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February 21, 2007
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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]


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 )
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:…
Also see the detail-links in the attachment of the picture-description.
Treflipsd1 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Very nice. love the detail on the rims. great work
marcuzes Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
The details, reflections, colours... they all look perfect for me. This really deserves Daily Deviation. :thumbsup:
DesertViper Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Thanks :D
marcuzes Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
You're welcome
tekbar2000 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, perfect work! :O
sahilmomin5 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
really marvellous work mind blowing its look like 3D modeled
DesertViper Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
thanks :D
sahilmomin5 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
your welcome :)
esoterycka Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
wow! only 12 layers, the detail is amazing. great work! :-)
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