VEHICLE AND MECH DESIGN

These resources by no means represent the entire spectrum of tools and software available online. While they are not presented in any particular order, we have tried to conveniently arrange them in a way that will make each section easier to find.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

These are the websites, tutorials, books and other media that we think every aspiring artist ought to know about. Start here when looking for help.

  • Intro to Vehicle Design: Basics
    by John Park
    Intro to Vehicle Design: Basics
    Why We Like It
    John Park shares his vehicle design knowledge by going over thumbnail drawing and design basics, composing compound shapes, blocking in rough compound vehicle designs, and creating a final drawing.
  • Vehicle and Mech Concepting Parts 1-12
    by Kemp Remillard
    Vehicle and Mech Concepting Parts 1-12
    Why We Like It
    Kemp Remillard's full course from CGSociety.org shows his process and techniques from start to finish for vehicle and mech design.
  • Mech Workshop
    by John Park
    Mech Workshop
    Why We Like It
    John Park shares his techniques and process in his 4-hour mech workshop starting from intial design sketches, working with value, knowing locomotion, to more finished designs.
  • Mech Design
    by Justin Goby Fields
    Mech Design
    Why We Like It
    Justin Goby Fields takes you through his process of designing a mech by using kitbashing techniques in ZBrush before taking it into Keyshot and Photoshop.
  • Mech Design Package
    by John Park
    Mech Design Package
    Why We Like It
    John Park spends 7-8 hours using digital and traditional media introducing and explaining the basics of mech design, form language, mech rendering, and kitbashing.
  • Modo for Concept Art
    by Vaughan Ling
    Modo for Concept Art
    Why We Like It
    Vaughan Ling designed this 6 project based video tutorial course in order to take anyone from absolute beginner to advanced level modeling using Luxology Modo.

PAY TO VIEW TUTORIAL VIDEOS

Tutorial videos are a great way to learn new skills in tandem with your main education. Artistic progress is measured in slow, steady improvements in your work and work ethic. Even if you only learn one new thing from a tutorial video, you are still headed in the right direction.

  • TRON in Cinema 4D
    with Romain Chauliac
  • Visual Development
    with Marc Gabbana
  • Vehicle and Mech Design for Games
    with John Park
  • Mechanical Character Design
    with Joe Peterson
  • Spaceship Tutorial Bundle
    with Vaughan Ling
  • Modo Advanced: Spider Truck
    with Vaughan Ling
  • Sketchup Missile Station
    with Chris Rosewarne
  • Cyborg Design
    with Michael Pedro
  • Robot Design
    with Josh Nizzi
  • Designing Transforming Robot Concepts in Photoshop
    with Ismail Wamala
  • Motorcycle Design Fundamentals
    with Scott Robertson
  • Sketchup Kit Bash
    by Foundation Patreon
  • Mech Drone Bundle
    with Darren Bacon
  • Intrinsic Vehicle Design Part 2
    with Mike Hill
  • Intrinsic Vehicle Design Part 1
    with Mike Hill
  • Intro to Vehicle Design: The Basics
    with John Park
  • Vehicle Design Thumbnails
    with Mike Hill
  • Spaceship Concept Design Pipeline in Photoshop
    with Adam Kuczek
  • Sci-Fi Design Pack
    with John Wallin Liberto
  • Mech Bundle Pack
    with John Wallin Liberto
  • Gundam Fan Art
    with John Park
  • Streetrace Illustration Tutorial
    with John Wallin Liberto
  • Mech Tutorial Remote Wepon System
    with Chris Rosewarne
  • How To Draw AirPlanes
    with Scott Robertson
  • How To Draw Hovercraft and Spacecraft
    with Scott Robertson
  • How To Draw Cars
    with Scott Robertson
  • Vehicle Design Vol 2
    with Alex Jaeger
  • Vehicle Design Vol 1
    with Alex Jaeger
  • Illustrating Hardware
    with Marek Okon
  • Recovery Truck Concept Part 3
    with Kirill Chepizhko
  • Recovery Truck Concept Part 2
    with Kirill Chepizhko
  • Recovery Truck Concept Part 1
    with Kirill Chepizhko
  • Concep tDesigning a Mech Weapon in Photoshop
    with Josh Kao
  • How to Render a Mech
    with John Park
  • More Tutorials Coming Soon

FREE STREAMING TUTORIAL VIDEOS

Tutorial videos are a great way to learn new skills in tandem with your main education. Artistic progress is measured in slow, steady improvements in your work and work ethic. Even if you only learn one new thing from a tutorial video, you are still headed in the right direction.

  • Marker Sketch 1
    with Darren Bacon
  • Stardrive Maintenance
    with Sparth
  • Compositing a 3D Render into a Photo Background
    with Erasmus Brosdau
  • Enhancing a Traditional Sketch in Photoshop
    with Scott Robertson
  • Rendering a Shiny Mech
    with Sinix Design
  • Proportion Surface Detail
    with Scott Robertson
  • Rendering Form with Value
    with Scott Robertson
  • Vehicle Lighting Strategy
    with Scott Robertson
  • Photoshop Mech Rendering Tutorial
    with Scott Robertson
  • Futuristic Jet Design
    with John Wallin Liberto
  • Copic Marker Rendering: Sci-Fi Truck
    with Scott Robertson
  • Matte Surface Value Block-in: Sci-Fi Truck
    with Scott Robertson
  • Drawing an Imaginary Sci-Fi Truck
    with Scott Robertson
  • Mech Design Thoughts
    with Scott Robertson
  • Working with Hard Points
    with Scott Robertson
  • Concept Department: Four Wheel Rover Sketch
    with Darren Bacon
  • Concept Department: Military Vehicle Design
    with Darren Bacon
  • Vehicle Design
    with Jesus Conde
  • Vehicle Packaging
    with Scott Robertson
  • Mech Design Refinement in Photoshop
    with Scott Robertson
  • Ship Rendering
    with Scott Robertson
  • How to Design a Mech
    with Marc Brunet
  • Colorizing + Weathering a Greyscale Sketch in Photoshop
    with Scott Robertson
  • Vehicle Weathering
    with Scott Robertson
  • Sniper Vehicle Part 2
    with Feng Zhu
  • Sniper Vehicle Part 1
    with Feng Zhu
  • Vehicle Sketching Part 1
    with Feng Zhu
  • Fish Fighters
    with Feng Zhu
  • Mech Design Part 1
    with Feng Zhu
  • Dropship Tutorial
    with Ryan Dening
  • More Tutorials Coming Soon

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