David Kimble's Cutaways: Techniques and Stories Behind the Art

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9781613251737: David Kimble's Cutaways: Techniques and Stories Behind the Art

For enthusiasts reading magazines such as Motor Trend, Road & Track, and others, David Kimble is no stranger. His brilliant cutaway artwork has been gracing the pages of those publications for years. Whether he illustrated engines, transmissions, full-car chassis, sports cars, race cars, or classics, his cutaway artwork revealed, in excruciating detail, things that a camera lens could never capture.

In David Kimble's Cutaways: The Techniques and the Stories Behind the Art, Kimble reveals the secrets, techniques, procedures, and the dedication to craft that is required to produce these amazing illustrations. He covers the step-by-step procedures while producing fresh artwork for this book featuring a McLaren Can-Am car as well as a vintage Harley-Davidson. Although the procedures covered here are unique to Kimble, and pretty much a pipe dream to mere mortals, this title provides an inside look into how he does it. Also included are the stories and tales of how it all started, traveling the world to illustrate cars, behind the scenes with manufacturers, the Corvette years, as well as a gallery of many illustrations.

Never before has David Kimble provided a look into his cutaway "skunkworks," or shared the procedures for bringing these beautiful technical illustrations to life. This book is a must-have for any automotive or art fan.
This book is a 2015 International Automotive Media Competition (IAMC) Gold Medal Winner and Best of Books Winner.

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About the Author:

Growing up in LA, the son of an aerospace engineer, Midget racer and racing fanatic, David Kimble formed an affection for all things automobile at an early age. This obsession combined with a skill in drawing led David to the study of drafting and technical illustration at the Academy of Technical Arts. Word of Kimble’s artistic talent and love of racing spread quickly through southern California race shops and eventually reached Jerry Titus, then technical editor of Sports Car Graphic magazine. While David was already working as a contractor at North American Aviation, assigned to the Apollo space program, the artistic beginnings of a career was born. Requests for his art from Road & Track led David to establish his own business in 1976, David Kimble Illustration. David’s works have been featured in a wide variety of major magazines, and his style has attracted a dedicated following.


"This book is a must-have for any automotive or art fan." (Airbrush Action 2015-11-20)

"This is a wonderful book with many gorgeous illustrations of the cutaways." (David O'Malley IPMS/USA 2015-11-23)

"Kimble's book is generously illustrated with his drawings, of course, but he also tells the stories behind the drawings, how he came to be contracted to do them, and the research he did to be able to make them as accurate as possible. If you're an automotive nerd like I am, this is great stuff." (Ol' Skool Rodz 2015-11-30)

"Trust us, you'll savor this feast." (Hemmings Classic Car 2016-01-07)

"If you're a fan of automotive art, this is a must-own." (The News Wheel 2016-06-20)

Gold Medal Winner and Best of Books Winner (2015 IAMC Award Winner 2016-08-03)

"... the cutaway illustrations will dazzle you." (Mark J. McCourt Hemmings Classic Car 2016-09-12)

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