Monday, October 25, 2010

Illustration Friday: Racing

This week I'm re-posting some previous IF entries because the topic fits so perfectly, and because I have new photos to share.
Atelier acrylic & Acryla Gouache on 8" x 8" wood board

A while back I was commissioned to create this painting as a baby gift for racing legend and Indy 500 champion, Bobby Rahal and his wife, for their daughter's nursery.

You can see some process photos here.

I had presented 2 sketch ideas, and the top image was chosen. Knowing that I had the big LA SCBWI conference coming up, I went ahead, and painted the second one as well as a portfolio piece. I was recently pleasantly surprised when Mrs. Johanna Rahal said they would like to buy the second painting!

 Atelier acrylic & Acryla Gouache on 8" x 8" wood board
Process photos here. 



Just last week I delivered the painting to Bobby Rahal at the amazingly designed Team Rahal offices.
Mr. Rahal was kind enough to pose with my painting.



20 comments:

Cyn Narcisi said...

Hi Angela, what beautiful work you have! I'll be stopping by frequently!

Bethany Hissong said...

Love the GIRL driving the race car!!! I knew you were in Columbus when I saw the Rahal building!!! That was were I left my budding illustration career behind and am now (16 years later) getting back into focusing on it again. I miss Ohio so much! I lived in Dublin before the mall was there... working in advertising, doing Wendy's.. of course! ;)

lil kim said...

I remember that speedy slick chick from LA! But I didn't know the story behind it. How wonderful!

milli-jane said...

Really love the colours you've used here! great work. Love the story behind them too!

Nikki said...

Angela, this is awesome and I am so glad you posted the pics... It was great to put that with the story you told me the other night!!!!

Bethany,
You should totally consider moving back to C-bus! I am and Angela and I are going to start an illustration revolution in that town! LOL

Okay, maybe a night were we meet and critque, but it will be a blast!!!! I can't wait...

Cally Johnson-Isaacs said...

So beautiful Angela, love your monkey character too :)

Heather said...

Love the colors you have used here. Awesome racer girl!!! Beautiful work! xo

theartofpuro said...

Adorable!Love your characters and colours:)

Abz said...

Nicely done! great style and refreshing colours! Bravo. :)

Angela Matteson said...

Yes Bethany, you should move back and join the illustration crew with Nikki & I once she gets back here! :)

Thanks everyone for the sweet comments!

Linda Hensley said...

Very cute paintings. I'm sure they make Isabella and her parents smile every time they see them. Nice colors too.

Axel Zapata said...

Love it the monkey and the little girl!!!

Alberto said...

Your work is really amazing!

ValGalArt said...

completely cool :)

Sissy Sparrows said...

I remember it from another IF theme and loved it then...have to say still love it and the new one as well.

psychopooch said...

lovely paintings :)

Jack Foster said...

Hey Angela! I love this! I love your style...and I love your blog! Great angle and wonderful colors. I just know that loved this!!!

Melissa Arandia said...

Those are really beautiful paintings! They would definitely look good in a baby's room :)

Nina Seven said...

thanks for stopping by, angela! what a cool project and for such a high profile client! i love what you came up with-so fun!

Bella Sinclair said...

I remember this speedy little girl! And Ooooooh, the matching piece is a perfect complement. Absolutely beautiful, both of them! I love the flower and checkered border, and Sock Monkey is too too cute. I would definitely have snatched up this second painting, too!