CLCTVE.US x lifewithjson – VERSION.II

Sorry my dudes… It’s been stagnant as hell over here. I’ve pretty much lost my life in CoD the last week and that’s pretty much all I do during my free time… Which is whenever I’m not at work LOL. I got absolutely nothing to share except for some older things that I haven’t posted and I think that’s good for now.

Lots of birthdays coming up and to add to that, Christmas season is also upon us. Malls are busy as hell and I don’t want to be near any of it as it gets closer to the day. Instead, all I’ve been doing is planning and waiting for my car parts. I’m having a hard time finding the Rocket Bunny V1 diffuser in stock and I keep getting the beat around with vendors with dates and availability. It’s frustrating as hell. You’d think for such a popular kit, I could have sourced it faster than my kit and wing… But it’s not even within my sight at the moment. Does anyone have a RB hookup? LOL

Anyway, I thought I’d share this gem that I had EJ (clctve.us) render real quick for me while he was doing my other one. Over this past summer, I wanted to get bronze ZE40’s SO bad. I was pretty set on getting rid of the red TE37’s and grabbing the ZE’s over winter but once I saw this render, I got a little less excited about them. Don’t get me wrong, the ZE40’s are still a sexy wheel but it just doesn’t seem to flow as well as the red TE’s. I do want to go a little more aggressive but that can wait until I get some of the more important things done on the car…

Well, I apologize again for the lack of updates – I might have even forgotten how to use my camera lol! Hopefully I’ll have something in the coming weeks…

JayHoangFRSZE40

CLCTVE.US x lifewithjson

Holy shit I just realized I never posted this!

I had EJ over at clctve.us do a commissioned piece for me to help me envision what will be coming together over the long winter months. I’ve been kind of keeping it under wraps because I really wanted it to be a surprise, but once he finished the rendering, I couldn’t help but share. A big part of me loves Rocket Bunny and despite every one else having it, I still love it. However, I really wanted to venture off the beaten path as I have tried with my previous builds. Don’t get me wrong, all the hype around GT wings and wide bodies is hype that I love so so so much (if you know me, you know I’d put a GT wing on anything within reason). I think that it’s just so hot right now that everybody just picks up the same pieces.

I tried creating a render myself through photoshop but it’s particularly more difficult when the kit barely exists anywhere other than on Ben’s car from AJ-R and of course the demo car in Japan. With such limited shots and angles, there isn’t much I can do in terms of chopping it up and molding it to fit with photoshop skills. Instead, I go to individuals with skills to create photo-realistic renderings which is the next best thing.

EJ and his work, along with many others have been the reason for my inspiration to learn vector illustrations and be a little more creative. I wanted to do it myself but I couldn’t – and I hate that. In the meantime, I will live vicariously through the works of clctve.us and the like until I can create works of art like this.

JayHoangFRSTE37

So what do you think? I’m actually super stoked with how this is all going to come together. It was exactly as I envisioned!

Now all that’s left is to wait for the wing and kit to arrive and find some way to acquire the rear diffuser without getting raped too bad… Almost there!