I’ve done a few hot rod concept illustrations for Hatfield Restorations in Canton, TX, and they recently asked me to do some t-shirt art. They planned to distribute them at their open house event last weekend, so the schedule was relatively tight.
Per their request, I included the Gene Winfield Shop Truck, a ’35 Ford pickup that was originally customized back in the late 50s. The Hatfield crew recently finished the restoration of this historical custom, and have been showing it around the country as a beautiful example of their stellar craftsmanship and attention to detail.
(As an aside, for those unaware, Gene Winfield is to custom cars what Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus combined are to golf.)
The cars and gas station were sketched digitally, using several photos of each as reference. The production art was built as vector art in Adobe Illustrator CS4 with heavy use of the Blob Brush tool using my pressure-sensitive Wacom Intuos tablet.