How to Draw Crazy Cars & Mad Monsters Like a Pro

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-01-15
  • Publisher: Motorbooks Intl
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Thanks to the iron-on T-shirt boom of the 1970s and a raft of younger artists working today, hot rod monsters have persevered. Now award-winning car-designer Thom Taylor and legendary kustom kulture figure Ed Newton reveal the tricks and techniques used by masters past and present to render these whack rods and their warts-and-all drivers. Beginning with a brief history of the form, the authors examine figures like Stanley Mouse, Ed Roth, and Newton himself, then reveal how those pioneers influenced modern artists like Keith Weesner, John Bell, and Dave Deal, to name a few. In addition to offering chapters covering topics like equipment, perspective, light sources, and other technical considerations, Taylor expands on the cartooning, proportion, and color chapters from his previous works, applying them to the subject at hand. Also included are dozens of examples of the form from many of the above-mentioned artists and more

Author Biography

Thom Taylor is an inductee into the Hot Rod Hall of Fame and has designed cars for builders such as Boyd Coddington and Roy Brizio, for SO-CAL Speed Shop, and for individuals such as Eric Clapton, actor Tim Allen, and Billy F Gibbons of ZZ Top. Thom has also had signature die-cast lines with manufacturers Racing Champions/Ertl, Revell, and Testors. He lives in Laguna Niguel, California. 

Ed Newton began working at Roth Studios in the late 1960s after leaving Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.  In addition to designing the Surfite show car, "Newt" was the brains behind the vast majority Roth Studios' T-shirt designs.  Newt today lives in Dublin, Ohio.

Table of Contents

A Quick History
Tools & Media
Ellipses & Axes
Technique, Sketching & Line Quality
Light Source, Shadows & Reflections
Chrome & Color
Figure, Form, Smoke, Flies, Warts, Drool & Bloodshot Eyes
Composition & Movement
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