Monday, September 29, 2008

Charger SRT-8

So a friend of mine bought this awesome car you see here and asked if I could draw a caricature of it for him. I don't know how I haven't drawn this car before. That SRT division does a pretty good job, I think. So I started working on this a while ago and ended up spending way too long on it. I probably spent more time on crappy sketches than I did on the final product. But I finally finished everything this weekend. Thats my official excuse for being late on the newest Code 11 installment. But I will have one up in a day or two, I promise.

Anyway here's what the car looks like.

Here are some of the sketches I did, trying to work out in my head what the car should look like.

I had an idea of what I wanted the final to look like.

Here I have most of the details worked out for the final. Getting to this point from that other sketch took me a while. Getting it to look like a Charger instead of a generic box on wheels was tough.

A lot of the time when drawing cars, I find a cool photo I like, and just draw from that . This one was an idea I had, so getting everything right was a bit more difficult. I googled lots of pictures and videos of drift races as reference.

Here is the final product using ink and watercolor on arches.

Ater I was done I was still thinking about one of the small sketches I had done in the beginning (you can see it above) and I wanted to see that one done too. Plus, even though the first one had the action I wanted, it wasn't showing off the rims. This one went a lot quicker for me because it was drawn more directly from a photo reference than the first one.

When my friend told me he was bringing his car to a car show this weekend and displaying my artwork with his car, I threw this together to have some postcards printed up. I would love to draw people's awesome cars all the time.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

The Ol' Canadian Goose Job

Here are some early sketches I did for a some little biker club. These sketches are as far as I got because that project never really took off. In other words, after they saw these they never spoke to me again. Don't ask me about the goose, I never understood the idea. But it was fun while it lasted.