The Scot's Italian Job - Artwork
The Fine Art Print of Flying Scot Collection, entitled "The Scot’s Italian Job" depicts the closest 1-2-3-4 finish in Formula 1 History.
As Sir Jackie in his Matra MS80 (#20) finishes in first place, followed immediately by Jochen Rindt (#4), Jean- Pierre Beltoise (#22), and finally Bruce McLaren (#18), all crossing the finish line less than a fifth of a second apart. It was Monza in '69, where Sir Jackie Stewart and Matra-Ford claimed both the Drivers' and Manufacturers' titles, with three races of the season still remaining.
Automobilist faithfully recreated this historic scene in meticulous detail to produce a unique artwork in its signature manner that blends 3D models and digital photography to achieve a computer-generated image of awe-inspiring quality. The process took the team of specialist artists, technicians and designers several months.
Officially Licensed Product
magic behind our work
Research and Concept
Every image created is based on a real-life historic event. To ensure accuracy, extensive research is carried out to piece together every last detail. In-house concept artists, then, work up several visual ideas – using different views, settings, and perspectives – before a final design is settled upon.
3D Modelling and 3D scanning
Once the concept is established, a 3D model is created using computer-generated imagery. Studying every piece of reference material available, Automobilists’ artists, then, digitally rebuild the vehicle from scratch, slowly constructing layer upon layer with painstaking detail – even down to the last coat of paint.
With pre-production complete, it’s time to go on-location and start shooting photographs. This stage can last for several days and involves crews of up to 70 people, depending on the concept. The highest grade of professional equipment is used to ensure the highest quality and resolution images, and extensively detailed sets are also built when required.
The last step in the production process involves consolidating the digital assets to form the final artwork. In this phase, the 3D elements are rendered with the photoshoot imagery, and to this composite, additional elements – such as light, smoke, shadows, dirt, flames, and weather – are added, to bring the piece to life. Only with these details included it is time to print and frame.