I'm just in the early stages of a very exciting project and thought I would share it with you. I was asked by the Reynolds-Alberta Museum to re-create a decal from the Aultman Taylor Equipment Company for a tractor they just finished restoring. The Reynolds-Alberta Museum is a world class transportation, aviation, agriculture and industry Museum from the 1890s to the present. I thought I would document the process to give people an idea of what is involved in re-creating a decal with this level of detail . The graphic will be hand painted and then scanned into a computer so it can be reproduced as decals. I love this type of period work because it challenges all my skills as an Artist. Hope you enjoy the ride. I'm enclosing the Reynold-Alberta Museum link to give you an idea of what they are all about.
Here are some photos of the layout / color study and reference photos. The first sketch was provided by the Museum. There are no decals available for reference so this is what I have to work with. I'll post photos as I progress through the project.