Sketching Car Interiors is not an easy thing to do, compared to exterior sketching interiors are more complicated. The relationship between empty and full spaces is completely different, for beginners I suggest the “BOX” method.
You sketch a box in the right proportions and later start sketching the interior of that box so it will be easier to manage all interior elements to draw (dash board, consoles, door panels at so on…).
it is important to give a look at what happened back in the 50’s & 60’s in terms of Car Design creativity.
Here a car sketch by Loewy of the Avanti 1963, this project was done in a short time and with a very young designers team led by John Ebstein.
Coupe design from Art Center by Ken Vendley, c.1959 Image via Automobilmag.com
This Coupé by Ken Vendley 1959 shows how at that time designers were looking at the future. In their techniques we see the old way of sketching done with pencils markers color paper and lots of skills and talent.
Harry Bradley sketch 1968 for Motor Trend image via Deansgarage.com
Harry Bradley’s sketch (1968) is excellent, Harry has been my teacher at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and I still remember his demos and tutorials done with a 2H pencil.
I told you I was going to publish the excellent work of Laurent Negroni Renault designer and Alpine design team member.
There are many nice sketches by Laurent, however I decided to focus on this one because it has a lot of design education key elements to think about and learn from.
The B/W ideation sketches show how a professional designer follows a design creative process and presentation discipline. These sketches are full of interesting ideas and they are also very clear. Perspective is always good, balance and line weight are good, details give credibility and are well done, the volumes sections are excellent. They talk to us about the shapes and various parts interior will be made of. These sketches are probably the most important ones they tell the whole story!
The color rendering are another example of Laurent’s talent and professionalism. First element that tells us how good they are is: the cast shadows work! Yes because interior design is about filling up an empty space and it is a lot more complicated than an exterior design exercise (which is about a positive space).
The cast shadows work gives us the idea of interaction between dashboard and floor, dashboard and the steering wheel, the steering wheel and the driver seat. When you sketch an interior remember this aspect because if you do not follow this proportions rule you will make a mess.
First secret to draw a nice interior is: what relation in space between floor – seat – steering wheel – dashboard.
Alpine is back! All of you (I hope)
saw photos of the car with its excellent design made by Alpine designers
team headed by Antoine Villain design director and of course Laurens
van der Acker our Renault Groupe VP Design.
how many times we talk about good perspective and proportions for car sketching? Many times!
Here nice work samples by Damian Wolinsky from Poland and student at Academy of Fine Art and Design in Wroclaw at the faculty of Transportation Design.
You will have, for few US Dollars (or your currency), a reference sketching guide with main rules of basics of drawing.
You will have several simple tutorials to help you to understand in a very practical way.
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