Sketch of Vintage Car Napier, New Zealand

With my passion for old cars I was thrilled to see a display of fully restored vintage vehicles while on our trip last year to New Zealand.  In the sketch above I found this classic parked at the dock in the Art Deco city of Napier.  I went crazy in Napier, the Art Deco style of architecture was at its peak of popularity in 1931 and the city embraces the preservation of this period with Deco bus tours, exhibitions, self guided drives and walks, and a vintage Deco car tour.  My ink drawing began by laying parallel ink lines in the background and throughout all areas of shadow.  A pleasing pattern of light and dark is emerging.

Gail Niebrugge, pen and ink artist

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