the problem i have with smudging to achieve gradients is that i'll undo all the work with my hand when i move to another area, and also i mostly work with ball point pens which smudge easily for about 3 seconds and then don't smudge at all
Oh my! This is so well done! You, Sir, are the all time champion of gradations! And you have so many of them! It looks as if i could run my hand down the contours of that McLaren! And of course, you always combine that multitude of gradations with such clean crisp edges where needed! I love that highlight along the edge of the cockpit! Your attention to detail never wavers! Another gem of a piece of automotive artwork!
Thanks so much Dan. I thought long and hard about drawing this particular car. The actual car is very shiny. Almost chrome looking. That being the case, I was a bit gun shy. I appreciate you looking at the details.