My drawing of a 2017 Ford GT

Having this website to hold me accountable for not drawing enough is a good thing. Even though I have been busy working on other projects and I haven’t been drawing as much as I’d like, just knowing that I’ve got a car design and illustration blog gives me the push to keep going. The passion for drawing cars is definitely there – but my time isn’t.

There I go making excuses again every time I show up here. “Shut up and talk about the cars already!” is what I envision most of you are thinking every time make a post, so I’ll take your advice and get right to it.

The 2017 Ford GT. This is a car that I’m trying really hard to like, but I just can’t. At least not yet. I may change my mind a bit once I see it for myself (or at least on YouTube), but for now all I see is a sleek looking car with a V6. That’s like something straight out of the 1990’s, and not modern times where it’s possible to buy V8 monsters like 600hp Mustangs and 750hp Dodge Challengers right off the showroom floor.

I get why Ford decided to go with a twin-turbo V6. That EcoBoost engine is a lightweight performer that could hang with any V8, no doubt, but…it just doesn’t make the sounds that a supercar should make. Especially one costing over $400,000.

Despite my lack of enthusiasm for the 2017 Ford GT, I decided to draw one anyway. It is a great looking car, no doubt about it. I especially dig the fact that it’s got a different personality from every angle, with all those cuts and scoops and wings coming together in unison to create a very stunning piece of automotive design.

This was a quick 1 hour sketch in black and white, very similar to the style I used on my Datsun 280z, IROC-Z, and Chevy Nova sketches posted a few months ago. It’s a style of illustration that I’m quite starting to like, as it’s fast and loose, yet tight enough to show all the important details.

4 Comments

  1. Reply
    Félix Minville February 21, 2020

    Hi,

    Your drawing is AWESOME !!!

    Is it possible that I can use this image for the header of my blog under construction?

    I am starting an educational project which is to model, 3D print and build a Ford GT 2017 and I want to make a blog to inform the young enthusiasts of the progress of the project as well as on the technologies used.

    Thank you and good day

    • Reply
      Scott August 14, 2020

      Hi Felix – sorry for the late reply. Anyway, yes, feel free to use it as long as you link back to this page. Thanks!

  2. Reply
    Nate May 6, 2020

    Scott, based on your sketches I would have believed that you are a professional automotive designer. But yo my surprise, you are doing this just for car passion.

    I’m in a similar position where I have this passion to draw cars, but I just don’t know the tips and tricks to car perspective and portion. I’ve always been known as the kid who could draw in secondary school.

    I am revisiting my love for performance vehicles and utilizing my art skills to also stratch an itch. Unfortunately with the COVID-19 pandemic, I wouldn’t be financially responsible to go and get a 4 door V8 Charger Scat Pack/392.

    I don’t know if you are still around, but thank you for sharing your sketches.

    • Reply
      Scott August 14, 2020

      Thanks so much Nate! Yeah, I still pop in from time to time. I guess the passion for drawing cars never goes away haha! Good luck on your journey to become a better artist!

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