Saturday, December 29, 2012

BWR-WIDIA buggy.

Another awesome project I'm working on.
A cartoon for Dave (Buck Wild Racing).
His new buggy looks and runs great and will race at KOH in February 2013.

I'm working on the cartoon, hopefully it will turn out as cool as the real thing.
Useful links:

T3 bus, sketch 2.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Moglander: done

I forgot to post the final artworks I did for Merv :-)
On the left the cartoon used for the business card,
on the right the vector logo used as "watermark" for the photos.
Of course you can follow his adventures on

Prismacolor pencil + Photoshop, Illustrator.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Rovers to Moab.

This year I will miss the rally in Moab.
I'll miss the warm red rock, the sun, the Moab brewery, the old friends I met there and the new ones I could have met.
To those who go, have fun and enjoy.

A super quick sketch I did tonight, Sketchbook Pro + Photoshop.

Moglander 4.

Just a simple sketch done previously, for my own amusement :-)
Don't you love jumping vehicles...

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Moglander: wip.

I've been working on different things at the same time recently,
and I finally went back to Moglander today.
New vector based on the last sketch...seems promising.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Infamous buggy.

I started working on something new for Anthony at Infamous Metalworks.
Buggies are tough cookies but an exciting challenge.
I'm trying to get the right lines flowing.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

4680: job done!

Back from Arizona,
I finally inked the 4680 'toon.

I lost somewhere the original artwork (can't remember where),
luckily I had scanned it previously, so I worked on a print.

Thursday, July 19, 2012


I also started working on a logo for Mervyn,
who's travelling for a whole year in his Unimog U1300L.
Check his blog out: moglander

This is the very first - and unfinished - sketch I did today...the Mog is quite a beast and hard to deal with,
and the cell on its bag doesn't help.
I left the Mog unpainted on purpose, as I was trying to keep it clean and simple,
and only added some (unplanned) background later.

Hopefully I caught some nice lines and will come up with something good soon...

Done in Sketchbook Pro.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

4680 KOH Toyota Pickup.

Here's what I'm working on the at moment :-)
Sketch for a shirt (or whatever else will be).

This is the #4680 Toyota pickup belonging to Cody, who raced in the "Every Man Challenge" at this year's edition of King Of The Hammers, starting 130th off the line and finished!
For the first time ever, off-road enthusiasts had a chance to race their stock/modified stock trucks in the toughest one day off-road race on Earth.
For those interested: Rules here.
Cody and his co-driver ran without GPS, and no Parker pumps, in the little Toy minitruck!

I thought it's awesome and started sketching the old beast.

More to come.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The 911 Safari in the end.

This is what I came up with.
It will be printed on canvas and given as "gift" to the owner.
Hopefully it'll come out nicely...

Monday, July 2, 2012

911 Safari.

First couple of sketches of the Porsche 911 Safari which competed in the Africa Race 2012.

Martini livery...

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


I've been drawing this guy recently.
Digital sketch on the left, vector on the right.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Flying cat.

Postcard from the desert.

Landy 'toons, how it started.

Series One

This is the very 1st LR cartoon of mine as far as I remember.

At time I was asked by certain LR magazine to provide a cartoon
about the Up Helly Aa event, a traditional festival that originated in the 1880s,
which involves fires, torchlight processions and vikings themes.
Since then the festival has been an annual occurrence in the Shetland calendar.

I thought of a Viking bloke going to the event in a tiny Series One.
Sadly the cartoon was never published but started me on drawing LR 'toons.
Official page: Up Helly Aa

This is my (usual) process:
  1. I begin with a sketch using blue ballpoint pen (Staedtler) on very lightweight paper (yellow Post-Its are used to cover mistakes too big for liquid white )
  2. pencil drawing on Schoellershammer 200 g/mq paper, inked with brush and Winsor & Newton ink
  3. digitally painted (eventually)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Birth of a vector D90.

Last month a Brit gentleman contacted me for a 'toon, vehicle of choice was the ubiquitous Defender 90 :-)

Here's how I developed it, starting from a quick sketch in Sketchbook Pro, through a cleaner one using the Colerase pencil, and the final result as vector, done with Ai.
It came out really cute :-)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

And I've been working on character design too, for another project. Punk/rock girl. I did lots of sketches, here're some of them.
Visualizing the driver; head and expression. I used my new Col-Erase pencil, Carmine Red. Inked with Faber-Castell PITT (like Brad Pitt?) artist pen, Indian Red.
Development of the Cruiser. The article is about carbon monoxide poisoning & vehicles. See the finished artwork in the summer issue of Overland Journal ;-)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Finally started blogging.

"This is Jack Burton at the Pork-Chop Express and l'm talkin' to whoever's listenin'."
This is Michele. I'm a cartoonist...well I draw, sketch, paint, visualize things, mainly Land Rovers and stuff with wheels. Sometimes human beings, generally guys with big, ugly noses and girls with mean eyes.

Soo, you'll find random stuff of mine here, in no particular order I fear.

I generally use pen, pencil & ink, or my Wacom Bamboo.

This is the latest thing done, for Overland Journal, "the highest-quality adventure magazine available".

Digital, preliminary sketch of a Toyota FJ Cruiser.