Aston Martin 1960 – I created this illustration/painting last year.
Chevrolet – I have created to versions of this same car, this one in watercolour and another one where I have been using ink.
This original of the Corvette is SOLD! It went to a collector in El Paso, TX.
This original of the Mercedes Benz has been SOLD! It went to a buyer in the UK.
Some of you might wonder why classic cars? Well, actually it all started out as a tribute to my dad that was a truck driver. And I thought it would be a great idea to honour his memory by creating a few car illustrations. I started out with six of them. And when I had finished these, I said to myslef ‘this is fun’! So, since then I have just kept them coming. That was back in early 2012, so two year has passed and I think I have reached some 50 pcs by now.
And the truth is I really enjoy creating those, mainly due to all the details as I love working with details. And they also have a charm that you don’t find in the cars we have today. Today the cars looks almost the same, streamlined design and less character. However I do have my favourites among the newer cars. I am driving a Volvo myself and really love it. It’s not because I am Swedish that I decided to go for one, but I love them because of the comfort, safety and nice design. YES, I do love cars and often spend time looking around while walking in the city or even driving. I remember one Saturday morning, I was ending up behind an old Mercedes – it must have been from the late 30’s or so. But it was so well kept, it was a joy to see it and I couldn’t help but smiling when I passed by it. I even put my thumb up to the driver while passing by.
These cars has sort of become my trademark, I stick to my style because it seems to be working. But now I feel I need some challenges. And every time I receive a commission to make, I really love it!!
I remember at the beginning when I started to make the cars, it was not an easy task to get the proportions right. To fit the head lights in the right line and angle. But then after a while when I had been creating a few, I started to get it. And now I enjoy creating them in a certain angle to create a cool experience for the viewer and also to make them stand out. At the moment I don’t have a new car in process, but I have a few ideas I would like to work on. But I will post about that later.
Well, hope you all enjoy your Thursday and the weekend is just around the corner.
~ Eva Ason ~