Friday, September 10, 2010

Headlamp

Times have changed. In the old days, when a headlight was out, you needed to buy a heavy glass sealed beam. Remove and replace took some time. A bracket around the face of the lens sometimes moved and the headlamp would need to be re-aligned. These days it's a lot easier. Amy's low beam went out on the passenger side. The new halogen beams are a snap to replace. Then I got to lookin' at the old bulb. It was actually a busy piece of equipment with many surfaces interacting, and a very colorful O-ring. The chrome base of the glass bulb even had ornate cut-outs. This thing just called out to be sketched!

7 comments:

Tyanne said...

I don't comment on each one, but I just love how your journal pages are a slice of life. I haven't yet achieved that in mine.

Barbara said...

You are the ONLY person who would even think to draw that one! Well done!

Cathy Holtom said...

A good idea and something different to draw!

Alex said...

Nice work sketching the old bulb =) A lot of technicality involved!

Scrappy Cat said...

Very cool John. When I saw the title of your post in my reader, I was thinking of the kind of light you wear on your head. Imagine my surprise when I read your post!

nanke's stuff said...

You manage to make the most ordinary things special, interesting, and arty! nancy

Deborah said...

Lov'in the bulbs! Great layout.