View Full Version : CSS Designers Choice 2011

12-25-2011, 06:15 AM

The rules for this one are pretty simple, and I expect maximum participation! Post your best or most favorite sketch, render or doodle done this year.
All entries must be your own original idea and design.

Good luck designers!!! This contest will end on Jan 6.

12-28-2011, 04:23 PM
Sadly I've only posted two finished sketches this year :( As I will be choosing the normal Velero as my CMMA 2012 COTY entry, I will submit the Super Velero (http://www.carspyshots.net/showthread.php?t=20284) for Designer's Choice (since it was a lot of fun :)).


01-01-2012, 10:38 PM
Yeah, 2011 was a pretty sparse year for me too. 2012 is shaping up to be quite a bit busier, though.

Out of my 4 new designs this year, 2 (the Type 2 and Merit) were based on older work, so I don't think they're appropriate here. So out of the 2 fully new designs I think I'll go with the Avioli Sovrano Prototipo (http://www.carspyshots.net/showthread.php?t=20279).


01-03-2012, 11:40 PM
I truly miss seeing your sketches, DoMiNo. The details are phenomenal. You definitely could have gone pro. Same for SV with the details.

I will post my entries as soon as I can.

01-04-2012, 12:24 AM
Aviva Concept MR


I need to post more....I've only posted a handful of sketches last year.

01-04-2012, 12:31 AM
In a year that saw the demise of Lokar group due to necessity there was only one Lokar related sketch I posted on here; 2012 Lokar Deimos (E segment)

http://img814.imageshack.us/img814/6164/2012deimosrearsm.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/814/2012deimosrearsm.jpg/)

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Unfortunately I've had to spend the year designing Apple cars, Citroens, Tatras and other such stuff.

Is three separate Westfields next and if one of mine gets chosen then I lead a team to develop the design towards the end of the year

01-04-2012, 03:28 PM
I truly miss seeing your sketches, DoMiNo. The details are phenomenal.

That's very kind of you, ElementW. I appreciate it. I really regret not having the time to devote to drawing anymore. I still try to get back to it every now and then when I have free time, but I miss the days when I could churn them out. I've also been really lax about commenting on others' work, lately, which I hope to catch up on soon. It has been sad to see activity die down in the design section, I'd really like to see it pick up again in the way the Ps contests have.

You definitely could have gone pro.

That's hugely flattering. In another life, maybe. I think that ship has sailed ;)

Thanks again.

01-07-2012, 12:28 AM
I'm having trouble with loading up my entry. Could you keep it open 'til Sunday?

01-07-2012, 03:39 AM
I'm having trouble with loading up my entry. Could you keep it open 'til Sunday?

extension granted

01-08-2012, 07:52 PM
Thank you, AXIS.

Lancia Dedra. Deprived of any exaggerated swoops or creases and the common sweeping roofline, I went for something simple and pure that will age well without being plain or drab. Like past Lancias'.

BTW, the text came from an original Dedra advertisement.

01-09-2012, 05:41 AM
Thanks to all who participated, Voting will be up shortly.


01-09-2012, 06:11 AM

Remember NEW VOTING RULES are in effect, Score each design between 0 – 5 points.
Check out the amended RULES (http://www.carspyshots.net/showthread.php?t=19325) for more details.

Gentlemen Start Your Voting!
Here are the entries in the order received:

1. DoMiNo: Quimera Super Velero

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/9533/superveleroii.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/263/superveleroii.jpg/)

2. SV: Avioli Sovrano Prototipo

http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/986/sovranoprototipo.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/221/sovranoprototipo.jpg/)

3. 2o6: Aviva Concept MR

http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/624/sporti012.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/51/sporti012.jpg/)

4. Nath: Lokar Deimos

http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/6164/2012deimosrearsm.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/840/2012deimosrearsm.jpg/)

5. ElementW: Lancia Dedra

http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/2889/lanciadedra1.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/195/lanciadedra1.jpg/)

As always, please inform me of any broken links or missing entries.
Best of Luck Designers!!! Voting will close on Jan 15.

Make sure you cast your VOTE in The:TVR Revival (http://www.carspyshots.net/showthread.php?t=20593), CMMA 2012 Car of the Year (http://www.carspyshots.net/showthread.php?t=20608) and CSS ALL* STAR Design Challenge 2011 (http://www.carspyshots.net/showthread.php?t=20546)

01-14-2012, 05:16 AM
5 - DoMiNo
4 - 2o6
4 - Nath
3 - SV
2 - ElementW

01-15-2012, 08:36 PM

01-16-2012, 12:12 AM
Nath - 4; it's obvious you've improved from your studies, and I love the proportions. Very long and very large. I can't shake the feeling that it looks slightly dated, though. However, the smooth sides are a nice change from the overstyled sides found on a lot of cars today.

Domino - 4; there's nothing I can really say about craft (mine always sucks) but design wise, I feel that it's almost overstyled. I know that's sort of the point, but some elements look overdone. With that said, I love the attention to detail and the thought put into the design; the tight "Q" shaped front grille, the way the lights flow into the body cutlines and such.

SV - 3; compositionally, it's great. I love the use of color. I also really enjoy the front fascia (nice change from the ugly Avioli Marin) but the profile is very hard to read. Also, the perspective gives the illusion of a large front overhang, and reminds me of a FWD coupe, rather than a RWD premium coupe/sedan. Quality is impeccable and the reflections are great.

ElementW -2; Detail and perspective need work, but it does have some "guts" that I can go off of. The front fascia is nice, and I can see what you're doing with the profile; nice little notchback profile.

01-20-2012, 04:32 PM
SV - 4 - From the A-pillar back this is maybe my favorite design ever from you, SV. It's also beautifully drawn. The front seems a little unfinished--perhaps it is the large, gaping grille that seems a little incongruous with an otherwise tight and sleek design--but other than that it is hard to fault.
2o6 - 3 - I've missed seeing your sketches and I like that you've tried to take your designs in different directions. The front is a tad flat/upright but overall a neat departure for you. This is an intriguing little car, particularly for Aviva, and I'd like to see it developed further.
Nath - 3 - Gorgeous rendering, your skills in that respect are top-notch, but this design strikes me as a little dated and unadorned.
ElementW - 2 - Nice, if a tad uninspired. It shares the profile of an early-90s Chrysler New Yorker, which is unflattering. Still, a nice sketch, though I've seen much better from you.

01-26-2012, 05:19 AM

Thanks to all who participated and took the time out to vote.
Here are the results of the voting:

http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/6164/2012deimosrearsm.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/840/2012deimosrearsm.jpg/)

Nath: Lokar Deimos - 15

DoMiNo: Quimera Super Velero - 14
SV: Avioli Sovrano Prototipo - 12
2o6: Aviva Concept MR - 10
ElementW: Lancia Dedra - 6

Congratulations to Nath for winning the Designers Choice 2011,
Time to get the ball rolling on the 2012 contests.