Sunday, May 20, 2007

EDM Challenge 21 Draw something Vintage

Everyday Matters Challenge #21 is
Draw something old, antique or vintage.

This 67 bug was my husband's first car.
I have had tons of breakdowns in it and have journaled about it in my sketchbook. I have shed many tears over this car, broke down, been stranded, heard many fond memories from strangers about the bug they had, made angry remarks to to my husband about it and also laughed and enjoyed driving it. Me and this car have a love/hate relationship.

This is my 67 bus. I bought it when I was young because my boyfriend loved it. How silly was that? Now he is my husband and he has a 67 collection because he has a 67 Karmen Ghia too. Luckly I don't have to drive them any more, but I have to admit they are kind of cute.

13 comments:

Deborah said...

These are so very cute. I had a bug in college, then we had a vw wagon when first married and then a 78 camper. You captured their bugness!

Africantapestry said...

Lovely drawing. We also started off with a buggie. Your drawing is just perfect!
Ronell

shirley said...

I love these sketches and fondly remember our tan 1967 bug - with a yellow/green flower on the back.

laserone said...

Very cool! What cute cars and you did a great job drawing them. :)

clare said...

Yes Cute indeed, and you have captured the 'bug' personality, or is that "carality" perfectly!

Sarah said...

These drawings are really appropriate to the spirit of bugs and busses, IMO.

I love them.

Ben said...

very fun ...VWs alway bring back great memories...a bus, one bug and one convertible!

Linda said...

:-) The bug and the bus -- how fun are those! GREAT drawings!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

I am a fan of both of these vehicles - although the Morris Minor is my real passion. I understand people's love affairs with them. They are both design classics and, you're right, SO cute! Your drawings of both are really really cute too. They capture the character. Love this post.

Arty Velarde said...

Thank you so much for your comments!
Ben how did you know the Ghia was convertable?
Arty

blackrocks said...

Nice and creative drawing. Its really a cute car. My dad also owns a VW. He really loves it, and done several mods and added some custom car accessories. Its really fun to drive it.

Serena said...

OH, this makes me miss my VW 1969 Kombi van. Mine was the common mustard colour. My kids hated it but I loved it! Now, they are sought after by collector's. Great sketches, Lydia ~

phthaloblu said...

These are great drawings!