Over the years of writing Radical Renderings, we’ve covered many up-and-coming rendering artists of all walks of life. While it’s always a good feeling to give a new artist some much-needed recognition, we also like to follow veterans of the art world that have been creating top-notch designs for many years. This month’s artist, Jim Gerdom, falls into this category since he’s been sketching cars and trucks since 1970. That year, he began Design Factory while studying industrial design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. In the following decades, he has created numerous handcrafted vehicle and product designs, and been featured in several automotive publications, such as Hot Rod and Autoweek. He also went on to teach design courses at Kansas City Art Institute, University of Kansas, and other local colleges. In this way, he has helped shape and guide new artists, passing on his love of car and truck renderings to the next generation. To see more of Jim’s work or order a signed print or poster, visit designfactoryart.com.
Above Rendering: The cherry red ’56 F-100 seen here exemplifies clean style, while subtle touches like the sleek turn-signal mirrors and side-exit exhaust add modern flair. We’d love to cruise the streets in this classic Ford.
Jim has a penchant for taking timeless trucks and updating them with an aggressive edge. This ’67 Chevy features shaved body panels, a lowered stance, and a unique split grille design with recessed headlights