September 9, 2012 — 40,952 Views
As a kid I always told my friends I wanted to buy a Dodge Ram and drive on Route 66…
Last Update: December 19, 2020
"Howdy!" I remember when I created this particular Artwork very well. I had just come back from a two-month vacation, staying in San Antonio, Texas.
Although not near the old Route 66, this of course is a place where many such awesome trucks are seen all around the streets and freeways. But I remember one of the first times I saw one growing up in Holland. Since these kind of trucks (also S.U.V.s and bigger typical American-made cars) are rarely seen over there, I was instantly amazed and awed by this cool vehicle.
Although nowadays, they are being imported into Europe more and more, just like the Ford Mustangs and the Chevy Corvettes are.
The Artwork itself took some time to find the right photograph, with the right angle and lighting. Though the picture was taken during the day, I choose to transform it into a night scene, just because I think it looks cooler with all the lights on, etcetera.
The first thing I did was making a cut-out of the entire truck. Since it was photographed in broad daylight on a grassy part adjacent to a street, I wanted to add the new background with the freeway myself. Of course, to simulate a moving scene, I added motion blur to the background, and in a turning way to the wheels, to suggest high speed rotating wheels.
After making the image darker and simulating a night scene, I painted in the headlights and taillights. This is always one of my favorite parts (beside the motion blurring to create the sense of "speed"). It always looks cool to magically turn the headlights on.
I loved the composition already, and rotated the entire Artwork quite some, to create that cool action look that I much adore when it comes to images of action and vehicles. Lastly, I did some major en some subtle color corrections and contrast adjustments, including some subtle vignetting and simulated lens-blur alongside the edges of the Artwork.
"Now buckle up mate", for it is time to take a nice long drive with our fierce and strong (Dodge) Ram.
By Matthias Zegveld — the Netherlands
A vast collection of Digital Arts with Cars — the other great passion of Matthias Zegveld.
Arts with typical American style, objects, foods, persons, politics or cities, that define the culture of the United States.
Arts about the darkness of life, and how we sometimes feel completely abandoned by God, our family, or friends.
Art - The Ram is a Digital Artwork created by Matthias Zegveld, published on September 9, 2012.
Viewer (You) XP:
You'll Earn XP Every Time You View an Art!
LVL ( XP) >
Browse through a selection of the most popular Artworks of Jeshield.
Wheels on Fire
54,122 Views +125
Lion of Fire
42,761 Views +16
Today Is My Birthd…
41,027 Views +18
40,953 Views +16
40,311 Views +12
Tree of Life
40,292 Views +16
40,153 Views +18
Bird of Freedom
39,844 Views +15
The Forest of Ligh…
39,779 Views +14
39,378 Views +12
39,363 Views +24
The Light in Me
39,176 Views +11
Heroes of War
38,870 Views +18
38,686 Views +21
Around the Campfir…
38,528 Views +9
Light in the Jungl…
38,471 Views +15
Fist in the Air
38,298 Views +13
38,078 Views +11