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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D3100
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1/200 second
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F/5.6
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Sep 9, 2012, 6:30:57 PM
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Mazda 787B by Anths95 Mazda 787B by Anths95
EDIT 10/4/2013: Added a new picture to better show the drawing.

FINISHED 9/9: YES. YES. YES. I DID IT. I'm really happy with it :) I almost killed myself when I screwed up the last "N" in the RENOWN on the hood, but I fixed it with a white gel pen. Other than that it was smooth sailing :)

This is my Mazda 787B drawing.

I don't think this car needs introduction, but just in case, it's a four-rotor Wankel-engine powered beast that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1991 (and remains the only Japanese car to ever win). 5 exist in the entire world (not counting four replicas given to various auto and racing museums). It sounds like heaven www.youtube.com/watch?v=81zhOQ… , and it's manufactured from pure awesome. :D

I tried a different approach to put down the lines this time; instead of using a ruler to measure out distances, I used a grid both on the reference photo (ref photo here if you're curious cache.gawker.com/assets/images… ), and on the paper that I'm drawing on (the grid was suggested by Laggtastic, who has basically become my car drawing mentor :D). It has worked GREAT, I love using the grid, it's much easier than trying to measure and makes it so much more accurate!

However, if I EVER draw another car with this much detailed lettering again, I want someone from the DA community to SLAP ME. I must be INSANE to try to draw such a detailed paint job.

Anyway, to be serious, you should check out Laggtastic - his stuff is awesome (I would kill to draw cars like he does), and he's seriously helped me a TON, not only this grid technique, but with a bunch of other stuff, too. So go look at his stuff already! :)

Thanks for looking!
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FIREBIRDC9 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent Job!

I am currently doing an Acrylic painting of this same car,   and I feel your pain with the RENOWN part :P


Faved!
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Anths95 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! Sorry about how long it took me to reply :P 

Wow, that's awesome :) Be sure to show me when you're done! 

Thanks again :) 
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FIREBIRDC9 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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WickedWagon Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
I like this a lot. What did you use to make this?
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Anths95 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I used Prismacolor softcore colored pencils on Strathmore 14x17 bristol paper :) Oh, and a small amount of Sakura Gelly Roll white pen to touch up a lettering mistake.
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WickedWagon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Wow, that's impressive. One more question (the money question) How did you scan it?
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Anths95 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I didn't, I took a picture with my camera :) 
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WickedWagon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Wow. That's really impressive. I'll have to try that. Thanks a lot.
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Anths95 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, it's my pleasure! Hope it works for you!
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WickedWagon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Your welcome
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KevinCalanor Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
I just love this car :eager:
It seriously makes me wonder why most brands avoid rotaries, it's one of the greatest cars that set their tyres at LeMans.

It scary think about how many time take to this level of detail, whenever I keep to long on a draw I mess/give up, need to try back some car drawing sometime.
Sometimes it's better leave things without background, It's a safe choice, and set the entire focus on the car. :3

Ps. A little question, how many color pencils you have?  :meow:
I keep buying larger boxes and they never seem to be enough... I can't figure if it's pencils or skills that I'm lacking. xD
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Anths95 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too, it's probably my favorite race car of all time :) If I had to guess why Mazda was the only one to do it, I would probably say it's because they were the only ones who truly perfected it. Rotaries can be very finicky and Mazda decided to do the R&D to get them to work, and no one else really did. By the time Mazda's rotary cars took off in popularity, everyone else was too far behind.

Yeah, it is scary, trust me :P  This took me about 25 hours, I think. I always space out long works like this over at least a week (usually longer); that way I work on it when I feel good and ready to. Yeah, I just tried drawing a car with a background a week or so ago and I ended up ruining it because I tried using Copics for the sky, so I feel I was right to have been scared to try one, lol :/ 

I have a set of 72 Prismacolor soft-core pencils. (I also have a Prismacolor manga set of 24, but I rarely use those for... well, pretty much anything, lol.) Basically, what I've found is that 72 pencils is enough for almost everything. There are times when I'm off by a shade or two, but usually by blending or using white I'm able to get very, very close to what I need. (You do need to have nice paper to be able to blend though, so perhaps if you're having trouble, you should try out some Bristol paper? I use Strathmore Smooth 300 Series.) Anyway, you can go with a bigger set, but it's probably going to be overkill.

The only pencils that I've added to the original set since getting it are some extra shades of gray (10%, 30%, and 90% cool gray, and 90% warm gray, in addition to the 20%-50%-70% of both colors that I had already), which are really useful since all of your lighter shades for black have to be done with gray. 

Hope this helps, if you have any other questions, don't be afraid to ask :) 

And thanks for the favorites! 
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CobaltGriffin Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I saw your art of the Falken Ford Mustang and I was impressed. Now I'm in awe. I love this as is, but I'd love to see it with a background too.
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Anths95 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, I appreciate the compliments very much :) Yeah, I'm still not ready for a bg on my car pieces; I'm not good at them yet, really. I've been practicing with my manga art (that doesn't take as long to make, and so if I screw it up, it's not as big a deal), and eventually I'll do a bg with a car, just not yet.

Thanks for the fave too ;)
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theCAZTman Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice drawing! I like this car. Its Rotary engine is very impressive!
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Anths95 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Yes, it's my favorite car of all time, I'm a huge fan of rotaries :) Thanks for the fave too!
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stijnw11 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Really nice, but that rear rim looks a bit weird to me...anyways AWESOME!
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Anths95 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, both rims are actually a bit off (if you look closely, the front's even more screwed up, lol) :D Thank you very much!
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tonio48 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Good first attempt in coloring Anths95, and for sure it isn't easy to put on all those letterings while keeping the right perspective and reflections. I did a FiberCastel pencils classic car that you may like as it got a full background ( Maybe a next step for your renderings?). It might be one of my best traditional automotive art so far. Here it is: [link] And this BAC Mono made with marker pens: [link] I hope these works will inspire you for the future and if I can give any advise, just ask, ok?
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Anths95 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks man :) Yeah, the lettering was pretty tricky, but it was very worth it in the end :)

That Talbot is wonderfully drawn (and I love your car choice, the Lago is one fo the most beautiful designs ever in my opinion) and the bg is awesome... I would like to draw one with a background at some point, but it won't be my next. I'm working on a Koenigsegg CCX right now [link] but the reference has no background, so I'm just going to leave it white on the drawing.

What I had originally planned on doing was drawing backgrounds on some of my anime pictures, since they take less time, and then once I got good at them there, I'd do a car with a background, but since I haven't drawn much of anything (including anime) lately I haven't practiced.

I would guess though that once I finish the Koenigsegg, I'm going to go for drawing a car with a background, even if it's just a simple one. I really appreciate your offering up your advice, it means a lot to me :) If I ever have background questions or something like that I'll let you know for sure! Thanks again! :highfive:
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tonio48 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
You are welcome and good luck for your Koenigsegg drawing. Cheers.
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Anths95 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much :)
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SharkHarrington Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   Photographer
Impressive work my friend. Just amazing! :+fav:
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Anths95 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much! And thanks for the fave! :highfive:
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Ant787 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
DUDE I HOPE YOU SEE THIS LOOOOK!! [link] your art work is next to the prismacolor pencils case on amazon thats awesome how did you do that?!!!
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Anths95 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :) I uploaded it as a product usage picture a few months back, and I guess it got enough up-votes to be placed as the image next to the pencils :D Thanks for the heads-up!
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Ant787 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome
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marcuzes Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Great drawing!
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Anths95 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, and thanks for the fave as well!
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marcuzes Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
You're welcome
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theTobs Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great work! i donīt know for how long you are drawing. but itīs cool. you can be prod of this outcome.
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Anths95 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I started drawing when I was like 5 (so 12 years ago) but I never was very good, and then I stopped drawing entirely about 4-5 years ago and just picked it back up from scratch in June of this year. Thank you very much :)

And thank you for the fave as well :)
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theTobs Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
youīre welcome!

I only collect, what I like and what deserved it!
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Anths95 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it's appreciated :)
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theTobs Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yep!
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Wyvern89 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice! What kind of colored pencils do you use. I want to start coloring my cars.
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Anths95 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :) I use Prismacolor soft-core pencils (I have the 72-piece set and the Manga set), and I also used a verithin black pencil for some of the lettering. The paper you use is very important as well, I would recommend smooth bristol paper, I use Strathmore 300 series.

If you have any more questions feel free to ask :)
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Wyvern89 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah I see! How much is the manga set?
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Anths95 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The manga set is $22 on Amazon [link] :)

The 72-piece set (a necessity for coloring cars, in my opinion) is $54 on Amazon [link] If you can afford it, it's highly worth it.

Thanks for the fave by the way :)
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Wyvern89 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! and You're welcome!
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Anths95 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :) If you get the pencils and try it out, send me the link, I'd like to see :)
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Wyvern89 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Will do! It won't be for a little while though. College stuff first, LOL!
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Anths95 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I can understand that :) Good luck!
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BlackLeatheredOokami Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice done! :nod:
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Anths95 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :)
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grote-design Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student General Artist
that is one awesome illustration! and i certainly won't slap you if you try some detailed lettering again: it is the challenges and the stepping out of your comfort zone that bring you forward! ;)
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Anths95 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :) Well, I will admit the challenge was fun, and it definitely allowed me to find new artistic limits! It was nuts though, I almost drove myself crazy :D My next car is a Porsche 917 with the Gulf paint scheme (similar to this [link] ), so it's a little bit easier, but not much :)

Thanks for the fave, by the way :)
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Arek-OGF Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW such an awesome work on this famous racing car!!! Great attention to the details (lovely paint job and stickers) and shading. Overall the whole work is very neat and professional!!!
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Anths95 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I'm glad that you like it! I appreciate the compliments! :)
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Arek-OGF Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome :)
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