When I first heard from the guys at Mr. Gasket last year I got waaaaaaaaaaay excited, but then my joy turned into some serious sadness as my schedule couldn’t accommodate their needs. I was a bit mopey cause I know exactly who these guys are and it’s not often you get approached by 50 year old mainstays like Mr. gasket and the Accel Performance group.
I put it out of my head and moved on. I was even happier than the happy I had the first time, when THEY CALLED ME BACK! As it turns out the timing before wasn’t the best for them either, but they really wanted me to do the job. Me = STOKED!
On top of all that the job was for the 66 Suburban that is touring the country and winning all the frekkin awards. They named it “Lime Crush” and you can see why it’s all the rage right now.
They wanted a semi Ratfink kinda look. I wouldn’t say my take is very Rothish, but I definitely pay homage while trying to keep it my own. I did a rough rough sketch of their concept. Fortunately my point of contact had vision. I’d hate to be held to one of my sketches.
Then I worked it up a tad.
and finally I brought the whole thing home.
It was super fun to do and also got to mess with a semi cell-shaded style. I think I’ll do more.
Big thanks to the guys at Mr. Gasket and the Accel performance group. I appreciate the shot and the re-shot.