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8 hour Skyline_Vexel by dangeruss 8 hour Skyline_Vexel by dangeruss
Here's an 8 hour wonder.

Based on excellent photography by Clint Davis [link] [link]

I've been trying to streamline my process to provide more competitive pricing. Pulling out every trick in the book and then some, this was an excercise in seeing how rapidly I could pull off something of marketable quality.

Pretty much a photo paintover with some added details, this was done at a very high res, very quickly, and counts on reduction to forgive many sins. I ended up using several retouching techniques used in the glamor photo biz.

Anyway - doing this in 8 hours represents nearly a 25% reduction in time over previous methods. I'm stoked!
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:iconmr-skyliner34:
Mr-skylineR34 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Brian o conner use to drive a nissan skyline in 2 fast 2 furious
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:iconkaidohunter:
Kaidohunter Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
The God of streetracing! Great car!
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:iconalbertomaekawa:
albertomaekawa Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
No words to describe it, perfect!
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:icondjblue86:
DJBlue86 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
I could spend twice as much time and still come up with nothing as detailed... Awesome job
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:icondkwok:
dkwok Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008   Digital Artist
That's pure pornography right there.
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:iconth3-rav3n:
th3-rav3n Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
Very well done.
:FAVED: :)
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:iconaspirin111:
aspirin111 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmmm very good, exept you could've done the burned effect on the exhaust better
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:iconmalcolmfeth:
MalcolmFeth Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
ooooo eeeee yyyyyyy uuuuuuuuuu
don't know what to say !
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:iconmercenaryac3:
MercenaryAC3 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing! Something about the Skyline is truly god-like and I absolutely adore the way it is captured here. Any angle you see this machine, it demands respect. keep up the perfect work!
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:iconchizzwhizz:
chizzwhizz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
My favorite car of all time... You sure made one hell of a vector piece here! Faved! Faved!
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:iconzodiiak:
zodiiak Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008   Interface Designer
i know everyone said this already, but i have to congratulate you anyway...

DAMN that is good!!
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:icondragonscythe:
DragonScythe Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
Man, that's some MAD SKILLZ!!:wow: -Your gallery as a whole, is top-notch quality!;) ...and a quick question; how/where did you find all those tuner-logos, and do they require some kind of "licence" to use them in artwork like this?!
*please reply*
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:icondangeruss:
dangeruss Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I create them in Illustrator, then re-use them from my extensive library. As long as the art is non-commercial (for sale) I don't bother with any sort of licensing requests. Never had any issues. (yet) On larger commercial projects - licensing is a must.
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DragonScythe Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
Aha... seems like a timeconsuming task, but I guess you've gotten pretty fast at it by now!:XD: -anyway, thanks for the info (and the legal-stuff).
Keep them cool rides comin'!=D
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:iconfornowwetoast:
ForNowWeToast Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
love the texas plate. :)

i can't believe you did this in 8 hours... maybe i'll get that fast someday
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:iconal-kabeer:
Al-Kabeer Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
Excellent work!
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:iconangryteen13:
angryteen13 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
ah the GOD of imports. looks so much better than my skyline
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:icond4v1dl3ach:
d4v1dl3ach Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
love the colours on this one :)
great atmosphere
great job again ! :)
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:iconbigfoot-y2k:
BiGFooT-y2k Featured By Owner May 28, 2007
My new wallpaper. I love it
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:iconc85:
c85 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
good job
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:icondavecox:
DaveCox Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007
jesus h christ! i messed my pants...twice
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:iconol3k:
ol3k Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007
really good job ;] :+fav:
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:iconandyrogerson:
andyrogerson Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007  Student Interface Designer
There is no way in hell I could have done something as good as that in 8 years let alone 8 hours. Very well done!
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:iconeternalronin:
EternalRonin Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007
Amazing! Gotta love the Skyline GT-R, it's a monster...
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:iconandyrogerson:
andyrogerson Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007  Student Interface Designer
Damn right!
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:iconmister-e68:
mister-e68 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its amazing how you can make something so masterful so quickly
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:iconasaenz:
asaenz Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
Very nice Russ, awesome!
I would like to see the orig. photo, is that possible?

Thanks
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:iconsans2012:
sans2012 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
What a stunner!

Favourite machine of mine for sure.

Very nice work and only 8 hours, damn you’re good:)
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:iconglaedrslayershade:
GlaedrSlayerShade Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007   Traditional Artist
WONDEFUL!
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:icondemon-of-apathy:
demon-of-apathy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007
damn the detail *drools*
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:iconmagicmarkerman:
MagicMarkerMan Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007
holy...
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:iconaspis:
Aspis Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I would TOTALLY admire your vexels if you didn't put all the decals on these beautiful machines :-)
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:icondangeruss:
dangeruss Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Oh well...
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:iconcrusher500:
crusher500 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007   Photographer
that is a really nice job.
that looks really great.
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:iconimmortalwolfhunter:
immortalwolfhunter Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
you're still using render wheels tho right? if not im gonna break down and cry.....
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:icondangeruss:
dangeruss Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
start cryin
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:icondivinekaze:
DivineKaze Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
Seckz.
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:iconjala47:
Jala47 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
Very very nice. Been waiting for one of these for a while now.
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:icons3xychoi:
s3xychoi Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
very nice! i love skylines! i love black cars.. :) nice sunset effect.. :D i think it's better without decals, or just keep a few. :)
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:iconblue-16:
Blue-16 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
wow you still blow my mind with the colour. highlights ans shading. i tried to do the shades and it comes out to square and doesn't look right.
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:icongymnart:
Gymnart Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:jawdrop: Jaw dropping gorgeous!!!
I hope you got my note about P.J.'s gift to you.
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:icondsswearingen:
DSSwearingen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work as always Russ...The Texas plate was a nice touch! How appropriate it's the "State of the Arts" plate!
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:iconelusive:
elusive Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
I'm commenting again. This is so cool :| lol
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:iconnawt12:
nawt12 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very clean I like this skyline. Good job. Egshaust can be better.
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SonicZoom Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
"Let me be clear that sites that want to host copies of my unmodified work, with credits and links are OK with me. Heck that's free exposure, and I appreciate it. It's when people clone out my signature, and provide no credits, not links and leave the viewer the impression that it's their work, or worse, a public domain work, that I get upset about."

i feel ya there!

Now where is MY signature in that original photo?
Here's a link to refresh your memory
[link]

-Clint Davis
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:icondangeruss:
dangeruss Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Alrighty - valid point. I really didn't know it who the photog, was when it was posted. I was sent a much smaller version of the image by an acquaintance without any credits. I'll modify the description immediately.
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:iconelusive:
elusive Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
Does this happen to be the dark prince skyline? :P [link]

oh so sexy.
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:icondangeruss:
dangeruss Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Yes - apparantly it is. I've updated the description with photog. credits now that I'm aware of the original shooter.
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:iconelusive:
elusive Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
hah I wasn't even doing it to say anything about where it came from. I was browsing his site when I saw yours and I was just admiring the amount of detail you gave the car :D

It's really great work :)
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