Automotive Illustration, Cars and Transportation Artwork

Portfolio of cars, SUVs, trucks and passenger vehicles by KHI

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For over 30 years, the primary focus of our company has been in the field of automotive illustrations and transportation artwork. Throughout those years, our passion for cars has has driven us forward, and helped us to obtain numerous design projects from companies like Acura, Audi, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Lexus, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile and Toyota, as well as automotive parts suppliers like NAPA Auto Parts, CarMax, Pep Boys, Auto Zone, Bridgestone/Firestone, Carquest, Midas and many more. Follow this link for a complete client list. This section of our illustration portfolio is dedicated exclusively to the automotive illustration, showing work from some of our favorite projects.

Samples of Automotive Illustrations:

Mid-Engine Sports Car

This image was part of a series of Acura NSX illustrations, and this particular image was our first all-digital car cutaways. The size of this illustration is 30 inches at 350dpi and it was created entirely in Adobe Photoshop.

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Sportscar illustration

V6 car engine illustration

These cutaway images were part of a series of 20 automotive illustrations used in the Acura Legend dealer brochure. This illustration was created for Ketchum Communications and Acura No. America, and was done with ink and airbrush at 30" x 36".

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V6 cutaway car engine

Toyota Rav4

This profile-view cutaway of Toyota's compact SUV sport utility vehicle was done exclusively in airbrush, pen-and-ink and pencil. The original artwork size is 30" x 40".

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Toyota SUV Rav4

300Z Brochure Overlays

This series of transparent automotive illustration semi-transparent velum overlays was created for Nissan's car dealership brochures, and was one of 60+ automotive images done in that model year.

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300Z brochure overlays

Camry Sedan Cutaway

This image was part of a series of fictitious cutaways that were created for Toyota Financial Services.

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Camry sedan cutaway

Porsche 928 Cutaway

This image of a Porsche sports car was created with pencil, ink and airbrush acrylic on drawing board, revealing the front-engine V8, rear wheel driveline and suspension. The original illustration size is 30 inches by 40 inches.

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928 cutaway

Tacoma 4x4 Pickup

This high profile cutaway of a Toyota Tacoma 4x4 was created for Saatchi & Saatchi advertising in Torrance, California. The original illustration size is 25 inches by 40 inches and was created with pencil, ink and airbrush acrylic on drawing board. The poster was used in dealerships around the U.S. and Canada.

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Tacoma 4x4 pickup truck poster

Military Transport Illustrations

This project shows a HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) with technical line drawings of the refurbished or re-manufactured engine and driveline components. The images were created for the Department of Defense.

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military transport illustrations

Automotive Electrical System

This image depicts a car's full electrical system including the wiring harness, electrical connections, lighting, heating and computerized systems for the fuel injection and engine managment. U.S. Copyright Registration #: VA 1-766-107 and VA 1-765-937.

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automotive electrical system

Toyota Supra

This profile automotive cutaway illustration of a Toyota Supra was done in 1998, when the first new generation of Toyota's flagship sportscar was launched. This image was created for Saatchi & Saatchi advertising in Torrance, California. The original illustration size is 20 inches by 40 inches and was created with pencil, ink and airbrush acrylic on drawing board.

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Toyota Supra

Truck Frame Chassis

This overhead illustration shows a fictitious creation of a generic pickup truck's ladder frame chassis with all of its associated driveline components attached. This image was originally created for use by Borg Warner.

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truck frame chassis

Lotus Esprit cutaway

This illustration of a 1984 Lotus was one of my earlier cutaway images, and was done in 1985 as self-promotion for our company. The original airbrush illustration was created at 30" x 40" on cold-press drawing board.

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Lotus Esprit cutaway

» Portfolio of Automotive Illustrations, Cars, SUVs, Trucks & Passenger Vehicles «

Many of these car images utilize the cutaway illustration style, to convey the car's performance characteristics, engine performance or efficiency, ride and handling characteristics, suspension dynamics, passenger ergonomics, ABS braking systems, and unique component features. Another important aspect of these illustrations is to show passenger safety features such as passive restraint systems, crumple zones, body structural reinforcements and passenger airbag protection. This section covers a variety of automobile types, from passenger sedans and luxury cars to sports cars, SUV sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks and newer hybrid gas/electric or all-electric plug-in cars. For additional car Illustrations please visit this complete portfolio of car drawings.

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