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Best Of the Bunch
on June 15, 2011
For those who don't know about Scott Robertson, he's a vehicle concept artist for the entertainment industry who's been an instructor at Art Center in Pasadena and Gnomon School of VFX in Hollywood. He's produced countless DVD training video's on the topic of automotive design for Gnomon Workshops aswell as his own imprint.
I've read the reviews and critiques of Scott Robertson's other books and would have to agree with allot of them. This book however seems to have addressed those comments and in my opinion is the best of his releases. It's broken up to cover different types of designs from military vehicles to future racing cars. It includes everything from large full color 3d renderings to greyscale photoshop work, to early concept sketches and iterations of the conceptual process of his vehicular designs. Most of the book is full color, large images taking up the majority of the page or a double page spread. Some of the greyscale concepts might be 2 or 3 to 6 up on a page depending.
Personally, I love cars and vehicle concept art, I find this book to be a continual source of continuing inspiration. After many hours of studying this book, elements of the different vehicles depicted through out this book have begun to seep into my own work. When I'm hung up on a design, I pull out this book to help jumpstart my own imagination or to simply help me find other alternatives to what I'm trying to accomplish.
It's probably one of the few books I never get tired of looking through and it spends more time on my desk or in my bag then on the bookshelf. If your into vehicle designs and concepts this is defiantly something I'd think you'd want to have handy to get the creative juices flowing... seriously, I just can't express amazing I find this book to be.