Restyling & Truck Accessories - March '15

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42 Restyling & tRuck AccessoRies | March 2015 During the first quarter of each year, car designers, custom shops, and performance centers across the countr y are contem- plating project vehicles. Even though the big industry show is still months away, this is the time of year when proposals are created, evaluated, and either given the green light or the painful "thanks for your sub- mission, but we've decided to go in a different direction" letter. Yes, I have received my share of those. Regardless of whether you're submitting a proposal to a Big ree automaker, trying to attract project sponsors, or building a vehicle for a valued customer, a professional rendering can be the most important tool you can use before actually hitting the garage. A color rendering is a key element to any proposal, and illustrates just how you intend the vehicle to appear. "I'm working on more vehicle render- ings than ever before," says David Tucker, a Chicago-area artist and designer. "A lot more project builders seem to understand just how important an original concept rendering can be for helping people to see your vision." Tucker recommends investing in at least a couple different perspective views, like a ¾-front and ¾-rear. Also, if you're making significant changes to the interior, a sketch More A professional rendering of your proposed project is becoming just as important as any tool in your tool box. than a By Jhan R. Dolphin

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