Friday, June 20, 2014

Monkey Wrench Garage - Illustration

I had a great time drawing this. A friend came to me and asked for an illustration for her boyfriend who i really into restoring hot rods. He is currently working on a '73 Chevy Nova. Some requirements she wanted were a "bad-ass" looking monkey holding a monkey wrench in his tail driving a '73 Nova. I decided to create it in a style similar to "Rat Fink" with the over-exaggerated tires, burnout smoke, gearshift coming through the roof, etc. I added small elements to add destails such as the partially visible "ST" on the Hurst T-handle shifter and a vanity license plate which reads "PRIM8." Drawing was sketched in Photoshop and taken into Illustrator for final inking.