Florian Satzinger: Horse Power - Inspire Your Design

Working with reference material: The horse skull's shape and details were useful references for the design of this jet bike. Even you can't see the horse skull in the final rendering, it's there.


Image: Wikimedia

Update: Here is another piece about the same subject...







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20 comments:

rad sechrist said...

The way you draw machinery is amazing!!! I love how you have tons of details but you design and organize it in such a nice way.

Mike Moloney said...

This is brilliant, great way to jump start any design.

andrew said...

This is very interesting, taking an organic element and using it to design a mechanical one...great

Ben said...

That's a nifty idea, definitely want to try it out. Thanks for sharing.

chromasketch said...

how did you use this piece of reference? did you actually have it under the drawing while you were drawing.. or was it more like.. having seen it first.. and then draw based on what you remembered?

Abraham said...

Your design is beautiful!
Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Florian Satzinger said...

:) Thanks Rad, many thanks!

Mike, I'm "obsessed" with reference material - it informs my design work in many ways. Thanks!!

Andrew, thank you! Right, organic informs machine - I like proceeding this way as it gives me more control, I think.

Ben! Hope it will work for you too... :)

Brian, I had the anatomy sheet right beside the drawing.

Abraham! Cheers!

Randall Sly said...

Once again Florian... Some great ideas.

Mark McDonnell said...

Fantastic . . . you're work is so individually amazing and friendly to boot. I have watched your work for many years now and have an even greater appreciation for your process that gleams gems like these two.

Best and thanks for posting,

MAC

Louie del Carmen said...

This is what good design is. Thematically and conceptually it is very well thought out. Whereas it could look have looked "slapped together", the research made it look organic and believable. Great post.

David Colman said...

process is quite unique.....I am on board with Andrew's post, using an organic base to design a technical mechanical object. Like using beetles for spaceship design

Florian Satzinger said...

Mark, Louie, David! Many thanks for the lovely feedback. I'm pleased to hear that :))

Florian Satzinger said...

Randall :o) CHEERS!

rad sechrist said...

wow, this second post is really cool! I would love to see a movie with designs like this. So unique.

Freddy Carrasco said...

thanks for sharing this! is there a specific theme you have in mind when you start designing or do you grab inspiration from random images?

Florian Satzinger said...

Cheers Rad, I will amke a movie about this kind of process soon, promised :)

Thank you,Freddy! Btw, I have a specific theme in mind, yes.

Michael Mercer said...

I do believe that this website has instantly become the greatest source of artistic information I've ever seen. Everyone that participates has my great thanks!

Mark Tompkins said...

great designs Florian!

Rydis said...

This is an amazing website, please keep posting. So glad I found it!!
The drawing style and use of examples is beyond perfect.

Jennifer Anderson said...

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