This is my first attempt at painting with acrylics, which I found frustratingly difficult.
It’s not quite karting related, but it is supposed to be a famous American driver who has a vague connection to karts.
I occasionally doodle on the iPad. Daniel Riccardo said last year that he wanted to walk into the paddock with a honey badger (as a joke)… anyways i couldn’t get the image out of my head, so here we are:
Graphite Pencils & Charcoal = L206 (Least expensive & least hassle; just draw… right where you want to, no screwing around; maybe a little blending & erasing some highlights).
Colored Pencils (dry) = WF (A small step up cost & effort wise; lay down the layers - lap after lap - with few hassles & good feedback, but plan ahead to keep your highlights, or jump through hoops to do them after the fact… if you can).
Colored pencils (blended with solvent) / water soluble graphite of ink pencils* = KA (A step up in costs, but also a little more hassle… requires careful planning ahead, the correct paper, and the experience to know how much water to use and how things will react to, and blend with, the water).
Paint applied with brushes = X30 (A step up in cost - can be a little or a lot -, need to know how to color mix, layer, blend paint and manage paint consistency over time. Also need the discipline to work gradually from general -big picture- shapes toward adding the details at the end; much like chassis tuning during a weekend.
Airbrush = KZ or some crazy ass 250cc lay-down kart ($$$ & PITA; create/gather stencils if needed, select/install correct nozzle/needle size, thin paint to the correct consistency, turn on air compressor and test spray to set to the correct pressure. Start painting, OMG such a fantastic feeling, look at those blends … WTF happened to my beautiful spray pattern … oh, clean off the dry paint that has accumulated on the brush’s tip… and clean up the paint you spilled with trying to clean off the tip dry. Off on another fantastic lap of painting, but sputter around the last turn… pit to remove more tip dry again… repeat ad nauseam, and then replace the needle you bent when trying to remove the tip dry . Finally, shake in your boots , when it’s time to negotiate the really fine lines & twisty bits).