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Driving Helmets by OhSadface Driving Helmets by OhSadface
OK so. I decided it would be a chipper idea to bring two of my great loves together. The 50’s dinner greaser and whatnot scene and Diving suits. Yes Bioshock was an influence in there as well but anyway. So I have been coming up with ideas of an underwater Diner called “The Dive” built In a submarine theme with lots of streamline grungy goodness. Having greaser gangs called things like “The Low Lives” and “ Land Lovers”. And then I thought How fun it would be to merge like cars and diving helmets. Like theme them off of hotrods and whatnot! So I did this. XD
I had a ton of fun playing with different designs here. I still have plenty of ideas like hotrods and helmets with flames and shit. It’s gonna bit of the chain dogz!!!!
Anyway these were sort of speed sketches each took about 20 mins to complete. And all are just for fun not function obviously before anyone goes ripping into me about science and crap. I will leave that to my father who was a hard hat diver in the navy and a car connoisseur sooo everything wrong will be addressed XD And yes a couple models have some similaritys to the Project Delta and the Big sister from Bioshock, This was unintentional.

Ok make and model time!

The Torpedo: Is based off of a 1940 Pontiac Torpedo. I think…. I actually didn’t write down what car I used from this one book and it ended looking like about 4 different models and I was lost XD But I like how this helmet came out 

The Edsel: Is based off of an 1959 Edsel Ranger  I really like the name Edsel. It just sounds like a serial killers car…I don’t know why. But the helmet was fun to design based off the Edsels unusual grill 

The Polara: Based off of a 1960 Dodge Polara. This one went through a couple of phases because it looked like a Power Ranger helmet….but it still does XDDDD

The Hornet: Based off of a 1951 Hudson Hornet. (insert pixars Cars jokes here) I mainly used this model because it had some really cool chrome work on the grill. But I don’t like how it ended up in the end :/

The Beetle: Hmmm I wonder what this one is? Oh an older Volkswagen Beetle model. Surprise surprise XD This one ended up looking like the Big sister Helmet in silhouette but it’s hard to get around that with a Beetle.

The Sedan: Is based off of a 1948 Ford super deluxe sedan. This is one of my favorite designs it’s like Nazi divers! idk…

The Commodore: Based off a 1947 Hudson Commodore. I thought the red would be a nice change 

The Zephyr: Based off of a 1940 Lincoln Zephyr.

The Eldorado: This one is loosely based off of a 1950 Cadillac Eldorado. I say loosly because it just plopped out of my head and I had to pin a car onto it XDDD It ended up being my favorite XD


Designs © April Hoera
Car models © To their rightful companies

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:iconzumbazyn:
ZumbaZyn Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
This is just brilliant
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matarioshka Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's just amazing. I love it! :3
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Jango1122 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
nice
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Talon2point0 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
I like them ^^
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ATrueNorseman Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
that's a really cooooool idea :), I can see the style of each car very well. great interpretation
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OhSadface Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!! I actually tried! XDDD Instead of just making it up and not looking at reference like i normally do cause im silly XD
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NatAsplund Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
SO rad!!!!
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Mostly-Harmless Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Very witty and creative.
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OhSadface Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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AmongTheFirst Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I really love this. Especially the Eldorado
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OhSadface Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I like it to :D
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WisdomsPearl Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010   General Artist
I like this idea! It's pretty cool! The Eldorado helmet it an instant classic favorite of mine :D
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OhSadface Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
XD me to!
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WisdomsPearl Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010   General Artist
:D
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EmotionalHobocore Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
These are beautiful!
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OhSadface Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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KungFuHime2009 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm digging the 50's style influence on these. I love the 50's!
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OhSadface Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
lol they were fun times!
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KendraLC Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
whoa, freaking amazing! i also have a love for the 50's style and diver helmets (:
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OhSadface Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! And I know right? they are just to groovy :)
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sarahpicklesdill Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh shit, dude. This is badass.
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OhSadface Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wait till these suckers get pointless exhaust pipes and flame painted on em!!
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sarahpicklesdill Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
WOOOOOOOO
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RLFedun Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
These are really fun! The Eldorado's my favorite, I can't stay away from that color scheme and 50's Caddys! XD I can't wait to see what you do with this Dive idea, too! MOAR.
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OhSadface Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
WILL DO! XD And yeah I did all these designs and missed the point of 50's ionic cars and color schemes and was like "SHIT!" XDDD

And I already got like mermaids and shit sort of designed and more ideas brewin XDDD Can't thank you enough for getting me and Bri into the 50's stuff :)
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MyLadyLiesWaiting Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Genius idea! Like a new twist on steampunkery. Love to see these sketches developed into full shiny images! I think if you did a big poster version with a collection of these you could sell a whole bunch!
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OhSadface Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!!! I do plan on making a bunch more :D I will consider that :D
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loppi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome idea! I love them! The Eldorado is definitely my favourite.

Slightly unrelated - I just finished Bioshock 2 and I kind of want to track down a replica diving helmet! I shall be checking out antiques/vintage stores xD!
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OhSadface Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!!! And yeah that one could only be drawn in profile because i needed those bullet lights to stand out XD

THAT GAME P:
We actually had a flea market in Savannah that had a really nice helmet hanging from the ceiling and I wanted it sooooo bad but the people managing the stand were never around so i couldn't get a price ;_; I bet it was cheap to...
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LunaTheDragon Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
These are some bad ass designs!
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OhSadface Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank ya kindly :)
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Plumlinderdog Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The sedan looks so cool! :XD:
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OhSadface Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
XD I like it to, I just wish the car had a cooler name XDDDD
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Fyuvix Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That's way too fun, dude. XDDD I really love the Eldorado! A lot of great nuances here, and subtle details that any car fanatic could appreciate.
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OhSadface Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!!!! I tried replicating headlights and chrome work the most, since its usually how my dad identify's a car XD
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ameart Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
These are freaking BOSS. I think I like the Zephyr the most, must be the gold color. The Sedan is pretty killer too!!!
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OhSadface Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!!! :D The Zephyrs didn't come in gold colors that often but i was getting bored of the blacks and silver so I was like "CHANGE IT UP!!"
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ameart Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I want to go deep sea diving just to wear it.
I kept kinda hoping these were designs for Bioshock characters, IDK why XDD
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OhSadface Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
XD It would be sweet, my dad scares me with stories though of how heavy the pieces of the suit are and how if you don't release the pressure at the right time the suit will pop and you will pretty much sink from the weight and be a set of boots and a helmet because you will squish from the pressure XD srs shit man :B
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ameart Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Oh gross!!! XDD But I'd imagine something like that would happen if you're not careful.
(Am I bad because I am like "who gets the clean up job for THOSE jobs" XDD)
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OhSadface Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The sea my dear.....the seaa......

Idk XD I think it's a rare occasion that that ever happens or happened XD this was several years ago I'm sure everything is allllot easier now XD
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DesignIsi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool!:shocked:
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OhSadface Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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