In week one, John introduces the core principles of vehicle design and sketching. You’ll learn about various tools used in both traditional and digital formats and explore essential vehicle attributes.
In week two, you will delve into gathering diverse vehicle design references, from model kits and museums to books and digital resources like Pinterest. John Frye will discuss how to bridge the gap between fantasy and reality in design through technical and engineering understanding.
In week three, John will unravel designing vehicle forms, starting with basic shapes, like transforming a box into a vehicle. Emphasizing the importance of proportions and movement axes, John demonstrates how even simple shapes can hint at familiar vehicle forms.
In week four, you will explore the logic behind designing various vehicle types, including passenger cars, spacecraft, and flying vehicles. John delves into the historical evolution of vehicle volumes, emphasizing the human aspect in design dimensions.
In week five, John guides you through advanced refinement techniques, elevating your concept designs. You’ll focus on enhancing perspective, detailing, and shading, particularly in developing wheels and tires and their relationship to the vehicle’s body.
This course is appropriate for all levels. You will learn the basics of designing and constructing vehicles through this course.
A materials PDF list is linked in each lesson under the description. Please check the file to see what you need to prepare.
This course includes downloadable assignment PDFs, that help you practice the lesson content taught by instructor John Frye. Keeping up with these assignments will maximize your learning outcomes.
Although we highly recommend that you use traditional materials for this course, most New Masters Academy courses are designed to be done traditionally or digitally. Software changes constantly, but the fundamentals stay the same. It will be up to you to translate the information that you are learning to your software of choice.
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