My entry for the Lexus IS Design contest.
As an artist I am heavily influenced by Japanese animation (Anime). and like wise my concept the "ZERO" is heavily influence by anime specifically the machines and robots that are often featured in anime. I wanted this design to evoke images of a heavily armed anime robot, the exhaust nozzles are designed to resemble cannons and the IS's headlamps are trimmed to resemble eyes. At the same time I wanted to stay true to the design philosophy of Lexus. Some may notice the rear center perforations are a not so subtle "wink" at the Lexus LFA and the black roof as well. The Lexus logo is illuminated with blue LED reminiscent of the LExUS hybrid vehicles showing LEXUS commitment to sustainability while being sporty and exciting cars. This was a very challenging exercise but tons of fun, very grateful to Deviantart art and Lexus for the opportunity! ^_^