Contemporary Car Art Repo

Ever wanted to explore beyond (or well, behind) the 3rd dimension? Ever wanted a place to express your creativity and show off your designs outside Automation? yeah me too

Feel free to submit any car art you’ve made in the thread below.

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I’ve been toying around with the idea for the better part of the year and I thought I’d take some time to reflect and show off in the thread.

from humble beginnings…

… to flat but more presentable (if a bit overdesigned) renders

… to less complex, more understandable and easier on the eye sketches…

… and finally to my latest surface study.

My findings:

  • look at other sketches for inspiration and surface treatment (BMW and Audi are my personal favourites)
  • practice! it takes time
  • start with learning your program first; jumping straight into cars after using Photoshop only for photo manipulation before and not learning the ins and outs of its matting and brush settings
  • test your skills every month or so by rendering an irl shot
  • don’t be afraid to add a bit color! this is only really prominent in my last render, but you can clearly see adding a bit of skybox reflections makes the image instantly more life-like

This can be an interesting thread indeed.

The Clarin sketch is easily your best work yet, truly professional quality. Could it be a 2024 or 2025 model?

The concept art for your builds is actually very representative of the final product.