1981 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

81 Trans Am

Hey there folks! I just finished a commissioned piece of a 1981 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. A wonderful fellow from Strongsville, Ohio wanted a cartoon of his car and him, in an environment that suggested it is his home town, to hang in his office. He provided me with some wonderful reference images and it all came together rather nicely… I think.

Anyway, as per usual, it is a digital piece, created in Photoshop using an Intuos 5 graphic tablet.

1981 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am


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59 Pink Cadillac

Almost a year since my last post. I can’t really believe it… but that is what it says…

I actually have some other artworks completed that I just never got around to sharing. I will at some point, I promise.

So! Keeping in theme with the American classics we cannot forget about the infamous pink Cadillac! This particular Pink Cadillac is a 1959 Cadillac. It is not so much one of those with which I have a real personal connection; it is just one that cannot be left out of the line up.

Also some of you might have noticed, but for those of you that didn’t, I would like to introduce Mattilda Honibodum! Or, Matty, for short.

And, as with most of my other CARtoons, you can find a wallpaper of it in the Downloads section of my site.

 


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Billy Idol

Wow! It has been a while since something new came out of me, hasn’t it? Well, here it is, my latest caricature. Billy Idol is currently the next challenge in a facebook caricature group (Caricaturama Showdown 3000!) and I couldn’t pass it up. One reason is because Billy Idol has a nice bit of character and is a fairly unique individual, because I like his music and because he would fit nicely in my “Monsters of Rock” series.

I have also decided that my Caricature series will no longer be limited to 3 subjects. Mainly because I have 3 already for my “Monsters of Rock” series (although all three have not been completed =0P ) and yet Billy Idol still belongs. So, it could be interesting to see what happens without the self imposed limitation!?

The caricature was created in MyPaint using a Wacom Intuos 5 graphic tablet and branded in Photoshop.

Billy Idol by Ryan Nore


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34 Ford Coupe

I’m doing my best to stay in theme with the previous CARtoons posts and elaborating on the classic American muscle cars. Don’t get concerned, I will eventually move on to sport cars and other countries’ contributions to the automotive racing industry. At the moment I have been illustrating the cars, and trucks, that I have had personal dealings with… in one way or another. The ’79 Toyota pickup was because I owned one; the ’57 Chevy because it’s simply a classic, and this ’34 Ford is similar to one my Dad built. I wanted to add a photo of it but… I couldn’t find it… and so it goes.

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Anyway, here’s my 1934 Ford Coupe, seen in one of its more natural surroundings of a drive in restaurant complete with neon lights. I did this completely in Photoshop, from sketch to signature, using a Wacom Intuos 5 graphic tablet.


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Happy Halloween 2012

Well, this is my Happy Halloween painting… a day late!
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Inspired by Disney’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Halloween special. When I was a kid I looked forward to watching that cartoon every year. It was one of my favorites!

Anyway, I wanted to record the painting process but I had some problems during the process and didn’t feel like starting over. I did manage to record the sketch. It is on YouTube. The sketch and painting were done in MyPaint using a Wacom Intuos 5.


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57 Chevy

As I stated in my previous CARtoon of an 1979 Toyota HiLux pickup truck, I have rediscovered my fascination in drawing cartoons of cars, or CARtoons. I have always enjoyed George Trossley’s artworks in CARtoons magazine and I have come to the conclusion that I should do more of my own CARtoons. For now I am simply doing caricaturized portraits of cars and trucks, maybe some planes and helicopters and such later as well, but I intend to do some strips later. If the stories come to me!

Anyway, here is my latest, a 1957 Chevy Bel Air. Maybe THE classic American muscle car? It is not 100% accurate. It is missing the chrome tips on the fins and hood inlays, along with the chromed “Chevrolet” text above the “V” emblem on the hood, not to mention there isn’t a door handle or lock!

Cool!

It was painted in MyPaint and Photoshop using a Wacom Intuos 5 graphic tablet… well, everything except the clouds… I got a bit lazy… forgive me…

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1979 Toyota Hi(gh)Lux 4X4

When I was younger, 14 to 24, I used to work on cars quite a bit. A friend and I almost always had a project, rebuilding an engine or simply some modification that needed to be done. Therefore, cars were a large part of my life and I did a lot of drawing cars, trucks, etc. During that time I used to love looking through and reading George Trosley’s CARtoons magazine. So, naturally I was also drawing my own CARtoons.

However, there came a time when cars, didn’t play such a roll in my life and I, as a result, stopped drawing CARtoons. Well, I have recently rediscovered my love for illustrating these caricatured automobiles and pushed out this illustration of a 1979 Toyota HiLux 4X4 pickup truck. Or as I called it, “HighLux”.

I just started sketching it and couldn’t stop. It was very fun so I will probably do more CARtooning in the future! So, look forward to it!

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Bad to the Bone

Here’s my latest “Bad” illustration! This is “Bad to the Bone” another addition to my “Bad” series of children (so far just girls) in cooperation with a monster like being. My working title, all of about 1 hour, was “Just Bad”. Well, obviously that didn’t stick. It was only my working title until I figured out what monster would be behind the little girl. This was drawn and painted in MyPaint and Photoshop using a Wacom Intuos 5 graphic tablet.


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Lost Supper

This is my rendition of the LOST Supper. I had the idea to do such a painting after having finished watching the series again and during my researching and collecting references I discovered ABC Studios had photographed their version of the LOST Supper. So, I wasn’t sure about actually doing it since it had kind of already been done. However, a few friends helped convince me otherwise. I think the chosen characters and their placement makes sense and works well. I tried to keep a lot of the poses the same, or near the same, as in da Vinci’s Last Supper. Since da Vinci’s is in rather bad shape I also referred to Giovanni Rizzoli’s copy of Leonardo’s painting.


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Warhammer Invasion

This piece, titled “Invasion” is a sort of study or practice piece. I realized I needed to work on my ambient lighting in paintings to help bring across an emotion that might not be obvious within the action or focus of the painting. Mainly for the painting I started planning a couple of weeks ago. I will possibly do a couple more studies of a different nature because somethings I will be attempting are not really me or part of my style at all.
Invasion” was painted in MyPaint and Photoshop using a Wacom Intuos graphic tablet.