An aggressive John Deere riding lawnmower for Sketchwars

Sketchwars John Deere.jpg

Its been a little while since I've posted for Sketchwars. This weeks topic is lawnmowers. The first thing that came to mind is a John Deere riding lawnmower. The green and yellow color scheme is very iconic. As I was sketching the lawnmower, I was fiddling around with the proportions and decided to make it more aggressive. I incorporated some influences from ATVs and modern SUV styling. The result is a more modern interpretation of the John Deere riding lawnmower. I had to throw in the classic Photoshop grass brush as well :P

Magic blue bonnet


Its been ages since I’ve posted! a lot has happened since then. A position at Dell, helping out a local ID firm and now I’m venturing more into my own. Its been a little scary! One thing that I could say, is that I haven’t been bored.

In addition to industrial design, I enjoy painting. I painted “Magic Blue Bonnet” months ago. It was really fun and I enjoyed the process of making it. Once I took the tape off, it revealed the blonde plywood edges. It wasn’t bad, but it seemed a little distracting from the painting. Last week I laid down a light wash with acrylic paint and then added a stain. I think this “mahogany” works much better with the blue bonnet.

This painting is for sale and will be show at the upcoming “Art will save us” party.