I didn't really draw cars before Urban Sketchers. I'm not a car person, they all kinda looked the same to me. I would do what I can to avoid them in my urban sketches. Now though, after being so inspired for these past few years, I sketch them whenever I can; well, the more interesting ones anyway, not that I see too many of those, and when I do, they're usually driving past me. Lately though I've been making the time to sketch the ones I see parked, so here are a few fro the streets of Davis and San Francisco. Top: a blue Pontiac Firebird, spotted on 2nd Street in Davis, complete with furry dice, nice. Secondly, a classic bright red Fiat, which I sketched on 3rd Street in Davis. Thirdly, a zippy yellow Smart Car, perched on the sloping Union Street in North Beach, San Francisco, adding to the Italian flavour of the area. Finally, a real Americana classic Chevy convertible, also in San Francisco, on Columbus. The owners of this car came back while I was mid-sketch, and were good enough to wait while I finished. Everyone who passed the car stopped to admire it, and the owners even offered to let one guy get in and sit in the driver's seat while his wife took a photo. They were nice folks.
by Pete Scully