First thing, find a template! I looked for way too long for a template. It is ridiculously hard to find template for a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 MEGA CAB. And it’s the Mega Cab part that just ruined my life for two days. The only company I could find who had it, Pro Vehicle Outlines, offered it based on a subscription and seeing as how I rarely do vehicle ad designs, I couldn’t see paying for an expensive subscription. So, round and round the internet I went, looking for a template, free, or one I could buy individually. I contacted the sign company my client had chosen and they didn’t have it either.
At the end of my rope, I decided to call Pro Vehicle Outlines, and sweet as they are, they informed me that they give the first template free. Great! How many days of searching did I just save you right there? They will send you the first template free. Yeehaw!
So, gleefully, with a printed copy of the template in hand, I began researching, collecting inspiration images, and then sketching ideas.
Next stop – find a tutorial on the most efficient way to work with this template.
My client lives on the other side of the country, so she took photos of her truck and sent them to me. I designed right on top of them – so really, at this point, I’m not even using my hard won template for this stage of the design. That will come soon.
This is as far as I got today. I’ve sent it off to my client for consideration and expect to have some adjustments to make. She may even want less than this half-wrap. We’ll see. My true nature has always been to over do it, then edit, edit, edit. The challenge here is to try and create an airy spa-like feeling, consistent with her branding, on a black paint job.