My BrieF Life as An
Boredom Turned to A Hobby
cable TV and living alone, I had serious amounts
of time during the Fall and Winter evenings of
1987 into 1988, One day I found an unused
artist's sketch pad in the dumpster across from
Arcade Stationers in Scarsdale. I grabbed it with
dreams of becoming the next Peter Max. Why not?
hadn't drawn anything since the last time I
raided the arts supply closet at PS 87 (class
6-316) in 1968. I sat down with the blank pad and
realized I had nothing to draw! Drawer's block,
believe that no one on earth can design
automotive sheet metal like the Italians. There
is a certain romance at the heart of the Italian
psyche that is best expressed in steel. No one
can draw a car like an Italian! Many have tried
to duplicate the flow, the sensuous grace, but
all fall far short let alone attain or surpass
I sat staring at the pad and thought about my own
beautiful Italian sports car. I decided to draw
an vintage Ferrari California Spider
by overexposure through (and demolished by)
Ferris Bueller notwithstanding, this is the
loveliest convertible ever designed. It also
reminds me of my little spider, the inspiration
and model for Gary's Gina. Next came this Ferrari
1959 Testa Rossa is a lovely example of the sport
race car. I'm fairly sure this
was my second effort. Both the images above are
actually on one sheet of paper. I used regular
old-fashioned #2 pencil and crayon smudge for
I said I wanted to be the next Peter Max? I got
tired of lead pencil and bought some cheap
colored ones. This Testa Rossa is done in
rapidograph and colored pencils in the style of
the hippie posters of the late 1960's. Groooovy,
on or two forays into non-Italian sheet metal,
picking two beautiful cars that no one can argue
were not inspired by the art of Italian design,
the 1958 Corvette Stingray and the Toyota 2002 GT
my first color sketch was not quite the success I
had hoped for. I first rendered a F275 P2 in
color, but to me it looked lie a cartoon car:
this time, my friends had spread the word that I
was doing automotive caricatures and Claudia
Graham commissioned two sketches of her fiancé's
cars, a Ferrari and a March Formula Atlantic.
In September of 1988 I entered the Beaux Arts
Competition in Westchester with two colored
pencil renderings. One is of the Harley I was
dreaming of, the other was of a girl I was
dating at the time. The Harley took first place
in the Graphics division.
I did a series of quick ink sketches for fliers
hawking Torn Pockets' album 'Trouble Again'.
These renderings portray a young greaser and his
'57 Belair encountering various adventures in the
mechanical and amorous veins.
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