Sunday, December 26, 2010

F430 Scuderia Vector Art

A close up detail of a Ferrari 430 Scuderia. A completly vector based rendering done in Adobe Illustrator on a Macintosh.
Originally shot at the dealership in Woodbridge Ontario, I liked the reflections of the large windows on the surface of the car and tried to replicate this, at the same time simplifying them - removing light pole reflections and one of myself! Colours were altered a tad to brighten the car and i darkened the floor substantially to give better contrast to the yellow bodywork.
The most timeconsuming part was the projector beam lens and turnsignal. Alot going on there when you begin to break it down.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas

The three kings open up SO much opportunity for Ferrari humour...
Merry Christmas to all... and a safe and prosperous 2011.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Metal Art: Ferrari GTO

Art designed in Adobe Illustrator. A friend in the states has a plasma cutter that can read the file and cut the image. After finishing the surface he constructs a frame to which it is attached. He ships it back to me and I assemble the abstract canvas background. A Ferrari Sharknose is already uploaded earlier.
The first pic is the Adobe Illustrator file... A graphic representation that stands on its own. The trick to these is not having any bits of soon-to-be-cut-metal defy laws of gravity and end up floating in midair. Everything has to attach somehow. Can be tricky when dealing with details the car is known for and has to be in certain positions. Sometimes some creative solutions have to occur...
The second pic is the metal version with a canvas background. Been thinking of redoing this one with one reminiscent of the Sharknose. Solid red with a bit a colour swiped through it.