I had problems while trying to figure this one
out. What I ended up doing was making the flag with different techniques in
Paint Shop Pro. same with the ground.
The race cars on the track is painted with a royalty-free photo as
inspiration and reference.
The driver standing by her car is a Daz Studio model, morphed and painted in
Photoshop by me. Her outfit is also painted with a royalty-free photo as
reference. Same with the car itself where I also added text from "sponsors"
in Paint Shop Pro.
The photographer to the right is a stock photo provided by my publisher via
the graphic artist that puts the final cover together.
I have some issues with the perspective of the car, but considered it was my
first car painting, I'm still quite pleased. :-)
As for the story itself, I'm still in love with these characters and feel
very emotionally attached to the entire thing.