I was impatently waiting for IF to post their word of the week, updating the page every 20 mins, but when it finally came, I just couldn't think of anything that I wanted to draw. And when I googled for some inspiration, all I got were dull photos of car engines.
But a night's sleep made things clearer! This is one of a series of vintage cars I've been drawing since late last year. And the photo that sparked the idea, was this one:
It's an old one of me and my sister, inside a rusty-red Saab 99, probably touristing somewhere around Sweden. The family's had about four or five cars over the years and they've all been very pretty looking cars (except for the latest one, a modern BMW, boring as they come - as they all come these days), which might've sparked my urge to go full auto-nerd whenever anything nice passes by.
The orangey Citroen in the illustration was inspired by our tangerine colured Renault (our Citroen was instead a lovely rosy beige beauty!).
If I ever try a Volkswagen myself ... it'll be a blue one: