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Subaru WRX - Vexel Hood Up by dangeruss Subaru WRX - Vexel Hood Up by dangeruss
Vexel: Vector - Pixel Hybrid [link]

My obsession with Subarus continues! This time a hot blue WRX with a Chargespeed widebody kit and loads of details. Based pretty much on my favorite tuned Subaru (Ferdie Ang's Team Horoki WRX) this is my most detailed Vexel to-date. The engine, sadly, is inaccurate for Ang's modifications, but I had no decent references for what's under his hood. What a snake-pit of hoses and wires this beast was! I just about gave-up 3 or 4 times during the creation. The engine took several days effort alone. I feel the headlights came out pretty well on this onem though I'm pretty sick of painting late model Subaru headlights after this one. I'll have to do an older "round-eye" model next :)

Wheels are 3D - Modeled in 3D Studio MAX and "toon" rendered to suit the image. The rest is Photoshop work. The background is a filtered photo.
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:icontheskilledcraftsman:
TheSkilledCraftsman Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
looks like you have spent forever making this.
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galangpersada Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow: great color. keep it up bro :wow:
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Wonderfuday Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Super f*** awesome. Ps, i'm obsessed with subarus too
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LilHarpsy Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Holy shit thats amazing! I wish I could do that!
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FallofTroy Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I ended up on your page because I wanted to see if deviant art had similar art to the stuff i've been creating recently. I really admire your work and attention to detail. I just started my venture into car illustration, and ill admit I am not as detailed. I hope to one day be at this level of skill. Keep doing what you are doing man, this is really good stuff. And I read your entry on your main page about every one asking you for advice. I went to school for graphic design, but in the 3 years that I was in school I learned maybe 2 things that I didn't already learn for my self by fooling around with the adobe suite. Anyways to end it short and sweet, I dig your stuff thanks for doing what you do.
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evelluchia Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutly amasing work its all i can say its absolutly amasing keep up the amasing work ^-^
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2neien3 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*speechless* Great work! :)
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:iconmustluvnerdz:
MustLuvNerdz Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Stunning
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SpoilofWar Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU--

I'll never learn to paint digitally
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jokersmile22 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
pretty epic. my only complaint is that the piping for the intercooler would be way pronounced were it a real WRX
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Different-Way Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
WTF!! O.O very very very good!
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ilikeyoualatte Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Fav. great detail!
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:iconegrost:
egrost Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
I love the kind of Borderlands, stylized look of this car. I know this was made way before Borderlands but it just shows you're ahead of the times! This is beautiful, makes me wanna go out and buy a WRX.
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B-219 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
flapjack as photo[link]
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:iconteehee93:
TEEHEE93 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
This is [CENSORED] amazing!
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:iconbuck4christ:
BUCK4CHRIST Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
Love it! flip! awesome! if you get a chance plz take a look at some pics i took of my subaru.
God bless
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:iconjelaine92:
JeLaine92 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
That engine look really great!! As does the whole car!! You are one of the best!!
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:iconveilx:
veilx Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How in the world do you make these wonders of beauty!?!?!
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:iconmihzrael:
Mihzrael Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
Indeed the engine is well detailed, one of my favourite brands. I like it :handshake:
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:iconpzarskeltera:
pzarskeltera Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
wow.. awesome! i wish i could vector something like that!
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:iconmlui:
mLui Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
Wow this is pretty sweet. HAha do you have a Subaru yourself? I LOVE my Rex. Although there are a few problems with it =( lOL xD
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:iconlordarchan:
LordArchan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
Very nice work! <3 WRX
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:icontrimper:
trimper Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
Holy crap that is amazing!!
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smoothengagement Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
that is awesome, but why does it have a top mount and a front mount?
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:iconroasted-freedom:
roasted-freedom Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
you are amazing!
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:iconandy202:
Andy202 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
WOW! nice work!
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Nickalex Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008   Digital Artist
Not bad man! a little Advice if you aiming for realism. The one thing that makes vector graphic so perfect, is also its worst fault… “It’s too perfect”. You can seat down for hours to draw a car, but it still doesn’t look real, it still has that cartoony look to it. It’s probably because it looks to clean or too sharp. Among order, there are chaos, that don’t really follow any type of pattern or form. You have to capture that chaos in your drawing. Some great examples are headlights, rims. They usually are chaotic in appearance because they multiple surfaces, and reflections. You try to give it form, it and up looking cartoony. It’s that chaotic look that give it the since of realism. It may not make much since, but it’s true.
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dangeruss Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
If I were aiming for realism, I wouldn't make it a "toon". It's a conscious style decision on my part. The "too perfect" stylized look is what I was hoping to achieve. I guess I succeeded.
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Nickalex Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008   Digital Artist
My apologies, I hope I didn’t offend.
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dangeruss Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
No offense taken. We're just looking at things differently. If I were striving for realism, you comments are very valid. If you check out some of my 3D work, you'll see a grittier, more real approach.
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Nickalex Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008   Digital Artist
Oh my god! I feel stupid. I saw your gallery before, the Ferrari, I thought they were all photographs. I’m so sorry lol wow! You’re in a league of your own. I learn a lot through people, and I just wanted to do the same for others. You probably have more advice for me, than me to you. Let me tell you something you may already know: Your work is amazing, and I will meet you at the top one day.
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FailureAtItsFinest Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
i think the red tube is supposed to be maf piping? but yeah thats nice. now off to see if you've done any bugeye's!
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DR31 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008  Student General Artist
how long did you work on engine....... it look very nice
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:iconcrazymnky:
crazymnky Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
this is fuckin sick dude!
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Qu3xc4lL Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008   Photographer
That would have taken forever! :D

Great work! It looks awesome.
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TheMagGoT1985 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
cool wow.. its so pain taking job.. how did you do it?
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xyphid Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
this is just ridicilously good, details are far beyond anything I'd dream of sitting and doing for so long
but I have to say that one thing...I HATE the background (no offence) it reminds me of photos taken by the family, of the kids and stuff, with the plain neighborhood behind
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ktm133 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
subarus are great cars :D and this is a great mod of one :P i would ride that beast like my gf XD
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onlycardineed Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
makes me miss my subie :( awesome
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poomtang Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
OMG, thats like the most beautiful thing ive ever seen!

Its so clean, I just wanna lick it!! :P
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dziuban Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
outstanding modeled engine!!
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shadylu Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
nice car
lov this car
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billbaxter87 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007   Photographer
Very very nice. Only one thing. You have a top mount intercooler and a front mount :)

Still very good art work.
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aspirin111 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HOLY SUCK MY DICK A LICK BITCH FUCKERS! THAT IS SOO FUCKING AMAZING! great rims :)
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christhedragon Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
very good job guys!!!
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:iconblahdee:
blahdee Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007  Professional
oh my flippin gosh!! that must've taken you FOREVER!!...great job though!! i love it!!
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:iconkonax:
konax Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
absolutely sweet, I'd love to have a poster like that on my wall !!
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:iconscrat56:
scrat56 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
one of my favourite car with lots of details
very good job
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:iconinnk:
innK Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007
You´re my hero man
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:iconicedstar:
icedstar Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007
is it posible to have 2 intercoolers? cuz i see the stock intercooler up in the engine and another one on the front bumper, just asking if that can be done
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