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Digital Painting Composition Tutorial

Digital Painting Composition Tutorial

This article covers the most common principles on composition, applied to digital paintings.

Footwear Rendering Tutorial

Footwear Rendering Tutorial

A tutorial by designer Michael DiTullo that shows the workflow process for the creation of a footwear rendering in Photoshop.

How to sketch a car in top view

How to sketch a car in top view

A short tutorial by designer Luciano Bove that explains how to draw a car in top view perspective.

Materials rendering in digital painting

Materials rendering in digital painting

In this tutorial digital artist Henning Ludvigsen gives an overview on how different materials can be rendered.

Photoshop Rendering Tutorial

Photoshop Rendering Tutorial

A tutorial by Polish Marcin Wasilewski (Dino) on how to create a car side rendering in Photoshop. The link points to the automatically translated page.

From sketch to final rendering

From sketch to final rendering

This tutorial briefly explains the the process of creating a final rendering from a starting sketch. In this case the author uses a vintage car painting style.

Line Weight Importance in Product Sketching

Line Weight Importance in Product Sketching

An article that explains the importance of using different line weights  to clarify a form and add dynamics to a sketch.

How to Use Post it Notes to Sketch: Part 2

How to Use Post it Notes to Sketch: Part 2

In this video tutorial Arvind Ramkrishna shows how he creates thumbnail car sketches on Post-it notes to quickly explore new ideas.

How to Use Post it Notes to Sketch: Part 1

How to Use Post it Notes to Sketch: Part 1

In this video Arvind Ramkrishna from Driven Mavens explains how he uses Post-it notes to quickly sketch down ideas, create storyboard-like compositions and perspectives.

Cross sections in Autodesk Alias 2011

Cross sections in Autodesk Alias 2011

A video overview of the new Cross Section tool in Alias 2011, that has consolidated various functions into a single window, that allow to easily create and manage cross sections.

Digital Painting: Car Rendering Tutorial

Digital Painting: Car Rendering Tutorial

In this excerpt from the instructional DVD published by Render Demo, GM designer Dwayne Patterson talks about his rendering styles using SketchBook Pro. .

Water Spray modeling Autodesk Alias tutorial

Water Spray modeling Autodesk Alias tutorial

A detailed tutorial that describes how to model water spray in Autodesk Alias software.

How to model gears and chains in Autodesk Alias

How to model gears and chains in Autodesk Alias

This tutorial shows how to model detailed gears and chains in Autodesk Alias software. It can be used when modeling bike gears but also tank tracks or snowmobile tracks.

How to Draw Cars

How to Draw Cars – Value Sketching 1

This tutorial explains how to create focal points in a car sketch by adding and changing values using Prismacolor pencils. It includes a 16 minutes video and a PDF ebook. It can be downloaded for free from Driven Mavens by signing up to the website’s newsletter.

BMW 2002 Photoshop Car Rendering Tutorial

BMW 2002 Photoshop Car Rendering Tutorial

This visual tutorial shows the steps followed for the creation of a Photoshop rendering of a compact BMW, starting from a digital sketch.

How to Draw Cars: Exterior Analysis and Guidelines

How to Draw Cars: Exterior Analysis and Guidelines

In this video tutorial designer Arvind Ramkrishna from Driven Mavens speaks about car proportions, stance, graphic impact, unity and simplicity and how these factors translate into a compelling and beautiful design.

Ferrari on Yellow Construction Paper Tutorial

Ferrari on Yellow Construction Paper Tutorial

This visual walkthrough shows the steps involved in rendering a yellow car on yellow paper, which requires careful, methodical application of color.

How to Draw Cars: Dynamic Digital Painting Compositions

How to Draw Cars: Dynamic Digital Painting Compositions

This video tutorials explains how to explore dynamic compositions to make digital paintings more interesting.


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