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The ability to draw cars is an enviable skill

Check out these automotive artworks by a young businessman

We wish we had worked hard to develop our drawing skills when we were much younger. ARTWORK BY MARC ABASOLO

I used to draw when I was young. I could do Voltes V, the Star Rangers and the Thriller-era Michael Jackson. But as I grew up, I gravitated toward calligraphy. My first Speedball book got me hooked on gorgeous fonts, which would later stand me in good stead during my time as a magazine editor. Still, I’m not going to lie: I regret not persevering and honing my knack for sketching.

These days, this self-disappointment manifests itself particularly strongly when I see automotive drawings, like the ones you see here. These are the handiwork of a 23-year-old businessman by the name of Marc Abasolo, who also does car photography as a hobby. According to the recreational artist, he began actively doodling when he was around five years old, “when I first got into cars.”

For his artworks, Marc uses Winsor & Newton Promarkers and color pencils. He says car-loving friends and relatives have been willing to pay him P20,000 for a 16.5”x11.75” piece.

Just by looking at his drawings, you wouldn’t be able to guess that Marc’s daily ride is a Ford Ranger pickup and not a sports car, but he does dream of someday owning a Mercedes-Maybach S650 luxury sedan.

As for us, we’d be content just having half his talent.

We’d love to hang these drawings on our walls. ARTWORKS BY MARC ABASOLO

Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist since July 1995. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.