This is a re-render of the final presentation image for my Moto-Rumi Capolavoro motorcycle senior studio. I felt the need to rework the piece, for reasons from quality concerns to unconventionally [illegally] placed kickstands. I'm still working out some details in the handlebar area, and below are some recent engine work-out sketches.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Today Disegno LaColla exceeded 9,000 views! Half of which were made in these booming first few months of 2013. Big thanks to all the media outlets for linking back to my blog, and for sharing my work with thousands more people all over the world!
Follow me: there's a lot more in the pipeline.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
I've been staring at the press release images of the 2014 Impala, and I have to think the best modification for this car would be an entire drivetrain transplant and a proportion overhaul - no small task in real life. With the power of photoshop however, this overgrown antelope can easily benefit from a 400 lb diet.
Photo modifications include: vehicle lowered ~1.5", sectioned ~2", with bodyline proportionally raised .75" overall, and .5° of forward rake added to bodyline. Greenhouse reduced in all directions & moved rearward, front wheel size reduced ~1", and front door cutline moved rearward 2.5". Lightgroups and door handles have been shifted, not modified.
I think the result is rather fetching.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
After reviewing several pages of the Ferrari F70 thread on Ferrari Chat, I picked up some valid points and re-assessed the teaser images and mule car shots. What some people are pointing out is that the mule has a large vent on the front center, not an intake. The teaser is (intentionally) vague. In an earlier sketch, I had a solution like this, but I thought it looked ... rated x. I still feel that way, but here it is anyway!
Other changes include re-located carbon mirrors attached to the fenders instead of the doors and different air management inside the front grill opening.
I will assemble a gif of my 20 or so process steps and post it below.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Those of you who know me know I love to 'shoop. I live to 'shoop. In my quest for eternal shoopage, and to create a semblance of continuity & consistency in this-here blog, I'm starting this "Weekly Sectionals" series; a play on journalistic terminology wherein I will find a car that I like, but think is a little too hefty in the bodyside, and proceed to remove said heft (known physically as "sectioning") through the magic of a quick photo modification.
The first patient to receive this elective digital cosmetic surgery is this 1972 Mach 1 Mustang. Click past the jump to see the original, and scroll between the two.
Hat tip to Vaughn Gittin Jr. who actually had this done - along with a chop - for his '69 RTR drift Mustang.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Here's a fun sketch of a flying car that started out as an Edsel because of the upright center grill element. As I resolved it, making it a Satellite became more natural because of the bodyside ( from one of my favorite understated late 60's cars) and because it's such a great name for a Flying Car.
Click past the jump to see a different background color.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
While the real deal is still tight under wraps back in Italy, we photoshoppers have settled onto our Wacom tablets across the globe to try to piece together the identity of Ferrari's latest Hypercar. These images are my best guess- and using a slew of references ranging from the cracks in the mule-car camouflage to Ferrari's latest form language and the infamous leaked plaque, it's indeed an educated guess.
Taking a step away from other rendered speculations, this version makes an attempt to get into Pininfarina's shoes, keeping the body as clean as possible while integrating all the necessary ventilation. The mule's peculiar front fender/door intersection indicates the F150 will have a very open-wheeled look and feel. How close is this to the real fast-plastic? The wait to know will be over in less than three weeks.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
This piece is meant to convey the presence of an unsettling duality of expression; ambiguity of evil and ecstasy. I'm quite sure there are a lot of facial communications I don't even realize I've included. I do wish I had a better understanding of these. The reference model was Emily Didonato.