This past Christmas holidays I got a copy of the book "Share Your Work" by Austin Kleon. Upon reading it I got inspired to start a long project in which I share about my progress every day. The book inspired me to choose a subject and stick with it until the end. I wanted to do something fun so I decided to illustrate every single BMW model ever manufactured to celebrate 100th anniversary of BMW Group. One BMW every day. Then I posted those on Instagram on my Behance WIP page. Now after a few months of this practice I have over 60 models of BMWs illustrated. I am still in process to get all of the models ever made.
Since I started the project during the holidays and away from home, I used illustrator on a laptop to make the models. As time went by, I became more and more comfortable with the models and made them more detailed.
- For each illustration I used this Wikipedia page to know more about the model and its order of manufacturing. - Then I looked up the model up in google images and selected images of them from the side.
- I brought the images into Illustrator and leveled them.
- Resized them on a scale according to the actual car length.
- Traced them using the pen tool.
- Applied colors and shading.
I thought maybe it would be cool to have them all lined up in grouped by their manufacturing decade. And future certain ones in matchbox type toys.
Finally to add some interest I have included a virtual vending machine that you can actually purchase the vector models and illustrator files.
Last Update- Jan 31 - 2017
you can download Vector files for $1
You can tune (edit) The BMWs and send an Ai file back so I put them in the Gallery with your name and Behance page link
Download and customize your favorite BMW and send it for display on this page
Downloadable stock models
BMW Dixi / BMW 3/15 / BMW 3/15
BMW 319 / BMW 315 / BMW 309
BMW 600 / BMW 507 / BMW 250
Accessory pack 2
BMW Wheels 1970s-1990s
Accessory pack 1
BMW Wheels 1930s-1950s
Tuner Collection 1
4 models / 12 tires
Vector Ai file + instructions
- Comment your favorite model and I'll place it for free download
Project is still in the works!
New Models Coming
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Thanks for your support!