Saturday, October 27, 2007

Sketch interrupted


The cops returned and drove away pretty soon after I had started sketching their car. Too bad. I added a few more lines later from memory and some color when I got home to 'save' the interrupted sketch. To most people here police cars may seem uninteresting. For someone like me who grew up in a different country and used to see them only in movies, they are totally cool: the paint jobs, the lettering, the city's police logo, the sirens. They are definitely an American icon.
La patrulla de policías regresó y se fueron en el coche poco después de que yo hubiera empezado a dibujarlo. Qué mala suerte. Añadí unas cuantas líneas más de memoria y también un poco de color para intentar 'salvar' este dibujo interrumpido. A la mayoría de la gente los coches de policía de aquí les deben parecer normales. Pero yo, que crecí en otro país y los veía sólo en películas, los encuentro interesantísimos: los colores, la tipografía, el logotipo del cuerpo de policía al que pertenecen, las sirenas. Son sin duda un símbolo americano.

3 comments:

  1. Even if you were interrupted, this came out great!

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  2. Ah, so you are attracted to bright, shiny objects that make neat noises, have flashing lights, and contain super-powered motors! Yes, we definitely have macho police cars that match our history of cowboys, Indians, and the wild-wild West. Since we didn't have a bunch of world wars fought here, we could afford bigger cars to fit our newer, wider roads. Do you have mounted patrols where you live? Police on horses are a treat.

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  3. you're right jenny, i'm like a four year old at heart. thanks for the historical context, it makes total sense!

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