Every so often, an illustrator comes to our attention that simply stands apart from the rest. Kevin Hulsey is such an artist. He possess a balance of patience, skill and vision that has helped him to produce some wonderful works of art. Here is one of our favorite examples of his genius:
Illustration Stats – Size: 26″ @ 350 dpi, 290 mb CMYK File with 22 Layers / Illustration Time: 350 hrs.
Software: Line Art – Adobe Illustrator CS CS2, Color – Adobe Photoshop CS CS2
Hardware: Apple Power Mac G5, Drawing Tablet: Wacom
“In this lesson we are going to create a 3-Point Perspective-view drawing of a generic car, working from plan and elevation view reference only (Fig 1 below). This type of angle is referred to as a “3/4 Perspective” or “Angular Perspective” view. For more information on perspective drawing techniques, go to: 2 Point Perspective Drawing Tutorial. The general rule of thumb is to divide this view of the car into thirds, showing one third of the car from the front (or back for a rear engine car), and two thirds of the car from the (drivers) side.
The final color work was done in Adobe Photoshop (See the tutorial – Ghosting Technique for more information on painting in Photoshop). The techniques used in this demonstration tutorial are applicable to any 3 dimensional perspective drawing, regardless of scale or complexity.”