Mercedes C220

Adobe Illustrator CS2

This exercise was a huge challenge but allowed me to improve my Adobe Illustrator skills. I wanted to know how to use the tools as perfectly as I could, and I found out that gradient mesh was a powerful one, so I tried to duplicate a photo and make the copy look as real as I could. Working with irregular shapes is very complicated and sometimes also frustrating, because when you add gradient mesh vertices, you have to recolocate them. Control the color expansion is also pretty challenging because the more thick is the mesh, more real it will look, but making gradient colors will be more complicated. After all the hard work, the reward came when I showed my dad the vector and he said "Cool photo. I like that car".