Digital Painting of F1 Heroes!

Here is some fantastic artistic inspiration for you! Check out these digital paintings of F1 Race Car Heroes which I found on popular blog, Abduzeedo!

All these paintings were created by Piotr Buczkowski.  Please be sure to check out his stellar work as well as many other videos and tutorials on Abduzeedo’s site.  It is quite a treat to behold!


How to Draw Cars New Video! | Color Compositions for Digital Paintings

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When drawing cars or creating a digital painting, color compositions are really important to help you finalize a color pallet for your digital painting.  It also helps to reduce the intimidation factor of completing a finished rendering.  Once you have your colors chosen, all you have to do is start to refine and add details.

You can perform this also in the analog format using either watercolors, markers, or any other type of mixed media.

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How to Draw Cars Now | Best Photo Reference Sites

Photo references are a must when creating realistic looking paintings whether they be by traditional or digital means.  It’s no secret that I am absolutely in love with the 50s, 60s, and 70s racing era so after I was given a link to this site from a relative, I thought I would share it with you.

Goodwood Rival.

In their own words. “The Goodwood Revival really is a magical step back in time, a unique chance to revel in the glamour and allure of motor racing in the romantic time capsule of the golden era at one of the world’s most authentic circuits.  The Revival is the world’s most popular historic motor race meeting and the only event of its kind to be staged entirely in the nostalgic time capsule of the 1940s, 50s and 60s that relives the glory days of Goodwood Motor Circuit. It is the biggest and best historic motor racing party of the year. ”

The  volume of photographic content is just amazing!  Vintage motorcycle racing, grand prix cars, horse racing, men and women dressed up in traditional 50s’ uniforms.  It is quite a site to behold indeed!  Anyone looking for photographs with such a wide range of content to draw from should definitely bookmark this page now!  If you have not checked out my last digital rendering tutorial, I used a photograph from this site to create one of my speed painting videos.  This site will truly inspire you to understand some beautifully composed images.

Be sure to visit the site and start sketching! http://www.goodwood.co.uk/home.aspx

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How to Drive the new 2013 Viper…Now!

(image courtesy of Autoblog)

Ok…maybe not now…but definitely soon….like on Forza Motorsports 4.  I know our site primarily discusses car design and sketching techniques but I just could not resist the temptation of posting this. Call it the bias that I have after purchasing an Xbox 360 this past Christmas for …ahem…”other” people in our family to get some home entertainment, not me of course.

In any case, I may be late to the jump on this but if you did not catch this story on Autoblog…definitely check out their article on it below.

The downloadable “Viper Pack” will be available sometime this summer.  I’ll be ready to uh….get this for my …..18 month old son….yeah….that’s it. ;)

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/04/06/viper-coming-to-forza-this-summer-will-include-autovista-versio/

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How to Draw Cars Video! – Two Point Perspective Templates Part 2


Great way to end the week before the Good Friday Holiday!  If you have some free time this evening, sit back, relax and watch this video.  We continue where we left off last week by sketching a car using the two point perspective templates that came with disc two of  How to Draw Cars Now DVD Set.  

Have a wonderful Easter Holiday!

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