Ford GT40 | Digital Painting by AJ Brockman

in art •  9 months ago


Today we take a bit of a sharp turn if you will from the norm. As an artist, my "go to" style has been creating more tropical and South Florida inspired art. However, I find inspiration in many things and sometimes just want to make something cool. Sometimes I find it just as amusing to research what I am painting, then actually painting it. My dad has always been a race fan and has owned some pretty unique exotic cars. From that, I developed a passion for racing and automotive history. More specifically European automotive design and the infamous Le Mans series. For me, it was never about how fast, It was more about how well-designed the automobile was. I guess the artist I is hard to subdue no matter what the circumstance. I plan on doing an entire Le Mans series of all the winning cars pre-1980s. More to come.

This is the Ford GT40. It is a high-performance endurance racing car based on the British Lola Mk6. The range was powered by a series of American-built engines modified for racing. The GT40 won the 24 Hours of Le Mans four consecutive times, from 1966 to 1969. In 1966, with Henry Ford II personally in attendance at Le Mans, the Mk II GT40 provided Ford with the first overall Le Mans victory for an American manufacturer, and the first victory for an American manufacturer at a major European race since Jimmy Murphy´s triumph with Duesenberg at the 1921 French Grand Prix. The Mk IV GT40 that won Le Mans in 1967 is the only car designed and built entirely in the United States to achieve the overall win at Le Mans. It became known as the for Ferrari Killer.



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Incredible car !

Great car!
Incredible painting!


awesome painting :)

Stunning, congratulations!! Thank you for sharing it.
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Thank you my friend for the support, I have done the same to you, look forward to more interaction.


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Love the colors and style, great job!


Thank you! Appreciate your feedback.

this is really nice post . I giving you up and follow !



Thank you very much! Appreciate that.

Really amazing work AJ. Upvote and follow for sure!


Thank you very much, really appreciate that, look forward to getting to know you better!

That looks amazing...not digital at all!


Amazing digital painting skills I've to say this guy is pro.


Thank you all, appreciate your kind words.

Wheels, wheels, wheels. Wheel-y fantastic art!


LOL, thank you!

Great work. You make also enjoy this photo series for a watch design inspired by the Ford GT and it history.


Very cool, thank you!

This is absolutely beautiful! I love the GT40. All I can think of is the movie Le Mans with Steve McQueen.
This is so photo realistic! I love the orange and blue color contrast, and the way you got it looking like it was blurred or in motion.


No doubt, love that movie! Completely agree, there is something about the classic color scheme that works so well. Appreciate your comment and feedback!

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veery niice post and pictures !! good wwork my friend !! upvote and fellow fo you @abrockman !!


Thank you!

Amazing bro, Best from Venezuela


Thank you, greetings my friend!

Thanks for nice sharing.


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The GT hit the corner hard. Too hard. One of the back tires clipped the gravel on the edge of the track. He tried to compensate but knew the race was already lost. He pushed too hard, to quickly. Next time.

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Love it! Thank you for the gripping narrative… You have run yourself an Upvote and a follow. I look forward to more :)


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Artwork that goes beyond expectations. I think this is a professional act.


Thank you very much!

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That detail though!

Really well done, detail is amazing.


Thank you!

I'm keen to know what equipment you use. I have followed you along with all (especially) digital artists I come across. I have a Wacom Cintiq 22 HD with a big gaming tower with quite a potent graphics card and motherboard....If you get to look at my blogs, scroll down a bit...I am WAAAAYYY due for another painting...I have followed, upvoted and resteemed!


Wow, thank you very much, I am happy to follow you back and share any knowledge I might have. Believe it or not, I use the built-in computer touchpad and one finger. I will be posting a video in the next few weeks showing my setup so stay tuned. I appreciate your feedback.


That's amazing @abrockman. I look forward to seeing the video!

That is what I call art. I'm eager for more history about the Le Mans environment :)


Indeed, more to come!

GT40 is itself an art I believe! :) Thanks for sharing! <3


I was thinking the same!


Absolutely, thank you both for the great interaction and feedback!

Brilliant piece of work


Thank you!

Thats amazing great work ! 💯🐒


Thank you very much.

Awesome painting. Can you please create tutorials on how to do something like this?


I have done a few tutorials… Will be posting soon :)

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Looks really good.

What did you use photoshop or wacom software maybe? Fkn awesome.

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Such a cool car. Amazing art as always!

Wow this just amazing, following to see more.

another good painting ! wow

Nice car!
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