I’ve been working on some new digital art lately, specifically this vector of the Lamborghini Gallardo. I finished doing the car last week but I’ve been struggling ever since, to figure out what to do with the background. I’ve tried many different ideas, but nothing really seems to work. While I continue to figure it out, I thought I’d post up some shots of the completed car.
Cars are really what inspire me most and I’ve felt for a long time that my portfolio is lacking automotive work. I’ve been working a few different projects lately and thought this vector would be a nice addition to my portfolio. More than anything, this piece was a learning exercise. I’m embarrassed to admit, but prior to starting this project, I had no idea how to use the pen tool on Photoshop. In the past, I’ve always relied on the polygonal lasso tool. It did the job but always lacked the nice clean lines that I wanted. One afternoon, I decided to sit down and figure out the pen tool once and for all. It really is one of the most versatile tools on Photoshop and those who know it well, swear by it. Initially it was difficult but I found myself doing pretty complex shapes and paths within an hour of practicing.
I really tried to go beyond my comfort zone with this vector and explore some levels of detail I would’ve skipped otherwise. The wheels and brakes ended up being my favorite aspect of the design. It may be tough to see, but there are about 20 layers of color making up just the wheel itself.
Hopefully I can get the background figured out in the next couple days. I’m pretty eager to move onto another project I’ve been working on. I’ll be sure to post up some new shots once this piece is completed.