Cartoon Car

Cartoon Car

Randal sketched this cartoon car in his sketchbook during an airplane ride from Chicago to Denver. It was done analog… pencil on sketchbook paper… then scanned and imported on a Mac and saved with Adobe Photoshop....
Bob Sharp Racing Datsun

Bob Sharp Racing Datsun

Randal enjoys automotive illustration, especially of racing and hot rod automobiles. This illustration is of a 1972 Datsun 240z racing car modified and driven by Bob Sharp Racing team in the IMSA circuit. These early Datsun’s (now Nissan) were very popular in...
Mercedes Benz Protoype C-111 Gullwing

Mercedes Benz Protoype C-111 Gullwing

Randal did this drawing of a Mercedez Benz Prototype Model C-111 in the 1980’s. Based upon a photo of this experimental, Wankel-powered automobile, the illustration was done by hand with ink lines and black wax pencil shading on croquill board. Croquill board...
Chicago Creative Sourcebook Ad

Chicago Creative Sourcebook Ad

In the early 1980’s, Randal Birkey started his freelance illustration career. At that time, one of the best ways to advertise illustration and get new work, was in the Chicago Creative Sourcebook, published in Northbrook, Illinois. Randal created this ad as his...