Thursday, May 31, 2012

La Vie En Bleu, Prescott

A wonderful weekend at the French-themed festival. There's always a great party atmosphere with musicians, can can dancers and very funny performers dressed as chefs, policemen and onion sellers. Got to see some old favourites and also some cars that I'd hoped to see for a long time. Didn't get an awful lot of sketching done - too many distractions. I'll add some photos soon.

I love this huge-engined monster. 4 cylinders and 17.5 litres...

Another favourite of mine. Very low slung. I love the way the big V8 and exhausts stick out the sides...

This is a beautifully engineered car - very crisp looking in its bare metal with a stunning supercharged engine...

I've wanted to see this for a long time. It's one of my favourite cars and I really enjoyed sketching it. Originally it had a 16degree V-Twin - it's now fitted with a single cylinder engine of the same vintage. Frustratingly the original motor is rusting away in a garden but the owner won't sell it...

Wonderful aero-engined beast - capable of over 130mph - if you're brave enough! Starting to get bored of the black Prismacolor pencil so I tried sketching with a blue pencil for a change...

Friday, May 25, 2012


grafton by Stefan Marjoram
grafton, a photo by Stefan Marjoram on Flickr.

Another iPad paint-over of one of my sketches from the weekend.

Thursday, May 24, 2012


Tamplin by Stefan Marjoram
Tamplin, a photo by Stefan Marjoram on Flickr.

I brought my pencil sketch into the Ideas app and made a more graphic version. I think I might try another version with a driver.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Amazon by Stefan Marjoram
Amazon, a photo by Stefan Marjoram on Flickr.

Quick sketch of an interesting boat in Bristol Harbour. It dates from 1885 and was originally steam powered. In later life it was used as a houseboat by actor Arthur Lowe. It's since been renovated and has crossed the Atlantic. The elegant shape caught my eye and I made this quick lunchtime sketch on the iPad with the Adobe Ideas app.

Monday, May 21, 2012

VSCC Festival of Slowth

My first time to this wonderful event for cyclecars. An amazing selection of vehicles - such varied designs. It was great to finally see the Grafton, a beautifully made car with what I think of as perfect proportions. Other highlights were the Bedelia and Tamplins and getting to see the maiden run of the fabulous looking Chater Lea. The day was topped off with an hilarious spin in the electric Red Bug (complete with umbrella). Thanks everyone for making me feel so welcome - have a look at the Flickr gallery to see photos of some of the other oddities I didn't manage to sketch...

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Bugatti T35 - without bodywork

Bugatti T35 no body 2s by Stefan Marjoram
Bugatti T35 no body 2s, a photo by Stefan Marjoram on Flickr.

Bugatti T35 - without bodywork

Bugatti T35 no body 1s by Stefan Marjoram
Bugatti T35 no body 1s, a photo by Stefan Marjoram on Flickr.
Got an invitation to see a Bugatti T35 without it's bodywork - definitely not something to miss. It was fascinating to see how it was put together - and the many marks it had picked up over the years. I've been trying to loosen up with my drawing again - using a prismacolor and cheap A3 layout paper. I'm pretty pleased with the results.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Auto Art Advent 2011 print

Finally got round to making a nice A2 print of all the cars I drew last December. If you'd like one they're available on my Etsy store...