Elvis´s ride


Ok, so funny little story about this beauty: I have seen this car on my way to work for a long time, and finally got around to sketch it yesterday. As I was drawing, I was wondering what makes a person go through the hazzle of owning a car like this – a big, hard-to-park, petrol-hungry monster of a car. It is beautiful, très cool, but oh so impractical! It is always hard to find a parking in Stockholm, and this thing is 5,6 meters long! Not to mention finding spare parts!

Anyway, when I was about to pack my stuff and leave, a woman came over from a nearby pizza place, wondering what I was doing. We chatted for a little while, and then she said she knew the owner of the car. “He is a nice guy, he is an Elvis impersonator.”

Of course he is! Suddenly it all just made sense! And as I jumped on my bicycle to go home, and turned my head to get one more look at the car, I saw there was a license plate with the name Elvis on it in the rear window. Magic.

27 x 21,5 cm, Pigma Micron pen and Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth Magic coloured pencils on Stillman & Birn sketchbook spread.

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