Cars – Drawings

Here are some more drawings from my TV time sketchbook. This time the theme is cars, or maybe better said, places where cars are or where cars go.

You know I like to draw cars. Now you know I also like buses.

The photos are from Glenside, Wyncote, and Abington, PA, none of them from that long ago. These locations still look the same right now.

And here is the page from my sketchbook: It’s an 8″ x 8″ sheet I am drawing on.

Drawings - Cars 8x8 4-2001

11 thoughts on “Cars – Drawings

  1. David Milligan-Croft

    Great drawings as usual, Claudia. I love old American cars. Particularly ones from the 40s-70s. I used to have a classic Mercedes from the 1960s. Although, classic cars are a bit of a money pit, they are a joy to drive.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I love to draw cars though in real life I am not more than ordinarily interested, but I do think each car has a personality and I look for that when I see a car…I still think about the 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo my family had, the car I learned to drive on.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you, yes, it stretches all down the hill, which is actually the bridge over the railroad in our tiny center of town. I like the look of buses though I don’t think I’ve ridden a city one (that was not a school or long-distance trip bus) more than 20 times in my life. But I made quite a few bus trips as a teenager (easy to go long distance at age 15 or so with no worries for parents or for me, just sit down and look out the window) and I would do it again today as soon as we can get back on the road.

        1. Claudia McGill Post author

          I always enjoyed long distance bus trips too. Often the bus went on local roads and there was a lot to see. I also enjoyed the grass roots style of travel – often the bus “station” was a gas station parking lot, or even just pulling over at the side of the road at a crossroads. It was very nice to see the bus pull up and maybe just one person get off and there would be a person or a few people waiting to greet them in these places.

        2. memadtwo

          I used to take the bus to Allentown when I worked for Fairtex knitting milks, but now my bus rides are city buses. Really the only way to get crosstown among other things. And it gets you closer to your destination than the subway. Although best to avoid the times when school lets out!

  2. Laura (PA Pict)

    These are great drawings and I like the way you arrange each drawing on the page so that they work as individual drawings and also cohere as an overall composition. I am not into cars at all but I have a fondness for the aesthetics of vintage vehicles because of visiting many car shows with my Dad when I was growing up.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I do like cars and their maintenance buildings and accessories. Maybe because my grandfather ran a gas station and it was familiar to me.

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