A fun study of the legend that is the Dodge Charger in digital acrylic brushes, airbrush, and pastels on canvas using Corel Painter 2016 on a Wacom Cintiq 27" artists' tablet.
From a sack of goodies left by Father Christmas in c1971, I chose the orange hot-rodded Matchbox Doge Charger as my hero gift. I loved it: it's sleek lines around the rear quarter haunted me into adult life as I sought cars with a similar profile, or as close as I could imagine it to get to that seductive taper.
One day, in an auto shop in the UK, I came upon my first close up encounter with the real deal. My breath quickened and my hand instinctively caressed the length of the body shell before I shifted around to those hidden light clusters for a close inspection. It probably looked like I was giving the beasty a kiss, because as the mechanic rounded the door to the shop, he couldn't help but wolf-whistle and laugh his socks off at my apparent romance. I didn't care. I wasn't embarrassed. I was still in love with my childhood sweetheart. And then he started the engine for me: rapture!!
And then the Dukes of Hazard came to our screens and the boys in the neighbourhood would rush in on a Saturday evening to catch Daisy Duke all lathered up. I rushed too, but not for Daisy. My automotive porn was the General Lee!
So what could possibly have been my first digital car? Nothing but the first car I ever fell for. My Charger just dodging into frame long enough to ogle at before it speeds off into a cloud of rooster tails and dust. (Sigh).
September 24th, 2016
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