This idea started with the factory red Scion xD. As the sporty stock shell/skin comes off and rises away from the car, it reveals a black xD with a snake skin paint job on a body kit inspired by the Desert Horned Viper Snakes with its distinctive horn behind its eyes.
I also integrated some carbon fiber parts with the snake skin paint job to create different textures but at the same time, still complimenting each other.
The body kit is my own design and 100% air brushed. This whole piece was done solely with Photoshop CS.
I literally had 2 days to finish this project just to meet the deadline and I finally uploaded it with 10 minutes left to spare. I really wish I could have devoted more time into this but realistically, I had other priorities.
Regardless, "Contagious" was the initial emotional response after I drove a Scion (TC to be particular). I was in California visiting my sister and she has a fully loaded 05' model. I took it for a cruise down I5 and eventually absorbed that contagious Scion feeling.
For this design piece, a subtle cf-based front end is mixed with the racer boy colors of vibrant red and black. As it progresses through the body lines, a balance of abstract thoughts and rhythms finally emerge. It is also complimented with an import model and a set of 18" Volk Racing RE30's to commemorate the Scion's presence in the import-tuning culture.