This sketch ended up being a total disaster for me. I really like the way the side profile and rear end turned out, but the front end was a major cause of heartburn. No matter how much time I spent on it, I just couldn’t get it to look good! I don’t know, but those droopy air intakes remind me of Admiral Ackbar (you know, from Star Wars) and I just can’t shake that image from my mind. I dislike it so much that I have been planning on redrawing it for about a week now, but the truth is that I’d rather forget this one and move onto my next car drawing.
If anything, this illustration really brought back a lot of memories from my days in art school. I had a roommate who was pretty good at drawing cars himself (he’s a designer at Ford these days), but wow…sometimes he would get stuck in a huge creative rut and go through stacks of sketchbooks before he sketched something he was happy with. So yeah…creative blocks happen to everyone now and then, so that’s why I chose to abandon this one and move onto something else.
I had actually planned on making this a really tight rendering with lots of vivid colors, but with that ugly front end, there was no possibility of coming up with something I could have been happy with.
As usual, this drawing was created entirely in SketchBook Pro with my ratty ‘ol Wacom Graphire 4 tablet.