Friday, December 31, 2010


I was daydreaming yesterday and decided to resurrect Pontiac by designing a new flagship car for the brand.  What better American classic to do this with than the Firebird?  After some fun in photoshop this is what I ended up with...

black verithin / photoshop cs3

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Quick sketchin'

Some loose sketches as a bit of a departure from all the automotive work I've been doing.. a shady character and a landscape.

iPhone / sketchbook express / photoshop cs3

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

M3 case study

Recently, I researched the past 4 generations of the BMW M3, dating back to the 1986 E30 Coupe.  The final stage of the assignment was to come up with a direction for the next iteration of the product and display it in a way that entices the viewer.  These were my first and last pages from the project; enjoy!

black verithin / intuous4 tablet / photoshop cs3

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Combat the Cold

Y2 clay model / intuous4 tablet / photoshop cs3 + solidworks / keyshot

Arctos: Complete

Finished up the model.. had a great time working with clay and seeing the form take shape.  Let me know what you think in the comments section!

iPhone doodles..

iPhone / sketchbook express

Friday, December 3, 2010

Details, details, details

I've been experimenting with different graphic treatments for the front fascia while finishing up the first side.. next to match it on the other side.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Model Build

I carved a 1:18 scale model for reference and surfacing and the clay is on.. more pics to come!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Arctos: Canadian Vehicle

In vehicle studio, the current assignment is to create a vehicle that somehow embodies 'Canadian-ness' and represents the country's personality.  After working on finding what exactly makes Canada unique and hitting on several characteristics, I started developing a vehicle which can tread through a variety of Canadian environments; namely the arctic tundra.  With 20 inches of ground clearance and a 4-tread system, virtually no weather or terrain will stand in Arctos' path.  I'll be starting a 1:5 scale clay model this upcoming week - more posts to come.

ballpoint pen / chartpak markers / photoshop cs3

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Abstract snow vehicle

Just messin' around.. getting familiar with Sketchbook Pro.

intuous4 tablet / sketchbook pro

Monday, November 1, 2010

Ugly vehicle redesign

The last project for my vehicle studio class was redesigning a vehicle that was not necessarily the most attractive.  The class was assigned vehicles ranging from the Renault 5 and Ford Pinto to the Chevy Vega.. some even had to redesign the disastrous Pontiac Aztek.

I was given the AMC Gremlin and began by researching the original model and its market segment.  My main goal was to develop a modern design language for the car while taking hints from the original - all-the-while trying to preserve the same overall essence.  Let me know what you think!


ballpoint pen / chartpak markers

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Loosening Up

I've been working on a Canadian vehicle for my studio class and decided to take a break from it last night and sketch something big!  Sketched and rendered on A2 Letraset marker paper.. nice way to mix things up.

ballpoint pen / chartpak markers

Friday, September 24, 2010

Life form study

First post in a few months.. sorry to have been M.I.A. for so long!  It's been a busy summer but now I'm back to school and figured it was about time I share some current sketches.  I was working on this form study for the last couple of days.. after realizing I need some work on life drawing and capturing expression.  The first sketches were done without any reference while I used reference images on the second set.

sketched in prismacolor verithin / photoshop cs3

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

30 minute render

Tonight I decided to sketch up a coupe and take it into photoshop.. had a little fun with it!

intuous4 tablet / photoshop cs3

Friday, May 21, 2010

Datsun redesign

Lately I've been working on some ideas for a sexy modern-day Datsun Z-successor.. the classic 240's - 280's had such a distinct presence and stance.  I wanted to capture a bit of that and blend it with some more modern design language.  Enjoy!

intuous4 tablet / photoshop cs3