Batmobile Design Competition: WINNER! Congratulations to Paul Denton for winning the Batmobile Design Competition! Paul's rendering, seen above, captures that "bad ass" feel of the Dark Knight: it's moody, menacing, and full of drama. ...
CDF's Batmobile Design Contest CarDesignFetish knows that you like cool cars. We also know that you like to sketch cool cars. What happens when you put the two together? A really cool design contest, that's what! We're...
Dwayne Vance: Design and Render Vehicles Online Course... Superstar Designer/Artist (and friend of CDF) Dwayne Vance is hosting an online class for rendering vehicles in Photoshop and Painter. This Thursday, March 3rd at 2PM EST (11PST) Dwayne will be hosting...
Sketch P*rn: February Edition February is over, and that means more awesome sketches were released in the month. Point your eyeballs here for great digital work from Volkswagen, pencil sketches from Renault, sketches over photos...
It’s been over 5 years, but it’s time to say “Good Bye”.
Our time at CDF has been incredible, but the busy lifestyles we lead as husbands, fathers, and designers has us re-prioritizing… in a good way.
Please keep up to date with us, as we always have new projects going.
We’re super excited by this new book from designers Matt Morocco and Adam Hubers, recent CCS graduates and full-time product and automotive designers. Youth energy is awesome, and these dudes are harnessing it to the fullest, taking a pet project and placing it on Kickstarter. And you know what? They’ve already blown past their initial monetary goal, but that shouldn’t stop you from picking it up and supporting the duo.
The book is the kind that every designer has been waiting for, professional or student. It teaches the absolute necessary basics for car design. Literally, it WILL make you a better car designer — nothing beats the basics, after all. From perspective and looseness to tight sketches, the book gets it all jammed in there.
Stop what you’re doing, support these guys, and get the book here on Kickstarter.
Renault in collaboration with Designboom are giving you the opportunity
to re-design the Renault 4.
Participation is open to to applicants from every country in the world,
to professionals, students, and design-enthusiasts – free registration is required.
Starting April 26th, artists and designers are encouraged to create a videogame- or futuristic-themed hot rod using whatever means they have. Sketches, renderings, and models are all welcome, and will all be rated equally.
The contest brings together art, design, automobiles, and interactive entertainment. What would a hot rod for Master Chief look like? How about a hot rod for Final Fantasy? The choice is yours, so be creative!
The overall winning entry receives a copy of Dwayne’s newest book, The Hot Rod Art Book: Masters of Chicken Scratch Volume 2, two signed limited edition prints, and a limited t-shirt. Second and third place entries will receive limited-edition prints from the book. All entries will be compiled in a gallery and featured on SideQuesting.com.
Full rules & inspiration below, and please visit and support Dwayne’s book on Kickstarter.com!
What would a possible next-generation Pontiac Solstice look like? Well, had the company stuck around, Macedonian designer Dejan Hristov’s aggressive version might be ready for show rooms. Hristov created a sexy convertible that would look great not only as a concept car, but maybe even in the latest Transformers flick.
Hristov melded sculptural form language with Pontiac heritage, updating the now famous “nostrils” of the brand but maintaining the proportions that it is known for. If the last Solstice was a little too soft or curvacious for your tastes, then this update might be manly enough for you.
You can follow Hristov at his DeviantArt page at: http://dejanhristov.deviantart.com
Our friends at Local Motors have their new competition up! Terra Prix is “a Concept Art Design competition that will challenge the imagination of designers and celebrate great conceptual design.” The competition is Local Motors’ first to be judged by a panel. The panel includes Scott Robertson, Daniel Simon, Syd Mead, and more legendary designers!
Enter now at Local Motors. The submission deadline is June 7th at 11:59PM
Full press release follows below
Our friends over at AutoLine have Ford’s Joel Piaskowski, head of Design, on their After Hours show tonight.
Autoline’s John McElroy will be joined by Piaskowski, Autoextremist Peter De Lorenzo, as well as Mark Phelan of the Detroit Free Press.
Need we say more?
Autoline After Hours
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Arvind’s got a great video over at DrivenMavens detailing a technique that includes drawing what you see and NOT what you think you know. The technique forces Designers and Artists to reference photographs and real-life situations, purposefully forgetting what we are taught to know about perspective, to get an image to look and feel correct.
Case in point: in real life, we know that everything falls in 3-point perspective. Normally that’s how we draw. For basic Design this is a great start. Photographs, on the other hand, add in an element of fish eye, vantage point, and even emotion that you just can’t capture while looking at a car in a parking lot. By using these as reference, we can better create more emotionally impactful images.
Watch the YouTube vid above, and follow along on DrivenMavens for the full article.