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Michael Andretti F1 by Tellez-ART Michael Andretti F1 by Tellez-ART
This is a graphite drawing of Michael Andretti's F1 car from the 1993 season.
This was my first attempt at doing a highly detailed graphite drawing back in 1994. This piece took me over 350 hours to complete.
Materials used : Photographs for reference, Grumbacher art paper, graphite pencils 4H- 9B, blending stumps.
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Haque-Designs Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student General Artist
woow this is so amazing it looks so smooth!what shading technique do you use?
Brakefoot Featured By Owner May 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Oh wow, this is amazing. 350+ hours?! Wish I could spend that long on stuff, goodness.
Love it anyhow!
Tellez-ART Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Thank you so much! I know that 350+hours sounds crazy to spend on one drawing, but that is over a course of about 5 or 6 months. I only do about two drawings a year if that, cause that's all I have time for. I've also been dying to do more F1 drawings of current drivers, but it's so hard to pick one that everyone will like. Anyhow, thanks again so much!
F1creations Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great ! By the way, this is not the 1993 McLaren Ford. I think it is the 1992 one.
MattK1989 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I can easily put this piece on top of the list of Great Auto Racing Deviations I've ever seen. Absolutely brilliant, I will give this a :+fav: and I will go check out your gallery immediately.
Tellez-ART Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
Hey Matt, "WOW" I can't thank you enough for your wonderful comment!! I'm truly honored by it! It's the nicest comment I've ever received! Thanks again so much!!
MattK1989 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome for the compliment, I try my best to select words that give maximum effect. Thank you for taking the time to make it and post it on DA :), this work was 350 hours well spent. It's truly a shame that more people on DA are not into sports or auto racing, your work would get so much more attention otherwise. I'm still amazed by this. I use references all the time, but THIS looks like a black and white photo. It truly is amazing. The lineart is somewhere between excellent and perfect, the shadows and reflections are done at the correct angles, and the blurred effect on the tires is a small but good touch. What impresses me the most, however, is the shading you used in this drawing. I know that the Shell logo is yellow and the number is red, and you used appropriate shading techniques to convey the sense of color. This drawing truly is incredible, I hope this gets a Daily Deviation or something someday. If I find a way to recommend it as a DD, I will ;).
Tellez-ART Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Hi again Matt. Once more, you have left me speechless and in aw of the amazing compliment you've given me!! I truly mean it when I say that I'm honored that you like the piece and for the fav. I wish I had more time to draw so people could see more in my gallery. But there's that little thing called "LIFE" that keeps getting in the way!! I look back at all the art I've done in the past and wish I would have taken pictures of it all. Because then I'd have a lot more to see in my gallery then just five pieces of work! Again....thank you thank you thank you for the wonderful compliment!! And by the way, do you live in Indianapolis In? Because the pictures in your gallery of the NASCARS are from the Brickyard 400. And believe it or not, I use to live in Indy but I moved to Florida twelve years ago. I miss Indy so much. Mostly because of all the racing that takes place there. If you think about it, Indy was the only place that had every form of racing to go there! Indycar,F1,Nascar,Nationwide,NHRA,MotoGP just to name a few!!! Anyhow....thanks again, and nice talkin to ya!!
MattK1989 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess I have a talent for giving good comments. It makes the process of making friends easier ;) And to answer your question, no I don't live in Indy. I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. However, I've been making the trip to the Brickyard every year with my father since 1997. I was only 7 years old for my first NASCAR race. I'm currently 21. Going to Indy to watch the races has been an amazing experience. And yes, Indianapolis should be honored to have nearly every major motorsports series come to town to race.

You're welcome again, and best of luck to you, your life, and all of your future endeavors.
Tellez-ART Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
Hey my friend, that's so cool that you and your Dad make the trip every year to Indy! I wish my father would have started a tradition like that with me. But he was never into racing. I remember when NASCAR first went to Indy back in 1994, it was so cool!! I was so excited because Jeff Gordan was my favorite driver and to see him win the inaugural Brickyard is something I'll never forget! By the way did you ever get a chance to check out a Indycar race at the Milwaukee mile race track?
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