Sunbeam 1000 hp Land Speed Record car
You know how cooking shows always seem to have a perfect version of the final cooked dish waiting in the oven? Artists need them sometimes too.
This is my “pie in the oven” for an Autodesk Sketchbook Pro demonstration that I’m giving tomorrow at the Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam. Even though I’ll be doing a real-time walkthrough of my process for creating a digital illustration in SBP, it always helps to have a version that you know will come out right in the end. This illustration of the 1926 Land Speed Record setting Sunbeam “1000 hp” car took me about 2 hours to complete and uses various techniques that I’ll be able to highlight during my presentation if my “drawing hand” doesn’t show up when I do tomorrow afternoon.
Tricks of the trade aren’t just for celebrity chefs.
So last year I dropped the ball on my Christmas card. It was the first time in years that I didn’t produce something worthy of public consumption and it’s been buggin me ever since.
This year will be different.
I’ve started early and I’m feeling good about it. Already have the setting and the car picked out and sketching has begun in earnest. I’m going to try to keep updating this blog with snippets of my work progress until the final card is ready in early December.
As you can see from the sketches, I’ve chosen a 1955 Jaguar D-type longnose (Le Mans winner) as the car. The location will be unveiled in my next post.
Stop back often for updates!
I’ve been playing with it for months on my iPhone, but now it’s gone public – Autodesk’s Sketchbook Mobile is coming to the app store. A fantastic addition to the digital designer’s workflow, this is the drawing app you’ve been waiting for if you’re a professional designer or digital artist.
Check out Carl Alviani’s article about it on Core77, and I’ll be putting up my impressions soon.