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09-02-2008, 05:16 PM
Hi guys
I am new on this forum, I heard about it from NelsonDesign, whom I know through a site called Speedanddesign.net.
I am a 16 year old dude from Denmark, who has a passion for car design! So in my sparetime I draw cars, as many as I can :D
My experience ain't big, but I have won one contest on S&D. I sketch usually with pen, and if I like the design I render it with markers or in photoshop.

So I will start posting some of my designs:

The first one is a Mustang based on my imagination/ what I remember. I drew at school and finished it off at home.

The next is a car I made in my sketchbook with a pen, and I like how raw it looked, so I took it into PhotoShop and rendered it. Keep in mind I have only just begun using Photoshop.


This is the same before a sideview I liked, so I took it into Photoshop.


And last but not least a Chrysler looking sketch I made, wich I also took into Photoshop. This is the render I have used the most time on, and I think it is the best too:


I would appreciate some comments and critic, and I will also comment on you guys drawings :D

09-02-2008, 05:51 PM
Welcome to CSS, it's great to have you on board. Your work has a lot of promise and I look forward to seeing some more of it. I'm sure you will find that we are probably a little more relaxed than S&D, but we have a lot of fun and there are plenty of aspiring designers here with a lot to offer. You may also want to check out our contests section; there's a new contest every few weeks and we're always looking for more participants!

Again, welcome and I hope you enjoy your time here.

09-02-2008, 10:39 PM
Very cool style you have.

I love the middle 2 the best.

Not so keen on the Chrysler though, but it's a good render.

As DoMiNo mentioned, I hope you can participate in the contests.

So, yeah! Welcome!!

09-03-2008, 04:50 PM
Welcome to CSS! :woot2:

I love the 'raw' sports car.

Your drawings have a very unique style. The designs are chunky and bold. They're from the Dodge school of thought.

Welcome aboard! :)

09-09-2008, 06:59 PM
Hey guys,
Thank you for you comments, and yeah I think I will participate in the next contest!

Here is a final render done for a contest on S&D:


09-26-2008, 02:19 PM
Some tutorial I have made over the last couple of years:

A photoshop tutorial I have made for speedanddesign.net

2 old tutorials:
and a tutorial made to show how to make a sports car from the side (it's in danish but you get the idea)

And another one, don't know what type of car it should represent: (also in danish)

Should I make a thread about this like Nelson?

09-27-2008, 12:04 PM
Some new sketches:

09-28-2008, 05:50 PM
Some new sketches done today:

And some Industrial designs :P

09-28-2008, 06:01 PM
The car looks nice and all of the sketches are very well done, but I'm struggling to see the innovation in the ID concepts. When I think of industrial design I typically envision a problem-->solution perspective, i.e. a new design solving a problem inherent in the older design. The lawn mower is sleeker than a normal one, to be sure, but what are its practical advantages? The camera, similarly, doesn't quite recast the camera in a new or innovative way, but rather looks like a normal camera.

Perhaps putting them into some kind of context and explaining your vision for the products would help.

09-28-2008, 07:06 PM
Thx a lot domino, I appreciate your comment a lot :D About the industrial design, they were just practise, in making other stuff than cars, but I will definetly think about what key design elements are different than normal next time :P

09-28-2008, 07:13 PM
Cheers man :) Look forward to seeing more stuff

10-01-2008, 08:21 PM
Hi there man! I have to say, you have a lot of talent. I just love your Mustang and the latest hatchbacks. And your photoshopping is pretty good too. Im 16 too btw and i've been trying my hand at photoshop but no luck:(:P Man i envy your sketching style, its great! And Your ID sketches are really catchy too. Welcome to CSS and have a great stay!

10-05-2008, 10:17 PM
I wanted to try to make a squared car, that still looks cool :D

10-07-2008, 11:10 AM
Im not sure, but that looks like a cross between a chevrolet and a jeep! I love the way you get the perspective so right. Looks good for some off-roading! :) Nice job.

10-07-2008, 03:15 PM
Thx a lot! I also try a lot to get the perspective right, one of the reasons I did this car :P

10-16-2008, 02:46 AM
That is one heck of design you've got there. The theme is unique in that it makes an off road looking sedan. kind of like a jeep cherokee sedan. Buth with different detailing. The wheel desing also compliment the whole paskage. One piece of incoherence is the grille. which looks out of place. A suggestion would be to replicate the wheel design on the grille, but with side to side orientation. Finally I like your sketching technique. Keep em coming.

10-16-2008, 08:45 AM
Thanks a lot taskbearer. I really appreciate you liking my design here, I think you have a good idea with the grill, and I have also been bothered a lot about it. I will keep them coming :D

10-16-2008, 02:24 PM
Some of my newest sketches:

top left, I wanted to draw a different type of car, than I usually do, so I tried to go wild on the front, I think it went pretty well :P
top right, A cloth top wich can be put on with buttons, and taken off easily again.
bottom left: It is for the local motors contest, hawaiian theme. the panel in the middle of the front is made of koa tree. But I don't see any function in it, just for fun sketch, but I will keep developing a concept for that contest.
bottom right, some more practise with my markers!
C&C is appreciated :D

10-18-2008, 06:08 PM
Newest design:
A Chrysler! I was just sketching in my sketchbook, and then I decided to do a front view of a car. I started of with the headlight, and it became a Chrysler :D
I have tried to render it, but I don't think it went that well..

12-22-2008, 08:19 PM
Tried to make a side view, where I focused espacially on the wheels:


12-23-2008, 12:27 AM
Stretch the wheelbase so the doors look realistic. Raise the hood so that the fenders don't overpower the nose and lengthen the tail and you will take an 8/10 smash and turn it into a 10/10 home run. This is what the Porsche Panamera should have looked like. I think the 5 spoke wheels gave me that hit. I love the look. Gorgeous.