Shane Hunt's Effective Vehicle Design- class homework



  • Hi folks, I started this class, too. Here's what I have so far for the exaggerated versions, the weak and strong car, and seaplane. I am struggling with the seaplane's pontoon so I'll probably post a new version of that later after I figure it out.

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  • Here's my work up to the last assignment. I decided to take some time and draw extra vehicles because it's not something that I have had a lot of practice doing.

    I am struggling with how to use a silhouette for the last one. I did a whole slew of silhouettes but actually taking them from a silhouette to a vehicle kind of boggles my mind. Maybe I just need to watch more videos in order to really get it.

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  • Also, when I showed my kids my canoe house boat my oldest son was like.... um... Mom, that would never float. Haha! He is an autistic 10 year old and just very blunt and to the point. @Heather-Boyd



  • @jenn I really like the expressions on the last two cars! It's great 😃



  • I found this video that explains a lot about how to actually use a silhouette and turn it into something. The most useful part starts around minute 52.



  • @jenn Hi! It's great you've joined in on this thread, so thank you.

    For the pontoon portion I started with long rectangles like I think you did but I only added a triangle down (if that makes sense). I left the top portion flat. Also your wings look like they are a v shape, like there's a bend in the wings going across.

    I will post some more (slowly) now that other's have joined in.

    @Lisa-Clark Thanks for posting and sorry I haven't been on to check since now lols. I struggle in this area (vehicles) so I understand -I did multiple angles for part 3 of angles assignment 1. And I am drawing a car (from a book on cars) to practice building a car from blocks in perspective. I haven't got as far as you. When I do I'll see if I can help you or if I will struggle in the same ways as you. But from a little environment design class I took and we did silhouettes -perhaps keep yours to simpler recognizable shapes and if you struggle in 3pp keep your designs flat and then after you sketch them out, work out the perspective.

    🙂



  • @Lisa-Clark Lols I think he's right -unless it was anchor on a rock and it was partly for decoration. Keep on playing with the idea (proportions and placement) and see what you can come up with!



  • @Jacy13 Thank you very much.



  • @Heather-Boyd Thanks, I didn't realize the wonky wing angle. While fixing it, I also realized I had the pontoon shape completely wrong. You can see it in the orange under-drawing. (Talk about never being able to float...)

    Thank you for gently pointing me in the right direction. I even had references but just neglected to look at the pontoons, under the assumption that I already knew what they looked like... Tunnel vision, LOL.

    So here's another take.
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  • @jenn It's certainly tricky business. I'll probably have mine up next week for this part of the assignment. I did more 4 angle (ish) for the plane and 2 for the cargo ship because I need the practice. lols



  • I struggled to design weak and strong at first because I struggled to draw a car which I haven't done for a few years. So I tried Jake Parker's car and then the assignment. What I am showing here (red car page) is my second attempt.

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    tadaaaa here is my first part of the assignment...hopefully will sooon have more to post!!



  • @Leah I love the big wheels one!!



  • @Heather-Boyd thank you for your input! I agree. I want to keep playing with it because it's an intriguing idea to me. My son is very very good at STEM type stuff so I value his opinion. It's just funny cause he's so blunt.



  • @Heather-Boyd The silhouette method is entirely new to me but I totally get that it's brilliant. I just have a lot of work to figure out how it works. I keep trying and giving up but I'm going to keep pushing myself because I know once I figure it out I'll be one step closer to doing this professionally! Maybe more youtube videos? 😊



  • @Lisa-Clark

    thanks for the feedback!



  • and here are the next set of cars!!!

    would love feedback
    thank youuu

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  • @Leah Hey, I think you did great. The weak one turned out awesome but maybe you could push the strong one a little more. I'm not even really sure how but I think maybe it could use a little more exaggeration. Maybe straighter lines by the front windshield?? I don't know what I would change if it were mine but it feels like it could be pushed further somehow.



  • @Leah i love the variation in the different versions of this vehicle. They each have their own personality.



  • @Leah The 1st one definitely reads as weak, and structurally falling to pieces. The 2nd one exudes a vibe of confidence, like a strong personality. I like that take on it (as opposed to physical strength).


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