This is a Saturn SL I chopped in 2007 or 2008. I created it from a Dacia Logan, a low-cost car built by Renault in Eastern Europe. There was something about the Logan photo, below, that screamed "Saturn" to me. Maybe it was the color, a dark russet/burnt orange that the original 1990 Saturn often came in, or maybe it was the very basic shape of the car, the black rubber covered bumpers. I chopped in a wraparound rear window, similar to the original Saturn sedan but with a modern 'bend' to the C pillar, and also gave it a few newer Saturn cues such as the chrome trunk trim and side body moldings. For this photoshop exercise, I added realistic tree reflections to the roof, glass and trunk, and also made the wrapped glass seem realistic with highlights. I made the car lower, wider and gave it much larger wheels though I kept them the same rudimentary design. I gave it a contemporary high-end door entry system, accessible with a key fob only, totally contrary to both the Saturn and Dacia's mission in life, but hey, that's artandcolour!
The original press photo for the Dacia Logan that reminded me of the '90 Saturn for some reason.
The original '90 Saturn SL in the color that it was so often delivered in.
PS: I've got 2 out of 3 fingers working pretty well again, lol. I guess I'm tougher than I thought I was. I've got more cuts and bruises than I first realized. At this age I try not to look in mirrors very often, but I'm on the mend for sure!