In my business, I am always meeting interesting people doing interesting thing. A couple months ago, I was asked to do logos for an Ice Cream truck company in Arizona that buys old firetrucks/ambulances and refurbishes them as Ice Cream trucks. They do corporate and public events, providing ice cream and such. Sounds really cool! Here are a few of the drawings I did for them…
One of my favorite parts was designing these ice cream kids, rescuing people with delicious ice cream!
The best part about this job was working with my wife Amber. She herself is an amazing artist, and it turns out she is way more talented with designing art in Illustrator than I could ever hope to be. So she took my drawings and made them look great in this program so they can be shrunk and enlarged endlessly without losing quality. Very cool!
I did this illustration a couple of years ago for Phil Kerr Plumbing. It was a fun drawing, except for trying to squeeze that little dog in there. But this weekend, as I was leaving the studio, I drove past a van that had it plastered all over the side. Being a freelance illustrator, I’ve had a lot of firsts in my career, this being one of them. It was cool seeing the van, and without thinking I whipped a u-turn and followed the van till I could get a good photo. I’m certain the driver thought I was nuts.
I did this T-shirt design for Texa$ Don Zielinski celebrating his 50th anniversary of drag racing. He is a cool guy and this project was a lot of fun to work on. I did a lot of concept sketches to get the car design just right. I will post some of those here when I get the chance. I also got to work with my (new) wife on this, since she’s an amazing artist herself. AND… I got to see a real Drag Racer in action. Sometimes I have the coolest job in the world.
This is an old drawing from me that I ran across on my harddrive. From 2004 when I first started working with water color. Aliens Vs Predator if drawn by Charles Schultz. Classic!
I do a lot of freelance work in between the comic book stuff. This was an illustration for a mud volleyball tournament August 29th with the local school district and the “Communities In Schools” program. This was made with a relatively new process for me, I sketched the design in pencil and then created the illustration with the pen tool in illustrator. Its a great technique for t-shirts and logo design. It keeps things very clean and versatile. I tend to do the initial drawings still in pencil because it keeps the spontaneity that a lot of artists lose with all digital work.
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I did this caricature for a Podcast called 2MT – it stands for Two Mikes and a Todd. Pretty clever. I bet their pods are clever too. Go listen to them cast them! (Obviously I’m not too hip on the intertubment casting business.)
I did this illustration the other night for a Heating/Ac company ad for the phone book. I like to imagine them all riding around in the back of that truck day in and day out, urgently waiting for the call. It’s like the A-team, without all the drama.
If you need an illustration you can contact me at william_terrell AT hotmail dot com. To find me, apparently this client had to talk to more than a dozen people, whom all recommended me but didn’t remember my email. Maybe I should make a phone book ad of me running out of the back of a truck to urgently do caricatures? I would of course be B.A Baracas, only white, and more round. I’ve been wondering what I’d look like covered in gold chains.