Renault Elf Formula 1 Race Car
This pen and ink cutaway technical illustration was done by the illustrator based on his personal knowledge of the Renault Elf Formula 1 race car. The color version was done with color pencil on drafting vellum at approx. 24" x 36"
1972 Datsun 240z Cutaway Diagram
This pen and ink cutaway technical illustration was done by the illustrator based on his personal experience and knowledge in owning, driving, and rebuilding a 1972 Datsun 240z.
Automotive Engine Piston Pin Sketch
This quick pen & ink sketch was completed in the process of generating illustration and layout ideas for an automotive aftermarket manufacturer. This is often the first step in the creative illustration process to just get quick ideas down on paper. Sometimes,...
Amtech Automotive Cutaway
This is a pen & ink illustration of a generic auto that was completed for an automotive aftermarket manufacturer. The designer was going to add some photos of auto parts around the diagram, and then the artwork turned into countertop mats for use in auto parts...
1955 Ford F-100 Pickup
This is a pen & ink illustration of a 1955 Ford F-100 owned by the illustrator. It was composed and conceived from reference photographs and first-hand knowledge of the truck from the restoration process. The original was done on 20" x 30" cold press illustration...
4-Cylinder Ford Engine
This is a cutaway illustration of a Ford 4-Cylinder engine back in the days of the Ford Pinto (circa 1970's). It was done by hand with pen and ink on illustration board from technical references.
I took a watercolor class in the 1980's at the American Academy of Art in Chicago and Irving Shapiro was the instructor. I did this watercolor painting for that class. I had the honor of having it featured in his book on Watercolor.
1997 Black Book Ad
Randal Birkey put together this self-promotional ad for the 1997 Black Book. It features: Pharmaceutical Product Logo Globe - Product Illustration Retouched and digitally altered 5 dollar bill with 2 Abe Lincoln's Close-up diagram of a chain product used in a road...
1998 Black Book Ad
Randal Birkey put together this self-promotional ad for the 1998 Black Book. It features: A series of vector line art icons A Nuclear Fission Reactor Core Vessel An Atomic Level Fission Nuclear Reaction Diagram A Medical Doctor Digital Vector Illustration Youth...
Aiwa Car Stereo
Randal Birkey illustrated this Aiwa car stereo unit for an ad agency in the early 1980’s.