Under the right circumstances, an ordinary can of spray paint can be a surprisingly effective rendering tool.

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PERSPECTIVE | Viscom Skills (Part I / II)

Today, the Internet provides car design students with an endless well of inspiration to draw from.  However, the vast expanse of the web is not always conducive to the preservation of “lesser-known” Viscom techniques.  My personal theory is that most students draw their Viscom inspiration from the most popular works – those that get the most Google hits, for example. Naturally, this can have a homogenizing effect on drawing styles at the student level and contribute to the narrowing of those styles.  With this theory in mind, let’s consider some of the more traditional ways in which techniques are developed, modified and preserved for future designers. [..]

TUTORIAL | McLaren M16C – Offenhauser on Spliced Canson

Qualifying continues today for the 2012 Indy 500. Watching the new cars with their bright colors reminded me of this OSV tutorial – a classic spliced Canson workflow.

PERSPECTIVE | Viscom Skills (Part II / II)

Today, the Internet provides car design students with an endless well of inspiration to draw from.  However, the vast expanse of the web is not always conducive to the preservation of “lesser-known” Viscom techniques.  My personal theory is that most students draw their Viscom inspiration from the most popular works – those that get the most Google hits, for example. Naturally, this can have a homogenizing effect on drawing styles at the student level and contribute to the narrowing of those styles.  With this theory in mind, let’s consider some of the more traditional ways in which techniques are developed, modified and preserved for future designers. [..]

TECHNIQUE | The Art of Canson

Over the past few months, I have been amassing a collection of Canson artwork on Pinterest. Click here to see many examples of this medium, both past and present.