Process: VW “Punchbuggy”


Modern vehicles may have all the tech, but the cars of old have a certain distinct look that makes them beautiful in my eyes. (They don’t make cars like they used to.)

For as long as I can remember, I have always dug the Volkswagen Beetle. Maybe because its shape is so friendly. Or that I saw “Herbie the Love Bug” movie as a kid. In any event, Volkswagen Beetle die-cast cars were among my top picks. I was a Matchbox kid all the way, but in later years warmed up to the flashy Hot Wheels cars.

Here’s my attempt at drawing a beefed up VW bug with some mondo tires. Digitally sketched all the way, using Mischief for pencils, Manga Studio for inks and Photoshop for colors. I don’t mind that I have to switch between all three tools. Each have their own strengths. Why not use them all?

vw_bug_monster_pencils

vw_bug_monster_inks

vw_bug_monster

Of course, there has to be some package art to accompany the illustration, right?

hotwheels_vwbug_packageart