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Friday, December 30, 2011


Wishing all of my students blog followers and friends a very happy and safe new year.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Sherlock kids wheel barrow has arrived for Christmas 2011.

The Sherlock kids wheelbarrow is now avaliable for Christmas.
Ian Wong from ejo design was commissioned to design a child's version of Australia's leading wheelbarrow brand - Sherlock. Ian asked me to do some concept sketches which I did using sketchbook pro on the wacom tablet. Innovative features like the front bumper, soft handle grips, and the use of the foot to lean the product against a wall for storage were adopted from the sketches in the final design. The overall proportions are critical to make a child version reflect the full size product. These quick sketches allow a designer great flexibility to refine the geometry and proportions before CAD modelling. Ian and Charles , one of our RMIT graduates, did mockups and preliminary 3D models always referring back to these original concept sketches. Ian and Ross Williams worked on the production detailing and tooling CAD files. A great team effort.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Inkling on top of the world

Yesterday I was working up on Mt Buller in Victoria's high country couldn't carry a lot with me but I did manage to squeeze in the inkling to do some sketches early in the morning

Inkling sketchbook designer sketch tutorial

Hi All,I discovered if I sketched too quick with the inkling when I opened it in sketchbook designer the fast scribble line would be compressed so you need to slow down.It was fine as a vector line in the original DWG file as you can see on the left sketch of one of my Border Collies Mikado.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Santa's Sleigh

I suppose you have been wondering what I was sketching with the new Wacom Inkling.
It was some concepts for an image for this years Flexitec's Christmas card.Titled"look what the advanced concept elves have given me this year".
Looks pretty neat but the engine is a north pole designed coal burning job.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Inkling ...Pencil sketch..WOW

W0W LOOK WHAT I FOUND when you import your Inkling Biro sketch into Alias Sketchbook Designer it will open it as if it was done with a pencil, light soft lines and heavy dark lines. You can continue the sketch or export it as a tiff file into Sketchbook pro

Inkling .....just drawing

Ryan Fonceca, single person transport concept_RMIT University

Ryan Fonceca concept images for single person vehicle

Thursday, November 10, 2011

RMIT student designs the future

RMIT University student Ryan Fonceca received some very positive comments from Tony Stolfo head of holden design and Guy Burgoyne head of holden advanced design while meeting with Myself and Ryan at the RMIT University Industrial Design final year exhibition.

Future thinking - RMIT Graduate on the move into industry.

Ryan Fonceca presented his Concept for single person transport for the future at the RMIT University Industrial Design Final graduation exhibition.
His work presentation consisted of concept sketches, finished concept renderings, Autodesk Alias surface models and final high res Alias Showcase animated images.

Wacom Inkling first test

It just keeps getting better and better.Wacom have given us another tool for our digital studios but this one brings us back to basics we can now digitally capture our doodles or sketches that we might do on a piece of paper or sketchpad in front of the telly or in my case sitting on top of a mountain far away from anyone.
the sketch I did in the RMIT University wacom lab was on a piece of A3 photocopy paper with the sensor attached to the top.I sketched with my normal light hand and I was impressed to see how the pressure sensitivity of the pen even picked up my very light lines.The ability to draw in layers was also a bonus and as you can see I was the able to import my sketch into my favourite Alias sketchbook.By the way the sketch was an idea for a concept for a new Santa's sleigh for a Christmas card image I will post some more demos later.

Back to the Future

I'm good with colours and still have vivid memory's of the orange metallic paint finish on the Holden Hurricane concept car that sat down in engineering at Fishermans Bend during my time there as a young automotive designer. The team at Holden have restored the concept car and the paint color is spot on. I was rapped to be invited along with Ian Wong by Tony Stolfo Design Director GM Australia to view the Hurricane yesterday for the first time in over thirty years. The Hurricane represents the advanced thinking that automotive designers provide through future concept models and recent projects like the EN-V showcase the capability of the team at GM in Port Melbourne.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Alias Sketchbook concept sketches

Very pleased with Ryan Foncecas latest concept sketching skills Folio Demos

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Alias training at Delinate

Myself Ryan Fonceca and Ian Wong spent a few days training and observing demos in Alias at Delineate thanks to Autodesk.It was invaluable working with Chris Blundell changing the surfaces on a digital model just like a designer and modeller would do on a clay model.Playing with Alias Showcase on the finished model was inspiring.Thanks also to Rob Veitch at Delineate. I will post more of Ryans final pre major work on his single person transport after his final exhibition this wed evening at RMIT University.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

More digital folio layouts

Some more excellent folio pages by my RMIT entertainment concept design students.note their signatures appear on their sketches...always have ownership of your concepts

Friday, October 28, 2011

Digital Folio Design

Just to help any student or professional putting a digital folio together as a multi page pdf presentation, here are some sample pages by myself, Ryan Fonceca and Glen Tay.Just a few hints, wide screen is a good format and sketches are more important than finished images to show your design creativity.