Many of us, regardless of background or upbringing, develop future hobbies or interests based on someone close to us as a child. When Jake Meadows was a kid, his father took him to races and hot rod shows, and that eventually led to an introduction to the mini-truck scene. He attended many events that inspired him to go home and draw his ideas while they were fresh. Now, as a 29-year-old, he draws custom vehicles for people who want to visualize their dreams. Currently, Jake balances his time working in the automotive collision and refinishing industry while also drawing custom rides. Due to demand, he may soon need to spend more time drawing and less time in the shop. His goal is to do renderings, custom paint, and airbrushing in his own shop. If you want to know more about getting a rendering done, you can check out or contact Jake on Facebook/Instagram under the name "renderedbythor."