How to draw a car - designing the Lexus LF-SA

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Lexus' striking design has always been a fundamental part of its appeal - it's what sets it apart from other premium marques. And there's no better way of getting a deeper understanding of how Lexus is designing for the future than by watching the process from start to finish. In this video, we go behind the scenes at ED², Lexus top secret design studio in the south of France, to show you how to draw a car. Shahidul Syed Alam, recent graduate of Coventry University's Automotive & Transport Design course and now a Lexus designer, describes the process of designing the LF-SA concept, starting with a hands-on initial sketch using traditional methods - pencils and paper - and then bringing that to life in the virtual world as a digital render. Lexus' design process begins even before pencil meets paper. "We believe it's important to have something unique in the sense of expression of style," says Shahidul. Starting with a clean sheet of paper, he fluidly lays out the foundation of the LF-SA, its basic proportions, layout and outline. Key design details like the Lexus spindle grille are incorporated early in the process. SHAHIDUL'S TOP FIVE TIPS: HOW TO DRAW A CAR 1. Begin by drafting the foundation of the car - the basic layout, wheel placement and perspective 2. Sketch the outline of the car, defining its shape 3. Establish the appearance of key design features such as the grille 4. Add in design details like badges or lights 5. Finish by shading the drawing to establish shadows and highlights

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  • Hi lexus, which is the software you have used after drawing with the pencil???? I want to learn,create and do my own drawings?Let me know ASAP

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  • What a wonderful car

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  • Are you a Indian

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  • Can i get a job there i am interested in desgine

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  • Is this much perfection is made after the education

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  • Nice

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  • Amazing!Add Intragam ryanbomchanel.Welcome to Brazil!

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  • I can draw as you, may I too become a car designer

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  • No words for this

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  • I am doing engineering from mechanical branch can I become a car designer in future . I can draw best

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  • Which pencils you use

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  • hey buddy i also want to be a car designer,til i was small i am doing designing and i also have done my diploma from MAAC university and i have done my mechanical engineering also now days i am learning autocad and catia and solid please bro help i also want to be a designer its my dream to have such type of cool job .its my dream . i am from India and i can not afford expansive course more is there is any way to do designing course.you can contact me get in my FB page DR>ANIMATOR

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  • Quiero estar, ahiiií

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  • Super anna

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  • I know this is a slightly old video now, but is there a way that I could sign up for work experience here or just be able to have a look round? I’m starting the same automotive and transport design course as this designer at Coventry in September and I’d love to be able to visit here!

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  • wow!

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  • which pencil you used in this video

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  • Iam in 9th grade I have designed some cars of my own I think of selling it can u help me

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  • Hi sir I am mechanical engineer i want to become car designer so give me pathway.

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  • i wanna ask one question, why do u use blue colored pencil to sketch cars? is that a standard in product designing in ur country or it's just ur choice?

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  • u didn't teach how to draw a car

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  • how can I send my sketches to Lexus I want a chance to show my skills, I always get inspired by my family because they always congrats me

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  • What was your answer to why somebody would like the Lexus LF-SA when they look at it?

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  • He's Shahidul Syed Alam, The Lexus Car Designer in United Kingdom

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  • ...wait, so all you need is to draw one angle of the car the make it 3D?

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  • Hi sir i am. 13 years old i can draw the car like u can you please help me to become a car designer

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  • Sir is there some course for learning this ... I have completed my degree in mechanical and done my CAD

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  • YOU NEVER PUT THE LOGO JUST TO GIVE THE BRAND'S FEEL. EVERY CAR SHOULD BE DISTINGUISHED NOT BY ITS LOGO, BUT BY ITS PERSONALITY AND IMPORTANT VOLUMES AND LINES.

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  • no good

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  • WHICH THE BEST CAR DESIGNING SOFTWARE ???

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  • that was sick 😊😊😊😉

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  • what design software is used in there in drawing

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  • Very Nice job.

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  • i design every thing sedan hatchbak sports 4by4 big and smal trucks van

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  • what is the name of this young desginer? He's really skilled!

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  • Code forbidden AE styles in all brands know as bad cars on test performance and blankupt by all customers deny buy ones forever. End report.

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  • From fish to lexus designs

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  • can I came in your company I have a lots of ideas If can't belive me you see my video

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  • 1:59 whoa! I want that witch craft scanner! Instant upload to Photoshop as soon as it hits the table XD nice cinematography work guys!

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  • 1000th like!

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  • Lexus' are awesome, but I don't like so much this concept. It seems a two seats mini suv, a 4x4 city car. However the front is awesome as always.

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  • hey I'm about to complete high school,and I have no idea what courses to take to become an automobile designer,can someone help? please

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  • what are the essentials to become an automotive designer? the automotive industry is what im leading into college for.

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  • good think I inspired BMW car s because I car models

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  • Hello to everybody! First of all thank you for reading this comment. Since i was a little kid I have always been a car enthusiast and dreamt about becoming an automotive designer. I currently study a double major in Mechanical engineering and Industrial Design and Product Development in Spain. I sketch cars using both sketching software and paper daily and have lots of fun doing it. When I´m done with the degree I would love to apply for Transportation Master´s degree somewhere abroad to pursue my dream career. My question is what is my likelyhood of becoming a car designer?

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  • superb

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  • I love drawing cars! I wish I had the financial backing to go to school for it! this sucks!

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  • futuristic little cars are stupid

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  • Hi Designer of Cars, we don't have a direct way of assisting you but we're glad this has inspired you.

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  • to hard

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  • i wish i can become a lexus designer lexusuk

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  • HFY. YOU RUPE. IMPROVE DRY WHAT DO YOU THINK, GUYS3.. 11

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  • Great video, Lexus. Could you share some information about the production team who created this video? (i.e. director, cinematographer, production designer)

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  • hi guys can someone help me i want to become a car desigher and i dont know which way is the most correct for me. im studying right now house interior design bcs in my country there's no school for that profession and i just trying hard to find something close to that profession.if you have some advice pls answer! thank you

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  • Dream job

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  • car looks pretty ugly

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  • Truly inspiring

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  • Aha, got it, thank you Lexus UK team

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  • Hello, guys at 1-03 minute hi is talking about Lexus key signature, can't translate "spindow ...ling "? can somebody help me

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  • program name?

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  • What did you study to become a car designer/other?

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  • I want to be a car designer

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  • that's awesome

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  • that's awesome

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  • belo trabalho

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  • Thats what i dream for.

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  • That was inspiring

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  • Does this guy realize how skilled he is?  He makes it all look so simple. Great behind the scenes insight into making a car from design to finish.

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  • I like it... Great piece of design

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