Preview of framed Shiroi Inazuma print.
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Shiroi Inazuma

Completed: 13 Jun 2021

Dimensions: 420 x 297mm
Tools: Krita, Adobe Photoshop

Purchase: Redbubble
Licencing: Available

Quick as a flash!

Entering production in 1992, the FD RX-7 was a front mid-engine, rear wheel drive, twin-turbo sports car produced by Mazda until 2002. It is notable for winning the 1992, 1993 and 1994 Bathurst 12 hour races in addition to the 1995 Eastern Creek 12 hour race against the likes of the Nissan Skyline, Honda NSX, Porsche 968CS and Porsche 911 RSCS.

Shiroi Inazuma (translated: White Lightning) features the sleek bodywork of the Mazda FD RX-7 (one of Rebecca's favourite cars) attacking the apex of a corner. Reference photos were sourced from the photography mode of the Gran Turismo 6 video game. The benefits of doing so allowed for any angle of the car to be captured without the need to hire a real-life RX-7, drivers, tracks or any other specialised equipment.

Krita, a free digital painting app, was used for the lineart and colouring before importing the piece into Photoshop for the finishing touches, including:

  • Motion blur (wheels and tarmac);
  • Lens flare;
  • Depth of field, and;
  • Colour grading.
Close up view of Shiroi Inazuma. Animation showing various progress stages. Line art, colouring and final effects.

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