Friday, May 31, 2013
News my concept sketch for the Auto Design & Styling Adam meets Eve partner competition has been shortlisted from 400 entries you can view and vote for your best sketch at
It was a quick speed sketch started on a Samsung Tablet and then finished on a Wacom Cintiq using only Sketchbook pro 6.
The spark for the concept came from the line tension of the original Adam Opel sketch showing the bold raised form around the door handle and the recessed scratch on the door.
I wanted the overall theme to be short compact feminine but with muscle
The graphic had to be very strong the stance ridged and the nomenclature had to dominate the front grille
The two tone for fashion and keeping the weight down in the rear roof area.
The high cut off front fenders are to keep it strong and short in side view to match the very squared of rear quarters with almost no overhang and a very square plan view.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Over the last day or so I have been using the new Wacom Bamboo Feel on my Samsung Smart pc and Galaxy note instead of the supplied S pen which also runs Wacom technology.
Obviously it felt more like a real pen it had thickness to hold a bit more ergonomics and most important weight that I could balance over my first finger, it was smooth on the tablet surface and seemed to have a lot more sensitivity giving me a more Cintiq drawing experience. Not that the supplied S pen was no good ( I do like the way they are stored in the back of the tablets making them very compact to travel with ) but It did make me think that with all this digital drawing I’m doing every day I really do miss my old pens pencils and brushes to draw and paint with, even my old airbrushes were very well balanced and the length of a new Eagle Prismacolor pencil was a pleasure to use as I would balance it between my first finger and thumb.
So the Bamboo was very well made comes in different colours even a carbon fibre version but it was just a pen even the new Cintiq pens are a bit normal and when you think when I use them on the different screens they can be a pencil, paintbrush, marker or airbrush . So wouldn’t it be a good exercise to design digital pens that are more like our old artists tools with the weight length and balance and be a bit creative with them so using my new Bamboo I did some speed concept sketches on my Samsung tablet. For reference I dug out some of my old paint brushes and some old traditional Chinese long handled brushes, my favourite Japanese long shaft sketching ball point and an original Prismacolor pencil and the new Wacom 13HD pen which has a beautiful carry case.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
Top one was for a twin hulled mega yacht.
the bottom one was a quick concept for Tony Granger design of a sport Catamaran. which I have posted recently as a tutorial demo.
Sad news today Andrew "Bart" Simpson, the British Olympic champion sailor, has died after his catamaran Team Artemis capsized off the coast of California during trials for the Americas cup, these craft are experimental state of the art catamarans the F1 of the sea.
this follows the disastrous crash of Oriacle the American defender.
The popular father of two, who was a member of the Swedish America’s Cup team led by his Olympic teammate Iain Percy became trapped under the hull of the AC72 after it flipped near Treasure Island in San Francisco bay catapulting all 11 crew members into the water.
Recovery services arrived to rescue the crew but were unable to revive Simpson, despite attempts by an onboard doctor and other doctors ashore.