Since 2013, I’ve been working with Larry Gormley, from HistoryShots. His company produces beautiful graphics combining information and art. My contribution included illustrations of ballparks, maps, golf holes, NFL stadiums and classic motorbikes.
In 2016, Larry started creating signs with descriptions, specifications, timelines and illustration for a museum of military vehicles that was under construction. He invited me to illustrate a tank for one of these signs, the M41 Walker Bulldog.
Painting with watercolor, scan in high resolution and adjustments in Photoshop.
More Vehicles and Guns
This project required significant research along with the creation of the illustrations. First, we had to locate historically accurate photos to use as reference images. Many of these photos had a bad quality, the wrong viewpoint or were only in black-and-white. Then we needed to confirm the photos matched the exact model of the vehicle and do further research for the correct coloring schemes.
Our success has been the result of developing a collaborative process with Larry - something I strive to do with all of my clients.
The National Museum of Military Vehicles opened southeast of Dubois, WY, USA in August of 2020.
Its 140,000 sq. foot facility currently displays the world’s largest private collection of military vehicles (over 500), in addition to a large firearms collection.