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10 tips for aspiring car designers by Patrick Lecharpy and Luciano Bove

10 tips for aspiring car designers by Patrick Lecharpy and Luciano Bove

Ten exclusive tips for design students and aspiring industrial and transportation designers, by Renault VP Design R&D and Nissan Synergies Patrick Lecharpy and Renault Design Manager R&D design studio Luciano Bove.
The Top Ten Photoshop alternatives for drawing and painting

The Top Ten Photoshop alternatives for drawing and painting

Photoshop is the undisputed industry standard digital imaging solution, and is also widely used for sketching and painting. However there are many valid alternative specialized applications, either free or with an affordable price point.
Learning How to Draw Cars

Learning How to Draw Cars

A reference page for anyone interested in learning to draw cars. The best books, DVDs and free online resources for developing good foundation skills and learning professional car drawing techniques.

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Sci-fi Truck design sketching demo

Sci-fi Truck design sketching demo

A new demo video by Scott Robertson, showing the ideation and sketching process of a sci-fi concept truck.
SUV Design Sketch Demo

SUV Design Sketch Demo

In his demo #304, design instructor Sangwon Seok shows the creation process of a modern SUV, from the handmade pencil sketch to the final rendering made with markers.
Alias Modeling

Alias Modeling – Hexagon Tile Pattern

This video tutorial shows how to create a geometric pattern and apply it to an automotive body surface using Autodesk Alias.

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Audi previews upcoming Q8 with Detroit e-tron Concept
29 Dec / Concept Cars

Audi previews upcoming Q8 with Detroit e-tron Concept

At the upcoming Detroit Motor Show Audi will reveal the near-production Q8 e-tron Concept, anticipating the future full-size luxury SUV.
Happy Holidays!
24 Dec / Announcements

Happy Holidays!

We wish you a peaceful and joyous Christmas and a happy and creative 2017! As usual, we do this with a Christmas card created by our friend Bernie Walsh. 2016 has been a good year for Car Body Design, with a much awaited restyling and lots of...
Ferrari reveals J50 one-off
13 Dec / Special Cars

Ferrari reveals J50 one-off

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Ferrari in Japan, the J50 is a two-seater, mid-rear-engined roadster with targa body style that will be produced in a limited series of 10 units.
Why the Elusive C-Factor is Still the Future of Chinese Car Design

Why the Elusive C-Factor is Still the Future of Chinese Car Design

Chinese car design has come a long way but has yet to find the elusive C-factor to take it to the next level, writes Sam Livingstone. At the first car design conference in China in 2008, run by the Chinese Society of Automotive Engineers, Car Design...
Concept 26: Volvo

Concept 26: Volvo’s vision for the future interior design of autonomous vehicles

At the LA Auto show Volvo has unveiled its vision for the future interior of autonomous vehicles, focused on improving the onboard experience while maintaining control and safety.
Chiron designer Alexander Selipanov joins Genesis

Chiron designer Alexander Selipanov joins Genesis

Hyundai's Genesis premium brand has announced the appointment of ex-Bugatti designer Alexander 'Sasha' Selipanov as Chief Designer at the European Global Genesis Advanced Studio.
Honda previews Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem concepts ahead of CES 2017
8 Dec / Concept Cars

Honda previews Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem concepts ahead of CES 2017

At the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show Honda will present a series of concepts on the theme of urban mobility, artificial intelligence, and robotics.
Honda, Lego,

Honda, Lego, & Trigger win 2016 AutoMobility LA Design & Developer Challenge

The visionary projects presented during the LA Auto Show at the AutoMobility LA Design & Developer Challenge, won by a team composed by Honda, Lego and Trigger Global.
Cadillac DPi-V.R IMSA race car
6 Dec / Special Cars

Cadillac DPi-V.R IMSA race car

Cadillac has revealed the 2017 race car set to compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, with a design studied to combine performance with the brand's presence and identity.
Volkswagen Gira Interior Concept
6 Dec / Concept Cars

Volkswagen Gira Interior Concept

Volkswagen has revealed Gira, an autonomous driving demonstrator car that explores how connectivity and autonomous driving will change mobility and the passenger-vehicle relationship.
The State of Italian Car Design

The State of Italian Car Design

Today the greatest Italian design houses are either pale, foreign-owned shadows of what they once were or merely sub-brand names, like Ghia or Vignale, or even worse — like Bertone — gone forever. [...] we’ve seen magnificent new Ferrari and...
Alfa Romeo enters the SUV segment with the Stelvio
2 Dec / Production Cars

Alfa Romeo enters the SUV segment with the Stelvio

At the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show Alfa Romeo has revealed the Stelvio, its much awaited first SUV, in the top-of-the-line Quadrifoglio version, with a strong focus on performance.

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