I did this piece for one of the online model building groups I am a part of as a T-Shirt design for charity. It was a lot of fun.
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A friend had posted several pictures of owls and my wife has been really into owls lately so that definitely influenced this piece. Also I wanted to try a straight on view and play with symmetry. Bird of Prey was hatched from these influences. Plus owls eat groundhogs and I have had enough of winter. Don’t be surprised if you see this car in Punxsutawney.
I love to build models and I am a member of a bunch of model building groups on Facebook. It’s a great hobby, usually very relaxing, but there are times were trying to get those tiny little pieces to fit together can be more than a little maddening. That is what inspired this graphic.
Just for fun, I hear a lot of my modeler friends talking about rat rods. They look like rust buckets with killer motors. They’re all go and very little show and they are cool. For some reason that led to Bat Rod. Did a web search and found there is a model kit of the same name tied to the Batman franchise. This piece has nothing to do with that. Just a fun drawing of a fun subject. The bat is green as a nod to Ed Roth’s Rat Fink, the father of all car art creatures.