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Bullitt Chase Tribute by JamesWoodhead Bullitt Chase Tribute by JamesWoodhead
Gouache on A2 board.

A tribute to the Iconic chase. Love the film and have watched it countless times. Like 'Le Mans' it's one of those films I've grown up with and is probably largely responsible for my taste in cars.

Still not 100% happy with this, needs some tidying. I Like the composition / concept behind it though so I thought it was worth uploading (and I also wanted to get something muscle car related uploaded as they occupy a large part of my automotive interest!).
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rbcadesign Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
An amazing talent!!!
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DominikScherrer Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, awesome piece of art dude! I just love it!
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:iconkrzysiek-jac:
I love this cars... movie too:D
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prestonthecarartist Jan 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
give this a few months, and this will have soooo many comments and faves!
i like it a lot! and the lack of a backround really emphasizes the cars and draws your attention!
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:icondaniel-storm:
Sorry to take so long getting back to you. I have been putting in extra hours at work doing turkeys and now elves and candy canes.
Ya know, i think this works. Not sure what problem you see here.
Okay...it works for me if the Charger is jacked up, which is what it looks like to me, and if the Mustang is accelerating. The Mustang looks "down" on its haunches...that is how i read the stance.
But most certainly, both cars look as if they are on the same plane to me.
Don't know if that helps, but that is my take on it. :)
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JamesWoodhead Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the feedback! You read it correctly, which is great... It's quite difficult to get a dynamic look without a background but as you say it is meant to look like the Mustang is accelerating toward the Charger - as in the end of the chase in the movie. Your comment was particularly helpful in that you didn't say the Mustang was rubbish... at least I know it looks like one - so it's on the right lines!

I think the problem with the Mustang was a few slightly 'off' proportions and some over-rounded edges. I've made some changes and uploaded a better version... still not quite there, but it's better!
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Yes...the proportions are so important.
When it comes to realism, the two most important things are proportion and value changes.
I am sure i do not have to tell you that the slightest error in proportion when drawing cars is often fatal to the look we want to achieve.
But that also makes them so challenging! :)
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TarcDnB Nov 26, 2011   Traditional Artist
Welcome to dA, GREAT paintings!
You must post them to groups, people will love them
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