Syd Mead creates new training video

Syd Mead creates new training video

Iconic designer Syd Mead has created “Aa new rendering training video in collaboration with The Gnomon Workshop.


In “Airship Arrival” Syd Mead shares his techniques to create a finished illustration of a futuristic Airship, done with gouache, his favorite media, that gives his works a distinctive, old-school yet sleek look that is still appreciated and sought after by most of today’s industrial and transportation designers.

As the video descriptions reports, “Syd discusses the medium, brushes and guides, while sharing his thoughts on the creation of a successful design illustration that is imbued with presence.

“As the process unfolds, Syd emphasizes how he effectively creates the illusion of reality through the almost abstract representation of various natural and mechanical detail. With clear vision, inspired by imagination and knowledge of the familiar, a plausible future reality comes together at the hands of a master draftsman, designer and artist.”

Airship Arrival - The Gnomon Workshop training video by Syd Mead

Airship Arrival - The Gnomon Workshop training video by Syd Mead

Airship Arrival - The Gnomon Workshop training video by Syd Mead

Airship Arrival - The Gnomon Workshop training video by Syd Mead

The video is part of The Gnomon Workshop’s subscription plan, and can also be purchased as a digital download. A DVD version is expected to be available soon.

This video follows a series of four DVDs titled The Techniques of Syd Mead released a few years ago, that document the complete creation process of a complex illustration, from the early sketches to the final gouache rendering.

(Source: The Gnomon Workshop via Form Trends)

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