Stories from my Sketchbook . . .
One of our homework assignments from Sketchbook Skool this term was to do some research on vintage photos as inspiration for our own sketches and artworks. It was a really fun assignment, and that was before I even put pen to paper. I spent hours trawling sites filled with fabulous old photos of people, places, clothes, shoes, machinery, dogs (of course), furniture, advertisements—you name it, it was out there. It was absolutely fascinating. What was also really interesting was that everyone who did the assignment chose such wildly differing topics to copy. There were none two even nearly the same. (I especially liked the sketches someone did from old gangster mugshots—they were hilarious.)
I am not really sure why I decided to copy a photo of this old truck. I have very little interest in cars, or trucks, or anything mechanical for that matter, but I just liked the look of this old truck. It looked like it came right off an old movie set, although its real history was probably very different.
And it reminded me too of the lyrics of an old Tom. T. Hall song—at least the lyrics of the only verse that I ever seem to remember . . .