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Speed Kills by Usagisama Speed Kills by Usagisama
I wanted to do an anime Initial-D esk wallpaper involving a Jetta GLI! :D I used a photo as a reference for the basic shape of the car, then changed it a little to make it look all race ready and cool! If money wasn't an issue, that is how my humble Jetta GLI would look! ^^;

I wanted to really make the image dynamic and exciting, so I used a lot of directional lines on the backdrop to give a sense of speed. I also included the flipping car just to add to the sense of danger and excitement associated with street racing. Oh, the orange glow coming from the wheels are supposed to look like the brake rotors getting red hot. There was some confusion about that when I posted this image on the vwvortex.com earlier so I thought I should explain. Anyway, this pic was just a lot of fun to draw! :D Hope ya'll like it!

High res versions available on request! :)

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Done in photoshop CS with a 12 x 12 WACOM tablet over 6 hours.
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ProjectES Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Why Keisuke's FD?
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SweetApplecookie Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
poor car in the back and the people in side hopefully the car up closer and its owners wont share the same fate and great picture
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Indeed! This is why people should save it for the track right? :XD: Thanks though, glad ya liked the image :)
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SweetApplecookie Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
ya they should and your welcome
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KidsaDollBoy Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bye Keisuke! haha nice work
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Hahahaha, exactly! :XD: :D Thanks! :)
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Sully0011 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
speeding whats your excuse:VTECH KICKED IN YO!!!!![link]
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X-A-A Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Love it! Good job! :D
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crazykilla123 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
haha nice work! my brother had the same car as well and the same color, man he loved that car... untill his friend totaled it :( now he has a 2005 audi a4 and he hates it
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nailgungfx Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
I disagree, speed doesn't kill
Crap driving does!
nice artwork though
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
Hahaha, don't worry, I'm not an anti speed propagandist. I just wanted a catchy title... driving fast at appropriate times or by individuals that know their vehicle well is completely safe... I mean, look at the autobahn! :D
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v1knownazchris Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Student
thats like 'one day i will be really famous for making epic art work' epic
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
Hahaha, thanks friend!! :D I hope so... maybe one day :)
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noc38mustang Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
Do I see Brembo drilled rotors? ;)
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
Ha ha, you got me, that is in fact the brembo turismo big brake kit! :D
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noc38mustang Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
Even in the drawing it looks like it, which is actually a testament to your ability...
Though it's quite sad that I have spent enough time and money fixing up cars that I can actually recognise brake rotors in a drawing... hehe. :) I really need to get a life.
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
Nah, you have a life... a car based life ;) And there's nothing wrong with that :) Or at least thats what I tell myself anyway!! :XD:
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noc38mustang Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
Maybe you're right... my bank account says otherwise though. :(
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Ilikemypics Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
i feel sry for the person in that other car..
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
They were driving a crappy 80s rx-7... they deserved it :P *not serious*
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Roronoa-Forte Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
If you wanted to get a better-looking glow for the brake pads, you should've drawn the glow first and then shaded gray on top of it for the spinning rims.

Still looks great. One really can get a sense of speed out of this. :nod:
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
Ah yes, ah very good point that makes a particularly large amount of sense in retrospect!! Thanks!! :D
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hiddenlucas Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007  Professional Photographer
Woah! I Love VW Bora! This is wonderful
Great Job!
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
Thank you much! I'm a big fan of the bora as well, pretty sharp for a lil economy sedan IMHO :D
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ntalekt Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007
I love this so much. I own a PG GLI also so I feel the love.

You should make some more GLI art!!!!!
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
Nice! So you can truly understand my passion for the GLI!! :) I will certainly do more GLI art at some point... but it is pretty hard for me, so it will be awhile until I finally get on it.
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Princekeden457 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007   General Artist
what do you use to make such a great effect i would love to know^_^
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Princekeden457 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007   General Artist
what do you use to make such a great effect i would love to know^_^
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
Just photoshop and my trusty wacom tablet! :)
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Dunne Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
Is that the RedSuns in the background getting mashed up?

Faved
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2006
Ha ha, yeah, that does look like the yellow FB rx-7 from initial D... I didn't actually mean it to be the red sun FB specifically... when I was drawing the image I put the wrecking rx-7 in there out of contempt for rotary motors LOL! However, maybe somewhere in my subconscious I knew what I was really doing! :D

Thanks for the fav though!! :)
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Dunne Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2006
We all watched shows enough to have then running circles in our subconscious!
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happip Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
wow, good job on this one! :D
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2006
Thankies, I'm glad you liked it!! And super big thanks for the fav too!! :)
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Tsukiyono-Miyu Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2006  Professional General Artist
I just decided to go poking through your gallery as a break from schoolwork, and I saw this and I'm like holy fook, how did I miss this?! Anyway, great work, I find it kind of funny how you drew your car with dream mods, and that it looks like you have come out the winner. XD You make me want to draw my Beetle! XD
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006
Thanks! :D Oh you should totally draw your beetle, that would be super cool! :) *is a huge sucker for VW related drawings*
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Tsukiyono-Miyu Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2006  Professional General Artist
I may have to some day, but argh! I have too much schoolwork! O_o
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dog283 Featured By Owner May 27, 2006
That is AWESOME!!!!

But no, its not the speed that kills... it's stopping that will get you :P

:+fav: btw! :D
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Usagisama Featured By Owner May 27, 2006
Unless you flip your car and its the high speed rotation that thrashes you to death :XD: :P Thanks for the comment and fav, I'm glad ya got a kick out of my lil car pic! :)
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dog283 Featured By Owner May 28, 2006
*LOL* Awesome pic! :D
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African-aijin Featured By Owner May 2, 2006
I definitely like the reflection on the car. And the crash in the background is cool! Nice job!!
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Usagisama Featured By Owner May 7, 2006
Thanks! Yeah, the reflection was really freakin hard... I think it could use some tweaking and it could be even better... maybe for my next car pic! :D
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Very cool piece, beautifully done. I dig the car sailing into doom in the background as well, nice touch. I'm a bit of a car nut myself so I have to fav this :)
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2006
Thank you!! :) Yeah, I just felt this picture needed some crazy destruction in the background! :XD:

And double thanks for the fav!! :D
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Welcome on the comments and the favs, no problem some nice stuff :) Yeah the car sailing in the air is a crazy touch, I dig.
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rossriders Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't believe I haven't said anything about this yet. It's pretty good, I'd hate to be the guy/girl who is in the yellow car who has wrecked baddly. Oh well, it's fiction so I don't think less you count a plot it will matter (too) much.

As for the rest of this, again, good job. The headlight effects, in addition to some other touches give an idea this does take place at night (beisdes the sky), or at the least on a very clouldy rainy day. Good job with the VW, and also nice work with the brakes glowing, which I'm assuming he's either doing heavy braking is he's just stoped using the brakes a lot. All in all, excellent job there. I can't really bother to see any flaws, it seams good enough, nice.
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005
Thank you! :D I worked really hard on this so I really appreciate the very in depth comment! :)
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Frankincense Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005  Professional General Artist
This is kickass! You can really feel the movement and the speed, and the force of the car crashing in the background. Great work!

(And I love the monsters in th backseat :3)
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005
Hey thanks! Gad ya liked it!! :)
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SinFIXX Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2005
dude youre so good. draw my car racing your car
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