Car sketching thread? Car sketching thread.

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  1. Shogmaster

    Shogmaster Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    I love that design! Very interesting.

    One thing you might want to try with perspective is to lower the camera so that the horizon line is more in line with what you might see when you look at a real car. Like this:

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    When you do a floating bird's eye view, you tend to make the car look like a toy instead of a car.

    As for rendering reflections, it's much more complicated. Creating illusion of reflective surfaces requires you to study how lights and colors behave with those materials. I'm not great at it, so I tend to do sketches more than renderings. This is the last rendering I did of a "car" (in this case a toy car design for work). I had to really sell the design so I brushed up on rendering reflective surfaces and did this first car rendering in years.

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    FYI. this technically doesn't belong in this thread since it was done on a Cintiq. It can be done on my T902 no problem, but for rendering I prefer more vertical resolution so I can go crazy with all layers displayed.
     
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    Hey, DaveOnBase!

    That's a fun pick-up design. It's what SW Stormtroopers would tool around in on their off hours. :)
     
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    Just wanted to commemorate the 66th day without Aman's participation.


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    Aman Motors! Lol. You miss the guy huh? !

    Sent from my GT-N7100 using Tapatalk 2
     
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    I dream about him every night...
     
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    Just fabulous. The QuantumHyperNanoGravitonic drive finally materialized from n-space!
     
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    The engine is a beast... 0~60 esoteric diatribes in less than 4 posts!
     
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    We're saved!!!
     
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    Here's a good quote from a Ford guy in the 80's, the principle still applies of "cheating."

    So, sometimes you might move the far-side wheel or even move the two farside wheels into a very shortened perspective different from the main car body. Also, accurate straight lines don't help a drawing.

    There's a book called Presentation Techniques by Dick Powell, the drawings look dated (it's from the 1980's) but it includes some basic exercises used to depict 3D objects by hand and there are some sections done by some (at the time) up and coming car designers like Pinky Lai (he's now senior stylist at Porsche).

    Anyhow, the techniques are straightforward and the step by step sequences are good. If the original book isn't in a local library, try a nearby art college or department library. The one I used as a student has a different cover to the one advertised on Amazon right now so it may be an updated version of the book.
     
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