View Full Version : Design Battle: Season 2: Session 1

08-23-2009, 04:31 PM

Alright designers, welcome to Season 2 of the CSS Design Battles. In this session we have mrfdesign vs MartinEDesign going at it in Round 1, then there's dreamersmystique vs NelsonDesign in Round 2. The winner of each Round will then battle it out in a Battle Royale to become the winner of Session 1.
Lets get this party started!

ROUND 1: mrfdesign vs MartinEDesign



Designers, Its only a matter of time before Porsche releases a smaller more fuel efficient compact CUV to supplement the cash cow that is the Cayenne.
Your mission is to design that stylish, sporty little Roxster infused with an all new Porsche design DNA that breaks tradition,
yet still keeping it instantly recognizable as a Porsche.

Good Luck Designers, please PM me your entries by Aug 26.


08-27-2009, 02:47 AM
Voting will be open for 48 hours here are the entries.

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/2796/porscherox.th.jpg (http://img291.imageshack.us/i/porscherox.jpg/)

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4227/porschecopy.th.jpg (http://img291.imageshack.us/i/porschecopy.jpg/)

Good Luck, Designers!

08-27-2009, 05:15 AM
I am so glad to see this competition is back and running!

As for the entries, I think you guys could've done quite a bit better considering your skills.

Mrfdesign- Cool perspective, it really helps draw the eye. The design is so Porsche, yet the problem lies in the fact that it's not really different at all, minus the new Grille. Good job man

MartinEDesign- I know you've waited until the last minute on this one, but you could've spent a bit more time on the line quality there, Also, it's not nearly your best render. But the high point on this one is the design, it's different, mostly by the American style "Muscles" that can be seen, and I like that. The front is practically similar.

My vote will Go to MARTINEDESIGN.

Great job fellahs.

08-27-2009, 08:06 AM
I think different...I like your work mrf...but this was not it, first of ll, only the front view doesnt make sense and maybe thats why I feel your design is more Japanese with the swoopy lights and all...but I like the LEDs and the entry looks gr8...if only for atleast one more view...

MartinEDesign- You stayed traditional and the headlights do look a bit like R-Class though I am sure it was not intended but I like the side profile...smaller rear door and all...but againnothing revolutionary.

Well, my vote goes for Martin, no offense mrf, you are a talented designer, Lady Luck just didnt smile today...
Cheers Guys!

08-27-2009, 08:56 AM
Both designs are attractive and flow very well, but my vote goes to MartinEDesign.

08-27-2009, 09:12 PM
I like mrf's cool drawing quality, but i'm voting for MartinEdesign. His is more recognizable as a Porsche.

08-27-2009, 09:54 PM
Really tough call this one.

I love mrfdesigns detailing but not keen on the shape, whereas I love Martins shape but dislike the detailing.

In the end i'm gonna choose MartinEDesign. Mrf, yours is a bit too blobby.. it needs to lose some pounds on the hips :lol: . Martin, the shape is spot on. Just wish the headlights and fascia were more daring.

08-28-2009, 01:23 PM
Both are designs that are instantly captivating. For me mrfdesign's headlights are more Prius than Porsche and the design feels more Asian than German. The stance of martinedesign's entry is quite nice even if there is still too much reliance on 911 cues for my taste. That said, and this is ironic given my dislike of the Porsche 911 clones that Porsche puts out, I vote:


08-28-2009, 02:30 PM
Haha what a fail for me! Lol

08-30-2009, 04:27 AM
Well congratulations to MartinEDesign on winning Round 1. Without any delay lets get things rolling on Round 2.


ROUND 2: dreamersmystique vs NelsonDesign



The VW Beetle is a legend in its own right. However, the New Beetle has been on the market since 1998 and has pretty much fallen into obscurity due to the resurgence of the Mini and Fiat 500. Your mission designers is to capture the spirit of the original Beetle with a fresh new design, once again sending throngs of fans into Beetlemania and into VW showrooms.

Good Luck Designers, please PM me your entries by Sep 1.


09-02-2009, 05:44 AM
dreamersmystique never submitted an entry therefore making NelsonDesign the default winner of Round 2. Congratulations! Here's Nelson's entry.

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/3123/volkswagen1.th.jpg (http://img215.imageshack.us/i/volkswagen1.jpg/)

And now for the Battle Royale:


BATTLE ROYALE: MartinEDesign vs NelsonDesign


I'm Super Thanks for Asking!

Alright designers, Besides their super strength and other worldly abilities, Superheroes (and villains) are also known for their wonderful gadgets and toys. Your mission, is to pick your favorite Superhero or Villain (perhaps create one of your own) and design a vehicle perfect for a dark knight or a crown prince of crime!

Good Luck Designers, you know the drill, PM me your entries by Sep 5.


09-06-2009, 05:07 AM
Voting will be open for 48 hours here are the entries.

http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/7519/superherocar.th.jpg (http://img168.imageshack.us/i/superherocar.jpg/)

http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/7286/spidermanbilcopy.th.jpg (http://img186.imageshack.us/i/spidermanbilcopy.jpg/)

09-06-2009, 09:45 AM
I vote NelsonDesign, for a well-thought out, attractive design.

09-06-2009, 11:36 AM
MartinEd, I fear your designs are taking a similar design philosophy and hence all the cars look very similar especially the ovalish general shape of the car. Its very reminiscent to your past designs. You have a good view of perspectives and I am sure your imagination could have gone a little more wilder. I like your drawing skills and the sketches look really good but this car looks a little too geeky for a Spiderman Car...Dont feel bad, its in the best possible positve manner...Cheers!

NelsonD...aah...I still feel bad about not able to duel with you on the Beetle!...But hey...this one is a nailer. Your SlipStream is really a nice creation. And combined with the warp portal...the whole deal looks very slick. And your design is spot on...my...the way you have improved...amazing and the design is clearly inspired. I like the ShootingBrake feel to the car...probably could be an electric motor or a nuclear powered engine...lol... environmentally concerned superhero...Sexy design Nelson...Sexy!!

My vote goes for NelsonD

09-06-2009, 12:42 PM
NelsonDesign you get my vote !

09-06-2009, 06:27 PM
MartinEdesign's looks pretty cool. I vote for him.

09-07-2009, 01:02 AM
I vote NelsonDesign
Nelson because it looks like a real concept that could easily be road ready with a few nips and tucks. I know that's not a consideration for the designs, but it's my bias.

Martin: Yours with some slight perspective shifts would be a brilliant New New Beetle because it's very insect like. VW should look over your shoulder and put cash in your hands.

09-08-2009, 10:24 AM

48 hours has past! Doesn't look too good to me, but Nelson also had a good design :D

09-08-2009, 10:35 AM
I really can't decide!! Therefore I can't vote. I really do like both just as much as each other lol

09-08-2009, 03:19 PM
I konw this is the wrong thread but the contest thread is locked but when is the next contest going to start???!

09-09-2009, 07:02 AM

Congratulations NelsonDesign
you've won the Battle Royale and YOU are the Session 1 Battle Champion.
You guys have all been great sports thank you all for participating.