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Scion XD - Shell Shocked by jonsibal Scion XD - Shell Shocked by jonsibal
This idea started with the factory red Scion xD. As the sporty stock shell/skin comes off and rises away from the car, it reveals a black xD with a snake skin paint job on a body kit inspired by the Desert Horned Viper Snakes with its distinctive horn behind its eyes.

I also integrated some carbon fiber parts with the snake skin paint job to create different textures but at the same time, still complimenting each other.

The body kit is my own design and 100% air brushed. This whole piece was done solely with Photoshop CS.

Here is the base car I used. [link]
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:iconbtoiskii:
btoiskii Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
beast....
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:iconanterzorg:
anterZorG Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
nice idea :D
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:iconskullcandy1995:
Skullcandy1995 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student
nice job ;)
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:iconalbertostrap:
Albertostrap Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow nice JOB!
Big compliments!!!!
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:icondolce05:
dolce05 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
to say I'm impressed is an understatement. Quality job seeing an idea through. Love it!
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:iconaceadrigo:
aceadrigo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow you got some skills. my jaw can only drop so far
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:icontank7744:
Tank7744 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
God... What a machine... What a work of art.
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:iconalli-star:
Alli-STAR Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely astonishing work!
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:iconneviral:
Neviral Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work, but i still wonder how come you guys always tend to use the Subrau Impreza hood on some cars
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:iconmonsterprowl:
monsterprowl Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
simply amazing:D
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:iconcjayfearless:
Cjayfearless Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
freaking awesome man. love it!
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:icondrakros:
DrakroS Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
XDD
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:icondrakros:
DrakroS Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
XDDD
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:icondiablo66:
Diablo66 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
excellant concpet and great execution! I want to see this in real life! Absolutly brilliant! keep it up!
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:icona7lakalam:
a7lakalam Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Artist
well done brother nice work
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:iconturdzz:
turdzz Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
owesome dude
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:iconfrozensilver99:
FrozenSilver99 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
I want this car... SO VERY BADLY.
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:iconfoddos22:
Foddos22 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
very nice
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:iconrasterize:
RASTERIzE Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
is this seriously the winner???????!!!!!!!!! omg this is so SAD for art...
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:iconchillage:
Chillage Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
great work !
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darkfox90 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
HOLY CRAP! Dude, if I have a perfect dream car, this is it. :la: This is the best design of a Scion xD that I have ever seen. The work you put into this really shows! Freaken kudos man! You got some serious talent!
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:iconsongeh:
Songeh Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
The powers of photoshop mixed with the powers of those who are gifted can be...destructive.
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:iconthehondaguy:
TheHondaGuy Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Student General Artist
Not a big fan of the car, but the picture is amazing!
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:iconblackmaze:
blackmaze Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
This is wickedly cool! Incredibly well done, love the concept and the work you did with this. Looks great.
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:iconv86:
v86 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
very cool..
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:iconflameks:
Flameks Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMGOMG.....
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:iconflameks:
Flameks Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! amazing work...congrat_!
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:iconflorinoprea:
FlorinOprea Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Student Digital Artist
incrdible ideeas, congratz
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:iconmefish:
Mefish Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Severo!!!!! del Putas!!!!!
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:iconmagao:
magao Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
great idea! Wondefull work!!!!!!!! i just loved!
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:iconmasonproductions:
MasonProductions Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Congradulations. You made a really cool piece. However you say that the red is flying up into the air? I thought the red sheats were assembling themselves onto the car. I think the main thing that got me to think this was the vertical motion blur at the upper right cornder.

Maybe you need some motion blurs on the red sheets to indicate what direction they're flying.
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:iconvivelda:
vivelda Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Student General Artist
well if you think about it, everything starts from the front to the back right? in that case it definitely is peeling off
XD
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:iconmasonproductions:
MasonProductions Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
But if you think about it, if the car is moving then the red sheets should be flying to the right, not to the left.

Either way you look at it, there's problems. It wouldn't be hard to fix this.
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:iconvivelda:
vivelda Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Student General Artist
the car itself is already on the right side, so flying off to the left is to balance out the image
well either way, they won the competition =O
changing it wont make any difference hah
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MasonProductions Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
Well, if we're not talking about a simple edit with motion blur, my advice is to change the composition. So to have the sheets flying off to the left rather than the right means: change the composition.

This inclused moving the car itself to the left to allow the sheets to fly to the right.

It may have won a competition, as it should have, but it doesn't change the fact that it doesn't look like the red sheets are flying off of it. It can be precieved either way.
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:iconvivelda:
vivelda Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Student General Artist
well, i suppose. but obviously the artist themself didn't think that was a problem
guess they were satisfied with the finished product ne?
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:iconmasonproductions:
MasonProductions Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Don't get me wrong, the picture looks good, but usually what the artist thinks of his own work really doesn't mean a thing. It's what others think of it. Of course the artist is going to like it, the artist made it. That's a biased opinion.
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jonsibal Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
I think its a bit harsh to say "what the artist thinks of his own work really doesn't mean a thing as it is biased". In my personal opinion, there is a definite value of what the artist's perspective is in regards to their artwork. I use it to gain understanding on things that doesn't makes sense to me and use it as an opportunity to learn.

And let me explain and clarify why I have the pieces flying off to the left instead of to the right. Since the car is static, the pieces can technically be flying off at any direction and it won't be wrong. But in this situation, it made a lot of sense to have it flying to left for composition's sake. I didn't feel that it needed any motion blur to indicate the direction of it as I thought it was clear what was happening from what the whole premise of the contest.

If had the car positioned to the left (static or in motion), then it would make sense for the pieces to fly off to the right as you have suggested.

I do appreciate your post and your critique. :)
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:iconvivelda:
vivelda Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Student General Artist
hm. theres a point
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SMlLE Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool!
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zinou94 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great !
i love the effect witch you did with the car !
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:iconbeyondme2:
BeyondMe2 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009   Interface Designer
OMFG!!!
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:iconmister-lou:
Mister-Lou Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa,this is unbelivable,congrats on winning the contest
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dekonz Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
GOOOOOOOOOOOOD :+fav:
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