I think this is going to be my holiday card image this year.
Here’s something completely different.
This is the Ogerita, a gas electric trolley car that ran on the Missouri and Kansas Interurban Railway, known as the Strang Line, from 1906-1908. The railroad was owned by William B. Strang Jr., a land developer in Johnson County, KS. The car was named after his niece.
This image was created in Adobe Illustrator using historic black and white photos as references. (Thank you to the Overland Park Historical Society for those reference images.) Period news clippings mention at the railroad painted their trolleys vermilion, so that’s the color I used. I also consulted David Holland, an amateur railroad historian and my father, for additional references and explanations of how it all looked. (Thanks, Dad. I finally drew a train car like you’ve been wanting me to do for years.)
A print can be purchased here.
Edit: I had previously stated the car was named after his wife. It was actually named after his niece.
I’m working on updating my website and all my social media. Everything’s going to go with this new logo.
What do you think?
My name is using my Big Bottom Cartoon font (Available for free!) and “Illustrator” is using the Amery font.
I’ll be putting it up on everything soon!
I’m not entirely happy with the composition. It feels sort of unbalanced, somehow, no matter how I crop it… Dunno. I may need to work on it some more. *shrug*
I really like the colors and the way I drew the guy, though.
Here’s the same image as a night scene with the aurora borealis.
Just a plain cupcake. I’ll decorate it later…
Yeah, I know. It’s not even Thanksgiving yet. But if I’m going to get my Christmas cards printed in time, I have to design them about now. So, here’s my Christmas card design for the year.
Buy it here.