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Drawing Fundamentals

Drawing Fundamentals – Using Reference (Pencil Sharpener Tutorial)

In this design sketching video tutorial Arvind Ramkrishna shows how to draw a simple object with the goal of building a visual vocabulary.  

Design project presentation: graphic content and design must match

Design project presentation: graphic content and design must match

An article by automotive designer and instructor Luciano Bove, who explains the importance of having consistency between the design sketches and the oral presentation of the project.

Modeling a car light in Rhino

Modeling a car light in Rhino

This 44-minute video shows the 3D modeling process of a car stop light, done in Rhinoceros. A 3dm file is available for download.

Concept Car 3D resurfacing with MODO and ZBrush

Concept Car 3D resurfacing with MODO and ZBrush

In this video designer Aaron Walker from carstylus explains his technique for accurately retopologize in MODO a mesh sculpted in ZBrush, using retopology tools and edge creasing.

How to draw a concept car

How to draw a concept car

Another video by Artem Smirnov, who shows his process for drawing and rendering a concept car in Photoshop. In Russian with English subtitles.

Truck Concept Design Sketching Demo

Truck Concept Design Sketching Demo

In this video Sangwon Seok shows his process for hand sketching and rendering a truck concept using markers and adding final details in Photoshop.

Sketchover #6

Sketchover #6 – Car reflections tutorial

In this new sketchover, Aurélien François from Local Motors shows an effective and easy technique to render a chrome finish with specular reflections.

What makes a good design sketch and what are they for?

What makes a good design sketch and what are they for?

In this article reknown automotive designer Peter Steven gives some advice on how to approach car design sketching, underlining the importance of developing a personal sketching style.

Car digital rendering tutorial

Car digital rendering tutorial

A video tutorial by designer Artem Smirnov, who shows how to render a car drawing in Photoshop. Narrated in Russian, with English subtitles.

Car sketch and design video

Car sketch and design video

The 256th video demonstration by design sketching instructor Sangwon Seok.

Drawing Fundamentals: Building Form

Drawing Fundamentals: Building Form

In this video tutorial Arvind Ramkrishna from Driven Mavens shows a technique that helps to build a visual vocabulary of shapes and forms by tackling only certain sections of a car.

How to Render

How to Render – Using Pastels

A detailed video tutorial on how to render forms using pastels, from Scott Robertson‘s latest book “How to Render”.

Product design sketching tutorial

Product design sketching tutorial

This video tutorial shows the creation process of sketching and rendering a product, and includes many tips and suggestions for design students.

Car sketchover tutorial #4

Car sketchover tutorial #4

A sketchover tutorial by Aurel Francois from Local Motors, who shows how to create an effective front view sketch using Autodesk SketchBook Pro.

Crossover Design Sketch Demo

Crossover Design Sketch Demo

A sketching demonstration by Sangwon Seok, who creates a marker render of a crossover in tilt-up view, and finalizes it in Photoshop.

Pickup Photoshop sketchover tutorial

Pickup Photoshop sketchover tutorial

In this article designer Aurel Francois from Local Motors explains how to turn a handmade sketch – done by Braunarsch – into a final polished rendering using Photoshop.

Modeling Complex Transitions in Rhino

Modeling Complex Transitions in Rhino

In this tutorial Brian James from McNeel explains how to model smooth transitions in Rhinoceros 5.0 using combinations of fillets, sweeps and network surfaces.

Rendering Automotive Headlamps with Markers

Rendering Automotive Headlamps with Markers

A tutorial by Arvind Ramkrishna from Driven Mavens, who shows how to render a headlight with markers and pencils on paper.

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