Thursday, March 26, 2009

So, if you can draw two cars well...

...can you draw them well while crashing them into each other?

And so began the third cover for the Stone Arch Nascar books.

This book, titled "Stock Car Sabotage", is the story of a race car driver and his younger brother who worked in the garage. Through the course of the story, the younger brother suspects that someone from his own team is sabotaging the competition to let his brother win. Of course, through a little detective work and a well placed camera, the culprit is caught and dragged out in a scene very reminiscent of a Scooby-Doo, "if it wasn't for you meddling kids..." moment.

How can you not love drawing something like that?

As with the other covers, this one ramped up the challenge level for me. As if drawing cars wasn't hard enough, now I had to draw them crashing into each other, sparks flying, metal bending, and But I think it came out well.

Like the other covers, here is the initial design for the cars and the cover before the cropping police (or, my very cool art director) came into the picture.

And, since the colors for these cars weren't specified in the story, I gave the main car a Denver Broncos blue and orange paint job. Unfortunately, the numbers for the cars WERE specified or I would have made the lead car number seven.

I think John Elway would be proud.


Steve Brezenoff said...

Hey, Sean. Cool to read about your work and thoughts on these books!

Next time, I won't assign numbers to the cars so you can properly honor your Broncos. ;)

Sean Tiffany said...

Thanks Steve! It was a blast to work on these books. And, with the way the Broncos are looking these days, they could use all the help they can get!