Michael Turner, a professional artist whose career has spanned over 45 years, has had a lifetime passion for motorsport. His reputation for draughtsmanship and meticulous attention to detail, combined with his ability to convey speed, action and drama, has earned him worldwide recognition and acclaim.
If you have ever wondered how a motorsport artist manages to convey the sheer thrill, almost the noise, grit and smell — of a Formula 1 race in full cry, then this illustrated 'how-to' book is for you. For the first time Michael Turner now passes on some of his wealth of practical experience to provide an invaluable source of information and inspiration both to aspiring artists and motorsport enthusiasts generally. The easy-to-understand, fully illustrated text explains his working methods and caters for all levels of ability and experience. From the complete beginner to those experts who wish to add to their existing knowledge, the reader is taken through the basics of drawing accurately, the art of perspective, drawing ellipses and curved surfaces, portraying textures and reflections, depicting speed and movement and drawing lifelike figures, creating pleasing compositions, painting techniques and onto the presentation of their work for exhibition. In addition to the information relating specifically to producing authentic automotive illustrations, other chapters explain how to undertake research and use reference material, and the drawing and painting equipment required.
‘Drawing and Painting Racing Cars’ features an extensive selection of Michael Turner's own paintings reproduced in full colour along with explanatory captions and preparatory sketches. Therefore, as well as being a practical reference book, it is also a unique collection of the artist's finest motorsport work. Although much of the information is applicable to illustrating all types of vehicles, this book concentrates specifically on competition cars, historic and current, including sports cars, rally cars and Formula 1.