Nissan have recently released a couple of infographics featuring my illustrations.
The image above features a new illustration of the 1991 Spa 24 class winning Skyline R32 GT-R. It was quite hard to find good reliable reference for this and had no scale drawing to work from, so many photos were required to accurately replicate the livery right down to the front brake caliper. The R35 GT-R behind was also updated from launch spec to the Spa 24 identity it will run at the legendary race.
Long standing client Nissan and their motorsport brand NISMO with Paul Ryan Media commissioned me to produce a new set of car illustrations for their Infographics which formed part of their 2016 racing announcement.
The Spotter Guides for the WEC IMSA double header event at Circuit of The Americas in Texas are now available on SpotterGuides.com
The Official IMSA Spotter Guide features all four TUDOR classes as well as the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. You can download the official guide from the dedicated page.
The NISMO Spotter Guide for the WEC round features all 31 cars with the latest liveries and driver changes. You can download the WEC guide from its dedicated page.
Both guides will be kept up to date during the week with driver and any significant livery changes.
Thank you to Nissan and IMSA. Without their support, there would be no Spotter Guides.
After Daytona, the run-up to Le Mans is very busy for me, not that I am complaining. Oh no!
In addition to the NISMO Le Mans Spotter Guide and the livery design for the #21 Nissan GT-R LM NISMO prototype (which also features here in the above graphic), I also assist teams with various graphic assets.
Sticking with Nissan, I supply the NISMO motorsport organisation with various vehicle, and helmet illustrations which their PR guru, Paul Ryan then integrates into inforgraphics, press releases and press packs.
The lead image features Nissan Athlete LM P1 roster, with cars. Great fun drawing these helmets, many from low res or awkward angled images as these Le Mans spec helmets had only been used on test day, or were still being painted
This update follows Scrutineering where a number of liveries made their debut or were adjusted including the Aston Martin Art Car.
In addition, an A4 Portrait version of the guide is also available. Smaller file size and best suited for home printing or cellphone use
The guide has all the information you need, at home, the track or even part of the many commentary teams or marshals who use the guide.
In addition to the usual Car, Driver, Engine and class details, the Le Mans guide adds FIA driver grading, Twitter handles, tyres and even their pit lane Garage location.Page Three of the guide includes a timetable, map and helpful links. Each car has been illustrated in detail, with the assistance of virtually every team.
It’s always great to get a livery commission, but there’s real responsibility in this game, particularly when there’s a brief that involves incorporating an iconic heritage livery.
Earlier this year such an opportunity arose when long standing client, Nissan and their NISMO brand asked me to assist in the design of an homage to the 1990 Nissan R90CK which Mark Blundell drove during his now legendary Pole lap at Le Mans 25 years ago (video below)
The 2015 NISMO Spotter Guides for the World Endurance Championship and the European Le Mans Series event at Silverstone are now available to download on our new dedicated WEC and ELMS. This link will remain the same for the season.
The guide is available in PDF and JPG format and will be updated prior to each event.
Thanks to NISMO for their support of the guides. Without their assistance, the guides wouldn’t exist.
SpotterGuides.com also offer a Formula One guide, 2015 Racing Wall Planner and from next week, the Official TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Guide for Long Beach.
The NISMO Spotter Guide series returns for 2015 in April with expanded coverage starting from Silverstone on associate site SpotterGuides.com. Following a very successful 2014, the World Endurance Championship Spotter Guide will be joined by the European Le Mans Series Spotter Guide for each of the five rounds.
Tthe ELMS guide is set to showcase the dominance of the Nissan P2 power plant with EVERY prototype except one using the Japanese engine! In the World Endurance Championship, over half of the P2 grid will also use the Nissan engine . These will be joined by the new P1 Nissan GT-R LM NISMO from Le Mans.
Nissan have released their revolutionary weapon for the 24Hr of Le Mans and the World Endurance Championship as part of their Superbowl advert segment. I was fortunate to be commissioned to create some illustrations for their press pack which was created by Paul Ryan Media.
Using a selection of images and renders, but no scale elevations, I was tasked with creating side and plan view illustrations of their new GTR-LM P1 machine in a very tight deadline. Produced entirely in Adobe Illustrator, this vector drawing has been built up in sections so elements can be viewed or more importantly hidden by a click of the mouse.
In addition the artwork for the wheel was then used with some of my other existing artwork for the Michelin Press release at the end of the press pack. Continue Reading
The TUDOR United Sports Car Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship share the bill at The Circuit of the Americas this weekend and SpotterGuides.com have guides to make your experience more enjoyable at home or the track.
NISMO will be sponsoring the remaining FIA WEC Spotter Guides following the huge success of the 24Hr Le Mans Spotter Guides where we had over 93000 downloads to date.
There are two versions of the Spotter Guide available for the IMSA events. The IMSA Viewing Guide booklet is available to download here, or printed at the circuit, while for CoTA and Petit Le Mans, Andy Blackmore Design will also be releasing a traditional ‘Poster Style’ version of the guides. This is a trial, so let me know what you think below.
At the end of May, Nissan Motorsport announced they will enter the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship including Le Mans with a full-factory effort of two LM P1 cars. The car will be called the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO and will make its testing debut towards the end of the year. In addition to sponsorship of my Le Mans Spotter Guides, I was separately commissioned to create some supporting car illustrations showcasing Nissan’s current and future involvement.
I produced a number of vehicle illustrations to support their media coverage for the announcement and for Le Mans.
This is a great example of how illustrations can give a client a consistent message, free of different photo shoots and lighting challenges. The images were utilized a number of times making them excellent value for Nissan.