August 9, 2011 - 2 comments

A pie in the oven.

Sunbeam 1000 H.P. Speed Record Car

Sunbeam 1000 H.P. Land Speed Record Car

Sunbeam 1000 hp Land Speed Record car

You know how cooking shows always seem to have a perfect version of the final cooked dish waiting in the oven? Artists need them sometimes too.

This is my “pie in the oven” for an Autodesk Sketchbook Pro demonstration that I’m giving tomorrow at the Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam. Even though I’ll be doing a real-time walkthrough of my process for creating a digital illustration in SBP, it always helps to have a version that you know will come out right in the end. This illustration of the 1926 Land Speed Record setting Sunbeam “1000 hp” car took me about 2 hours to complete and uses various techniques that I’ll be able to highlight during my presentation if my “drawing hand” doesn’t show up when I do tomorrow afternoon.

Tricks of the trade aren’t just for celebrity chefs.

Published by: Andrew Meehan in Art, Blog, Sketches


Maya Valentin
June 2, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Hello, I am a high school student studying industrial design and I found your Linked in on google while looking up creapole, and saw that you also went to Art center. I am considering both of these schools, and was wondering if perhaps you could give me any helpful information or tips for pursuing these schools as well as design in general. It’d be great to get feedback from someone with prior experience! (I tried looking for an email address but it didn’t work out) Thank you so much for your time.

    Andrew Meehan
    June 28, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Hi Maya, sorry I haven’t replied earlier!

    I can’t honestly recommend Creapôle to anyone. Going there was a horrible mistake for me that certainly cost me a career in the automotive industry. They have certainly changed in the 15 years since I graduated from there, but with the French auto industry in dire straights I’m not sure now’s a good time either.

    Art Center, on the other hand, has been a consistent producer of top professionals for more than 50 years and I don’t expect that to change anytime soon. I don’t always agree with their teaching techniques, and you’ll work harder there than you ever have before, but the results speak for themselves!

    Hope that helps.

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