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Honda S2000 - hood up - Vexel

By dangeruss
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Vexel: Vector-Pixel hybrid.

A few submissions ago, a fellow deviant made a suggestion for a hood-up view of a tuner car. Hah! was my inital reaction. Way too detailed and way too much work. But the idea just sat there and mocked me, egging me on, so I went searching for proper references and found a well lit and interesting engine view. Here's the result!

Wheels, tires and interior bits were modeled in 3D studio MAX and toon rendered, then enhanced in Photoshop. The rest is pure Photoshop paths and paint accomplished with the pen tool and painting tools. Logos were done in .ai format and placed and transformed. Engine is all Photoshop shapes and tooned paint work. Engine compartment alone took a couple of days effort. I'm not sure if I'll ever do this again. My initial impression of being way too detailed and way too much work were right on the money.

My favorite part, interestingly enough is the underside of the hood. wierd huh?
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CamSe7en's avatar
I think you should change your name to Dangeruss Detail!!! Lol, Great Work again, and its just amazing to see your work...
ForNowWeToast's avatar
Man, so awesome.

When I render a red car with just plain gloss paint, it ends up looking metallic as in my Altezza. Could you give it a look and see why it does? I sure can't figure it out.

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SP534's avatar
WOWOWOWOWOWWWWWW! I mean-I sure used to like S2000s,but now....I LOVE 'EM!!!
How long did this take you? ZOMG It's CRAZILY COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!! :):):):):):)
dangeruss's avatar
with the extra engine details about 25 hours total.
SP534's avatar
OMG! That IS crazy! 25 hours? Wow! You must have some patience!:)
skidms9's avatar
had to add this to my fav's, it's a stunning piece of work... plus i have a soft spot for s2000's ;)
couleur's avatar
damn hot engine...
khm3rblad3's avatar
thats amazing... =) all the details are there. great job!
spartanbtr's avatar
man...i'm faving it!!...
it's f**king awsome!!
the sheer time it must've took...!!
Russ, your work is perfect.

This work is very, very, very greatfull. You are a Master of Vexel.

If is possible you can explain to me how can I do the reflections wich S2000 Vexel???? I need of that information, you have a tutorial about this?

If possible add me on msn messenger "dhandrei@hotmail.com" or if you prefer contact me by email "dhandrei@yahoo.com.br", please help me with doubt.

Reflections and highlights effects is that I need know.

I need finish my personal project of "Peugeot 206 Tuning"

I'm leave in Brazil, if you can help-me I thank you.


Or somebody that read this message, and knows how can I do, contact me please

Best regards

Denys Handrei
Russ, your work is perfect.

This work is very, very, very greatfull. You are a Master of Vexel.

If is possible you can explain to me how can I do the reflections wich S2000 Vexel???? I need of that information, you have a tutorial about this?

If possible add me on msn messenger "dhandrei@hotmail.com" or if you prefer contact me by email "dhandrei@yahoo.com.br", please help me with doubt.

Reflections and highlights effects is that I need know.

I need finish my personal project of "Peugeot 206 Tuning"

I'm leave in Brazil, if you can help-me I thank you.


Or somebody that read this message, and knows how can I do, contact me please

Best regards

Denys Handrei
dangeruss's avatar
Denys

I have some links to tutorials on my website. [link] I find that the easiest thing is to find a similar photo of a car and use the eyedropper to capture the colors of base, shadow, and highlights. It seems that the more contrast between shades, that the glossier the paint seems to be. I use Photoshop for coloring, so I'm able to make contrast and color adjustments to entire layers.
MugenB16's avatar
awesome dude! i love the detail in the engine bay......and what?! you didn't find time to make paths for a grassy background or something? ha. j/k
2HEATY's avatar
ASSSSSSSSSSSSTONISSSSHINGGGGGG**** IT WOULD BE MORE NICE IF THE CAR WAS MODIFIED TO YELLOW... RED IS NOT THAT GREAT ON S2K. and black and white are just played.
cKy-sound's avatar
i want to get into 3d modeling, what program do you suggest i use? Thanks!
dangeruss's avatar
There's more tutorials for 3D studio MAX than most others. Cinema 4D is darn nice as well.
chimpster7's avatar
I luuuuuv S2000s and this one looks awesome, especially because i can see all the hard work you put into it under the hood. the only thing is the little italian flag on the hardtop... something about it just doesn't seem right about it. but never mind that... awesome job.
qwik3r's avatar
amazing, i admire your work greatly now that i am getting into more vector art, or vexel as they are calling it. Your attention to detail is awe inspiring, i wish my vexel was as smooth, i seem to get jagged edges, whats the trick?
dangeruss's avatar
See your Lambo WIP comments for my fix to your line quality problem.
ASHRAMOOZ's avatar
woooow that what i call art keep itup maan and favourite
havik's avatar
Just making that a favourite doesnt seem to do it justice, i wish i could favourite favourite it.

absolutely incredible.
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