This is my dad's dream car. So it kinda became one of mine as well. This is when I was learning Illustrator as an illustration tool rather than just for graphic design. So I worked on this in my spare time, and finished it in time to print it on metallic paper, frame it, and give it to my dad for Christmas. I like the contrast in this rendering. I like how the tires disappear into the shadow on the ground. This blurs the line between illustration and iconography. I plan to dance on that line in the future.
Photoshop and Illustrator
This was my first successful rendering using both Photoshop and Illustrator. The line work is done with Illustrator, while the color was finished in Photoshop. If I learned anything during this project, it was that you can never have too many layers.
I love Hot Wheels. Even in my 30s. I think I'll have to call my parents and have them bring down my Hot Wheels collection when they come visit for Thanksgiving. This isn't an original idea. I was inspired by another artist, and if I can find him again, I'll post a link to his Flickr page. here
I have loved cars for as long as I can remember. My dad taught me how to draw cars when i was old enough to stay in the lines. I've got notebooks full of sketches that will never see the light of day again, but with my new tablet PC, I've been motivated to draw more, and do something fun with my doodles. Stop by frequently.