Dodge Brother Touring

The Story Behind the Urban Sketching

Sketch No 9 from the Miles Historical Village the Dodge Brothers Touring car. Once again it was a little difficult to photograph the car with the pillar in the way. A few days later I went back and took a better shot but forgot to use it.

I would like to paint this car again and exaggerate the disintegrated tires and maybe a little more panel damage. I think this would make the dodge look a little more neglected and rustic.

My Sketching and Painting Process

A quick pencil sketch, I must admit that I really struggled with the shape of this car and the angles of the wheels.

I was trying to show deflated wheels but it just looked like a kept making mistakes.


Ink over top of the pencil work.


Once all the pencil work was removed I realised that the two front wheels were different sizes unfortunately I forgot to correct this mistake when I started added the watercolour.


I never seem to add enough water to my watercolour paint and get nice patterns, I guess this comes from working in gouache too long and not thinning the paint out too much.

I definitely got some good splashes on this painting and managed to get it at the same angle as the flooring.


Once I started adding the Tombo brush pens the rust started looking a little more accurate, but I think I killed a little of the vibrancy.

Adding the wood grain to all the planks on the floor was fun but I decided not to add much junk, only a few washers.

I had to change a little bit of the bodywork to try and correct the small wheel on the left but unless I point it out maybe its not really that noticeable.


Watercolour Paint, Ink & Paper

I use Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolour on Arches France Watercolour Paper, 300g Hot Pressed.

Tombo Brush Pens N15, N45, N55, N60, N65, N95 and Faber Castell Fine-liners 0.05, 0.1, 0.3, 0.5, 0.7

My painting come from my own experiences that I have photographed while traveling. By reading this blog, you as a viewer can now hear The Story Behind the Painting. Where, when, what was happening while I was photographing the wildlife.
If you want more details about my adventures checkout my travel blog website www.ChrisOsborneAdventures.wordpress.com 

Enjoy, Chris Osborne

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