I did a job for Toyota a few months back and saved all the stages. Maybe I knew I'd have my very own blog one day and could share this lovely process with the world. Maybe I'm somewhat of a Process Junkie like Alberto Ruiz! I dunno!
Regardless, here's how it started. In very rare cases, you work with an art director that actually knows what they want from the get go. So I lucked out. It wasn't a case of "I'll know what I'm looking for when I see it." So I recieved his COLOR layout and provided a black and white rough for him so that he knew we were on the same page.
Once that was approved, I drew her all up. Check my link to "Sugar Frosted Goodness" and I've posted a close up of the undercarriage. Anyway, I stuck very close to my intial layout.
In the the final stage I slap on the lettering and cry as all the artwork is covered up. I try my best to give it an old skool look and make the deadline.
They were happy, I was happy. A very rare working scenario. Wish there were more projects like this one! Oh well, I've experienced it once in my life. Perhaps I ask too much...!