Born in Kingston, Ontario (Canada), I began drawing at a very young age. I have a passion for sketching cars, and pretty much anything that goes through my mind. Art has always taken a very important place in my life. Basic perspective drawing technique is my main focus for any illustration, it`s very important to create accurate illustration that will immortalize vehicles are they should be.
I always experiment new mediums to create art that is more and more realistic. My technique has evolved over the years and with new technologies I`m now using only a digital tablet to create my handmade illustration. Paper has been replaced by an LCD screen I can draw directly onto, but every line is still carefully felt and created by my fingertips. Art is an always evolving talent and my level of details and accuracy keep getting better and better!
My creation process begins with photographic researches to find accurate historical references to base my work. I then go on with a series of free hand sketches to get the feel of the model vehicle and try different perspective angles to find the perfect one that would capture all the special details of each model. Once my illustration layout is set, I go on with a more refine outline sketch, carefully correcting myself and getting the vehicle proportions and details as perfect as possible. An extensive coloring session follows to get first off the car body color in and all the details afterwards. I always keep the best for last, so I always do the rims before finalizing every artwork!
My illustration company, Etienne Art, aspires to offer each client an exceptional experience in creating a personalized illustration of their vehicle. Over the years, I was fortunate enough to be involved in more than 250 car illustration projects and see my work featured in magazines like Playboy, newspaper and blog articles as well as North-American art exhibitions.
My goal and dedication is to always create unique and timeless automotive artworks.
Just a Sample of the Beautiful Automotive Art and Design by Etienne Carignan
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