Storytelling with images
Since I was a kid, I dreamed of becoming an illustrator and an artist. I spent every free moment drawing and colouring, while being inspired by famous artists I read and heard about. I have been working as an illustrator and artist for many years. I started drawing entirely by hand with pencil, acrylics and watercolour on art board or canvas. I was the number one visualiser for Volvo Netherlands and DAF Trucks and for these companies I created hundreds of visuals, illustrations and art-posters. I also worked as an illustrator and animator at design studios and at advertising agencies. ClassicCar-Art.com might be considered a ‘side-project’. It feels so good to go back to my roots and pick up the drawing and painting skills again, but only this time with the creative freedom of the digital era. If you are curious about the work I create as a (interaction) designer, illustrator, but most of all animator you might want to visit www.martinmelis.nl
I discovered the endless possibilities of creating digital art and animation in the early ’80s.
My first digital art was created on a Commodore Amiga, and a little while later on my first Mac II. From the moment I discovered the endless possibilities of creating digital art I was totally astonished with it. I spent many many hours learning complex paint, compositing and animation software among other 2D and 3D tools. Nowadays, I work with the finest equipment, such as the Wacom 27 HD Touch, digital tablet. The tablet is a joy to work with and it feels just like drawing and painting on traditional canvas, but with full control over texture, linewidth, colour, composition and output. What you see is what you get!
As an independent artist, I do not have a relationship with – nor do I work commissioned for – the car brands shown on this website.