Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Custom 54 F-100 Rendering version 2.0
About a week ago I decided to start fresh with a completely new rendering for my brothers 54 F-100. In light of recently meeting one of my personal heros, Steve Stanford, I was inspired to step up my game. So I looked at my original rendering after seeing lots of Steve's work and saw that I needed to go in a different direction. So I started from scratch with a brand new sketch that had a more effective perspective, as well as just being more accurate overall. It took me a couple evenings after work to get the colors down- it seemed like every time I looked at it I wanted to make more changes, but I just needed relax. This piece gave me the chance to practice some new things as well as complete a design. The truck itself has many customizations from a stock F-100. The biggest customization is the cab- it's a 56 cab that has 4 doors (a short rear door) that's done in a 60's "hard top" style (no frames around the doors and no center post). The other big customization is the front end- the running boards have been removed and the bottom of the fenders chopped to meet the level of the bottom of the doors. The grille is a phantom style grill that hides the headlights. Since the wheelbase is stretched with a longer cab, I drew in over sized wheels to try and keep stock looking wheelbase.
As with always this was a lot of fun to do!