Colored Pencil – Dan Reed
Dan Reed explains his techniques in creating a 1969 Pontiac GTO illustration using colored pencil on matt board.
Dan studied art at West Chester University. The majority of his work is based around his love of classic cars however, he enjoys keeping active in architectural renderings, train illustrations, and pet portraits.
See more of Dan Reed’s artwork at his web site – http://www.danreedillustration.com
This is the beginning stages of a 1969 Pontiac GTO illustration. Colored pencil on matt board. The shadow was created using 70% and 90% Cool Gray pencils. The tires were done in various values of Warm Gray.
The base layer of pencil is Orange. The second layer on the bottom half of the fenders is Poppy Red. Bright Yellow and 90% Cool Gray is used in the pinstripe graphics
White pencil is used to go over the Orange to create the highlights along the top portion of the body panels. 70% Warm Gray is used for the lower body crease. Various values of Warm Gray is used in the interior.
Take note of the rear view mirror and door handle compared to the previous photo. Add the illusion of chrome and add a cast shadow and it really comes to life.
Again, a very flat looking front fender so far (just a base layer of Orange pencil).
Now the fender has some shape to it.
Here I slowly render in the contours of the hood using a combination of Orange, Poppy Red & White pencil.
The grill details are complete (70% & 90% Cool Gray)
The completed artwork.