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Dodge Viper Vector by DesertViper Dodge Viper Vector by DesertViper
This is, by far, my greatest piece yet. Started working on this December 21rst. This is my all-time favourite vehicle ^_^ so I gave it 110% and I am very proud with the end result!

My primary goal for this piece was to see how far I could go with the detail using my skills in Illustrator. I am 97% satisfied with the end result after two months of work. The hardest part was the headlights and the inside of the car. Looking at what I had to work with, I think it turned out pretty good.

The original was a little bit bigger and I didn't want to lose any detail resizing it to fit on the screen so I apoligize for the big image (and as a jpeg, it lost a bit of its crispness). Later, I will post a wallpaper version.

All in all, even I am suprised how well this turned out. It was well worth the time and effort and I hope you all see that. After a long project like this, I would love to read all your comments so if you want, comment/fav! Thank you all and Enjoy!

Original image [link]
Outline mode and progress [link]

FunFacts

Total time - 45.5 hours
Started - Dec. 21rst, 2006
End - Feb. 21rst, 2007
Total Layers - 12
Total paths - 850+
Program - Illustrator
No Gradient Mesh used

EDIT: Wow a Daily Deviation!! Thank you very much for the honor of being featured ^__^ This has made my day! thank you all!! :';)
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Given 2007-04-03
I just think Dodge Viper Vector by ~DesertViper is a beautiful image. Everything looks how it should be in a realism piece - the paint looks lustrous, the plastic has a matte finish look and the tires look like rubber... Nice detail work too, from the headlights to the "Viper" text on the calipers to the Viper logo in the centre caps on the rims. ( Suggested by CRWPitman and Featured by Einion )
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exotic-legends Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very nice work. One of my personal favorite cars is the Porsche Carrera GT which is one of the most beautiful cars ever built. This car also inspired me for a painting in Adobe Illustrator (2-D, using no mesh/no grid for gradients) from another interesting angle. See here: exotic-legends.deviantart.com/…
Also see the detail-links in the attachment of the picture-description.
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Treflipsd1 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Very nice. love the detail on the rims. great work
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marcuzes Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
The details, reflections, colours... they all look perfect for me. This really deserves Daily Deviation. :thumbsup:
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:icondesertviper:
DesertViper Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Thanks :D
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:iconmarcuzes:
marcuzes Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
You're welcome
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:icontekbar2000:
tekbar2000 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, perfect work! :O
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sahilmomin5 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
really marvellous work mind blowing its look like 3D modeled
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:icondesertviper:
DesertViper Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
thanks :D
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sahilmomin5 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
your welcome :)
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:iconesoterycka:
esoterycka Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
wow! only 12 layers, the detail is amazing. great work! :-)
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:iconomvaishnav:
omvaishnav Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist
Really Great result in the end !!
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:icondesertviper:
DesertViper Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
thanks 8D
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:iconraafjegx:
RaafjeGX Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
I made exactly the same car a few years back, but yours looks way better :)
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:iconlovemello4eternity:
LoveMello4eternity Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
ohhh such a pretty car lol
great job!!
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graphomet Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
mate that is extraodinary!

if u got any links to tutorials pls send me,id like to know how these are done in illustrator.

cheers.
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:icondesertviper:
DesertViper Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
thanks!
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mikaZign Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
pleaseeeee give us tutorials! Maybe u should try LiveStream.com i really like to see you doing this ;)
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:icondesertviper:
DesertViper Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
thanks :D I've been thinking of doing a tutorial, but i'm not sure how to begin hehe.
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mikaZign Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
Have you heard of LiveStream? you can record your desktop (live) and people see you draw ;) Pretty cool stuff... maybe you should try it, i would definetly watch it!
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:icondesertviper:
DesertViper Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
but could you watch 40 hours of it? It would most likely need to be one of those speedy videos :)
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:iconmikazign:
mikaZign Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
yes you are right about that. 40 hours is pretty long but see it as a project spred over some days ;) im sure lots of vector-artits want to see something like this in action, well at least i would!
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MeAli-ADK Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
This is awesome work :clap:

I want to invite you to our group for vector artists here: [link]

We're trying to collect only the best and high quality works in this gallery.

We'll be happy if you join the group and share this beautiful car with the others :D
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:icondesertviper:
DesertViper Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
thanks!
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MeAli-ADK Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
:)
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Cobra1000 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
The Dodge Viper is one of my favourite cars of all time and this is a mind-blowing image
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:icondesertviper:
DesertViper Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
thanks :D
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Muskrat4893 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
Absolutely fantastic. From a distance you wouldn't even know it was a vector drawing.
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knightrider20000 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
Niiiiice! You did a great job with this Viper and especially not to have any gradient meshes within the entire illustration. Excellent!!!
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:icondesertviper:
DesertViper Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
Thanks :)
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shebeast2 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
wit a beast sooo hawt!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconrageofreason:
rageofreason Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
Kudos! Your best indeed.

Rage
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:iconanthrooptimist:
AnthroOptimist Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
Looks like the real thing. Nice! So realistic.

I love american cars. B-)
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:icondesertviper:
DesertViper Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
thanks!
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:iconsketchproof:
SketchProof Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice man. i can see the blood and sweat put into this, way to go :thumbsup:
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:icondesertviper:
DesertViper Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
thanks!
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OtterInTheHat Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008   Photographer
This is amazing! :faint:
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The-Phinix Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
HOLY TACO STAND BATMAN! you made this? wow i thought it was a photo at first, love the level of detail!
i hope this is what the cars in Grand Turismo 5 look like! (prologue isnt the final version right?)
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:icondesertviper:
DesertViper Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
thanks! I can't wait for it too :D yeah prologue was kind of a playable demo... only not a demo, just another addition to the franchise. That game is taking forever to get done, but it will ROCK!
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The-Phinix Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
biggest demo ever by what ive heard. isnt it only coming out for ps3 though? ive only got ps2 and nintendo stuff so i'll be out of luck... besides, its probly going to cost like $100 with how much crap they're probly stuffing in it, hmm, i just though, what if they put a smartcar in it? that'd be so freaking funny XD
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Bryan-Lobdell Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
That is f-ng sick dude!! Kick ass work

Checkout [link] this person is insane just like you!
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DesertViper Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008
thank you for sharing! That person is crazier than me o_O
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EgoBoxGraphics Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008   Interface Designer
Amazing vector.. I R jealous, no idea how to make vectors. :D
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:icondesertviper:
DesertViper Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
thanks :) Plenty of tutorials on dA and the web to learn how :D All you need is Adobe Illustrator :nod:
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rubymax1 Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
WOW! when I first clicked this i hounestly thought i was click on a photograph but then i read what catagpry it is under....WHAT!!????
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:iconhalvar:
Halvar Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow by far the most realitic vertor work I have seen...

Keep going !!
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:icondesertviper:
DesertViper Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
thanks :D
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:iconhimeviti:
Himeviti Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
Ahhhhhh the best car os the world!
I LOVE IT!!
awesomeeeeee
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:iconagiss:
Agiss Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
Amazing :0
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Sythest Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Student Digital Artist
I am so impressed with this vector, it is one of the best I have seen in a very very long time. I can't believe it only took you 2 months to make this, all of those details look like they would have took many many months. Did you work on this for a few hours every day?
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DesertViper Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
From what I can remember, some days i'd work 1~3 hours non stop, take a break, then work on it again. Other days I couldn't even look at it :) lol
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