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Step back, evaluate, change direction

May 30, 2013

After the last post I fixed up the images a bit. Scanning, removing unecessary lines and correcting some of the worst mistakes. I took a few days off from the exterior design, starting to work on the interior instead. When I got back to the exterior, I decided it had some dull spots, particularly around the pilothouse. The pilothouse windscreen looked too detached from the rest of the yacht, like I had slapped the windscreen of a sportscruiser on top of a classic yacht.
I spent some time researching potential looks, and made a new “base” for the front perspective to go from. Here is the cleaned up rear perspective and new front perspective base.

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To spice up the design, I did quite a few side view sketches. Here is one:

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And based on this, I tried to find a solution for the front of the pilothouse. Not happy with any of these really. Just sketches, trying different things, for example the misplaced locker doors in the second sketch.

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Funny that the name “LEAN” was the first to come to mind. That was the idea behind the boat anyway, although it looks a bit more mean now. Yesterday I was struggling to get more quality into my ideas/sketches – to find the good mix of form and functionality that is great design. I noticed that I am not good enough at considering the whole when I do each detail. Eventually, I realized I had to step back and reevaluate my direction. Now I think I have to change my approach, because working too hard on one single design is probably not what will make a designer out of me. I think I need to differentiate, and start sketching different boats, different vehicles, furniture, buildings etc. Just having fun with it! Then, when I come back to this design I am sure I will have some new energy and better ideas!

A plus right now is that I have broken a new barrier – I posted something I was unhappy with. That will help me to be more open and get more feedback going forward.

-Truls

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