Years ago, before the development of personal computers, starting a career as an automotive artist was a challenging and expensive task. Old-school rendering artists had to buy all the art supplies necessary to create their designs, then figure out a way to distribute their work so people could see it. While we appreciate doing things the old-fashioned way, we’re happy to see that with today’s technology, anyone can try their hand at automotive art. It’s as simple as picking up a copy of Photoshop, putting in a lot of time and effort, and showing off your work on the Internet.
This month’s featured artist, Thomas Comer, was part of the new wave of digital rendering artists. He became interested after seeing other custom vehicle renderings online and started to wonder how they were made. After learning about Photoshop, he began teaching himself to use the software, modifying photos of trucks by tweaking colors and ride height. He soon realized he had a knack for design and attended classes at The Art Institutes to improve his abilities. Not long after posting some of his first renderings on the Internet, he received requests for show flyers, logos, business cards, and other types of work. Ever since then, he has worked hard to meet all his customers’ creative needs, from photography to graphic design. But most of all, he loves coming up with killer renderings to help truck guys envision their completed project builds. To see more of Thomas’ work, go to comer-design.com or follow his Facebook page at facebook.com/comersdesigns.
Above Rendering: Here’s Thomas’ take on the new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, slammed on a nice set of billet Racelines, of course. The more we see of this truck, the more we like it—especially in customized form.
With a slick black, red, and charcoal paint scheme and laid-out stance, this 2009 Ford F-150 immediately caught our eye. It might be a little blasphemous to put Dodge wheels on a Ford, but we think these chrome SRT-10 wheels look great tucked under the fenders.