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Car Design Sketches.
Often I visit Art Design Schools, Industrial Design Schools, Art Colleges, and several times I find interesting illustrations but poor sketches and many times few design projects or art students with a good sketch book. In car design training it is a must to learn how to sketch well in order to get all the techniques and the self confidence to move over in the experience and be betwenn the first in design classes. Unfortunately, lately and mostly in Europe, design students do not pay too much attention to this aspect for their career training. I remember that ,when I was a student at Art Center College of Design, to have a sketch book was a must starting the very first day. Even if it was difficult for me at the beginning with time I got better to the point of earning that important self confidence that gives you the real feeling you can draw about anything therefore cars,too.
Top Design Schools
Pforzheim University of Applied Science, Art Center College of Design, UMEA University Sweden, CCS Detroit, Royal College College of Art, IAAD Turin are some of the top Design schools where it is mandatory to start learning by drawing and sketching and by having a sketch book to feed regularly. The sketch book is periodicly checked by instructors and it is part of final evaluation, in this way the design student gets into a strict method which gives him the opportunity to learn discipline and how to get better and improve his/her skills.
A car sketch is not an easy task to accomplish, if you do not know how to draw a cube with his shadows perspective and chiaro-scuro you probably will never arrive to produce a professional convincing car sketch. Industrial Design schools should always force student to produce a lot of sketches and mostly force them to re-do every time, it is necessary to learm from mistakes. To re-do a sketch often provokes a sort of technical memory in the student's head which will prevent him to remake the same error again. This is one of the basic rules for a correct Car Design Training, however it can be applied to all art and design trainings and in every art design school, industrial design schools and Transportation Design schools.
Sketching in Side View
My strong suggestion to all art and design students or amateurs of any type of art design school is to sketch sketch sketch. Do you want to be the best? Sketch it. Do you want to learn seriously to draw from a TV set to a complex car interior? Sketch it. Do you want to learn how to do Figure drawing? Sketch it. Mileage is the key, don't think that few sketches and a final rendering is good for your homework, please do not get this attitude because you'll go nowhere. Be demanding, be serious study well drawing basics, train yourself, forget feeling too tired to continue. It is not just a job, it is about your passion and future, then try always to become the best because competition out there is very high and no matter how good looking will be your digital Photoshop illustration if the perspective and the base sketch is not at the right level!
Sketch it! Have always with you your sketch book it will become soon your best friend.
Sketch by Victor Uribe
© 2009 Luciano Bove