PORTFOLIO: MUSTANG 1964-1973
A MUSTANG ILLUSTRATIONS SERIE FOR AN ARTICLE THAT RECAP THE FIRST 10 YEARS OF AMERICA'S FAVORITE PONY CAR
All the following illustrations were produced to appear in an article that recap the first Mustang 10 years of production. The article was only in 2 pages.
It was published in 2 magazines, a Mustang club and VACM, a well known classic car club from the Montreal area.
The drawings were done using pencil lead and was colored using the Corel Painter software well known in the illustration industry. A screenshot of the software is visible down here.
The use of a color palette was done to give the tires and chrome colors a uniform look.
A SCREENSHOT OF COREL PAINTER
HOW IT'S DRAWN?
Most of the illustrations were drawn starting from my pictures, except for the Mustang Bullit and the 1969 Mustang Grandé that I don't have photographs to start from.
Sometimes for the use in 2 Montreal's car club magazines, I add local elements like a sculpture from Expo 67 drawn on the '65 Mustang seen up here or the Jacques Cartier bridge on the Mustang Bullitt illustration.
It make Montreal's Bullitt movie fans ask this question... "What would be the ideal road path of the car chase similar to the one in the movie in the streets of Montreal"?
HOW THIS ARTICLE WAS BUILT
The very complex layout, begin by using a textured scanned paper. I place selected pictures of the cars to know how much space I can have to fit the text in between the cars.
The 1965, 1969 and 1973 were chosen to be bigger and have some more details included in the drawing like the front grill pattern on the 1965 GT and tire tread on the 1968 Mustang GT.
Once the illustration done and put in place, I add some watercolor forms to separate the years visually and some splash to make the spread look like a drawing.
Some felt pen strokes was added like it's possible to see at the bottom of the front end of the red 1968 Mustang GT 428 hood that show's a black stripe and air scoop.
A good number of emblems were added to separate the generation of the Mustangs. A section is showing the evolution of the Mustang wheel drive at the bottom left of the spread.
At the top right, we can see the Mustang Mach 1 and the BOSS family cars that complete this illustrated article. Only the Shelbys are not present but they will probably done soon!
THE ARTICLE WITH ENGLISH TEXTS AND SOME CLOSE UP VIEWS
For the English version, I change the Montreal's Expo 67 sculpture by the emblematic one of the 1964 New York fair.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE THIS ARTICLE AVAILABLE IN DECORATIVE ART PRINT?
Yes it's possible to order this article as a decorative art print. Read the specs down here!
- 12 X 18 inches (30,5 cm X 48 cm)
• Limited edition of 100 copies
• Signed and numbered by the artist
- 20 X 30 inches (51 cm X 76 cm)
For the bigger size, you can have your Mustang year drawn in the body color of your car.
• Numbered 1/1 because it will be the only one to have personalised body color
- Paper: Thick
- Print finish: Semigloss
- 30 days warrantee or money back
The print is ship roll in a tube in most country.