French Cars – Talbot Lago Racing Cars.

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This is an ink (Staedler fine-line pen) sketch on Canson 300gsm paper – a commissioned Greeting Card, featuring  one of THE marques of the French motor racing industry – Talbot Lago.    This particular 1950’s car is a T 25 GS model and was raced successfully at Le Mans – winning in fact, in the early 50’s,  by the Rosier Father and Son team.   With it’s large engine capacity,  lack of powered steering and treaded tyres, it must have been quite some handful to drive on the demanding Le Mans circuit.  Thanks to Bill Kinchella for the background material on this wonderful, alas now gone,  marque.Blue Jag drwg (2)Commissions accepted.   Please e-mail me at:- motoring-art@orange.fr for further info.

The Legend – the Jagermeister Porsche

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Porsche Jagermeister

I have always been intrigued with the Porsche marque, with its’ flat six cylinder engine -that emits a sound unlike any other car.     I admit that not only are Porsches very attractive to look at and to listen to, but are a real delight to drive – as quickly as possible.

This, the Jagermeister Porsche with its’ highly distinctive orange and black livery is a very special lady indeed, designed for racing and for the development of the Porsche range of vehicles.

This turbo charged 3 litre engine sports car has a top speed of 300kph.   It was developed in 1976 from the Porsche 934 series and had a brake horse power capacity – depending on the model –  that ranges from 485 bhp up to a massive 580 bhp.

Thank you for looking up my web-site.  I undertake commissions,  ranging from Greeting Cards to large format oil/acrylic motorsport  drawings and paintings, with or without the driver/owner of the vehicle, as requested.         Please feel free to e-mail me at:-

                                                       motorsport-art@orange.fr

for further information and for a visit to my Art Studio, near Rennes, West France.

 

INK and PENCIL are excellent mediums

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I admit to enjoying using both pens and pencils for my drawing work.   Both of these mediums are highly controlable  though ink work is not easily corrected if you make a mistake……  Therefore,  I always “rough” out my subject in a soft pencil before applying the ink.

Another thing I do is leave the work alone after the pencil work, for a while.   Its amazing how you can spot any error(s) when you return to a work.   Staring at the board for end-less hours, definitely makes you incapable to seeing mistakes……..

It is essential to use a very soft rubber to eradicate unwanted pencil lines and to highlight facial features.    Also,  brush off all rubber dust with a wide and soft, fan, water-colour brush and then  use a hair-drier to blow away all the rubber debrix.

 

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SPEED (in artwork) is not always of the essence…….

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Sébastion Loeb and his Citroen WRC.

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As an Artist – I tend to work quite slowly, irrespective of whether it is an ink and pencil motoring artwork – as above, or a watercolour, or an acrylic or (of real necessity) an oil painting.

To me, rushed artwork , always looks rushed and I can usually spot  where an Artist has omitted to take care over their work.  This is a particularly difficult aspect of being and Artist, as all too often they allow themselves to be pressured into producing (yesterday……) a promised artwork/s – something I have learned NEVER to do.

This A3 size motoring artwork features the great French Rally Driver, Sébastian Loeb, doyen of French (and other nationalities’) rally fans.   The Citroen has been illustrated in ink (light fast and waterproof ) on 240 gsm Canson paper with pencil effects added  in to create the inevitable dust – that is part and parcel of any rallycross event……

This artwork, along with  others, in a similar genre,  will be exhibited in Rennes, in 2019 – details to follow.   And all the profits will to go to Médecins Sans Frontieres.

If you have a query about this artwork or indeed any of the motoring artworks shown on this web-site, or about my FREE Open Days for Artists, please do not hesitate to contact me at:- art2cherish@orange.fr.   Thank you for reading this and I look forward to hearing from you.

And on three wheels….. Ink drawing of a 3 wheeled Morgan.

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Taken from my sketchpad…..    I actually owned ( to the dismay of my more sophisticated friends…) a Reliant Robin 3 wheeler.  Extremely light, extremely fast ( I tended to corner on 2 wheels – which didn’t worry me overmuch as I was a biker….) and GREAT FUN to drive!   Now in a Private collection.Morgan views0002.jpg