After seeing Mordy Golding's 3D Lego blocks in Illustrator I decided to give it a shot. It never ceases to amaze me what you can do with the affects on a single shape in the appearance panel.
I've been working on this on and off for a long time. I eventually want to set it to music. I got the inspiration when I saw the great title sequence for the hilarious Kroll Show. The animated title sequence just blew me away so I had to try my hand at creating some funny parody logos/signage. I had so much fun making these.
I was playing with some Photoshop painting techniques on some photos I took of my grandpa Frank's tractor. That old tractor must have been sitting there for 35 years and has lots of character. I used a combination of the oil paint filter combined with smart filters and painting on a mask to hide or enhance the effects in certain areas. I'm happy with the results.