Carter Asmann

"1957 Jaguar XKSS D-Type Coffee Ring Drawing"
Graphite Illustration with Coffee Stained Rings
 45 cm x 60 cm 

This piece features the iconic 1957 Jaguar-XKSS owned by actor and motor enthusiast Steve McQueen as part of an ongoing series by Southern California artist, Carter Asmann. 
A concept that began accidentally, Asmann’s “Coffee Ring Drawing” series started with a spilled coffee mishap. Rather than seeing a few coffee stains on a working illustration as a problem, the artist embraced this concept and has since spent the past year exploring coffee cup rings and their use as an illustrative element. The pairing of his refined illustration style with the imprecise character of the coffee stains creates a visually balanced composition.