Released at the 2015 New York Motor Show, the 2016 Jaguar XF was the first project I was heavily involved in while working for Jaguar Cars in Coventry, England.
Contrary to the expectations upon release no sketches were released and not a single word of credit was given despite the hard work for two and a half years.
To fix some of that, I have decided to retro-sketch a small part of my design work and post it here. Enjoy!
Thanks to Adam O’Brien, the model is getting better and better with every step we make in the development. Here are some screenshots of the WIP Alias work. The theme is obviously working quite well in 3D, it just needs time…
Here we go with an updated Work-In-Progress model of our design. Adam O’Brien has been amazing once again and he re-shuffled most of the volumes in Alias in order to fit the design from the sketches over the existing Ultima package. What a great job actually! Still a long long way to go and a lot of things to do, but things are getting better with every step.
I am getting more excited with every bit of work we do on this and of course thanks to Adam for his awesome work!
I have the pleasure to present the first hit of the Work-In-Progress model in Alias made by my friend Adam O’Brien. Besides being such an awesome guy and a great friend of mine, he is also a fantastic 3D modeller…in fact one of the best ones I’ve met in the industry.
I am super excited with him joining on board and I’ll try to post regular updates of our development.
This is the very first hit and things are super rough at the moment, but volumes are looking quite promising and I am really pleased with the first shot he had at modelling it in Alias.
Felt like sketching some Ferraris again. Some Zagato Concepts on the go..
Some press shots of the new Jaguar XF S & R-Sport model presented at the New York Auto Show earlier in 2015. Very pleased with the final result and fantastic team effort! Hopefully some design sketches will be released soon.
Perhaps one of the coolest modern era Ferraris is the F12, what’s even more cool – I had the amazing and rare opportunity to be part of the Design Team responsible for the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta styling. Working in Maranello under the leadership of Donato Coco, I started with exterior sketches as early as late 2008 (Initially the car was supposed to be facelifted 599, also know as 599M) and worked on the Interior for the whole of 2009. From 2010 the design development of the car was continued by Flavio Manzoni’s team who did nothing short of amazing job! It’s a truly special feeling to be part of the team that shaped this fantastic product of automotive engineering and especially proud to see the interior theme making it to production as well some influences coming from the exterior sketches… Forza Ferrari!
Image Credits Ferrari & Google Images