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Automotive Artist Feature

The Classic Car and Motorsport Artist Who Does It All

The Classic Car and Motorsport Artist Who Does It All

By Michael Banovsky / 18 Mar 2015

Younger than his talent may suggest, over the last few years Australian artist and photographer Jayson Fong has been photographing some of the world’s most iconic classic and racing machines. What makes him different, however, is that his career is quite different from his first career path: to be a car designer. We talked to Fong about his artistic method and approach...

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Alex Wakefield and the Art of Capturing Speed

Alex Wakefield and the Art of Capturing Speed

By Michael Banovsky / 11 Mar 2015

With an eye for detail and talent for capturing motion, Iowa, USA-based artist Alex Wakefield is seemingly able to freeze time and show past motorsport triumphs in a new light. We take a look at what makes his work unique, and share a special offer he’s extended to Petrolicious readers.

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Gift Giving Made Him an Artist

Gift Giving Made Him an Artist

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 19 Feb 2015

Schenko’s car posters came into being almost by happenstance when he wanted to give a unique gift to a valued client. He used his skills to design a bespoke one-of print of the client’s 911 GT3, complete to the smallest details - From the stickers that he put on his car to the number plates.

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Amazing Charcoal-Powered Racers

Amazing Charcoal-Powered Racers

By Petrolicious Productions / 21 Jan 2015
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I draw with charcoal on drawing card or thick paper. For me, this technique is fantastic to give the suggestion of speed and depth. It’s a quick technique, most drawings are done within a few hours, but you can’t erase, undo, or paint on top. So I need to think of all areas that need to stay clear before I do the drawing. One little mistake and the drawing needs to be redone!

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Mount Gallery to Open Exhibit on Golden Age of American Car Design

Mount Gallery to Open Exhibit on Golden Age of American Car Design

By Petrolicious Productions / 7 Jan 2015
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Opening in about two weeks, “When the Future had Fins: American Automotive Designs and Concepts, 1959-1973” is a Los Angeles gallery show curated by Christopher Mount, the man responsible for bringing the Jaguar E-type to the Museum of Modern Art. “When the Future had Fins” is a retrospective of a halcyonic fourteen-year period in American automotive design...

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This BMW 2002 is a Model of Perfection

This BMW 2002 is a Model of Perfection

By Petrolicious Productions / 12 Nov 2014
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João Elias is a 3d modeler and animator who works for a variety of clients, creating architectural and product visualizations. In his spare time he decided to pursue a passion project honoring one of his all-time favorites, the BMW 2002. His production company, briktop, has won multiple awards but what we'd really like to highlight is the BMW 2002 animation, which he executed from start to finish.

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Bringing the Silver Arrows Back to Life

Bringing the Silver Arrows Back to Life

By Petrolicious Productions / 29 Oct 2014
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Combining original photography with advanced 3D graphics they brought the legendary Silver Arrows of Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union—along with other famous brands—back to life. The stories related to the drivers and cars, augmented by the crystal clear images truly revive these lost icons.

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Designer's Most Important Work Is His Porsche

Designer's Most Important Work Is His Porsche

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Sep 2014
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Earlier this month, we featured Mr. Antoine Gaslais's work and received such as great response that we reached out to find out more about this Parisian-based artist and classic car enthusiast. He obviously keeps very busy, but he says that his most important current job is working on his car, "because it is my favorite subject. In particular posters for my club or my travels with my Porsche."

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The Hardest Working Man in the Car Photo Business

The Hardest Working Man in the Car Photo Business

By Yoav Gilad / 10 Sep 2014 / 18 Comments Read More

We've been big fans of Pawel's work for a long time and the video presented the perfect opportunity for us to sit down with him and find out more about him. He began as a photo assistant a while back and since then has shot over two-hundred cars a year (frequently over three hundred) for the last ten years. It's not hyperbole when we say that he has literally shot thousands of cars.

Getting Real With Paint

Getting Real With Paint

By Petrolicious Productions / 6 Aug 2014 / 2 Comments Read More

Mr. Marcello Petisci paints incredibly realistic, even hyper-realistic, art often with iconographic images of cars that he places in all possible states and situations. Before beginning to paint he examines the variables of the types of objects to be painted and paired with the car, the form of the main subject, and the overall composition of the piece.