This is my concept that I feel evokes confidence in a thought of never blending in. The theme and title is "ISTANDOUT" that was designed to highlight the 2014 Lexus IS 250 F Sport exterior features while carefully choosing modifications that is executable within the 10-week build period.
Design Notes: - A Teal Blue with Gloss Black 2-tone paint scheme following the lines and accentuating the contours of the body. No Body Kit needed. - Custom Fender vents achieved with an IS-F -inspired cut in the Factory OEM fenders. - Lowered stance via an Air Suspension System that can adjust the ride height accordingly. - Blacked-out all the chrome parts and trims. - Big Brake kit with Calipers painted to match the Teal Blue body. - Split 5-spoke wheel designed finished in Gloss Black with Teal Blue pinstripe.
Additional Notes: - Created in Photoshop CS5 - Base Lexus IS 250 F Sport images from the provided asset were used and modified. - My own photograph of the wheels were used and modified. - Background elements were created 100% from scratch.
As someone who had attended SEMA since 1996, as well as designed cars for it, this was a challenge I couldn't pass up.
Title: Weight of the Stone
Medium: Acrylics on canvas
Size: approx. 3 1/2 ' x 5'
I met Eugene the same day as Dolores and Neil in Cardboard Dreams [link]
We spent several hours together, discussing the tragic chain of events that have led him to where he is today. In short, he was run over by a truck after running into the street to avoid being detained by those who were chasing him. And it was all over a minor incident.
Since that time, he has been living on the street, having been effectively stripped of his assets due to an unfortunate series of unjust incidents that he is struggling to get right. I tried to help him the best I could, suggesting a number of avenues for recourse. He seemed deeply grateful, and I am certain that he was genuine.
It was quite a day, during which I would get up to stop people who were just walking by hoping not to catch his glance. They all walked back and gave him something, and appeared to feel good about doing it too.
I hope that this painting does him justice. Eugene has been dealt a very bad hand and is just hoping that someone will care enough to help him help himself. Everything in the painting represents his entire world.
Pigs on the wing
You know that I care
What happens to you
And I know that you care
For me too
Don't feel alone
Or the weight of the stone
Now that I've found
To bury my bone
Any fool knows
A dog needs a home
From pigs on the wing -Pink Floyd