Breadvan_update_009: Sketches of the Breadvan Hommage
The previous two weeks we’ve shared a small section of the several hundreds of sketches made for the #BreadvanHommage project. The focus with these side view thumbnail sketches is on finding interesting, yet relevant proportions: the car should have a strong character of its own, link to the 550 Maranello base car aesthetics and be respectful yet un-nostalgic to the original Breadvan. This week we’re spinning the car around for the first time, showcasing what a third dimension does to the design ideas. The side view sketches might initially look like a game of “Spot The Difference” but finding the finesse in the proportions is key. The small sketch will eventually grow into a motorcar of 4,5 metre, so a small change in the sketch will make a massive difference to the sculpture of the car.
Extending the roofline towards the back means we’re creating a large amount of extra visual mass over the rear wheels. We’re changing the complete rear-end of the car, the volumes around the wheels and fenders, to counter effect this. The volumes of the vehicle are key here, we’re searching for a nice horizontal body, whilst all design elements work together to lower the visual centre of gravity. The graphics of the air intakes, which we discussed last week, help with breaking down large surfaces and simultaneously put an emphasis on length rather than height. Next week we will show more of the sketches made for this project and discuss other design challenges. Please join us next Friday for Breadvan_update_010!