Before visiting the Nethercutt, I did studies from Google Sketchup models to familiarize myself with the structure and proportions of automobiles.
The museum sketches were drawn relatively quickly in tonal marker and a black flair pen. Back at the studio, I took time to place them into an environment. Some of these sketches were completely redrawn to so stronger cutter pieces could be added to the foreground.
The weekend after the trip to Nethercutt, I attended the 2012 Car Classic showcasing amazing cars from all around the world. For most of them, both the car sketch and environment were drawn on location. Some, however, were brought to a more delicate finish in class the following week.