Entry for the Lexus IS Design contest. The challenge was to create an exterior modification for the 2014 Lexus IS 250 Sport that would stick out at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, and be possible within a ten week period.
The basic idea was to accentuate the elegant design motifs the car already had, rather than try to work against them. The red accents are carefully applied to bring attention to the strongest lines and shapes on the car. The contrast of white and black was also a theme, as they are opposites and stand out against each other. The scale pattern adds a little texture, roughly mirroring the iconic mesh grill without overpowering the other elements.
The assets in the Lexus package were used as a base. Free licensed textures were used in the background, but all other modifications and textures were made from scratch by me.
This Lexus IS 250 F Sport: Race Star received the full race treatment with aggressive splitters, canards, and carbon wing. Custom rotary forged flow formed wheels keep the rotational mass as light as possible while maintaining strength for racing. Vibrant Citron Lime Metallic paint with Chili Red accents keeps this IS 250 F Sport looking freshly squeezed on the track or on the show room floor. Race accessories complete the final look.
Design Details: *Citron Lime Metallic paint with Chili Red Metallic & Satin Black accents *Custom race graphics *Custom designed lip kit that highlights new IS 250 F Sport design *Rotary forged mesh wheels *Racing interior with roll cage *Big brake kit with matching calipers *Racing suspension components *Tinted lights
**Modifications were carefully chosen to be completed in the 10-week timeline** **All event materials are fictional and used to promote design concept** **No third party stock was used to make this artwork** **Created using Asset Images in provided Asset Pack** **All designs including background, wheels, and other vehicle modifications are my own**
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.
Following the smooth and angular design theme that current Lexus concepts express today, my concept interprets this theme with custom body panels to create more dynamic, aggressive and artistic forms.
[LIST OF MODIFICATION] -Custom wide fenders with vents. -Custom side skirts with intake. -Custom front bumper with LED wrapped intakes and carbon fiber splitters. -Custom rear bumper and carbon fiber diffuser. -Custom trunk with integrated spoiler. -Smoked front head lamps. -Lightweight split 5 spoke wheels. -Big brake kit. -Lexus F Sport performance suspension for low stance and performance. -Carbon fiber covered side mirrors.
[TOOLS] -Free hand sketching -Digital Drawing by Adobe Photoshop CS5 -Logos from provided asset pack
My entry for the Lexus IS Design Contest. I went with a design that's exaggerates the existing body work, while adding elements that push its bold and provocative styling further.
Changes include: - Aggressive new front and rear fascias - Fender intake with bold side skirts - Black chrome accents - Smoked taillights and darkened headlights - Larger 10-spoke black rims on low-profile performance tires - Ice Silver metallic paint
This was a ton of fun, and while my process was a little roundabout, I'm happy with the result. I sketched over the photos, created vector outlines, then painted it. I modeled the rims in 3D, which was the most difficult part of the process, trying to get the lighting of the models to match. But yeah, I really enjoyed this project, since I'm a huge car buff. Plus it was enjoyable to work on something different.