Sunset Spyder

Tuner-style design for Audi R8 Spyder, as part of a calendar project for AutoWeek Magazine.

Sunset Spyder
A beach-n take on an instant classic
Another of the twelve illustrations I created for the 2012 AutoWeek Magazine / Rad Rides by Troy / Studio PCK calendar. AutoWeek had a public vote in June, where the readers chose 12 cars, and they handed the dozen to yours truly and the gang at Rad Rides to put our own spin on them... The final renderings were put together in a calendar that launched at the SEMA Show this month in Vegas.

For this Audi R8 Spyder, I opted to pull the rear deck back a bit to imply some speed when parked, and gently clean-up the trim and exhaust exits. I raised the bonnet a hair to balance that heavy-looking nose and cockpit, then beefed-up the side vents to balance the now larger front and rear wheel openings. Pushing the front wheels out a hair gives an even more menacing look to the already wide-looking car, and covered it in matte green with some hot rod-influenced wheels..

AutoWeek has downloadable wallpaper of the designs here:

Illustrator artwork, starting with pencil sketch as always.....
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