Did you know...

Harry G. Pellegrin

was also a graphic artist?

Me neither.






 

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My BrieF Life as An Artist

How Boredom Turned to A Hobby

Without 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?

I 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, anyone?

I 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 this genius.

So, I sat staring at the pad and thought about my own beautiful Italian sports car. I decided to draw an vintage Ferrari California Spider

Hackneyed 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 Lusso.

























The 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 tinting.

Remember 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, eh?




I made 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













Actually, 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:




By 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.
















 

 

Harry G. Pellegrin

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With the aid of a good teacher, the student will rapidly progress through The Classic Guitar Method attaining technical proficiency and musical eloquence.

This method stems from the need to incorporate a number of schools into a single cohesive curriculum. Years of honing a logical approach to the guitar and the creation of music culminate in this volume. As a self-proclaimed Disciple of Valdés-Blain , much of that famed teacher's focus can be found in Mr. Pellegrin's method.

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  LOW END  By Harry George Pellegrin.  The first in the Gary Morrissey series of mysteries.  Dealing with modern subject matter in the classic style of the 1940's Mystery Noire masters--think Raymond Chandler in New York in the 1980's...  LOW END is the story of a drug addict who is murdered after he believes he has found evidence of a major government conspiracy.  Is it only drug-induced paranoia?  Might be, except his paranoia could be considered justified: he was murdered, after all.  Friend Gary Morrissey takes it upon himself to find out just what happened and lands himself in the crosshairs.
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Classic Guitar Method  Composed, written, transcribed, edited and arranged by Harry G. Pellegrin: Now in one volume, much of what the novice classical guitarist will need to know to lead him or her to the recital stage. From proper instrument care and maintenance to the necessary technical skills, musical mind-set, and the standard repertoire—all exposed and explored with enough detail and insight that the student will wish to keep this book handy years to come as a ready reference source.
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DEEP END: The Wreck of the Eddie Fitz  By Harry George Pellegrin. A mystery novel. Involving a semi-professional musician and a Kreyol death cult, DEEP END takes the reader from the bottom of Long Island Sound to the steamy streets and Blues clubs of New Orleans. Alternative spirituality does battle with the common working man.  Published by PAB Entertainment Group in association with LULU.com. Harry Pellegrin performs weddings and gallery openings in the Capital Area!
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