Thursday, February 03, 2011

Fiat - Front axle

Thought I'd try something with a bit more detail today. I've seen people like Scott Robertson using ballpoint pens to draw futuristic car and spaceship designs and thought I'd try it out. It actually works quite well - I can't write with one at all but they're not bad for drawing with - allowing you to lay down very feint perspective and construction guides which can later be made heavier and clearer.

This image shows the front axle, part of the suspension and the wonderful radiator which comes up to about nose height. That swooping shape on the left arm of the chassis is a wooden former for a part which will later be made in aluminium. There are various pieces like this which can be bolted on to make the car more streamlined...

I later added a bit of colour in photoshop. With a bit of tidying up I'd be able to hide the outlines altogether. If I get time I'll give it a go...



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