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Honda S2000 - hood up -  Vexel by dangeruss Honda S2000 - hood up -  Vexel by dangeruss
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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:iconcamse7en:
CamSe7en Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
I think you should change your name to Dangeruss Detail!!! Lol, Great Work again, and its just amazing to see your work...
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ForNowWeToast Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
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.

[link]
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SP534 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
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!!! :):):):):):)
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dangeruss Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
with the extra engine details about 25 hours total.
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:iconsp534:
SP534 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
OMG! That IS crazy! 25 hours? Wow! You must have some patience!:)
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:iconcjec21:
cjec21 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SWEET.
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:iconskidms9:
skidms9 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
had to add this to my fav's, it's a stunning piece of work... plus i have a soft spot for s2000's ;)
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007
damn hot engine...
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khm3rblad3 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006
thats amazing... =) all the details are there. great job!
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spartanbtr Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2006
man...i'm faving it!!...
it's f**king awsome!!
the sheer time it must've took...!!
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dhandrei Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
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
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dhandrei Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
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
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dangeruss Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
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.
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MugenB16 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
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
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2HEATY Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2006
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.
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:iconcky-sound:
cKy-sound Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2006
i want to get into 3d modeling, what program do you suggest i use? Thanks!
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dangeruss Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
There's more tutorials for 3D studio MAX than most others. Cinema 4D is darn nice as well.
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cKy-sound Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2006
Thanks!
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alphafx Featured By Owner May 2, 2006
Nice work!
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chimpster7 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006
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.
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qwik3r Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
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?
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dangeruss Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
See your Lambo WIP comments for my fix to your line quality problem.
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ASHRAMOOZ Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2006
woooow that what i call art keep itup maan and favourite
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havik Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006
Just making that a favourite doesnt seem to do it justice, i wish i could favourite favourite it.

absolutely incredible.
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mesohuanny Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
I'm a big fan of your work. Imagine my surprise when the new featured deviation on your page was base on no other than my buddy's car. Keep up the good work. I can't wait until the next one.

here's a pic from a couple months ago: [link]
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dangeruss Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Cool! Tell him I like his ride. (duh).
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:iconpaarman:
paarman Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006
looks sweet man
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jamesinc Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2006
Damn fine work, expecially the detail on the engine. You ever consider vexelling a dodge charger? (the old ones)
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Lanche Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2006
DUDE, NO EFFING WAY!
this new popped hood style of yours rocks.

S2000 is on my top 5 :D
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phoenix07 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great effort!
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EXIGENCE Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006
You must be a magician seems like your'e make alot of this vexel in a short number of time your'e really gifted... :jark: I'm sooooooooo jealous hehehehe
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Kuroi-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2006
S2k is such a sexy car! Awesome job, dude!
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theederv Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey russ, remember me, im still cracking on, thanks alot buddy.


This is wicked wicked wicked :clap:

Please please do a Sierra Sapphire Cosworth, i can get you the reference pics cos my mates got a gorgeous one. Desperate to see it vexel'd :D
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dangeruss Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Note me about the Cosworth.
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OrcaSpitt Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2006
This detail makes me sick... what talent and patience! excellent job.
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mindmode Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2006
perfect like always...
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toxicdesign Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2006
fantastic, one of your best by far
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Fractured-Visual Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow brilliant
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DragonballAF Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2006
wow!! :D :faint: nice work as always :D
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lok1gt Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think the work under the hood is as realilstic as the rest of the car, but by far more inticate than i would ever attemp, so kudos nonetheless.
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InsaneIndustries Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2006
This is awesome .. simply awesome. I was wondering if this was more complex then the GSX-R 1000 you did last year so I had a look and sure enough that isnt anywhere near as busy as this S2K.
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sparXCG Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2006
Daaaaamn, this niiiiice!! :D

Sweet, sweet pic.
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The-SixthLeafClover Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
That's the sexiest thing i've seen all day...
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d100763 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2006
Great as usual, but the hood looks like its a bit off angle. Fantastic work on the engine details. Rims always as tops as expected from you, great car overall. Are you planning on dropping a street bike vexel on us in the near future?
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Plexxxy Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2006
Oh maaan, the engine details are just insane! :omg:
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sleepy13 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2006
..............................................................*favs*
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Gymnart Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
O_o :jawdrop: Wow!!!
We* loves this very much!!!
*(the family and I)

Very inspiring!
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razzmandious Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2006
I told you that you could do it. And you definitely have surpassed expectations.

Just don't make this a one time thing. I know that even through all the work and detail...you want to try it again.

Awesome job :D
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fusionx2 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2006   Digital Artist
That's one of the best render/vector hybrids I've seen. Spectacular work.
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Pine-Cone Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2006
Another sexually attractive benchmark!
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