The inspiration: Cars are beautiful. However do the designers go through their design processes?
They make clay models. Let’s learn that.
The Objective: Get familiar with oil-based modeling clay using a foam base
The Tools: polyurethane expanding foam, CM-70 hard modeling clay
The Focus: Dimensional accuracy, aesthetic design, accurate mock-up
A bit of sketching
The decision was to model Talking Carl, a character from a silly but endlessly entertaining smartphone application
To make Carl, a rough foam core was hewn out of the polyurethane foam
The hard modeling clay was softened under a heat lamp, and spread over the foam to create an even base
After scoring the right locations, arms and eyes were added
And a larynx, which is important when you have a lot to say like Carl
We took some modeling shots, which Carl liked a lot
He even got to feel like a scary monster