Above: This killer rendering was one of the first ever created for the 2015 Ford F-150, released mere hours after photos of the truck hit the Internet. Koapono came up with the design for Jay’s Fine Line Rigs in Noonday, Texas, complete with a massive Third Coast lift and a variety of Rigid Industries lightbars.
Koapono Patrick may be only 22 years old, but you’d never know it when looking at one of his many renderings. His level of expertise and precision belies his young age, and he has no problem holding his own alongside some of the best artists in the custom truck scene. Koapono’s journey into automotive art began as a childhood love of drawing cars. At age 14, he started learning computer design software and began creating digital renderings as a hobby. Soon enough, customers were lining up, and he was able to turn his passion for renderings into a full-time job.
In order to branch out and learn new skills, Koapono studied graphic communication at Francis Tuttle trade school, graduating at the top of his class in 2010. This enabled him to offer more services to his clients, such as apparel, business cards, logo design, and website design. More recently, he has even started studying photography and shooting videos for SoLo Films DVD using his Canon T3i camera. But, despite all the other skills he has developed, Koapono still loves to see customers’ reactions when he unveils his completed renderings of their projects. To see more of Koapono’s work or commission a rendering of your truck, head over to KPconcepts.com.
Here’s another of Koapono’s latest designs: a slick 2014 Toyota Tundra laid out on 24-inch American Force wheels. This build features several elements not normally seen on ’bagged trucks, such as super-single wheels, Rigid Industries foglights, and tow mirrors -- so we’re sure it’ll stir up some controversy once it’s completed.