Once finished the FJ-40 cartoon,
I went back to the Land Rover 90 V8 for Nigel at Megasquirt UK.
After the first warm-up sketch and a couple of emails, we agreed to visualize the 90 in its natural environment, so mud/water (the Megasquirt system makes a Rover V8 waterproof), rocks and a few trees in the background maybe, to "frame" the cartoon.
I threw a small thumbnail sketch on paper (which I didn't share here), that I soon left behind as I wanted to try something "different" with the shape of the Land Rover, and the result is the digital rough on the left.
The feedback from Nige was far from positive, so back to the drawing table (or better, the Wacom tablet)...I played a little with the original thumbnail and added a twist here and there, and came up with sketch #5 (shown on the right side), duly approved and now being "transferred" on paper.
Quite a difference between the "before" and "after", and a little hint of the time spent with "thinking cap" on, which people can't see.