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New Work: Long Live The Petrol Head!

Yikes, been awhile since I've posted. Luckily for me it's because I have been crazy busy over the last month. Unfortunately, the Day Job has been monopolizing a lot of my mental resources as of late. In the little time I have had to myself, I've been working on my pet project for movingthemerch.com. I eluded to my latest obsession with everything auto in my last post, and I've been frantically working on some new pieces.

The challenge has been finding an aspect of the automotive collector art market that hasn't already been done. After a good bit of Google research, it became clear that collector automobile illustrations and photos are pretty common. Not to be discouraged, I've been working on my own illustrations, starting with one of my first supercar crushes as a kid, the classic Lamborghini Countach.

Now, while I've been happy with how my illustration have came out, I wanted to utilize them in a way that would be different. It had to be something that I would want to hang on my wall and I think I'm pretty close to nailing it down. I had a real lighting strike moment the other night, so look for more to come. I know, I'm a tease. While working on my favorite Lambo, I also knocked out a piece featuring some American Muscle, the 2011 Ford Mustang GT.


This Mustang is going to be a part of a re-imagined movie poster that I have my heart set on finishing sometime soon. This particular horse is featured prominently in the big car chase scene in this summer's Drive. For those who enjoy quite, slow moving, semi-action car movies, I highly recommend Drive. This is not Fast and Furious. Be warned. Drive has a heavy '80s retro vibe and is really nicely stylized. Plus, it has helped to further my current man crush on Ryan Gosling. What? The guy can act. Seriously though, a solid performance from the entire cast...And that ends the movie review portion of this post.

Moving forward I'm working on more classic cars. Currently, I'm hard at work on a '58 Ferrari 250 California Spyder which you can see "in process" below.

The reason for this Ferrari's technicolor dream car appearance is that by using a variety of contrasting colors, I can easily see the seams between the shapes. You see none of the shapes overlap. That way when I'm done with the illustration, I also have a really cool wireframe view of the car as well. I figure it could come in handy later.

So, that's a little preview of what I have been up too. I have a few T-Shirt concepts that are classic car and racing inspired as well as a lot of automobile car photos to go through from this summer's car shows. I hope to be able to do some manipulated photo pieces as well. As I have more complete pieces to show, I will be updating with more posts.

Until then, drive safe.

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Reader Comments (2)

That Lamborghini Countach that was some classic cars right? It was beautiful. Nice post dude.

November 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary Lane | ac condenser

Great artwork you got here, why dont you try to do more? That would be so great.

Heart | Car Crash Attorney

December 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeart | Car Crash Attorney

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