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G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M M A R C H 2 0 2 3 • G R A P H I C S P R O 7 9 Steering wheel Figure 8 began as a simple drawing of a steering wheel. When it was completed, it occurred to me that I could add more details. e steering wheel image quickly evolved into a more complex drawing of the entire dashboard of a fictitious race car as viewed from the driver's seat. I used several fountain fills and texture fills to reach this final image. As with most of these kinds of drawings, the intention was not for production, but only to enhance my skills with the program. Other details could be added... maybe a fire extinguisher and a gas pedal or some such thing... the limitations are only in the imagination of the designer. Many years ago, while traveling in Europe, I visited a lot of the great European art museums in Austria, Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, and other countries. Viewing all the artwork of the masters was an inspiration for me to strive for excel- lence in my artistic endeavors. ough not on the same scale as their fine art, as graphic artists, we have a certain legacy in the art world. My hope is that the images I have included here inspire some to reach a new level of creativity in their production of the visual arts. For many years, I painted signs and designs by hand. When I first encountered CorelDR AW, I found a whole new way to create the drawings that had previously taken hours to produce. It seems only pru- dent to take advantage of the numerous tools available in the program to enhance one's creative abilities. As always, I appreciate hearing questions, comments, and insights at dezender1@ All questions will be answered as soon as possible. GP 8 You already get GRAPHICS PRO magazine, but are you missing out on more? Make sure you're signed up for the GRAPHICS PRO Today newsletter for valuable content, including: • Technique-focused tips and tricks • Design and software guidance • Business management know-how • Current news on continuing education and trends in the industry • Videos from around the industry • The GRAPHICS PRO Files podcast And so much more! Use this QR code to verify your email and ensure that you receive GRAPHICS PRO Today Or, go to

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