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This portfolio page contains images that were done in the "ghosted illustration," "phantom illustration," or "see-through illustration" style of technical drawing, typically used in both product and automotive illustrations. Ghosting is used to make the exterior shell of a product, vehicle or piece of machinery appear to be transparent in certain locations in order to reveal important internal parts or components that are being referred to in marketing materials.
This style of technical illustration is especially well suited for products, cars and machinery where the exterior skin is not too complicated so as not to distract from the internal components, gears, electronics or mechanical devices.
If the exterior of the subject is highly complex it is typically better to use the traditional cutaway method. The ghosting method is also helpful for products that have a distinctive outer shell with logos or graphics, as these busier elements provide extra depth when they are rendered as semi-transparent over the internal machinery or electronics. You can see how these images were created by following this tutorial link: creating a ghosted illustration
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