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Cool Cars / Cartooning by Jack Keely

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Going to Great Lengths

The Jaguar XKE has an elegant feline quality. To maintain this look while going for laughs, I take this quality to an extreme. Although the basic structure of the car is somewhat true to form, it has been stretched like taffy. The back of the car remains short and rounded, but the front end seems to stretch for miles.

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1 I begin this drawing with a softly tapered and elongated oval that is foreshortened to create dimension (see page 9). I position the tires in a somewhat realistic relationship to the car’s front end, and I dramatically lengthen the car’s hood.

2 I give the tires a little dimension with curved lines; then ...

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