This collection of digital and conventional airbrush images were executed in the "ghosted illustration" style, also known as a "phantom illustration," or transparent "see-through illustration" style of technical rendering. Typically, ghosted illustrations are used in both product and automotive illustrations to make the exterior shell of a subject appear to be transparent or translucent in certain locations in order to reveal important internal components which are being referred to in the corresponding text of a brochure or poster.
Samples of Ghosted Illustrations:
Non-Automotive Ghosted Illustrations:
» Phantom Views, Transparent Cutaways & See-Through Illustrations «
This style of technical illustration is especially well suited for products, cars and machinery where the exterior skin is not too complicated so as not to distract from the internal components, gears, electronics or mechanical devices.
If the exterior of the subject is highly complex it is typically better to use the traditional cutaway method. The ghosting method is also helpful for products that have a distinctive outer shell with logos or graphics, as these busier elements provide extra depth when they are rendered as semi-transparent over the internal machinery or electronics. Our artwork is typically used in print advertising, consumer dealership brochures and automobile-related collateral marketing materials and campaigns. You can see how these images were created by following this tutorial link: creating a ghosted illustration
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