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GAI Exhibits needed a mascot for their services, and Xpo was born. Xpo shows off his expertise in the pages of their new site. Below I go from concept sketch to final color illustration of Xpo driving his Monster Logistics Truck.

Creating a Master Canine

Going All Digital on the iPad Pro

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1. The first step of course is doing some research and coming up with the final sketch for the perfect truck and happy expression for Xpo.

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3. The next step is to ink all the lines, except for the logo in this case. GAI logo has no black outlines, so I can place the logo later once I start coloring. 

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2. Using the Sketchbook on the iPad Pro, I can go from sketch to Inks using layers just like in Photophop. Lower the opacity of the pencils and the inking begins.

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4. Before coloring, I usually create a mask of the shape of the illustration and have it on its own layer, so it's easy to make a selection while coloring and not go outside the edge of the cartoon.

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5. The final stage is making layers for each diferent color parts of the illustration and creating a shadows and highlight layers. And then, I place rendered logo on the grill and side of the truck. And finally add a layer for the background dust, smoke and sky. 

XPO's Monster Truck is
ready for Action.

You can find Xpo's many talents throughout G.A.I. Exhibits website at:

www.gaiexhibits.com