Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Found some old drawings on my harddrive

I remember having this drawing on the living room wall (framed, no less!) for the longest time. I guess I did this when I was 10 based on the date. Look at that wheelwell, no cliches here!

Pretty sure this was based on the F-40.

Mclaren F1?

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Viscom 2 Final

Inspired by a computer game I used to play as a kid: Death Rally. Markers and Pencil

3D Fundamentals 2: Gravity Racer

I would say that this project was the most individually challenging project I've yet had to do at Art Center. The main reason is simply because I was never one of those guys who just loved to build stuff. I've always loved to draw, but making things with my hands was another matter. The project is taught by Dennis Campbell, former design chief at Calty (Toyota), designer of the FJ cruiser concept and all around great guy. The brief was to chose a brand and develop a (nonfunctional) gravity racer based on the brand. My brand was Porsche.

Note: The orange Audi belongs to one of my classmates. I love it because it contrasts so much to my porsche, both in design and color.

DP2 final project: Nissan NV2500 Mobile Cafe

In this project we tried to design a very functional vehicle. The ideas were far-out and wacky.. some people had a coffee store on wheels, some had a mobile car wash.. I did a mobile cafe - think Starbucks on wheels. The inspiration was a rainbow Stag Beetle. I think I've improved a great deal on my sketching abilities through this project.

The final board you see here is 10 ft by 5 ft. It was promptly crushed after the presentation as I had no way of taking it home.

Ext 3 Offroader Project

This project almost killed me. Part of it was because I did it while doing the jeep project, the other reason was because this project is actually 2 projects in one, due to the fact that we had to design 2 vehicles. For this project, it was very important to translate the 'character' of the inspiration into the design of the vehicles. The teacher for Ext 3 is Ricky Hsu... awesome guy, extremely helpful, also the chief exterior design for Acura and designed the previous gen MDX. Full project can be seen here: http://issuu.com/aguydude/docs/ext3_offroader

DP2 2025 Jeep Wrangler

Fun project. The Saba TV inspiration was given to us by the teachers, so the real interesting part of this was seeing what my classmates were coming up with using the same inspiration. You can see the full project here: http://issuu.com/aguydude/docs/dp2_jeep_portfolio

DP2 Alfa Romeo

This is a mini-project we did in DP2 that took I believe 2 weeks. DP2 is taught by Jason Hill (designer of the Carrera GT and Smart Car) and Diego Miralles. It's a really good class that primarily teaches proportions and sketch quality, as well as the design process.

ACCD Term 2

Term 2 is quite a bit different than term 1. Term 1 is where they try to overload you with work and test your time management skills. In Term 2, you are kind of used to the pace and quite frankly, I think the workload is less as well. I wanted to challenge myself in Term 2, so in addition to the regular courseload, I also audited Exterior 3. That lasted for the first 5 weeks, because the amount of work was so exhausting that I was burning out. In certain weeks I was doing up to 60 pages of sketches a weeks for these 2 classes, and that's not including all the research, as well as the work I had to do for my other 4 classes. Still, I managed to finish the first project in Ext3, which was my primary goal anyways because it gave me another project to use in my Term 2 scholarship portfolio.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Study Model Final

Giant tank with drill.

The one you've been waiting for... DP1 Final with Bumsuk

Yeah... so this is the class that gets all the hype and infamy. Bumsuk Lim is a legend at ACCD, and the class was legendary. I am disappointed that he no longer teaches DP1. Not only did the class teach car design, it also taught extreme professionalism. You did not mess around in this class. My final took 10 hours to set up.