Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Ford Mustang Dragster !!

This is yet another vehicle caricature, but a fun one to do. This is the driver and engineer of a drag car race team, you'll note the drivers on the wrong side, no wonder those American car companies are going broke they've been building them back to front !!!
I've just lashed out buying Adobe Illustrator CS4 with the influx I've had of vehicle drawings. It makes a far superior job on producing cars, boats, trucks - all manner of mechanical devices. You can always bring it back into PS to put in all those little embellishments that finish off a job so well.
I paid the extra for the manual, as a former Freehand user, I'll need it.

13 comments:

Nelson Santos said...

Hot stuff Tel what a machine.

caricaturist said...

Nice wheels! Always love your vehicles. Do you draw them from scratch?

Kamal Dollah, Singapore

Tel said...

Cheers Nelson - I'd hate the fuel bill !!

Thanks for dropping in Kamal - it varies how I do them sometimes photoshopped. This one was painted from scratch as the photo's supplied were crap. Took way too long and I didn't charge enough.
With Illustrator I hope to build up a library of car types and because of the nature of vector based programmes I can interchange bits - they'll look better and take less time. Finishing them off in PS will give that 'painterly' effect.
That's the theory anyway !!

Anthony Pascoe said...

This is one of my favourites of yours Terry , you've really stepped it up ! love the limited colour use & the contrast between the FG and the abstract BG, I recon it's a good move to use Illustrator for your vehicles, in my opinion it's much better than just using photoshoped photo's

Nico Di Mattia said...

Love it!

Tel said...

Thanks Nico

Anthony that's a top compliment from you mate - your cars, painted with acrylic to boot, are really special.
You're right Photoshopping wasn't the purists approach - BUT - the economical way. The trucks and the Mustang took a lot of work to paint in PS.
Illustrator is the far better alternative ... then again the 'purist' wouldn't agree on that either would they ?
It's a balance - if the customers happy and I'm comfortable with what I'm making we're all happy !

Moyse said...

Awesome job Tel!!

Patrick Strogulski said...

Great one, love the car.

Tel said...

Thanks Paul and Patrick.
That's great from two guys of your abilities - cheers.

Kelly Gannon said...

Hey, great job Tel!!!! Lots of action and movement in this one. Love the border as well!

Angie Jordan said...

I really like the car and streak action in background.
Also using Photoshop's "spark" tool brush for the shine of the car, wrench and ice cream dropping! :)

hanzz said...

You have to pay extra for the manual ? If I'dd sell my caricatures with a users manual, I might ask more ..... hmmm now there's something......

Top stuff as usual, even with ps....(LOL)

Tel said...

Thanks Angie - sparkle brush and lens flare too - too many toys there !!

LOL thanks Hanzz - that's the big thick paper one with lots of pages pages that gets mailed to me - I can't get on with online manuals I like the 'real thing' !!