PORTFOLIO: PROFIL AUTO SPORT

 Publish on 2017-03-30, by Alain Lemire

PROFILE VIEW DRAWINGS

 

Car drawings in profile view is a traditional way of presenting a drawn vehicle as used by car designers since the early days of the automotive industry. This allows a simple and effective representation.

 

You will find on this page a good number of drawings made in that way. An educational aspect can be added to the image like the years of premiere presentations at the most prestigious European or North American auto shows.

 

The technical specifications can also be added as well as a personalized text on the car describing the owner's history. I used vintage looking lettering of the '50s and' 60s for a more interesting look.

 

HOW IT'S MADE?

 

It is from photographs of cars taken in profile view that I begin the drawing process of such an artwork.

 

Subsequently, I draw the car freehand without rulers using a 0.5 mm pencil. The wheels are made using a compass.

 

Once digitalized, the drawing is colored in the Photoshop software and allows to offer several combinations of colors of interior and exterior.

 

The emblem of the car can also be drawn and affixed to the final artwork.

 

FOR MORE PERSONALIZATION

 

A background decor can be added to a profile drawing such as a vintage hotel sign of the route 66 or elsewhere, a vintage gas station or an old state license plate from where lives the owner of the illustrated car.

 

A more bigger background can be added like an old house similar to the one we can see on the Mustang convertible 1967.

 

Peoples, animals, trees and some other urban elements can be added to this kind of artwork.


WHAT CAN I DO WITH THIS DRAWING?

 

For book publishers, specialized websites, media, advertising agencies and car magazines, these types of illustrations can be used to create educational and encyclopedic content.

 

For companies specializing in classic or sports car parts, automobile clubs, drag racing teams and major exhibition organizers, illustrations of this type can be used to illustrate a catalog cover page, to be printed on t-shirts and hoodies or to be used for advertising purposes for an automotive events.

 

For car owners and car fanatics, this kind of design can decorate a room of a house, use for doing a car show board, serve for the printing of T-shirt, cushions and mug cup.

 

You will find in the photo album below, some illustrated examples.

 

YOUR CLASSIC CARS COLLECTION IN ONLY ONE FRAME

 

For the lucky ones who own more than one classic car, a good way to present them without taking up too much wall space to place them in one frame.

 

This is how the Peter Scott's Collection was presented. The factory specifications have been added. A descriptive text could be added to remind the story of the car's acquisition or anecdotes on the restoration. 2 examples of design layout are shown below in order to see the look that it can give.

 

OWNERS FAVORITE CARS

 

It's also possible to use that kind of design layout to present the favorite cars that somebody owns in his life. The years and story of ownership can be written. It's a good way to remind memories of those cars using a great way to present them.

 

SHOWBOARD WITH CAR DRAWING, DESCRIPTION AND STORY.

 

It is possible to order a showboard for your car with a minimum size of 16X20 inches. You can add the factory specifications of the car, the history of the car from the moment it was bought new until today.

 

For modified cars, the list of modifications received by the car is a good information to add. Writing the list of workshops that have worked on the car is also interesting to have.

T-SHIRTS FOR CAR OWNERS AND FOR CAR CLUBS OR EVENTS.

MUGS FOR THE CAR ENTHUSIASTS


MAGAZINE AND BOOK EDITION USE

 

The first use of a profile car for an illustration contract in the publishing world was during my 12-year career as a salaried illustrator at QAI, a Montreal based visual dictionary publishing company.

 

Several versions of this dictionary have been produced over the years, including a small format, 5 languages being distributed mainly in Europe and the English English edition that can be seen on the images.

 


I illustrated the majority of the vehicles of the automobile page, and the request was the car should not be recognizable. I then mixed 2 models to satisfy the request of the editorial team.


The blue convertible is a mixture of a Maserati and an Aston Martin. The yellow coupe is a mix of the Italian prototype of the 2006 Mustang with the 2010 Camaro and the exotic car is a Porsche Carrera GT mixed with a Lamborghini.

 


I also created for this publisher a dashboard inspired by the Corvette, as chosen by the illustrator in chief and a sport bike chosen by me for its particular design, a Buell. It was before Harley-Davidson pulled the "plug" on this mark.

 


As for the Mustang Mach 1 page of the 1960s and 1970s, illustrations of the cars were used when publishing an article on the first 10 years of the Mustang was featured in 2009 in the annual magazine of the Montreal Mustang club and in the magazine of a classic car club of Montreal, the VACM.

 

The Mustang Mach 1 page has never been published. Will V8 Passion Magazine have the opportunity to publish this page someday?


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