Design Tutorials

Sketching A Tough Looking Truck

Sketching A Tough Looking Truck

In this video Arvind Ramkrishna explains the reasoning behind the form language of trucks as well as the technique involved with executing a truck design sketch.

Sketchover #7

Sketchover #7 – Car rendering in Photoshop

Local Motors community member Extreme shows his technique for creating a car digital rendering in Photoshop  using another member’s design sketch as a base.

Modeling a tire tread in ZBrush Zmodeler

Modeling a tire tread in ZBrush Zmodeler

This first part of a wheel modeling video tutorial shows how to model the tire tread pattern using ZBrush 4R7’s new Zmodeler tools.

Car Design: The Package Design

Car Design: The Package Design

An article by automotive designer Luciano Bove, who explains the importance of sketching and designing taking into consideration the Package Technical Layout and its Hard Points. (image: H-Point book)

Sideview sketch tutorial

Sideview sketch tutorial

A PDF tutorial on how to create a sideview sketch followed by a quick coloring in Photoshop. PSD file available. Offered by SketchMonkeys, a new website that offers design sketching tutorials, for both traditional and digital media. Offers premium tutorials to paid subscribers via patreon.com.

Sketching cars is a matter of exercise

Sketching cars is a matter of exercise

An article by automotive designer Luciano Bove, who explains the importance of practice in order to improve one’s drawing skills.

Quick car rendering tutorial

Quick car rendering tutorial

A free car rendering tutorial by SketchMonkeys, a new website that offers design sketching tutorials, for both traditional and digital media. Offers premium tutorials to paid subscribers via patreon.com.

Surface modeling an Aston Martin One-77 in Autodesk Alias Surface

Surface modeling an Aston Martin One-77 in Autodesk Alias Surface

A detailed video tutorial in 16 parts that shows the creation process of a high-quality 3D model of the Aston Martin One-77, done in Autodesk Alias Surface/Automotive.

Product Idea Design Sketching Demo

Product Idea Design Sketching Demo

A video demonstration of a product design sketching exploration, done by design instructor Sangwon Seok from Korean SKEREN.

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.

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