DA: And the Nurburgring element?
NZ: That’s a nod to Volkswagen’s German heritage – and to the racing element of the car. Being such a sporty model, I wanted to give some indication of a racetrack and capture people’s imagination that way.
DA: Was there anything you found challenging about this particular artwork?
NZ: From concept though to finished artwork took a solid 3.5 days. That included working up some basic sketches, choosing the best layout, creating the linework, then finally the layering of colour.
I have a tendency to overdo an image at first, so I find I need to step away from it, come back with fresh eyes and then remove elements that don’t suit the composition. It means a lot of what I draw is scrapped or erased!
The main thing I wanted to capture was the contrast of the blue and orange/reds across the image. Getting that balance was tricky at times, but I think it worked out pretty well.