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04 April 2010, 09:43 PM
( is what is known as a Rotavolo. In particular a TS.2850 model, The most powerful and advanced land racing vehicle ever built. Known throughout fans and racing syndicates as Hyper Dragons, they're a single wheel vehicle driven up front similar to motorcycles. At their prime, Hyper Dragon races were the most watched events in human history, a true united global event. But as death tolls rose, many national governments made the races illegal, deeming them far too dangerous. In time, the races were made illegal in almost all countries, causing a very swift and unforeseen global economic meltdown. With such instability, Many out of work drivers turned to a more lucrative career in crime and piracy, modifying their Hyper Dragons and forming clans. Able to reach speeds over 300mph and transporting them long distances very efficiently, these clans were very successful at creating an extremely fast and powerful force.

This illustration was painted in Photoshop. Here are a few close-ups...

I am definitely going to do another piece for this contest. Thanks for checking it out!
Here's a link to my second submission!

05 May 2010, 12:02 AM
that is just an awesome illustration all round everything from the crisp design and rendering to the specific uniform design of the characters. Very well thought out, and quite a strong syd reference. Very original concept

05 May 2010, 01:06 AM
Amazing!! the characters and the scratched paint effect is what I like most.
Good luck

05 May 2010, 04:29 AM
Wow! thats about all I can say.

05 May 2010, 04:37 AM
Great design, i love this "simple" form. It drives imagination how this could travel.


05 May 2010, 05:05 AM
Thanks guys I'm glad you enjoy it, much appreciated! I was really trying to capture a cinematic feel with this.

05 May 2010, 07:04 AM
Probably the most "Syd Mead style" work here so far. Good luck!

05 May 2010, 09:09 AM
with respect to all the others, best yet in my opinion .. well done

05 May 2010, 10:03 AM
WOW! Amazing..

05 May 2010, 11:49 AM
This is just fantastic! I have to say I watched the image for a long time and imagine the moment they set it up for race, some people watch this... I'm impressed :)

Great artwork... I'm courios about the next one :)

05 May 2010, 12:06 PM
i love the over all render of this one and also the concept.. 5 stars!!! ;)

05 May 2010, 02:40 PM
Really thanks again! I'm glad there is a noticeable "Sydness" to it. Your perception can change while working on a piece for a while, especially when the goal is to try and create something that is purposely influenced by another artist. Sometimes it feels a lot like their style, sometimes too much of your own. They way I approached this was trying to create an illustration that not so much made people say "That looks like a Syd Mead", but for Syd to say "I would do that". But I am still very happy people say it resembles Syd's work, lol!

My new design is going to come from the same "world" as this one. It will be more of a 3/4 view to get some depth. I'll post a very rough sketch of the basic design soon.

05 May 2010, 12:00 AM
Here is a rough sketch for my new submission...

05 May 2010, 12:32 PM
Easily my favourite finished entry so far, nice job!

05 May 2010, 05:01 PM
Hi, may I ask about the software did you use to render this?
thank you

05 May 2010, 08:32 PM
Also my favorite entry thus far. Very cool and unique concept.

05 May 2010, 09:41 PM
wow, this my favorite, absolutely

05 May 2010, 04:08 AM
Another inspiring rendering! I love that people are doing it old school too, not just sticking to 3D.

05 May 2010, 10:18 AM
Very original, really nice clean piece with a strong Syd Mead look. Love it. Good luck!

05 May 2010, 01:53 PM
I agree with the others, very nice!

05 May 2010, 10:35 PM
This piece was all painted in photoshop.

And thanks to everyone, this competition is really getting exciting!

05 May 2010, 02:51 PM
yeah it does:)
congrats again for this amazing piece of art.
just wondering about the people, did u use any sort of template?

05 May 2010, 07:28 PM
Well the way I approach doing people is to work very large and then scale down. It lets you achieve fine details. But no I don't really use a template or anything. I just gather reference photos to work from for lighting or clothes details, mostly to enhance the realism. once I figure that out then I can just create all the characters I need.

05 May 2010, 11:08 AM
Whoa...! Now this image specially has been able to capture a certain "essence" of Syd Mead which no other image has been able to create... I will stand for that. Once I saw this, I imagined what could have been like to stand beside this machine... a racing machine... This is definitely one of my favorites. keep it up.

05 May 2010, 07:37 PM
absolutely the most 'sydish' of all the entries so far. Top of my list to win ..good luck.
a breakdown of how you done it would be awesome :D

05 May 2010, 09:37 PM
Amazing work . :beer:

05 May 2010, 03:15 PM
Hey Guys thanks.

@alan9000 well I had my sketch. I started with the background first, then determined composition. Did the vehicle in 3 parts, wheel, cockpit and tail. then the characters and tweaked the lighting and color till it felt right. Like my other work it's painted in photoshop.

05 May 2010, 06:37 PM

05 May 2010, 02:14 PM
Cool AND elegant! Congratulations and good luck!

05 May 2010, 06:34 PM
@MPavel and dodgeOrBURN

Thanks! and good luck to the both of you!

05 May 2010, 12:04 AM
very good
syd mead+chris foss :)

06 June 2010, 01:10 PM
Yeap!This is it!
Look like a scene from a StarWars episode.Love it!
Great work.

06 June 2010, 03:06 PM
Hey guys thanks!

I have never seen Chris foss's work until you mentioned it, There's similarities for sure (The color and stripes.) If I didn't know better I would think some of his illustrations were done by Syd!
@LefTerris. It looks like a scene from a Star Wars episode... awesome compliment. It seems that my subconscious pulled from may sources for sci-fi inspiration!

06 June 2010, 03:52 PM
My favorite! I have it like wallpaper on my desktop :)

06 June 2010, 10:48 AM
Thanks buubu! Interesting you say you made as your wallpaper because that's what the winning pieces are used as on the Nvidia website! If you check my CG portfolio you can grab a larger version.

06 June 2010, 01:26 AM
really nice concept and execution!
good luck

06 June 2010, 09:56 AM
Very cool design!! I like the color palette of this picture!

06 June 2010, 02:32 PM
Amazing. This is truely unique.

06 June 2010, 06:39 PM
chilombiano, robotlove86, frameboX

Thanks guys! I really appreciate the feedback.:)

06 June 2010, 09:10 PM
fantastic work! Ive been a huge fan of Syd Mead my whole life..I agree with others here this COULD be a Mead painting. Iconic, strange but understandable enough for us to identify and understand what it does. Only suggestion i would have is to angle it in frame, or frame it better feels too much like a silhouette/orthographic shot to me.

again new desktop image.

06 June 2010, 02:30 PM

I'm glad you see a Syd resemblance! Thanks for the comments, If I do another piece with this vehicle I will for sure have it angled. I have it this way to make an impact with the size of the tail wing. and to have a bold circle catch your eye.
Thanks again!

06 June 2010, 05:51 PM
Agreed striking image. I think this is one of those cases that could sing praises for 3d tho. Traditional rendering, especially done like this is beautiful...but with a 3d rendering you have the ability afterwards to tweak for camera and play with composition....

Best of luck in the competition!

06 June 2010, 04:15 PM
Superb work! very clean and elegant and the vehicle itself has that enigmatic quality of looking like the product of very advanced technology.

Good luck!

06 June 2010, 12:29 PM
this is very nice, specially love the colors and proportions.



06 June 2010, 04:29 PM
Thanks Again! 8 days to go, still trying to finish one more illustration!

06 June 2010, 05:35 PM
Loved this, you just keep looking, great stuff.

06 June 2010, 08:47 AM
One of my favorite pieces, beautifully done you can feel the atmosphere.

06 June 2010, 09:44 PM
Hey MATArt thanks for the comments! Working like crazy finishing up my next submission, should have it done and posted tonight...

06 June 2010, 10:59 AM
This, one of the first in this competition :thumbsup: A lot was posted after, bet this one has something special ..well it's clean simple and stuning at the same time. I would really like to see one in real world :rolleyes:

07 July 2010, 12:12 AM
Thanks tcg! Keeping my fingers crossed for this!

07 July 2010, 07:20 AM
Very neat! Best of luck in the competition.

07 July 2010, 08:33 AM
One of my favourites is this one. Great design dude.

07 July 2010, 03:42 PM
Again guys thanks you! I'm excited that so many enjoy this entry!

07 July 2010, 05:13 PM
Definitely one of my fav's. The massive scale and straight to the point functionality just spells winner.

Thanks for inspiring us all :D

07 July 2010, 06:09 PM
Yep! One of my fav`s too. A clean illustration, and a very diferent and stylist vehicle. I like everything in the scene! Good luck!

07 July 2010, 04:06 PM
Syndicate and GustavoSchinner Thanks guys! Best of luck to you too!

07 July 2010, 05:55 PM
Hey MGELA, I wouldn't post your work on other peoples threads. It may upset the wrong person and you'll get reported and possibly banned.

08 August 2010, 12:03 PM
Congratulations! Nice to see one of my favorites in the winners circle! :)

08 August 2010, 04:19 AM
Definately and amazing achievement. congratulations all round. you must be proud. Im with Dodge or Burn on this one ;).



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