pjtierney All of the perspective work is pretty much done with the exception of the wheel rims.
Unlike the Jordan 191 where I sort of "winged it" I have gone for a more calculated approach this time round, with perspective differences at key points and a proper sense of convergence towards the center.
Yesterday I mentioned that it was 20 "clicks" from one (lateral) side of the car to the other but after some recalculation tonight it's much less, 10 at the wheels and about 13 on the rear wing.
The end result is a perspective that's less exaggerated and more subtle. By the time this car is coloured and lit it should be more believable than the 191 illustration.
A side benefit of having a smaller perspective depth is that the wheel rims will be easier to manage. I still have to be a bit of a layer ninja to get the depths right but it won't be anywhere near as tricky as the Jordan's wheels.
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pjtierney The upper body's pretty much done in terms of adding depth.
The tricky part here came when dealing with how the perspective variances converge when you get towards the center. While there are 10 or so "clicks" between the wing mirrors that reduced to almost zero by the time I get to the door's window cutout.
Additionally the mirrors themselves are slightly angled which means you see more of the "back" mirror than the front. It looks awkward in isolation but when you see the full piece it'll make sense and "fit". Next up is to add depth to the lower bodywork before tackling the wheels. Unlike the Jordan 191 there are a lot of large panels flush with the viewing pane which makes things much easier.
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pjtierney First 3D stage complete, the rear wing assembly.
The initial challenge was to map out the profile of the wing itself as it was hidden behind the endplate in a flat view.
With that done I settled on my perspective depth and worked out some mathematical ratios to shift the support struts to a believable location. After that the rest was simple.
Next up will probably be various body attachments (mirrors etc.) before tackling the toughest part of the entire project, the wheels.
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pjtierney Getting back into this after a few weeks off.
When I left it I had all of the shapes wireframed, and today I've been getting all the layers in the right order before making them solid.
This step is important as it makes the 3D stage much easier to navigate. I can clearly see now what elements are in front of or behind each other.
There are no "easy" steps after this, dozens of hours to go but the foundations are now complete.
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pjtierney The flat portion of this project is pretty much done. Next step is to go over each section and apply a believable perspective. As with the Jordan 191 I expect the rear wheel to be the toughest part of that stage. 1mon

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pjtierney Small update today, outlining the windshield wiper. Trickier than expected as it's a rather intricate element. 1mon

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pjtierney Upper body section is now set and split into panels. Next step is to add all the smaller details. 1mon

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pjtierney Made my first pass at the upper body section tonight. Basic outlines for now, need to get these curves perfect before I cut it up into panels. 1mon

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pjtierney You may have seen this on Twitter or Facebook earlier but I'm posting here too so people are aware.
A few days ago @retrogp shared a shirt design that used my Jordan 191 illustration as a key element. I was made aware of this and got in touch. @retrogp was not aware of my work being unlawfully and duly removed it from their product.
Today they posted an updated shirt with a new 191 illustration. To clear up any concerns people have, this new 191 is their own original work and does not cause any conflicts with my design.
As far as I'm concerned this issue has now been resolved, no need to cause them panic as their work is not a rip of mine. Many thanks to @retrogp for the quick response, and for putting things right.
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pjtierney Back on this project again tonight, diffuser and rear wing assembly sorted. Looks simple now but will come to life when I hit the 3D stage. 1mon

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pjtierney If you follow @retrogp you may have seen this earlier today. Unfortunately, it is an unauthorised copy of my work.
I have already spoken to @retrogp and it seems that a third party has taken my illustration, altered it and sent it to them. We're talking privately to resolve this.
In the meantime, if any of you see a Jordan 191 illustration or merchandise online that looks similar and is not coming from me, please let me know via Twitter (@PJ_Tierney). Many thanks in advance to anyone that helps, it's much appreciated.
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  •   wildillusion Let Eddie Jordan help you, because it's going tobe similar to the court brawl between Schumacher and Moreno for the primary Benetton seat 1mon
  •   pjtierney @wildillusion Nothing that complicated, @RetroGP and I have already been talking about this :) 1mon

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pjtierney More progress today, this time on the remainder of the side's bodywork. Diffuser, underbody and rear wing assembly come next. 1mon
  •   d.nyman_ What kind of car is that? Looks similar to the Sauber C9 1mon
  •   pjtierney @d.nyman_ Not quite. Same era though. 1mon
  •   callumhawkins98 I think I know what it is, and that will look amazing once its finished and coloured! 1mon

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pjtierney More progress today, this time on the lower half of the body. Took a while to get the proportions right. 1mon

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pjtierney Rear wheel outlined, this will be quite complex when I move to the 3D stage. 1mon

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pjtierney New project underway. Naturally I'm only in the early stages, lots of planning and reference-checking left to do. 1mon

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pjtierney Here's the obligatory "end of year lookback" post.
@statigram used to produce these but aren't doing one for 2015. @instrackapp have stepped in to provide this feature instead.
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pjtierney Here's a little something I put together before Christmas, a port of my S2000 livery onto a '97 Honda Civic.
@forzamotorsportofficial
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pjtierney My @target @chipganassiracing @chevrolet @indycar photo is one of this week's @forzamotorsportofficial contest winners.
I rarely enter photo contests as I focus more on livery design, so this came as a welcome surprise!

More pics at blog.pjtierney.net

#Forza6 #forzatography #xbox @xbox
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  •   d.nyman_ Hey Pj, it's ForceOne141! Love the designs. Hopefully can learn a thing or 2 from your painting :) 2mon

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pjtierney Here's my latest Livery design, the 1968 @alfaromeoofficial #346 Scar-Autostrada T33 Stradale.

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pjtierney Introducing the 2013 @mazdausa #323 Mazdaspeed MX-5.

Livery is now available in-game (Gamertag: PJTierney). @forzamotorsportofficial #Forza6 @xbox #xbox
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