This idea has been kicking around in my notebooks for a while. Rough sketches, just getting the vibe of mass and form and considering the best angle to present. I visualized a graphic flow of yellow from the front of the airbox shape into the body and like the simplicity of the lower right sketch.
Below is the initial rough comp. Some design is yet to be sorted out, but i get a good feel of what the final will be like, color, layout, and value. Including text (some has been carried over from a previous box design) this comp took two hours.
Rendering 101. slightly metallic blue. Starting with basecoat, then adding glossiness.
Final illustration. Some background toning to "age" the art and also make the car pop a bit more...
My plan, is to continue this series of autonomous f1 model kit box art from an alternate reality with a few more installments. I would love to see this in 3D at some point.