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Red Opel concept by koleos33
Red Opel concept
After a pretty long time I decided to sketch something new.Yes another problem why I didn't sketch was malfunction on my older graphic tablet genius m506a.My budget is not big,so I bought me an older Wacom Bamboo one M version.At first I wasn't satisfied with my new wacom graphic tablet,but now I've got use to it.Here is my latest car sketch created with sketchbook pro 8.I'm pretty rusty with sketching,but it looks pretty nice.To get in to shape much quickly, I went to ctrlpaint.com site,watched videos from youtube from Scott Robertson,Marouane Bembli,and from many other great concept artists.They are always good to watch if you need an inspiration for sketching and rendering with digital or with analog tools.Enjoy my work,even it's just a practice after a long time.
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As a 2d/3d selftaught artist I’d like to encourage future designers with my story.When I was a teenager,I didn’t have money for proper design education,so it was for me just a hobbie.I had to finish some school even I didn’t like it,but it had to have some connection with my passion for cars,so I finished secondary school for car mechanic.Secondary school lasted 3 years and I saw I’m not for it and there is no passion for me like for I have for car design.When I finished secondary school I promissed to myself,I will continue with chasing my real dreams.When you finish school you must find a job and work,so I worked mostly on seasonal agricultural heavy works or with carpenters.I wasn’t very confident back then,so most of the people didn’t encouraged me in my design path and some of them still don’t.Most of them told me that I will never earn from my art,but I always told them maybe not now,but maybe for a few years I will.My passion for design moved me and I was very persistent and determined to continue with my mission.Yes without school it was very hard,back then I didn’t have internet,there was no books about design in my country.Sometimes there were some documentaries on tv about design,or b&w car design illustrations in car magazines.These were my only sources for inspiration.Also I was inspired with works created by ID students,which was showed on car show,which is only once in a year.Back then there were popular pastels,markers and airbrush.So I bought me,a layout,some kind of markers,pastels and started to imitate what I saw and thought industrial designers do.For me it was very fun,even it was bad,but for me it was the best.Today I know I had no clue what I was doing,when I watch artist channels on youtube and some blogs.This analog mania didn’t lasted to long,because without proper education there was no progress in my work.Without knowing fundamentals like perspective,proportion,form,etc,my drawings looked awful even I had original ideation sketches.Without proper guidance,I was lost.Then I thought I could be better in presenting my ideas,if I buy me a computer and start to create 3d models.It was new and even harder challenge for me.Fortunately when Istarted to learn 3d modeling I could buy a book about 3d modeling,so I progressed much faster then I would without it.My problem was I wanted to know a lot,so I had gaps in my learned skills.I wanted to learn,modeling,rendering,particles,animation,so I spreaded out a lot and I lost a lot of years by following the wrong path.When I had internet connection and openned my mind ,I learned that I must focus on one branch first and to master it.So I focused myself on 3d modeling with some learning about rendering and lighting technics.After awhile I decided to try to 3d model with another 3d software,because they constantly updated it and I was curious to learn about it.It was and still is blender 3d software,everything what I learned from 3ds max,I tried to use in blender3d software.In blender there is one a must "learn rule",one hand on mouse and second on keyboard shortcuts,this rule created speed in my workflow.It took me a lot to memorize all of this,but today I’m creating my 3d models much faster and sell them on online 3d markets.Thanks to my 3d modeling skills,I also could invest in graphic tablet and CAD software moi3d,which I’ve got from my clients instead of money payment.My CAD software is somewhat like rhinoceros lite version.I used rhinoceros 3d,when I worked as graphic and industrial packaging designer for one year.When I saw that different aproach of creating very accurate and beautiful 3d forms with NURBS modeling,I promissed to myself I will buy something like this someday.And yes I had polygonal and cad skills,but there was no progress in my designs.After learning all of the 3d modeling stuff,I decided to start to learn sketching with graphic tablet and to learn my favorite sketching software Sketchbook pro.I like realistic 3d models,but I always admired to 2d illustrations created by industrial designers with markers,airbrush,photoshop or with sketchbook pro software.It took me about a month to learn to watch at screen and to pull my digital pen on my desk.It was fun and there was some progress,but I saw something was missing.So I went to youtube to check it out some videos about industrial design sketching,then I found artist channels from idcreatures,Scott Robertson,Sycra and other video tutorials from many great concept artists.I saw what was missing in my skills,and then it was knowledge about design and art fundamentals.I started to learn that with open mind,because when I was to confident and listened to myself there was no progress a lot.I learned this lesson on very hard way.Maybe that is happend to me,because I'm taurus in horoscope. I think design students are blessed because they’ve got the chance to study about what they are passioned about.So when ever you think about quiting your dream journey,remember what you can loose by quiting it.From the other hand today I’m more mature now,I have more experience good and bad,so maybe when I was teenager and had the opportunity to study industrial design maybe those perspective drawings and all the analog stuff would be borring for me too.When I was younger I also had more nerves for smaller details,today I’m passioned more when creating main carbody forms,otherwise I tend to procrastinate.Never stop learning and practicing your design skills.Learn new software skills,if you get in to routined job or you need to refresh your creativity,or seek for other artist creative artworks to inspire you.I believe there will be always something new to learn about design,which will always spark your imagination,even when you will be older.I hope so my story will encourage future design and art students to continue with chasing and realizing their dreams even sometimes during their study there will be hard times or it will be borring to continue with it.For other self taught artists like me,my message is to use the internet to learn about what ever you passioned about and keep practice.Be patient,determined and persistent and never give up from your dreams.If you like please check my 3d models store on link below.

www.cgtrader.com/koleos3d
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Itanox futuristic concept vehicle by koleos33
Itanox futuristic concept vehicle
3d rendering of my own futuristic car concept.Model was designed and created with blender 3d 2.76 version.It was created for the purpose of one marketing agency last year,but also as possible real car prototype.There were my other car proposals,but client at the end abandoned the project.Design created  similar to my side view sketch I made it first on paper,which was my starting point.I made some changes during the modeling.and created changes in design,until it was pleasing enough to my eyes.Yes if you pay attention closely you can see some design elements from real concept cars,you could wright me in comments from which car I could took it, if you like.Renderings were created with cycles rendering engine.Enjoy my cool concept.

If you need this 3d model for your 3d projects and for other stuff you could check this 3d model on link below.Also on link below you can see renderings from many other views

www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/car…
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Etlis coupe concept by koleos33
Etlis coupe concept
After a long time I decided to sketch something with sketchbook pro 7 and my graphic tablet.I have some problems with my right hand wrist(carpal tunnel),so I can't force myself to much.I'm focusing mostly where are my sources for earnings and for me it is creating 3d models and 3d animations for online 3d and footage stocks.Sometimes I have the urge to do something different and creative to brake routined job and to recharge my creative soul.So here it is my latest concept car sketch,I hope so you will like it.Enjoy my work.
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016
Happy Birthday!
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AbdouBouam Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the watch :D
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Gookins Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday! :beer:
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koleos33 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Gookins:happybounce: 
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Happy Birthday
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koleos33 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Mecengineer:happybounce: 
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Aaicrag Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
welcome nikolaAirborne toB-) (Cool) coolridesB-) (Cool) we are very happy you joined:happybounce: if you have any questions,complaints etc just contact me or one of our admin.and we will do what we canHandshake if you have the time check out the galleries of the other amazing artists who have joinedSherlock Holmes so have fun and enjoy the ride:D (Big Grin) 
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wayner8088 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My gawd. Your future is secure! Car companies around the world will love your talent :wow:
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koleos33 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you wayner8088 for your great support and for your prophecy.I also hope so,that it will happend someday,but for now I have to be realistic and keep and work on my 3d models,which I sell on online websites.3d modeling is my only secure source for earnings for now.Maybe in the years to come,car companies will notice my talent,but to many times I spreaded my wings,and flew high and then crashed hard to the ground.Even after that I don't give up,cause design is my passion.I'm closing to my 40s and I still believe in my dreams and have faith in me,but we shall see what future brings.:happybounce: 
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wayner8088 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm in my mid-40's and still wonder what I want to do in life. It makes me quiver knowing I may have more yesterdays than tomorrows, so I try to live my life every day as though it were the last. :eager:
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