Crafting Vehicle Forms from the Ground Up

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    In this lesson, instructor John Frye 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. The lesson covers techniques to suggest movement and life in designs, such as angling forms and adding volumes. You will explore how different shapes evoke various impressions, from robustness to sleekness, and learn to integrate wheels and other elements into your vehicle designs. John will demonstrate how to craft and manipulate various shapes into vehicle concepts.

    This lesson belongs to the course, Vehicle Design and Sketching. In this 5-week course, join instructor John Frye to learn the art of hard-surface vehicle design and sketching. Discover the fundamental differences between hard surface and organic sketching, focusing on creating designs that feel solid and manufactured. John will guide you through aesthetic development, aiming for universally appealing designs while considering the narrative context. Explore symmetry, movement, and perfecting your line work for manufactured objects. This course will sharpen your skills in both conceptual thinking and practical execution, making it ideal for artists who aspire to bring unique, story-driven vehicle designs to life in film, gaming, or personal creative projects.

    Throughout this course, you’ll have access to the NMA community for feedback and critiques to improve your work as you progress.

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