bernie walsh drawon

bernie walsh drawon

Friday, May 31, 2013

FINALIST Auto Design & Styling sketch

News my concept sketch for the Auto Design & Styling Adam meets Eve partner competition has been shortlisted from 400 entries you can view and vote for your best sketch at
It was a quick speed sketch started on a Samsung Tablet and then finished on a Wacom Cintiq using only Sketchbook pro 6.
The spark for the concept came from the line tension of the original Adam Opel sketch showing the bold raised form around the door handle and the recessed scratch on the door.
I wanted the overall theme to be short compact feminine but with muscle 
The graphic had to be very strong the stance ridged and the nomenclature had to dominate the front grille
The two tone for fashion and keeping the weight down in the rear roof area.
The high cut off front fenders are to keep it strong and short in side view to match the very squared of rear quarters with almost no overhang and a very square plan view.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Nullarbor racer screen saver

I added the pilot to give this racer some also makes a cool screen saver.... been thinking of producing some large canvases of these images for sale would look cool in the office man cave or if allowed in the lounge room.....what do you think?

Sunday, May 26, 2013

New Techniques

Caught up with Glen Tay and Ryan Fonceca the other day. Glen had these really cool mech sketches he was exploring some new techniques....Nice Glen

Just a bit of fun

Thought I would explore a small ski pod utilising the NAZCA configuration, using sketchbook pro

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Sunday afternoon speed sketches

 For my Sunday afternoon speed sketch session I knocked out some very quick Nazca concepts. I haven't trimmed them they are just raw of the screen the first one was done on my Samsung slate smart PC and the other 2 were done on a Wacom Cintiq.........Please try and make some time to sketch something different to what you are normally working on just to keep your creative juices fresh.........just make time to enjoy your sketching ........Remember its fun

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Art of Drawing

Over the last day or so I have been using the new Wacom Bamboo Feel on my Samsung Smart pc and Galaxy note instead of the supplied S pen which also runs Wacom technology.

Obviously it felt more like a real pen it had thickness to hold a bit more ergonomics and most important weight that I could balance over my first finger, it was smooth on the tablet surface and seemed to have a lot more sensitivity giving me a more Cintiq drawing experience. Not that the supplied S pen was no good ( I do like the way they are stored in the back of the tablets making them very compact to travel with ) but It did make me think that with all this digital drawing I’m doing every day I really do miss my old pens pencils and brushes to draw and paint with, even my old airbrushes were very well balanced and the length of a new Eagle Prismacolor pencil was a pleasure to use as I would balance it between my first finger and thumb.

So the Bamboo was very well made comes in different colours even a carbon fibre version but it was just a pen  even the new Cintiq pens are a bit normal and when you think when I use them on the different screens they can be a pencil, paintbrush, marker or airbrush . So wouldn’t it be a good exercise to design digital pens that are more like our old artists tools with the weight length and balance and be a bit creative with them so using my new Bamboo I did some speed concept sketches on my Samsung tablet. For reference I dug out some of my old paint brushes and some old traditional Chinese long handled brushes, my favourite Japanese long shaft sketching ball point and an original Prismacolor pencil and the new Wacom 13HD pen which has a beautiful carry case.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Nazca project speed sketches

Haven't worked with Tony Granger for a while but I heard he was working on this new Nazca project which is basically 3 hulls of the same size and shape making it extremely stable. So just to get the creative juices going I did these very quick Sketchbook pro speed sketches which also show the versatility of the concept. you can read more at

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Go Bombers

Busy weekend Ree and Myself took our 3 month old grandson Cody to his first football game unfortunately our team the bombers were beaten which made this classic image of his mum and dad contemplating what went wrong at the end of the game with little Cody wearing the Bomber jumper I bought for him.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sunday afternoon speed sketch

Even though it was Mothers day I did manage to do a speed sketch when everyone had a rest in the afternoon. Believe it or not this was one of the original ideas I had sketched when the Nullarbor racers were first created, that's why its important to revisit old ideas with fresh eyes anyway enjoy and have a go......remember a speed sketch is created very quickly don't spend to much time on it otherwise you will start changing the design and you may not finish it due to loosing that initial spark.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Yacht concepts

 Found these old concept sketches in my yacht folder thought it might inspire me to do some new concepts, or any one else that wants to .....Cheers

Top one was for a twin hulled mega yacht.

the bottom one was a quick concept for Tony Granger design of a sport Catamaran. which I have posted recently as a tutorial demo.

Americas cup catamaran tragic accident

Sad news today Andrew "Bart" Simpson, the British Olympic champion sailor, has died after his catamaran Team Artemis capsized off the coast of California during trials for the Americas cup, these craft are experimental state of the art catamarans the F1 of the sea.
this follows the disastrous crash of Oriacle the American defender.
The popular father of two, who was a member of the Swedish America’s Cup team led by his Olympic teammate Iain Percy became trapped under the hull of the AC72 after it flipped near Treasure Island in San Francisco bay catapulting all 11 crew members into the water.
Recovery services arrived to rescue the crew but were unable to revive Simpson, despite attempts by an onboard doctor and other doctors ashore.


Sunday, May 5, 2013

Bernie Walsh goes 3D

With the help of Rob Veitch from Delineate with some excellent training I have now seriously entered the world of  Autodesk Alias 3D design, my first project was the recent speed pod I had been playing with as a very simple concept. Being a designer and always working with concepts sketches to show the surface I found it challenging to think of the surfaces as a math model but after approaching it like clay modelling and working under Robs guidance I soon got the hang of it. The results were then put into Alias Showcase and the results you can see still very basic but a good start