So as a refresher, this is the story:
The commission is based on the former "Wolfe Garage/Service Station", which was owned by my client's father. I had one little photo reference from it's heyday in the early 50's:
To keep it authentic, I had to do a BUNCH of research. What kind of gas? What do those signs say?
What colour was the building/pumps/etc. It was a fun process!
I also had reference detailing what the building looks like today (as its current incarnation "The Lakeside Garage").
AS you can see, it is COMPLETELY different!
So, from this I made a drawing and tried to make it more dynamic of a composition. It was a great challenge!! Here is the process and the final product. Enjoy!
|In the beginning, there is the plan....the pencil and the prayer that it will look good.|
The 3 P's!
|This is about halfway. I complete the top before the bottom.|
|At this point, I was waiting for client approval on the bottom imagery.|
|Here is my initial rendering for the bottom (the vintage part). As you can see it is pretty rough looking...|
(it is my computer rendering)
|HUGE DIFFERENCE, HUH? This is at the almost done stage.|
As you can see I changed a bunch of the bottom imagery I think it works much better here!!
What do you think of the final product!?