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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.
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.
How to learn Autodesk Alias

How to learn Autodesk Alias

The best resources for learning Autodesk Alias 3D software: the official documentation, free online tutorials, educational DVDs, books and online training.

Design Tutorials

Car marker sketching time lapse video

Car marker sketching time lapse video

A quick marker sketch render video demonstration by industrial design lecturer Orhan Okay.
Tron Light Cycle rendering tutorial

Tron Light Cycle rendering tutorial

In this video tutorial automotive designer Leandro Trovati shows how simple shapes can come to life by correctly applying light and shadows.
Quick Side View Sketch

Quick Side View Sketch

A car sketching demonstration by Merouane Bembli.

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Italdesign launches
15 Feb / Special Cars

Italdesign launches “Automobili Speciali” division

Italdesign has announced the launch of a new brand, "Italdesign Automobili Speciali", that will focus on the development of special vehicles produced in ultra low series aimed at a number of selected collectors.
Lexus Sport Yacht Concept

Lexus Sport Yacht Concept

Exploring the idea of a possible product line-up expansion, Lexus has revealed a design study of a sleek sport yacht with an advanced composite hull construction.
General Motors Design Dome is revered, feared and sometimes invaded by robots

General Motors Design Dome is revered, feared and sometimes invaded by robots

A visit to the General Motors Design Dome is time-travelling. Take the local traffic away and suddenly, you're in 1956. The Dome is part of GM's iconic Technical Center at Warren, in Detroit. It's both a fully functional centre for the company's...
Netflix launches

Netflix launches “Abstract – The Art of Design” documentary series

The original documentary series, to be launched on February 10th, features eight creative thinkers working in the world of art and design, including FCA Head of Design Ralph Gilles.
Fiat Chrysler design chief Ralph Gilles questions a self-driving future

Fiat Chrysler design chief Ralph Gilles questions a self-driving future

But believes the race to autonomy is making cars better now... Fiat Chrysler Automobiles design chief Ralph Gilles lives in the future, though he’s reticent to share what it looks like. Gilles and I met on a steamy Michigan August day at his...
Pininfarina previews Fittipaldi Motors EF7 Vision Gran Turismo
2 Feb / Concept Cars

Pininfarina previews Fittipaldi Motors EF7 Vision Gran Turismo

At the 2017 Geneva Motor Show Pininfarina will unveil a sportscar developed in collaboration with Emerson Fittipaldi's company and HWA.
Industrial Design in Entertainment (video lecture)
26 Jan / Concept Design

Industrial Design in Entertainment (video lecture)

A very interesting 1-hour lecture on design principles and the role of industrial designers in the entertainment industry. Held by concept designer Mike Hill at Industry Workshop 2015.
Peugeot 3008 and 5008: design sketches and photos

Peugeot 3008 and 5008: design sketches and photos

A gallery of beautiful sketches, renders and photos from the development of the recent stylish SUVs from Peugeot.
2018 Ford Mustang: design gallery
24 Jan / Production Cars

2018 Ford Mustang: design gallery

For the launch of the 2018 Mustang Ford has released a set of design sketch renders by designer Christopher Stevens.
Success story: Car Design Academy former student breaks into the car design industry
23 Jan / Design Schools

Success story: Car Design Academy former student breaks into the car design industry

An interview with Agri Bisono, who has recently become Car Design Academy’s first International Student to get accepted into the Japanese Car Design Industry.
Audi Q8 Concept
19 Jan / Concept Cars

Audi Q8 Concept

Presented at the 2017 Detroit Show, the 5 meters long Q8 Concept anticipates an upcoming exclusive full-size model and gives hints on the brand's future design direction.
Nissan Vmotion 2.0 Concept
13 Jan / Concept Cars

Nissan Vmotion 2.0 Concept

At the Detroit Show Nissan has presented a study that explore the direction for a future autonomous premium sedan, featuring an exterior with bold, angular surfaces and a futuristic, essential design.

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