I’m VERY busy lately and it’s my own fault. I’ve been working on a pretty big project that started in the wrong way….
…so I am a member of the Mustang Club of America. I’ve owned a few and I draw them constantly. Some of you already know that.
Well, last week I decided to post a couple on the group’s Facebook page.
After a few hundred people contacted me to draw their personal cars, I decided to draw different ones from different eras and make them available for sale. To get everyone excited about the idea, I drew the new Shelby in illustrator and promised to include it in a coloring book that I was also making.
So far I’ve had a little over 8 thousand likes and a ton of responses.
Today I managed to finish my line work! It was not as bad as I thought, so I decided to Export my image into Photoshop. Sounds easy right? Well, it wasn’t! First it didn’t want to take my resolution, then it tried to merge my layers. I finally got what I wanted and started to set it up in ‘shop.
Once I had it there, I decided to clone the “detail” layer (ctrl J) then merge it with the line work layer. I also decided to add a color background in order to make sure no gaps appeared in my colors. I chose gray.
Having combined the layers allowed me to make selections that I could color anyway necessary. I chose a black and dark gray layers to add those colors in appropriately.
That’s it for tonight. Not only will I finish this soon, my muse for next month has already said yes! It’s so good to be me…
After going to the Motor Trend International Auto Show, I decided that a new mustang GT was definitely in my future! I took lots of pictures and learned something really important; this car sucks at taking photos! I’ve always been a Ford guy, but the new European mustang is going to need an American front end at some point. Still, I’m in.
I know the modifications I need to make, so that kinda stuff comes easy. However, having a drawing of the vehicle makes it a little easier to know what parts look good on her. Yes her. AmyLee to be precise.
So after getting this far in Photoshop, I realized my line work just wasn’t clean enough to get the look I wanted. I was bummed until I remembered I had Illustrator! So I switched programs and used my anchor points to clean up the lines. Voila!
I was so happy with it that I decided to save it as a template. With a little more detail, it should make a great start for people to customize! What do you think guys? Should I?…