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Eleanor Who? by dangeruss Eleanor Who? by dangeruss
Vexel: Vector - pixel hybrid [link]

** U P D A T E D ** - Fixed a few bothersome details and changed the wheels to a more "toon" like effect eliminating the complex reflections.

Still more collaborative work with my friend Maurizio Mancin.

Lots of people feel the "Eleanor" Ford Mustang from the remake of "Gone in Sixty Seconds" is the ultimate Mustang. To that, Maurizio and I say "Eleanor Who?" and submit this contender to the throne. A '69 Mustang "302" with a proposed 800HP twin-turbo - big block, wild bodywork, massive rolling stock and enough attitude to choke on. Based on Maurizio's pencil sketch, I did the "vexel" work with 3D Studio and Photoshop CS2.

Hey Eleanor, Who's yer Daddy?
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R2PI Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Awesome.
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RedsandRick Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Russ, I recently picked up a mesh for "Eleanor" and started trawling around the web for: 1) Accurate depictions of the car 2) Artist renditions that are spawned by the actual car. By chance, I stumbled on to your work again and what a treat it is:) It disappoints me to hear such negative, troll fired criticism. IMHO if you don't like it, crawl back under your rock! Besides, how many of you zit encrusted scrotum's actually have the fortitude to set out on your own path to make something unique. Graze on, Sheep! You'll never get "it" as long as you fail to learn by example. BTW Russ... You Da Man! No doubt your talent scares the "could be's" into self-pity and all most can do is backlash with feeble understanding of what true talent really is. Rock On! Rock Out!
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Jetster1 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
have you seen this?:[link]
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Moesh Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's very cool! but i have to say there are some things that [b]I[/b] think don't really suite the car, or are'nt completely right in my eyes.

1. the front bumper is way too big, and way too deep. the original drawing had more of a wing in the front, wich i think looks way better, and much more agressive.

2. The rims that where on the drawing looked way cooler, and also more agressive. Probably cuz those are some serious 5 spoke racing wheels with a real tough and strong look. (it's just my opinion).

3. I dont know what happened to the original body of the car :P But the mustang has to .. "wings" on the side of the hood. Its a real subtle line that is one of the subtle details that the mustang has. In your drawing it looks a bit more like it's a piece of metal just pasted on there. It doesnt really blend in with the car.

4. If u ask me, i'd have left the hoodscoop on the hood. And not make it a Roof-scoop. The hoodscoop looked WAY more agressive (sorry).

5. I liked the original spoiler much better. this looks more like a japtuner spoiler.

6. i miss a few things of the original drawing, for example: The M3 mirrors, the Rollcage, the wholes in the left window (airflow), the second (exhaust?)pipe at the wide body (behind the front wheel), the steering wheel and dashboard, the HUGE grill at the front, the citylights at the front, the hoodscoop, some essential lines, and details of the "new / original" car lines.

Now as i've showed you which things i don't realy like, i'd also like to tell u what i [b]DO[/b] like:

1. I love the color, it doesnt look as agressive as for example black, but that shows it has more character then just an agressive though car.

2. I realy like the gas capsule (or however you guys say this), it give's it a racing look.

3. I love the carbon pieces.
4. I love the Wide Body.
5. I love the fact that you kept the lights intact, this shows it's not completely a race car, and it really would be some serious competition to eleanor.
6. I love the fact that you kept the Mustang logo in the grill!

7. Now i don't know if i'd be able to do this kind of vexel images, but i really respect that you CAN do this, and i love the way u finished most of the car. I love this style of imaging.

I hope you see some things i really noticed. And as i said, i love the drawing.. It's just some details that i noticed, and i personaly don't realy like, or which noticed me, that just would'nt be right.

(btw, my english is'nt perfect, because i'm dutch. Hope you could read all of it.)
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
This is also a really good piece! :clap:
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Metalhead737 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
i think that you should make a black '67 Shelby GT350 with red racing stripes and with pipes coming out the sides and hood just spewing out blue flames and tons of bodywork and pinstriping. That, would be the ultimate 'stang.
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Spud71 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
"F" me good stuff thanks heaps, your work is out standing
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Davoss1991 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
.... awesome work done...

adding to my fav :D
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TatendaDesign Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008   Interface Designer
Have u mastered how to use the mesh gradient tool?
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sandwedge Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007  Professional Photographer
very 8-)
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TheSilentHero Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
MY GOD !!
:+fav:
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Slidingmy240sx Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks like Eleanor's evil twin. nicejob
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Red-Anubis Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
What can I say that already has been said? That is AmaZing!!!!!!
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matsw007 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
Awesome.
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Shah-G Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007   Digital Artist
mMMmmmmMMMmMMmmm Shexy!!
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Parannegha Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
Right, I could choke. On the carbon-fiber. Nah, dude, even those especially poor-tasted guys from Pimp my Ride can't do that to a Mustang. You turned the proud muscle car into a niggah car.
Apart from that, good work. :]
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dangeruss Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
"niggah car"?! why the racist slur? go fuck yourself.
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Parannegha Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
I meant the way xzibit and co always go with cars, but it really doesn't matter anymore. Forgive my rudeness, I didn't want to imply anything racist. I'll remove that comment, once again please accept my apology.
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s-eclipse Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
wow, ive been lurking your work for a long time russ and most of it is pretty fuckin BAADDDASSS! but that was straight up funny! right there. im sure the guy didnt mean to be racist but i think "nigger" or any derivative of the word is just rude. great work.
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Meganez Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2006
Nice!!
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DevinRichard Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006
I'M DIGGING THIS! YOU AND I ARE DESTINED TO BE FRIENDS! This is going in my favs also!
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mustang66jk Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006
beautiful. brings a tear to my eye.
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devianb Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
Very wild design, but not so wild that it wouldn't be made.
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Aco-Design Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
Thats one sexy car ! Great Job !
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HotRodCano Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2006
That would be SO sick to see built, I'd drool all over it even if I dont like much of how it looks. dont take me wrong, I hate Mustangs unless they are very modified, and I'd love to see this done, but I think the bodywork is a bit too much, specially on the front, the roundy front balance gets out of shape with the car, if it mimicked the styling of the grille opening it would be PERFECT (yes, that big). And the fender flares molest me way too much, they are too massive (not saying I dont like Fender Flares, but in this case they are a bit too much). But hell, its intresting, im not complaining. But I think what I dont really like is that you eliminated some details that need to be preserved, like the "bullet" mirrors typical of these things, instead of the generic ricer mirrors you put there. Get some Bullets in carbon fiber there instead, it would be cool. Also, the wing is also too "ricer-generic", it would be cool if the attachment points were on the sides of the car, like in the lancer evos. And maybe moving the side air dam to the upper side of the character lines, as in 69 mach 1s, to respect the heritage but give it a twist, or something like that. Also, it would have been cool to see another paint pattern. What about the red and white 69 trans-am Boss 302 Mustangs of Parnelli Jones and Roger Follmer? or the earlier black-over yellow Terlingua colours of the T-A Shelby Team in 67? The blue with white stripes is even more overdone than the mustang itself.
And, WHERE IN HELL IS THE ROLLCAGE? oO
Chrome bumpers need to go too, do you know how heavy are those? XD

but hell, I`d love to see suck a tracky mustang being built, maybe a little subtler, but THAT modified. The work is stunning and amazing, as ever, Hell, the seats have textures. Holly shit.

and Eleanor is FUCKING lame. Cheers for that.

these comments were just my little grain of sand to this. It's the only things I would have done different if I had made this car myself. Its an awesome work and an awesome concept, and if any mustangeer says something about it, hell, its just a dinosauric mustang, they aren't worth a damn. Only if they are modified, of course (:
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FSDown Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
:o
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elusive Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2006
Awesome.
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DJBlue86 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006
Damn good work here, Love the Deep rims, and the wild body mods....
Absolutely stunning. :D
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think-FunKiE Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006
This is just sick. Oh my big God.

This is more than awesome, this is a Godly masterpiece!.
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paarman Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
hm.. interesting.
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RobSWD Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
BEAUTIFUL!!! Crazy detail
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popzz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Love your newest work with the more cartoonisch style to it! I would kill to have that shading technique in my head! Keep it up!
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Diablicka Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Greate work. Yoy have talent!!
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MAXLFC2005 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006
Nice Car! I like it!
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SDkidd Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006  Hobbyist
I love it old school. Good job man.
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Samirs Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
only i can say this EXCELLENT
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joecastpumba Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
oh mha fuckin' god.. dude.. i wish this car would really exist.. i would buy it.. or even better .. steal it like in gone in 60 seconds..hells yea.. i just need to find angelina jolie.. and nic cage..
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stilgar Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006  Professional General Artist
Wow!!!!
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godsign Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
fuk me!!!!!!
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Aspis Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
First time I say "no" to your work, Dangeruss. It's not a musclecar anymore, and Mustang has to be a musclecar. Riced to the max, nooope, that's not a good idea for a Mustang.
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driven-out Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006
Good job. Thats all i really have to say mostly, This is not a car i'd really want to see riced out to the zOMG max of uncle bens-ness...

But impressive attention to detail, coloring, and its general complexity of work put into it. i applaud
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Pengspawnie Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006
classy!!!!
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alien2063 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006
Second thought - two points >
1. Air Scoop above the drivers head - seems too little ... and personally i would prefer something more aggressive in the look department.
2. Rear spoiler - i would prefer something which hugs the bodywork closer, and is more artistic then pure race functionality :)
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das111 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006   Interface Designer
omg,that is so wild looking,i bet it would kick that other cars butt,nice job............................................................donald
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carlosmg2 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006
better without complex reflections ^^. great work :wink:
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shark3000 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006
Holy crap!!!! DAMN that's beautiful...........
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parrothead529 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006   Photographer
thats insane! amazing work!
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qwik3r Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006
unbelievable, who are you...?
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Ymk Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006
Flared arches and warped front lips look good, at least this shows alittle more restraint than the other designs. The inlet on the top of the car is a bad choice in my opinion. Sure it adds to the overall complexity and wow factor, but it ruins some of the natural lines, which is a shame because despite the outlandish bodywork the car still carries alot of it's original character quite well.

Speed bump who?
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kerem Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006  Professional Photographer
sorry i dont seen any front-door handle ?
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