Digital Painting - Lotus 49b

A car is considered to have left the track when all four wheels are no longer touching the racing surface.

Graham Hill driving the Lotus 49b in 1969 at the Germany GP (Nurburgring). Some of these images from time past are just amazing, imaging some of this nowadays is surreal, considering just how fast that car is travelling in order to create some kind of lift. How the crash bar (behind his helmet) is not even high enough to take any impact. How the spectators are just standing behind one wooden fence, etc,... The way Graham is looking directly at the camera is damn cool, too.

There is another famous photo from a different angle. This very own car is also a revolution on it self, it's the first F1-car that was fitted with some kind of very early aerodynamic elements, hence why it's called the B version.

Below are some progress pictures, the whole painting took around ~15 hours. Very fun experience! Painting was made in Clip Studio Paint, with only two brushes (dense watercolor brush and an oil blending brush)

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