Tuesday, July 23, 2013

"ICKX" G-WAGEN: done!

I finished the Ickx replica Mercedes G this morning.
I'm quite happy with the quality of lines and overall shape, and the coloring (although it's white!).

More in the pipeline!


Sunday, July 21, 2013

"ICKX" G-WAGEN: inked!

I didn't want to risk so I pulled the "old" brush out,
and it worked faultessly until the end (almost, then it died and I had to finish the tires with a smaller one).

It turned out very nice and sharp, I'm proud of it

Painting tomorrow.

[Judas Priest: Unleashed in the East, 1979]

Friday, July 19, 2013

"ICKX" G-WAGEN: lineart.

COL-ERASE Carmine Red.

Still undecided about the driver, I may touch it up a little,
but I'm happy with the lines :-)

[Judas Priest: Pain And Pleasure]

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Rough concept for a logo.

Something I should've started weeks and weeks ago,
but never had the right "spark".

I quite like the slick silhouette, loosely based on an existing vehicle...


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

"ICKX" G-WAGEN: various quick sketches.

This is the kind of stuff I had in mind.


[Judas Priest: LIVE VENGEANCE, 1982]

"ICKX" G-WAGEN: sketch 6.

Back after a few days spent amongst friends and old Rovers.
Sketch #6, and I feel good vibrations :-)

The plan for today is to do many simple sketches, cut to the bone,
just playing with lines of the G and see how everything flows.

I like this one, will try a few more and then make my choice for the definitive cartoon.


Friday, July 12, 2013

"ICKX" G-WAGEN: sketch 3.

Laptop is overheating, and Photoshop is playing silly and commands don't respond anymore.
I'm done for this evening.


[Judas Priest: Hell Bent For Leather/Killing Machine, 1979]

Thursday, July 11, 2013

"ICKX" G-WAGEN: sketch 2.

The Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen is more difficult than I thought.
I'm still trying to keep it simple (this is the hardest thing) and make my way through the lines to "get it".

[Judas Priest: Defenders Of The Faith]


Wednesday, July 10, 2013


New project.

This time I'll "toon" a faithful replica of Jacky Ickx' (Ixxx!!!!!) Dakar G-Wagen.

My first G!

First sketch, Sketchbook Pro.


Monday, July 8, 2013

4499 FLATTIE: done!

Been through a couple of minor tweaks during the weekend,
but now it's here, officially approved and "liked" by Jesse!

Soon on T-shirts!


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

4499 FLATTIE: inked!

I've been busy with another cartoon and helping a friend to drive his new Land Rover from UK to Italy, across France and Switzerland...fun trip but tiring!

I am back now, and the 4499 cartoon is now inked and ready for some cosmetic touch-up (silly me, I forgot to add the "/\" brace to the cage!). My new Winsor & Newton brushes sucked :-(

Soon it'll be painting time!