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Timing Is Everything-32 Ford hot rod by Michael McKellip

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Timing Is Everything-32 Ford hot rod by 

1998 8 3/8″ × 6 3/8" Colored Pencil
In the days before electronic Ignitions you could time an engine by setting a glass of water on the air cleaner, or in this case the firewall, then turn the distributor until the water in the glass was calm. It was almost as accurate as a timing light. The gas station was inspired by a garage in Faribault, Minnesota where my dad bought gas when I was a kid.
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  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 3 years ago

    Great colors and textures, wonderful work and information about the glass of water!

  • THANK SO MUCH! I have been a bit discouraged of late as I just got my 1,000th visitor to another site I have a store on and only made three sales.

    – Michael McKellip

  • kreativekate
    kreativekateover 3 years ago

    Wow, what a car! Great color.

  • Diane Johnson-Mosley
    Diane Johnson-...over 3 years ago

    Wow, and my favorite color too!!!

  • Monica Engeler
    Monica Engelerover 3 years ago

    Your detail and color is amazing. I can’t believe that is only color pencil. Fantastic work for sure.

  • THANK YOU SO MUCH Monica!!! I love to draw but I also love to work in color so for many years I struggled with colored pencils until I found a book called “Colored Pencil” by Morrell Wise. If you are interested in working with colored pencils this is the book you need to read.

    – Michael McKellip

  • Diane Johnson-Mosley
    Diane Johnson-...about 3 years ago

    Congrats on you’r top 10 win!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • THANKS!! I Congratulations to you too for making the top 10!!!!!!!

    – Michael McKellip

  • Diane Johnson-Mosley
    Diane Johnson-...about 3 years ago

    Thank you!!

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