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Camera And 1957 Ford Ranchero Graphite by Daniel-Storm Camera And 1957 Ford Ranchero Graphite by Daniel-Storm
Tower Camera & 1957 Ford Ranchero
Graphite pencils on 18X24 Canson, 90 LB Classic Cream Drawing, about 15 hours.

Thought i might take a shot at still life. I had trouble with this. My arm was killing me at times. Could not hold a pencil with authority. Then the camera took a lot of my light values away. Wah, wah, wah! I complain real good, don’t i? But in the end i am happy with this. Kind’a like a come back drawing, and i will get better as i go along.

The The car is a 1957 Ford Ranchero made by the Auburn Rubber Company. They made toy cars out of rubber until World War II, then switched to vinyl, but kept their name. The car is over fifty years old, and since it is vinyl it has warped a lot over the years, but to me that gives it more character.

The camera was my Dad’s. It’s a Tower 120 box camera, which was Sear’s version of the Kodak Brownie camera in the late forties and early fifties.

Here is a shot of the props. [link]
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:iconwael-sa:
Wael-sa Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist
Nice work here.:) (Smile) 
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DareXart Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woow, stunning!
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:icondaniel-storm:
Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Thank you very much! :wave:
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photogroupATX Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
This is great!  Love it!
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:icondaniel-storm:
Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Thank you very much! :wave:
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lupstr Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice!
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:icondaniel-storm:
Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Thank you very much! :wave:
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:iconlupstr:
lupstr Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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anakalivas Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013   General Artist
absolutely beautiful !
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:icondaniel-storm:
Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Thank you very much! :wave:
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Lord-Makro Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Cool :)
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Thank you very much! :wave:
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Mister-Lou Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that Ranchero must've seen better days when it got played with, i like the warped look, it brings out character.
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
:)
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WH2007 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great still life drawing! I love the warped retro toy car and the camera. My late Grandfather had a collection of such little box cameras.
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Thank you very much! :wave:
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gymnosophist Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Writer
:XD: :D :heart:
Had a camera like that (new) when I was a kid. The "Ranchero" was new when I was in high school. The dad of a friend of mine then had one with a big V-8; a real hot rod. Only got about 10-mpg, but then gas was only 20-cents a gallon. I read recently that one of these (in pristine condition) was auctioned for something like $100k...
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:icondaniel-storm:
Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Wow! :)
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gymnosophist Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Writer
:D Ah, well, the "Good Old Days," as they say. I briefly owned several classics during the '60s. I wish I still owned them now. I'd sell them & retire. C'est la vie...
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Yep! :)
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gymnosophist Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Yah, well, I guess everyone past a certain age has stories like this. I'd be a multimillionaire now if I'd invested realestate back then, too... But I've no regrets. I got to enjoy those cars when it was the best time to enjoy them...
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Yeah...that's how i feel about the Muscle Cars of the first Muscle Car Era.
I got to be there for those few precious years, and am so glad i was. :)
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gymnosophist Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Writer
:D Indeed & great...
My favorite from that era was the Plymouth "Roadrunner." It was the most sensibly practical biggest bang for the buck value. The closest in philosophy & value to it today is the new Ram (Dodge) "Express" mdl pickup-- all the basic right muscle goodies, including a Hemi, for about $25k...
Anyway, hope all is good. Take good care...
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akibara13 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Not only a great drawing but two really cool items to draw. :D
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Thank you very much! :wave:
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akibara13 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
You're very welcome! :D
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NKellerART Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
total coolness =)
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:icondaniel-storm:
Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Thank you very much! :wave:
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NKellerART Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
my pleasure =)
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Jimmuu Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome!
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Thank you very much! :wave:
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Ant787 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow very intresting and perfect, the drawing looks better than the photo. May i ask, do you see the picture reference from a screen or do you print it
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Sadly, we are not set up for a screen, so it's a print.
But Nancy (my wife) and i are still thinking about a screen or monitor.
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Ant787 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok thanks for the response i am thinking about using a print be uase i am going to set up my oil painting away from my screen everything is drawn and ready i think i might apply some magic white in certain areas and apply oil paint directly to the car i wish i could finish it sooner im just still learning more about preping
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Be patient and take your time.
Your learning process is worth the time.
In the end, there is no greater teacher than just you doing it.
You will make mistakes...and that's how you learn.
Relax and enjoy it! :)
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TarcDnB Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
wow! reading the description was nice, explaining the reason that it IS a bit distorted, it's not only my eyes :D really nice drawing, love the surface, must have taken ages to draw it :)

so, nice way to return to dA, post more if yo do!
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Thank you very much, and i will post whatever i do! :wave:
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alex-inacorner Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Stunning!
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:icondaniel-storm:
Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Thank you very much! :wave:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
my dad had one of those cams too. nice
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:icondaniel-storm:
Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Yes they were! :)
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yea
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Carart Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Wow, i still try to figure out how you Draw the Side of the Camera, did you draw each point seperatly ?
that alone must take some Days, looks realy good, reminds me somehow to a Hasselblad they've got quite the same Basic shape, wich was first ?

Realy the first Time i heard about a Rubber Car, quite interesting :)

Good Job :handshake:
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Yes...i drew each point. It was a fake leather material on a cardboard box, and i wanted to show how smotchy it looked. Drawing each little point was the best way for me to accomplish getting the look i wanted.

I think all cameras have the same basic shape, as all cameras are a box with a hole in one side. But that is where the Hasselblad and Tower cameras go in different directions. Hasselblad has made some of the world's finest cameras. Tower was not a camera company. A collection of other camera companies over the years made the Tower cameras for Sears to sell.

The rubber and vinyl cars were made that way so they would not mar furniture and hardwood floors and therefore be more acceptable to Mothers.

Thank you very much! :wave:
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Carart Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Woow, i guess something like that, cause there was realy no other way to Draw those Points
very well done :handshake:

Very interesting i didnt know that, but as you allways use to Say; learn something new each Day. I like that Saying :wave:

That thing with those rubber Toy Cars makes realy sense, but there didnt sell any in Germany, dont know why.
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
:)
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JustMoreImagination Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
omg.. I don't know what to say.. It's amazing !
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Thank you very much! :wave:
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Koxy911 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
I'm glad I see something new from you. It's an awesome piece of art
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