I really enjoy creating great graphics...and also some fine car art as well. For automotive illustration its all in the details, like knowing what the difference is between a 1957 and 1958 Chevrolet is (so important). Then to create a design that appeals to a wide range of Chevrolet buffs, which is not hard to do. Thus is the task of delivering a piece of automotive artwork.
The samples here show details from completed projects. *Spoiler alert - My first love as a young boy was drawing cool cars.
Creating the Automotive artwork:
It always starts with a sketch (great illustration has to start somewhere). A sketch conveys what the customer desires and how I am interpreting it. Then once down on paper, it is straight into building the illustration as vector artwork.
Every artist has a path to completing the piece. As for me the preference is to build my designs as mechanical pieces - that is to build the color separations as the art is developed. This method saves time later when running films.
THIS PAGE - Shine and Show
The gathering of car enthusiasts is a place where great conversations happen. Nothing but folks smiling and sharing the story of the shiny car they represent. When drawing, I try to convey the excitement these owners have for their vehicles - to establish 'kinship'. It matters, as the attendees will be wearing the shirt I designed for many years to come. True story: On a flight from LAX I was behind a fellow wearing a shirt I designed years previous! Viewable PDF below >
DISPLAYS + KIOSKS