Colored Pencils on Bristol Velum.
This is a depiction of the copper colored Ford GT MK IV that was driven in the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans by Mario Andretti and Lucien Bianchi. They didn't fair real well that day but earlier in the year Mario and Bruce McLaren in the Yellow MK IV had dominated the 12 Hours of Sebring for the debut of what I think is one of the most beautiful race cars of all time.
To do this drawing I took a different approach to what I usually do . I have more planning on this drawing than any other drawing that I have ever done. My usual course of action is to concentrate first on the main subject matter, and then add the backgrounds at the end. The problem I have with this is that by the time I have finished expending the concentration that it takes for me to do the main subject I am "out of gas" and don't have a lot of interest in the rest of the drawing, and it shows sometimes. Understanding my weakness as an artist, or human being, or what ever, I finished all of the background for this drawing first. I had done the layout for the car, but from that point on, I did not touch the car until the backgrounds were done. I have been working on this drawing, on and off, since last December.
I would also like to thank Aya-Wavedancer for her kind support and for sending me her photos of the MK IV's that she had ( she knows more about these cars than I do ).
At the risk of sounding self serving, I also want to say that the drawing ( you are seeing a photo of the drawing) is better than this depiction. I did my best but the photo doesn't represent the colors that I was able to achieve on the drawing itself. There are no shades of copper colored pencils, only orange ,sunburst yellow, lilac ,yellow, and so on. Aya-Wavedancer