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.
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)
Two Sportscar Spotter Guides have just been released on sister site, SpotterGuides.com, ahead of this weekend’s action in the US and Belgium.
The NISMO Spotter Guide for the WEC 6hrs of Spa Francorchamps. This guide features full car, team,driver and class details in addition to Twitter handles and the all important ACO/FIA Driver rankings. No other guide is as up to date or features so much detail!
The Official IMSA Spotter Guide for the Continental Tires Monterey Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has also been released. This three page guide features all the TUDOR entries along with leading forty Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge entries.
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
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.
The guide features all 56 cars, team, chassis, engine and driver details along with a timetable, map and current WEC points standings and is the perfect tool for watching at the circuit or from home.. Each car has been illustrated in detail, with the assistance of almost every team. Thanks to these teams, we have the most up to date visual guide available anywhere!
The guide is currently available as a 3 page A3 size PDF and as 3 separate JPEG’s (4500pixels wide) which is perfect for desktop wallpaper and large printing. A smaller A4 size PDF is available in High and Low resolution The A4 release is great for home printing and also viewing on a mobile device.
No apps or fees are required. You can download the guide HERE, along with any future update
Huge thanks to Nissan for partnering with the guide. Make sure you follow their Twitter Account @NISMO_Global
Production of the 24Hr of Le Mans Spotter Guide is well under way and am pleased to announce that, in conjunction with DailySportscar.com, Nissan will be sponsoring the Le Mans Guide once again which is apt given their domination in the P2 category this year!
Also been working on some illustrations for Nissan for their recent GTR-LM NISMO announcement.
Feel free to thank Nissan NISMO on Twitter for the Spotter Guide support if you want to help out. Timescales are tight this year, so provisionally the 1st edition of the guide will be released on the 6th June, ahead of Scrutineering on my dedicated site, SpotterGuides.com for those travelling early.
The guide will then be updated after Scruitneering. As before the guide will be available as an A3 and A4 versions which will suit printing, desktop and mobile viewing…all free of charge and without the need of an app.
A quick update, 2014 has been epic for me this year! Lots of new clients, all very happy and lots of cool fresh designs. I have never worked so hard in my life. Its surprising how little sleep you need…….
I have a total of….
4 Car Liveries in TUDOR United SportsCar Championship (DeltaWing, GMG, Turner, PR1)
4 Car LIveries in Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge (CJ Wilson Racing, Bimmerworld)
4 Car Liveries in Pirelli World Challenge (GMG Racing, Racing for Children)
4 Cars Liveries in the Formula Drift Championship (Papadakis Racing, Tyler McQuarrie Racing, Charles Ng, Danny George)
3 Car liveries in the Porsche Middle East GT Cup (Saudi Falcons & SAS international)
1 (possibly more to come) cars in the World Endurance Championship (Proton Competition)
2 Helmet Designs in International Competition (Tommy Milner – TUDOR and Le Mans, Edward Sandstrom – BES and Nurburgring) Continue Reading
I was fortunate to be asked to contribute to the 2013 GT and Endurance Review book put together by l’endurance and Dailysportscar.com and powered by Nissan. I contributed in a very small way with some illustrations for the Blancpain Endurance Series and World Endurance Championship. The e-book is simply epic and I advise any racing fan to download it for free now.
I have released two 2013 Le Mans Wallpaper Desktops for your computer, tablet or Smartphone. The first wallpaper celebrates the Nissan powered entries in the 2013 24 Heures du Mans which includes the E-ZEOD racecar which is the ‘Garage 56’ entry at Next Years Le Mans.
The second wallpaper showcases all the entries of the 2013 race in their finishing order. You can view all the wallpapers at www.spotterguides.com
Thank you to everyone who supported and downloaded the Nissan 24 Heures du Mans Spotter Guide during the past couple of weeks.
Despite an attempt of a competitor to produce a rival guide (which ultimately failed to be released!) we broke all records on SpotterGuides.com for total number of downloads in a single day, before AND then during the race, beating our total 2012 downloads before the race and increasing our downloads by 20% at time of publication.
The biggest, most detailed Spotter Guide produced, the 2013 edition of the 24 Heures du Mans, sponsored by Nissan, is now online to download. Version 1 of the guide is available for those travelling to the event for Scrutineering. The guide will then be updated early next week, so pop back them if you don’t leave for a few days.
The Nissan 24 Heures du Mans Spotter Guide is bigger than ever with an extra resource page with circuit map, current WEC points, timetable and useful links. On the main guide pages, we have the usual car and team info, including Tyres, Fuel, Class and Engine. New for 2013 are FIA/ACO Driver Grading icons and Le Mans garage numbers.
The Spotter Guide series for 2013 is now in full swing! We started the season with the 24 Hours of Dubai, followed by the first of our endurance guides, the Official American Le Mans Series Guide, which is updated prior to each race.
Nissan have also become a partner and their support has allowed me to create the World Endurance and European Le Mans Series Guides which will be released next week. Continue Reading
Following the huge success of the Spotter Guide series and more recently, the Desktop Wallpapers, I have produced an extensive Wallpaper showcasing the many Nissans which raced around the world and covered by DailySportsCar.com during 2012. A wide variety of vehicles from the Nissan 370Z in the Britcar 24Hours, to the Super GT racers and the revolutionary Nissan DeltaWing.
You can download the wallpaper here, on our sister site