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BMW E36 - Vector Art

Updated on October 19, 2015

This was my BMW E36 vector based on a real picture that took me almost 4h to vectorize using Inkscape.

I always use 3 layers to vectorize whatever I want.

  • Image (original image, locked layer)
  • Base (I use this layer to create a basic shape with a single color as a guide shape, then I reduce the oppacity to 30%)
  • Trace (Where I do the basic image tracing)

Sometimes I also create different layers like: details, shadows...

After I have the basic tracing done, I hide the base layer.

In this case, I removed some original elements of the image from my vector.

Like the licence plate of the car and a set of lights.

Kept working on the details, like the wheel and the front grid.

Not my video, but a simple tutorial.

After all, I tried a little bit of Photoshop Painting, for the first time!

I never paint my vectors.

Feedback is highly appreciated!

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      ThatSweetGirl 2 years ago

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      2 years ago from New York

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