pjtierney Jordan 191 Detail 1/3 4w
  •   pyjames91 Absolutely fantastic PJ, and if you did the same for the 787b, I may faint. Any plans on selling prints of this or is that out of the question due to licensing and what not? 4w
  •   pjtierney @pyjames91 I am a big fan of the 787B ;) Regarding prints, I don't have the time to handle production and shipping, and I expect there to be some licensing kerfuffle if I did try. With a normal car like what @motiveartworks, @dirtynailsbloodyknuckles and @petrolified do it's fine, but I imagine things are more complicated when you try to sell something that has corporate logos on it. 4w

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pjtierney Jordan 191 Detail 2/3 4w

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pjtierney Jordan 191 Detail 3/3 4w

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pjtierney Jordan 191 Wireframe 1/3 4w

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pjtierney Jordan 191 Wireframe 2/3 4w

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pjtierney Jordan 191 Wireframe 3/3 4w

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pjtierney Here it is, the legendary Jordan 191.

More info and a hefty blog post can be found over on PJTierney.net

#F1 #Formula1 #Jordan #GrandPrix #Motorsport #Racing #Schumacher #Spa

#Vector #BestVector #Illustration #Profile #Adobe #CS5 #AutomotiveArt #CarArt #NoFilter #Art #PocketLiveries
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pjtierney It is done; final version turned out great. Tomorrow I'll prep the website and launch this thing! 4w

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pjtierney Logos and livery applied, almost done now. One more session tomorrow to check the fine details and I'm all set.
I'm quite proud of this one, looking forward to launching it. Numbers don't mean a lot but I'm looking at roughly 70+ man-hours currently; it's been my most complicated illustration to date. I went 100% vector with this one and tried out a ton of new techniques, many of which will come in handy on future projects.
4w

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pjtierney Tyres are done, not as tricky as I feared. The branding certainly helps the wheels feel less artificial than before.
In the early 90s, the branding of F1 tyres was a 2-step process. A faint outline of the Goodyear logos would be moulded into the rubber itself, but the white colouring was stencil-sprayed afterward. More often than not there would be a slight misalignment between the stencil and the moulding.
To achieve this effect I split the logo into an outline and fill layer, giving the white a faint blur and then deliberately mis-aligned it with the outline.
The set markings were then drawn by hand based on reference pictures.
4w
  •   carguycam Insane detail. Please don't inspire me to try something this detailed. My style takes long enough 4w
  •   pjtierney @carguycam I'm pretty much done now, going to launch tomorrow. This was a big one, 75 hours or so in total. Illustrator crashed 3 times today due to the complexity of it all! 4w
  •   pjtierney @carguycam You should check out @petrolified's work. He does it in Photoshop which gives him more freedom in terms of lighting. 4w

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pjtierney First set of logos applied, to the inner wheel rims. Getting the arcs/distortions right took quite a while, lots of refining.
Next up will be the tyre markings; the challenge there will be in getting a "sprayed on" look as that's how F1 tyres were marked in the 90s.

On a side note, through tonight's research I learned that the Jordan 191 had different colour wheel nuts depending on which side of the car a wheel was on. The right-hand tyres had red nuts and the lefts had black. Had to make a quick colour change to maintain accuracy.
1mon

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pjtierney Today was "logo day", gathering everything that needs to go on the car.
Several of these had to be drawn by hand or modified to fit how they looked in 1991, a long, time-consuming process.
1mon

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pjtierney Wheels are done, I can see the finish line now.
Illustrator's starting to buckle under pressure due to the complexity of everything, hopefully it doesn't crash. Saving every few minutes just in case.
1mon

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pjtierney Made a first pass at the rear tyres tonight. Different material to the rest of the car which meant having to come up with new lighting techniques.
Looking good so far, but will need some grit to get rid of that "plasticy" look.
1mon
  •   leukocyt That is looking really hot dude. Love the lighting on the body. 1mon
  •   pjtierney @leukocyt Cheers man, it's taken a lot of hours but is coming together nicely now. Need to get the wheels done this weekend before I start colouring. 1mon

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pjtierney Sidepod is almost done, most complicated set of highlights/shadows so far.
Also reprofiled the gloss on the engine cover slightly; wasn't entirely happy with how it interacted with the rear wheels.
1mon

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pjtierney Rear wing is done, was more complicated than I expected due to the many small details scattered about.
The sidepod is the last major section before I tackle the wheels.
Overall it's coming along nicely, big difference between how it looks now and what it was like a week ago.
1mon

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pjtierney Productive session today, adding shadows to the front end. Once the body is complete I'll tackle the wheels. 1mon

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pjtierney Subtle changes tonight as I begin to experiment with some gradiented lighting on the top half of the body.
Spent plenty of time learning about some features I hadn't used before which will come in handy in future.
Next stage will likely be to add similar lighting to the sidepod before adding 2 shadow layer sets to the whole thing.
1mon

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pjtierney With a regular car this would be a lot easier as there are several large flat panels, but on a racing car the bodywork tends to be glossier, sculpted and more reflective, adding to the complexity.
I reckon there'll be 3 or 4 more steps to this before I can move on to the wheels, which are made of different materials entirely.
Progress is slow but steady.
2mon

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pjtierney Sailing into uncharted waters now, never tried this element of illustration before. Lots of trial and error ahead I imagine. 2mon

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