Friday, July 10, 2015

History Of Hot Rodding - Water Colour Artwork

Water Colour Viking History Of Hot Rodding - NORSE POWER
Dave deal in the early 1980s contributed a comic to Car-toons magazine on The History Of Hot Rodding, from the Roman till Modern times.  He rarely contributed comics, more usually doing cover artwork, and this particular comic was more illustrations with text, than an actual comic.

I really like the history idea and tried a few History of Cool Stuff Videos on our Youtube channel, and have come back to do a few one off water colour works on the idea now.  This is the first on the Vikings contributions to the art form.

Showing our version of a Cartoon Viking Dragon boat, with the addition of a Supercharged Hemi V8 instead of sails. A main point of the work is the wonderful water that can be achieved with water colours.

How the West was Opened Up and revved to 4000 RPM
And here is a Wells, Fargo & Company Stage Coach Opening up the West and revving it to 4000 RPM.

The Medieval Ramcharger
Or the Gentle art of the Siege.....

Ed Roth and the Beatnik Bandit

And don't forget Ed "BIG DADDY" Roth and his Beatnik Bandit. This guy  invented the show car custom and t-shirt car art! What isn't there to love?!

We usually do commercial Digital/Vector Illustrations for sign-age, websites and business use but one off illustrations in traditional media have their uses too.

Our Water Colour Toolset

These are done with a small Cotman water colour set, that has had the "China White" , replaced with an "Ivory Black", on textured water colour paper and water proof  Faber-Castell PITT artist pens.

And customizable shirt variations of these and others are now available at out online store

T-Shirts at Zazzle

We can be contacted at Art & Technology

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