Sunday, October 16, 2011

Randy's Donuts

Here's a watercolor sketch of Randy's Donuts near the airport in Los Angeles (note the jet coming in for a landing).

 
The black car illustrates the general principle: "Upfacing planes are cool and downfacing planes are warm." The curving side of the dark, shiny car alternately picks up the blue of the sky or the relative warm color of the parking lot.

6 comments:

Daroo said...

mmmm ... Donuts...

Excellent texture of scale!

Steve said...

Great watercolor painting. There is a lot to like in this, but I particularly love the little bits of white; on the side of the building, the windshield, the front wheel, and what even seems to be a box of donuts in the interior.

Alyssa Joy said...

sweet! :D

Natalia M. said...

Learned a lot from just this image!

Looks a like a drive through- how did you get enough time to render the car so accurately?

James Gurney said...

Natalia--You're right, it was a drive-in. The car was sort of a combination of a few different cars. That's why the hubcaps don't match.

planetpailly said...

Ever since I read Color and Light, I see the world differently. This is exactly the kind of thing I never would have noticed before; now I notice it all the time.