Featured on this page are a few of Joanna’s favorite illustrations which were neither commissions, nor works produced for other businesses. If there is an illustration which is not available in the shop, please contact Joanna. She will be happy to make a print of that illustration. Standard print sizes and costs apply.
This commission came about after an art showing at Melinda’s Biscotti. The client had seen my Woman Empowered motorcycle series. He had a hot red TR6. The tires and red paint were a blast to re-create.
The Porsche 356 Speedster
My 2nd commission was as a result of seeing this car parked at a garage on my way to return bottles. I talked with the garage owners and I was soon illustrating his Porsche 356 Speedster. The decals on the car were amazing. This illustration came about through the adaption of 4 reference photos.
This is one of my commissions which involved water soluble colour pencils.
The Porsche Spyder 918
This Porsche Spyder 918 is slick. The colour of the Spyder was a challenge. The rims were a blast to illustrate and I loved the prism of colours in the headlights. The front windshield was a challenge as I saw bizarre shapes and streaks of colour. Trust the process and draw what you actually see and not what you think you see.
Luis in Germany
Luis is a fashion blogger in Europe. His uplifting outlook on life makes it a pleasure to follow him. When I saw the photo of Luis sitting on these steps in Germany, I knew it was a portrait I had to illustrate. Luis clothes, the European flavour, the light from the sun and a first for me illustrating snow.
The Orange McLaren
This McLaren was a lucky find. My husband was golfing when he came across this super car in the parking lot. He took a photo. I was very pleased with his foresight and immediately illustrated this super car. I love the tangerine colour and like the Porsche Spyder, I had a great time with the front windshield.
If you haven’t guessed, I have a whimsical side. The cuteness of the Nash Metropolitan cried out for a rabbit and some fun loving dogs. My own dog, Ozzy, is driving the Nash and his passengers are the pets of friends.
A number of these cards were sold to the The Met Pit Stop in North Hollywood, as well as to the public. The proceeds of which were donated to Broken Promises Animal Rescue.
The Jaguar C-Type and Ben and Martin
This Jaguar C-Type is my favorite car. The photo was sent to me by photographer, Robert Dening, of Silver Arrow Cars. The headlights and reflection of buildings in the hood were great fun. To add even more fun to this picture, I added actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman to the picture as if they were racing in the Mille Miglia.
Alfa Romeo 4C
I was in an airport when I saw this Alfa Romeo 4C inside the airport, cordoned off with ropes. I crouched and squirmed trying to take a photo, when my spouse and an airport traveller unclipped and pulled back the ropes so I could take my photo.
The Alfa Romeo 4C was illustrated on larger paper using a water soluble pencils, and this picture hangs in my home.
The Classic Ford and the Corvette
The woman who has been my biggest supporter commissioned me to illustrate her friend’s classic Ford truck and red Corvette. Wanting all the focus on the vehicles, I didn’t include a background with this illustration. Two different red markers were used for each vehicle.
The client for this commission knew I could add people and different landscapes to an illustration. Liking the woman in the Porsche illustration, the client asked if she could be included in this commission for her husband, which would be a birthday present. I enjoy fashion illustrations and I was quite pleased to re-create the outfit and match it to the Camaro.
Her first! My first commission was this Sprint car. This is the race car that caused me to fall in love with illustrating cars. The wheels and decals were amazing to illustrate as well as displaying red reflection in the metal.
The client wanted a special anniversary gift for her husband. This picture was done early in my career, and this is the only image I have of this illustration which was completed using water soluble colour pencils.