Arting for 365 Day 253: Fast Car

Ink and acrylic on May 1955 Field and Stream Magazine (pg 1)

Ink and acrylic on May 1955 Field and Stream Magazine (pg 1)

Goal: To create one piece of art each day for 365 consecutive days

A few days ago I decided to re-appropriate an old Field and Stream magazine. Creating in this manner was really interesting to me and so I quickly decided I would attempt to complete the entire magazine. Whether or not I do is yet to be seen, but for now, it sounds like a great exploration.

Yesterday I decided to get a jump on page one. I didn’t remember to take an original picture until shortly after I began (see below), but you’ll get the idea. If you look closely you can make out the bird driving the car and a few owls toward the bottom. Beyond that is text. 

Day 253 Fast Car Original

Nearly original design by Keith Wood

Keeping in mind that I wanted to keep portions of the original design to build on while aiming to create something that felt entirely new, I began drawing. The finished work incorporates the colors from the cover and repeated chunks of shapes, but it has an even greater focus on flowing lines – which I like to think helps emphasize the moving car. After completing the drawing I decided to cut a section of the bottom text out revealing the next page, which just happens to also be text.

 As for the cover that I originally began with, well it now looks like this:

Day 253 Step 1

Cover with page one peeking through at the top

3 thoughts on “Arting for 365 Day 253: Fast Car

  1. I picked up a stack of these old Field and Stream magazines at a garage sale a few years back. No particular reason in choosing this one, but I do love the illustrations and ads in them.

  2. Pingback: Arting for 365 Day 262: Old Man and the Company of a Fairy (pg 5) | Micah Richardson

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