Wrapping up the Cartoony Tank Build
To sum things up, don’t be scared of more complex objects. Break them apart into smaller part. Simpler objects are a lot easier to create. In the end, put them back together to create the bigger shape. Building a Cartoon Tank hopefully was a good example for this process.
Ultimately, one of the key elements to speedy art creation is recycling. Reuse elements you built earlier. E.g. the tanks headlines might look really good on a vintage car as well or the cogs can be part of some clock or piece of machinery.
Enjoy, have fun and keep bending vectors!
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