I always need to share the newest works by my friend Jon Sibal. Supporting friends is always great when it matches up with my obligation to readers of this blog to bring only the freshest and most relevant content. This is fresh and relevant. Enjoy.
The rendering is very cool that he did, but even more impressive is the story behind it. Check out Jon’s blog for the source work he used and the steps he took to make this image…
I know this method of CG rendering has some type of terminology for those that do it for a living…but whatever you call it, this is damn cool to me. I’m no photoshop or CG guy, but I respect the work greatly. I don’t know the guy who made this, but I found it online and I wanted to share. I also found some other things of his that I might share later too. This in particular though is a favorite of mine. Click the image for super hi-res.
We all loved Jon Sibal’s early rendering of the Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series. It was particularly impressive to see just how close his design was to the actual car which was released after Jon’s design.
So here is my friend (and happy customer as well!) Jon again trying to predict the future and showing us first what the new Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Speedster will look like. Or at least this is what Jon thinks it’ll be.
Here’s the link to his original post: http://jonsibal.com/blog/?p=246
Hi res picture below, so dont be afraid to click.
Jon Sibal’s at it again. I just had to post his latest design work.
In Jon’ s words:
“As a BMW fanatic, I was excited when BMW Group Design unveiled the design study M1 Hommage Concept Car at the Concorso dâ€™Eleganza Villa dâ€™Este 2008 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the legendary M1 by Giugiaro. My first thoughts were â€œOh cool, what about the ProCar?â€
Seeing an original M1 dressed in a ProCar body kit in person, I knew a race version of the new M1 could be a very interesting idea. Needless to say, BMW is due for a supercar of their own to compete with the likes of Audiâ€™s R8, Mercedes Benzâ€™s SLR 722, Porsche CGT, Lexus LF-A etc.
So I got working on a full rendering on how an M1 Hommage ProCar might look like if it were ever produced.”
One of our readers Jesse commented on Jon Sibal’s SL65 Black Series photo shop saying that he loved the ‘chop but was asking us for some Z32 love. Here you go Jesse. This photoshop was a work in progress from my friend Cedric (who helped me with the green rendering for our Fast and the Furious 4 opening car concept).
I like what Cedric’s done with this. I feel a little bit of the French influence (he’s from France) mixed in with a strong JDM influence.
Jon Sibal is THE MAN
Mercedes-Benz will release their official pictures of the SL65 AMG Black Series in July 2008 but I thought I create this rendition of how it may look like.
Info on the Mercedes Benz Black Series cars:
The Black Series is a special edition that Mercedes-Benz produces taking a base model, which in this case the 2008 SL65. It is a heavily modified version of the SL65 – heavily modifed being an under statement. The exterior has a modified front end, a fixed roof, carbon fiber widebody fenders and rocker panels, vented hood, speed sensitive rear wing and wider wheels. Suspension is all race spec as well as the brakes, and the drivetrain is F1 technology derived 5 speed automatic with 2 mode settings. The engine built by AMG is expected to put out around 670 hp. This lightweight version will have a limited production of only 350 units.
Info on how this image was done:
I started with a base image of an SL65 then with Photoshop CS, I painted over the car. The widebody flares are fully brushed along with most of the modifications to the body. Reflections are brushed and enhanced to match the new background too. I couldn’t decide on the proper wheels so I used the BRABUS Monoblock VI Platinum Edition wheels which I thought suits the car. This piece took about couple of days, working off and on when I’m not inking.