DRAWING VEHICLES ● John Frye
Come learn how to draw vehicles.
During this two-week intensive with John Frye, you will learn the fundamentals of industrial design for creating vehicles and accessories. You’ll study cars (from the early 20th century to today and beyond) as well as airplanes and other types of vehicles to understand their design and evolution. Topics such as shape, surfaces, balance, proportions and material rendering will be covered. The course will include theory, demonstrations and exercises.
Fundamental ● Intermediate ● Advanced
Have a solid foundation in drawing.
> Marker paper pad approximately A3 size (29.7 x 42.0cm, 11.69 x 16.53 inches)
> Tracing paper pad approximately A3 size (29.7 x 42.0cm, 11.69 x 16.53 inches)
> Copic or similar broad/chisel tip warm or neutral grey markers several very light values #1-#3 or 10%-30% and black
> 1 dozen black soft colored pencils (Prismacolor or similar) NOT Verithin (too hard)
> Pencil sharpener
> Straightedge around 12″ or 300mm long minimum
> White paint marker (test for good opacity)
John Frye is a modeler and illustrator specializing in vehicle design.
After graduating from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena with a major in automotive design, he worked as a freelance illustrator and designer. He currently works as a senior designer for Honda and has also taught classes for several years at the Concept Design Academy in Pasadena, California.
Monday, September 19th, 2022
- Day - 1
- Early 1900s cars
Tuesday, September 20th, 2022
- Day - 2
- Illustrating basic vehicle materials
Wednesday, September 21st, 2022
- Day - 3
- Early 1900s airplanes
Thursday, September 22nd, 2022
- Day - 4
- Illustrating vehicle materials on compound and more complex surfaces, monochromatic
Friday, September 23rd, 2022
- Day - 5
- Automobiles 1930-1948, rounded body forms
Monday, September 26th, 2022
- Day - 6
- Airplanes 1930s and 1948 prop driven aluminum skin
Tuesday, September 27th, 2022
- Day - 7
- Modern cars
Wednesday, September 28th, 2022
- Day - 8
- Plein Air automobile sketching
Thursday, September 29th, 2022
- Day - 9
- Other common vehicles.
Friday, September 30th, 2022
- Day - 10
- Characterization of vehicles, vehicle interiors