It has been almost 2 months since my previous blog post, so apologies for that. I published my 2017 Formula 1 renderings on my Behance profiles, and subsequently posted it to Reddit, where it got some decent feedback and good attention (but not a lot of upvotes! oh well!). Since then I have been experimenting with a couple of things, but overall (let’s be honest) I’ve basically been throwing my time away, up until a couple of weeks back!
Formula 1 Team Posters
Ever since I developed the most recent version of the Race Review posters (see below):
I have had a real hankering to develop some race specific posters (kind of like promotional posters for each of the races, but have not been satisfied with the end result. I toyed with the idea of doing some simple minimal-esque designs using my Race Review work for Australia and Spain:
Now, I really liked these, but they were missing something. I tried to play aroud with things and nothing was really working for the effort that I could put in, so I dropped that idea for the time being.
With my 2017 formula 1 renderings, I chanced on another idea, and developed posters for the teams themselves!
The posters are fairly simple in nature, showing the 2017 rendering for each car with a nice blakc border. For some reason I really like the black outline, it makes the car stand out more and gives it a bit more prominence on the poster. In each team poster I tried to utilise a but of each team’s livery for the background. I have also included driver info as well. The plan would be to redo each driver helmet as well (like in the Williams poster) but I felt at this stage it would be just as easier to represent the helmets with images rather than completely redo at this stage.
McLaren MP4-31 Pixels AND Scuderia Toro Rosso STR11 Pixels!
One of the outstanding projects of mine for this year is the 2016 Formula 1 grid pixels. I have made it my goal to finish up the 2016 grid, having completed 6 cars up to this point, so only 5 more to go!
Now, make that 3, with the Mclaren MP4-31 and Scuderia Toro Rosso STR11 complete!
Realistic version – McLaren MP4-31
Black Outline version – McLaren MP4-31
McLaren MP4-31 Close Ups
The Mclaren team has had a much more successful 2016 season, with the Honda engine imprving in both power and reliability. The car, in the hands of Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button, have been more regular in scoring points this season, and have made the final Q3 Qualifying ession a number of times. This is in stark contrst to their 2015 season, where the engine was both underpowered and unreliable, causing the car to have so little pace and performance that getting out of Q1 was usually the target.
Realistic version – STR STR11
Black Outline version – STR STR11
STR STR11 Close Ups
Scuderia Toro Rosso has always had a strong car aerdynamically, but have recently been hampered by engine performancedue to the Renault engine they ran in 2015. In 2016, due to the issues the Red Bull company had with Renault’s performance, the team elected to run with 2015 spec Ferrari engines. While the car itself has been praised for its design, many believe the engine has fallen back from the main 2016 engines a they have received upgrades.
Here is the Mclaren and STR cars with the rest of the grid so far:
I have a couple of ideas for the immediate future, but the most important is a commission I recieved for a charity log which I am excited to get into. Further to that I will finish the 2016 Formula 1 pixel grid before year is out.
I have ideas for non racing related projects, including some map work. I have also discovered a FIA backed method for calculating run off areas better, so I may do an update to the Sunbury International Circuit! Stay tuned!