thinking outside the box Cars & Bikes INSPIRATIONAL ART
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Planes, trains and automobiles have always been hugely popular with Xara artists, and we’ve featured many superb illustrations in previous issues of Inspirational Art - have a browse through the back issues via the drop down menu at the top of this page and you’ll see what we mean. But we haven’t had a vehicle theme since October 2013 so we feel it’s safe to return to the road with this selection of images from four different well known Xara designers, mostly chosen from posts in the Xara Art Gallery forum on TalkGraphics.  
Evgeny Rogachev (Evgeny on TalkGraphics) Evgeny posted this illustration of a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX in this thread on TalkGraphics. As you can see he’s made great use of named colors, and incredibly this was his first car illustration - you can see some later examples in his selection in the Xara Gallery on
Andrew Wrigley (A Wrigley on TalkGraphics) These two photorealistic images definitely have the wow factor, they actually look better than the showroom models!  The Stingray comes from this thread on TalkGraphics, and the Harley Davidson from here. You can also see more of Andrew’s work in the Xara Gallery
Javier Vila (jvila on TalkGraphics) Not just a good illustration of the Opel, Javier has also managed to capture a sense of speed, which is a tricky challenge. The image is taken from this thread on TalkGraphics, and you can also see more of Javier’s work in the Xara Gallery.
Ron Duke No car theme is complete without an illustration from Ron Duke, who inspired so many other Xara artists to try their hand at car illustrations (but if you want to see something completely different from Ron, check out the image we just featured on our Facebook page). This Ford van comes from his selection in the Xara Gallery.
That’s it for this month. If you have enjoyed these images then all Likes, Shares, +1s, re-tweets etc are most welcome.