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The Drive in Design

The Drive in Design, a very important element that we add to Passion and Talent (last week video).

It is the Drive (motivation) that really motivates us strongly to make the extra step to push our limits. The Drive in Design is the strong will not to give up, the will to work harder and harder to improve the most we can. Car sketching, product sketching or any type of major will be done at its best only when we have Passion the necessary inner Talent and the Drive for it.

Do you have the Drive about Car Design?

In this video I explain why.

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Car Sketch Tutorial in 3 steps by Luciano Bove

Car sketch in side view , a tutorial in 3 steps

Dear friends,

a new video about a car sketch tutorial made in 3 steps. This time I used a felt tip pen for Step 1 for a rugh linework and proportion study in side view. Step 2 is done with a light marker thin point making all necessary corrections, and step 3 is done with a blue soft color pencil Faber Castel or Prismacolor to apply a final quality finish giving enphasis to line quality and shading. A light background to frame well the composition on page.

Enjoy the video!


Design Students’ Tips: Do Not Overload Your Design

It is normal for young Design students and designers to have tendency to overload their Designs. Projects’ presentations become difficult to read, to be appreciated because of all detailing and Design themes all together on the same car design proposal or products.

In this video I try to give some tips about this problem. Check it out!

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Car Sketch Tutorial e-book

Sketching Cars is my latest e-book in PDF format easy to download on your digital device to see and learn first important steps to make in order to start sketching cars.

This e-book can be very useful to young design students and also simple car design lovers with the hobby of sketching cars.

Easy to understand, with many images showing all the steps for sketching cars exteriors & interiors, at the end there is also a section dedicated to car illustration techniques.

Please check by clicking here: Luciano Bove’s e-books 

or just click the cover image on your right side of this website 🙂

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Working in Shenyang, China

Renault Jinbei HQ Shenyang, China

In October 2019 I moved to Shenyang in China to become the Design General Manager for Renault-Jinbei vehicles (RBJAC Company, a joint-venture with Renault).

I do not hide the fact that I was very excited to leave and very scared to do it!

It is always very difficult, at my age, to leave what you have for something you do not know at all. More than that, it is hard to quit your nice comfort zone.

At the same time if you want to accomplish in life relevant experiences you must quit your comfort zone, you must go, and this is what I did.

Today is the 25th of December 2019 and while I am writing I remember that, here in China, there is no Christmas holidays…so no days off for me, I am working just like all my colleagues here. (Do not worry I will take my short vacation during the Chinese Spring Festival).

I am very satisfied of my living conditions, I am based in downtown and walking distance I have almost all necessary shops and stores. Here lots of shopping malls in which I can find everything, it is also nice to walk around and discover lots of restaurants, too. Main train station is also close to where I live, and it makes easy when I have to travel with the high speed train to go to Tianjin.

Shenyang downtown view from Hotel

What I see here is the will of growing more and better as a Country, what I mean is the engagement & energy everybody is putting in going to work every day included Saturdays and sometimes also Sundays (it happens to me too). I guess it is one of Chinese secrets of success, to grow fast thanks to the people’s daily commitment.

So, here you can decide to change a front-end design on your model and 24 hours later you have the new one on your clay model. This is a small example of what we can do here without colleagues protests or resistance or time schedule changes. If you need 3D Printing parts no problem, the service is reliable and fast, same thing if you need to update your Alias model with important modifications. The changes will be implemented fast and very well, too.

The Chinese food, in this part of China, is particularly tasty and not expensive. However, if I feel like eating Italian or French food no problem to find very good restaurants with Italians or French people working there. Now I already have few references restaurants.

I can say that I am having a great start in this new experience.

It is a different life compared to the one I had in Europe. The daily speed is different, the overall timing spent at work is longer, the opportunities to apply changes respecting the planning is a reality, the high cold temperature is also a reality (here we can touch -20°). Wechat application on our smartphones help us to be in touch with colleagues, friends & family (just like Watsup). I can pay using my telephone, and to find a taxi or a driver it is easy and fast, too.

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The Undercut in Car Design

In my life as designer I saw several times the Undercut in Car Design Contest. Generally the victim is a very talented car designer who is very young, she/he needs expirience and this is the main problem causing the mistake.

In my video I explain how this can happen and what to do to contrast that risk.


Luciano Bove video The Undercut in Car Design

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