In this and the following two photos you'll get a closer look at the customized design layout. While adjustments were made to the original design which consider the sponsor's specialty —tires— I feel that the flavor of the original has been maintained.
You'll notice that I've added wide horizontal striping to the blue field and here I've begun to lay down the median blue base coat. I'm painting alternate stripes so that I won't lose the layout in a blur of blue.
When the first round of alternate stripes have their base coat, I'll shade each section individually that up by repeating the process on the unpainted remaining areas.
You'll notice that Blue Racer has been removed from my work table and set on several 5 gallon buckets to make it easier to reach the head and neck. Painting while standing on a ladder just doesn't work.