I created this artwork for this year's Hum3D Car Rendering challenge (https://hum3d.com/challenges/neon-car/). At first I was only trying to design an entire Mercedes/Audi-inspired car from scratch (being myself an absolute noob when it comes to automotive knowledge!), while modeling it also from scratch and rendering it with realistic materials. But then, while searching for an appropriate rendering style or composition, I got heavily inspired by the 2D look of the Netflix animated series "The Dragon Prince", where the shading is done with generated outlines (possibly inverted normals technique) and fixed strokes as details on the faces. I tried to apply this style to my car and render it within a cyberpunkish Tokyo environment, while also drawing inspiration from the halftone look of Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse. Everything you see in this image is done in 3D (or with textures), except the blue volume light on the left that was added in post. All else that was done in Photoshop was basically just color grading.