Sport utility vehicle concept design

It’s funny how things work out – when I sat down to create this illustration, I wanted to create something like an off-road mini truck with fat tires and a lifted stance. But as you can see, it didn’t really turn out that way. As I was sketching this out and trying to work through the forms and surfaces, it evolved into something more sporty and street-specific (rather than a true off-road beast).

I’m not really complaining though. I like the way this turned out! The overall style of the truck is hard and angular – almost stealth-like. I probably could have spent some more time working out the details of the lower portion of the body, as I don’t really feel as if it’s very realistic. I’m not sure what else I could do with it, other than adding some type of rugged frame bars or something that would make it seem more like a truck.

I had also intended to render this in color, but I just really like the look of a grayscale sketch. For whatever reason, I have an easier time understanding forms and surfaces without color. The gray tones help to define the shape – sort of what makes black and white photography so interesting.


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    delano payne June 2, 2015

    Ive been doing renderings since the mid 80s and have gotten back into it in the last 3years or so I have a design page on facebook ive been working on id like you to check out paynes innovative automotive designs and sketch renderings on facebook or inbox me on Facebook DELANO MENDEZ PAYNE

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      Scott July 13, 2015

      Looking good Delano! Yeah, it’s fun to draw cars again after a long absence, right? It’s been incredibly frustrating for me at times, but I enjoy the fact that I’m getting back to my roots. Looks like you’re having as much fun as I am!

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