Since I switched from the drawing board and airbrush, I’ve worked almost entirely in Photoshop creating airbrush-style illustrations for advertising agencies and companies.
In the drawing you see here, I was commissioned by AMF Bowling to create an illustration that showed how a bowling alley is made. I needed to create precision linework as the basis for the drawing, so I created a line drawing in PowerCADD and then took this into Photoshop. At the time I did it, I actually printed the linework on film and then scanned this into Photoshop. Today I would just save the drawing in Illustrator format and import the paths into Photoshop and then stroke the paths.
The final illustration is 600 dpi and 18″ wide, and it’s a 94 MB file in Photoshop.
Lu Matthews is a long-time friend and associate of mine. He is one of the most talented airbrush artists on the east coast, and all of you have seen his work at some point. I first learned how to do isometric drawings from Lu when we were working on drawings for the Falco kits, and it was this experience that eventually translated into WildTools 3D.