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StereoMike
03-26-2007, 08:25 AM
It's a mascot for a friend of mine. He owns a company which produces truck exhausts and tanks (no not the ones with the turret, the ones where you fill in the petrol).
He bought a Magirus from 1959 and asked, if I could do a character from it.
Boy, German trucks of that time looked even like a cartoon without editing them, so making a funny little fellow from it was a no-brainer.
I got obviously inspired by "cars" when making the eyes (funny coincidence, I watched it the day before my friend approached me with this project).
The trucks' name is Bruno.
The background is painted.


The second image is a pic of the actual truck.


mike

cresshead
03-26-2007, 10:13 AM
excellent work!

dwburman
03-26-2007, 12:40 PM
Looks good. I have two problems with it tho.

#1 I'm not sure I want to see tanks bouncing around like that in a truck :D

#2 the wheel isn't spinning. Perhaps some motion blur is in order.

StereoMike
03-26-2007, 03:17 PM
#1 Hehehe, it's truck exhausts.
http://www.borges-seelze.de/pics/produkte_schall3.jpg

#2 hm, I'll loose the details on the wheel with a strong blur. Just a little blurred edges could work, but right now I consider the image finished.

thanks for your opinions and comments!

mike

Glendalough
03-27-2007, 06:10 PM
Very nice interesting work...

Mchilly
03-27-2007, 11:05 PM
Wonderful, a truck with green eyes hehehe

StereoMike
03-28-2007, 03:40 AM
Wonderful, a truck with green eyes hehehe

In the end that gave a nice color theme: Blue sky, blue carpaint, green grass, green eyes. :)
You didn't expect a truck to have green eyes? Hehehe...

Mike

Sarford
03-28-2007, 05:25 AM
You might wanna take another look at your eyes textures. Right now they are both lit from a different direction oposite to eachother, looks kinda strange...

Otherwise Nicley done, I always loved the old Magirus Deutsch truck designs

StereoMike
03-28-2007, 08:22 AM
Good one Sarford, didn't see that. Hopefully my friend hasn't seen it too ;) I already sent it to him.

mike

tudor
03-29-2007, 06:25 AM
Looks really cool! :)

For some reason the 'car' didn't look that happy though..
What if you made the 'eyebrows' (top of the windows) with more of an arc to them. I think that would make the car look happier.

Quick photoshop mod attached.
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erikals
04-04-2007, 05:33 AM
Yep, the eye modification is a bit netter. Cool Truck : )
(Cool to see you back Tudor : ) where u been?)

tudor
04-04-2007, 09:53 AM
Been working way way too much :(
back now with more spare time, and soon to come in the wip section.. new art! :)