeting house where all the top speakers sit before oration.
* This feminine perepere with a surprised look, would have been positioned in front of a storehouse. Also found in a nearby swamp. Unusually both carvings have ears.
* Motoguzzi - didn't do justice to it, it looks like the front wheel is too small!!
* The Fire Service were celebrating their 150th Anniversary, and this lovingly restored 1934 Ford V8 took my eye. It belonged to a small country town Brigade.
* Yesterday the Plymouth Ensemble were playing at Tupare, it was very relaxing listening to them as we sketched outdoors in the sun.
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Re: New Zealand Sketching

Postby Andre Jute » Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:29 am

Super! Those colours are channeling Paul Signac.
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Re: New Zealand Sketching

Postby RajeshS » Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:56 am

Scott - you just are a master at drawing those "machines"!

You just have such a great eye for perspective and proportion - it is mind boggling - for me!

A treat!

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New Zealand Sketching

Postby TaranakiSketcher » Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:53 am

Thanks for the encouragement guys - yes I do seem to be attracted to machines - not sure why.

A mish mash this round:


* People's Tower
* Lee Breakwater
* Ozone Coffee hangout
* Kawaroa Tree
* Old New Plymouth Prison
* Fishing Boat
* Jet Charm Gentleman's Quarters
* Stratford Air Show
* Orchids
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Re: New Zealand Sketching

Postby Andre Jute » Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:20 pm

I laughed at the photo of you under the broody (I live in Ireland, so I know how it feels). As always it is the felicitous detail that strikes: the attitude of the man at the table turning to see if his coffee is coming, or calling for another.
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Re: New Zealand Sketching

Postby mdmattin » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:19 am

Scott, I love the string quartet and the fire engine from the earlier batch, and the cars paying homage to the tree in the recent set. I admire your ability to get long curves right, as in the deck line of the boat and fuselage of the plane - I tend to wander if i get too far from a reference point. You really nailed the no-nonsense vibe given off by the prison building.
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