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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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