Sunday, December 14, 2008

Cadillac Project: Final Critique

Cadillac Project is finally done for this quarter (we'll be modeling these guys in the Spring when we get back from co-op)  Just want to thank everyone in studio and out here on the interwebs for your feedback, advice, and encouragement.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Concept Paintings

This is Terry.  His interests include watching Bravo, cuddling up with a good romantic novel on a cold rainy day, and bludgeoning unsuspecting victims with his enormous mace.
This is Jennifer.  She enjoys long walks on the beach,  hates mean people, and spends most of her time hunting and devouring innocent campers somewhere outside the Catskills.
This is Craig.  When this sensitive fellow isn't pursuing his career in musical theatre or going door-to-door for UNICEF, he enjoys assuming his role as the destroyer of worlds.  

Monday, December 1, 2008

Concept-LT: A few missing pieces

The most cliche movie poster ever - It serves as a caricature of my target market for the Cadillac project - an assassin, a transporter, and a bond villain.
The existing Cadillac logo from '99 didn't really fit my concept too well, so I developed a new one - combining existing Art & Science brand language with a lot of heritage elements, very much like the car itself.
Major sketch developments - a collection of project milestones from my weekly sketching.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sail Cars!

When we eventually run out of gas - given the recent drop in petrol pricing has brought back all manner of bad habits - we will need billowy sails to pan our gas guzzlers across the scenery - Hence the sketch page.  Final renderings should find their way to the blog some time next week.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Blueprints

Above:  An early iteration of the Cadillac Concept-LT interior.  I'm building this guy in Alias to assure that my interior design will fit my vehicle package.
As the quarter is wrapping up, so is my Cadillac project.  Above is the package drawing for what, save for a few cosmetic changes, is my final design.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

2021 VW Vanagon

For this Descom assignment, we were asked to ideate on and render a 7 passenger family mover.  I decided to resurrect an old favorite - the VW Vanagon.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Descom - Rock Climbers

Final Rendering in Photoshop
Alias underlay - hadn't done one of these in a while
Ideation Sketches
A couple extra view of my 3d-modeled buck

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Cadillac Project - More Sketch Pages

Another round of sketches on the Cadillac project. I'm still all over the map, but I feel there's at least a unifying aesthetic that's starting to emerge.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Cadillac Project - Sketch Pages

These are a few sketch pages from this week. It's a new sketch technique for me, so there's clearly a lot of room for improvement, but I'm really enjoying the process. The exterior direction is starting to take on a Gears of War feel - a sort of Art Nouveau meets the post-apocalyptic future. The detail is a little extraneous at this point, but I'm trying to allude to engineering and technology underneath that's beyond our present understanding. The Cadillac project is fast becoming an entertainment design project for me, which I'm hoping will be accompanied by some sweet character and environmental design before the quarter is out.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Descom Corrections For Midterm

A few re-touches of previously posted work for my descom midterm. The most dramatic change is the Dacia Sandero Transformer - he benefits from an hour of extra detail work (in place of alluded form) that I think really sells him. I'm considering leaking him to Autoblog in the form of a Transformers 2 sculpt sheet. Just kidding - my former supervisors from Hasbro would hunt me down and devour my soul.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Descom Exercise Stage 2 : Exotics Redesign

These are the redesigns of the 3 exotics from reference, I did tuesday. I tried to play up the weird factor with the designs. And for the technique, I continued tuesday's trend in reducing the number of photoshop paths I'm using in exchange for painted details.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Descom Exercise - Exotics from Observation

I'm normally pretty OCD about paths, so my renderings, to date, normally have sort of a chunky, graphical feeling. But for these renderings, I dumped that, painting in photoshop - using paths strategically. The end results are some of the best renderings I've ever done.

Photo Hosting Fail

I started this blog to showcase more recent work that hasn't been incorporated into my portfolio. Just to clearify though, I'm not selectively preventing certain images from being enlarged - It's a photo hosting issue with Blogger that I haven't figured out yet.

Cadillac Project - Midterm Direction

Top to Bottom: A small mid-engined track toy for an enthusiast, a Smart-sized footprint 2 seater SUV for a Russian fashionista, lastly - a more entertainment design-oriented armored vehicle for a London diamond broker.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Descom Exercise - Canson Cadillacs

These are Cadillac designs using the technique and lighting from my Lamborghini Estoque rendering from earlier this week. They're still a little rough around the edges, and they'll be needing a little more love, but that's for another day...