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BMW Widebody - Vexel by dangeruss BMW Widebody - Vexel by dangeruss
Vexel: Vector-Pixel Hybrid

This is the first results of a new "partnership" between myself and Michael Cheung who is the Chief Project Manager at [link] Michael is a writer and photographer for this on-line tuning e-zine. He has extended his permission and supplied exlusive high-res photos to work from. This is based on a similar street car featured by azines.com.

Wheels, wing and intercooler details were modeled and toon rendered in 3D studio MAX, The remainder is Photoshop "tooning" accomplished with the pen tool, hundreds of selection sets and typical paint and editing tools. Sharp eyed gamers might recognize the Tsukuba pits from Gran Turismo 4. :)
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:icongoseventieth:
goseventieth Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
like this coloring, russ! great work!
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:iconkomoras:
komoras Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
great work!
realy like yout style
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:iconkevinho160:
Kevinho160 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks very niice
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:iconda-stounizer:
da-stounizer Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
GREAAAAAT!!!!!!!
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:iconhellonoi:
hellonoi Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007
That just left me speechless.
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:iconredantskittles:
RedAntSkittles Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
Is this the M3 GTR, or just a 325i? I don't see the small grill behind the front wheels, yet I know regular M3's are rarely raced. Or am I wrong?
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dangeruss Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
It is a heavily customized 325i. It has a GTR carbon hood, a Flossman Initial GTR widebody kit, which is what the BMW M3-GTRs wear when they compete in DTM. In addition, the rear fenders have been widened 4 inches, and the front 1 inch, to accommodate the stupidly wide wheels.
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:iconredantskittles:
RedAntSkittles Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007
Ah, I see. :]
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:iconpsodice:
PSODice Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006
Nice work my friend. Very good looking. Now only if it was in my desktop's size... :/
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:iconb0se:
b0se Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006
Awesome work. You've come along way since WindowBlinds :)
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:iconwestdc:
WestDC Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006
Best. Car. Ever.

Best. Picture. Ever.
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:iconexigence:
EXIGENCE Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006
I'm sooo sooo jealous, just plain AMAZING...... :jark:
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:iconragingpixels:
ragingpixels Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2006   Digital Artist
wow, i think i found that image, its this one right?
[link]
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:icondangeruss:
dangeruss Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
that's the one, though the photographer has provided me with a HOOGE image in .raw format to work from.
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:iconragingpixels:
ragingpixels Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2006   Digital Artist
im sure he did, just curious but how big? like 3000px? well just started interior, i hope i get as good as you in a year on cars like you after you had made the r390(meaning your change of focus a year after the r390). later!
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dangeruss Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Just under 3K pixels wide 2950, I think.
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:iconarea--51:
Area--51 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2006
sweeeet.
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:icondee3son:
dee3son Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2006
Sick
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:icondragonballaf:
DragonballAF Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2006
yes i can see that's from GT4, i love the game
nice work here!!!
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:icontheederv:
theederv Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Once again, your work is fantastic, and i cannot find fault.....period!


Cheers Russ

Ben
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:iconahfunaki:
ahfunaki Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006
awesome as always...

is there any way you could make some dual monitor wallpapers sometime? I'd love to have one of these with the car on one side and the background the spans across both sides...
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:iconselfashamed:
selfashamed Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006
not your best
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:icondangeruss:
dangeruss Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Do you realize what a completely worthless comment that is? Pffft. Is everything you post, your very best? MUST everything be better than it's precedent? Not very realistic, now is it? Progress is not a logarithmic scale. Like everything else there are going to be ups and downs. An overall upward trend is pretty evident in the quality of my stuff, so rather than just slaggin on my work, perhaps point out what it is that makes you feel it's not my best, and maybe I won't "disappoint" you next time.
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:iconruffneck119:
ruffneck119 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006
OMG I love it.
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:iconthe-iguana:
The-Iguana Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006
Amazing work there... by the way, do you know any bmw community... can't find any... :(
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:iconsinistra626:
Sinistra626 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006
wow thats readlly good.!
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:iconnitrospazzz:
NitroSpazzz Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006   Digital Artist
Very nice, I love BMW's. Although I like the GT4 the background is grainy and doesn't suit the clean crisp image of the car. NIce Beemer though
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:iconpassenger-nq:
passenger-nq Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006
only two words: fucking sexy :drool:
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:iconsleepy13:
sleepy13 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006
vexels work is just awesome...
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:iconflawlesswater:
FlawlessWater Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006
Great car bro like the vinyl and the hood very much ;-P
But I think theres somthing wrong with the shadow....I mean the thing that looks like a handle or so :D
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dangeruss Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Exactly per my photo reference. It's astounding how many times, especially with 3D works, how peoples perception of how something "should" be conflicts with how it is.
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FlawlessWater Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2006
Yeah agree......really strange :P
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:iconbondy-1725:
Bondy-1725 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006
Only problem i really have with this is the carbon fiber on the bonnet. its too straight and doesnt look quite right, to solve this when applying the CF pattern go distort>skew by bout 10-20 degrees. i think thats what i did from back when i was photoshopping cars for competitions on [link] :thumbsup:
other than that, superb piece and another vexellent creation which will end up in my faves! :+fav:
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:iconcojaro:
Cojaro Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006
You've been doing a lot of this Vexel stuff lately.

Is there a noticeable difference between your Vexel and non-Vexel work? I can't seem to find a difference, though both are great as usual.
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:iconfractured-visual:
Fractured-Visual Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
excellent concept car!
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:iconnadussee:
nadussee Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006
nice job! Im currently trying to make this car myself in 3d.
Thanks for the inspiration!
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:icondemondeath1:
demondeath1 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006
I wanna see you make the BMW M3 gtr go mad...

HAHA

But i'll settle for this. It's great, really.
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:iconikameka:
Ikameka Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Sickness man, Your Vexel series is really taking off. Great work and so damn clean you could sterilize a hospital with it.... I know lame joke er whatever you wanna call it. But really, awesome work my man.
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:iconkenpoist:
kenpoist Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2006
Beautiful, Simply Beautiful!!!!! :clap:
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:iconalexbonaro:
AlexBonaro Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2006
Schwenkler.. you've done it again. This is awsome.
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:iconw00tw00t-bigbird:
w00tw00t-BigBird Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2006
do you use gradient mesh in Illustrator?
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:icondangeruss:
dangeruss Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Nope - check my user page and read my Journal for an explaination of the Vexel concept.
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:icond100763:
d100763 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2006
once again delivering quality to strive for. Great work
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:iconeldictator:
eldictator Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2006
gt4 really sucked ass shame.
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:iconxshadowx:
xshadowx Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the wheels, great work as always :)
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:iconymk:
Ymk Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2006
Gotta love the GT4 references. I can't get over what a beautiful paintjob this car has though! I really admire the detail put into the shading of the wheel wells, however it does make the inside look pretty bland.
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:icondj-heat:
Dj-HeAt Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2006
Pretty Awsome:clap:...Aren't You Tired Of Being Perfect :D...Just Joking:)
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:iconlamboix:
Lamboix Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2006
very cool, proness haha
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:iconaurahack:
AuraHACK Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2006
Such amazing work. It's jaw dropping. Excellent job.
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:iconcrazymonkey:
CrAzYmOnKeY Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2006
damn, great stuff yet again.

i quite like the background, suits it very well.
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