Typical front page of the Automotive News, a Detroit-based newspaper and website.
Shameless Self-Promotion Part 99—Late last week I was contacted by an editor of the Automotive News, a Crain publication. He had seen my cars at Peter De Lorenzo's Autoextremist, an "inside Detroit" website known to my loyal readers for often featuring my cars. The AN editor wondered if I could do a rendering for their next issue, a quick turnaround of a few days. He had been to a press briefing of a new car but was not allowed to take photos. I would be working from his memory. While working on a print resolution rendering like this would be always stresses me out a bit—my car art is really my hobby and a way to relax—I said yes. I can't say what the car is, I can't show the piece on my blog until after the upcoming North American International Auto Show at Detroit's Cobo Hall in January, but I'll post a link to their website when it appears there after the print edition.
While it was a flurry of "chopping" while I was getting it just right, with my typical late nights, it was a really good experience. The editor was very cool to work with in emails, the car came out really well, and it's always nice to have my work recognized by people in the publishing, and automotive, worlds. This makes the second print publication to use my car art this year—Automobile featured three pieces of mine in their June issue.
2011, for me, is going to go down as one of those "Best of times, Worst of times" years, lol. I'm not sure what to wish for in 2012!