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This is the Digital Download version of MOCS Vol 2. It comes with the same great content along with a few new addtions, plus the 2 hrs of instructional video about drawing cars. It is a downloadable interactive PDF so it will work on most devices. Here is the link for the Digital Download http://selz.co/1qsWcrk

All of the artist featured in here come from diffrent backgrounds. Like Jeff Norwell, he works as a freelance artist mostly in the storyboard industry for comercials. His work is top notch and it shows in his hot rod art. Then Christian Pierce is from New Zealand and he is an concept artist from WETA. If you don’t know what WETA is they are the concept studio that did concept work for Lord of the Rings and now The Hobit movie plus several other blockbuster movies. Eric Black is a professional Architect by trade and he has moved into hot rod design, amazing talent. John Frye is a full time designer for Honda North America and he draws some pretty mean hot rod designs.  Myself Dwayne Vance I was a full time designer at Troy Lee Designs in the motosports industry then moved to Mattel Hot Wheels as a senior designer. So more than likely if you or your kids have hot wheels you might have something I designed. These are just a few of the stories of the artist featured in the book. Then to add to the amazing content, it comes with a 2hr dvd that shows my process from sketch to rendering. I talk about different techniques I use and different programs I use to finish my designs.

You can also still purchase the hard copy version at the online store here. Online Store I am also running a 20% off entire order until 12-12-14. Just enter the code MOCSNOV at checkout.

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Example of one of the videos that comes with the book

 

Here is the link for the Digital Download http://selz.co/1qsWcrk

Sketchbook Download Now up

November 10, 2014 — 4 Comments

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This is a collection of my 2014 sketches right out of my sketchbook. I am offering it as a pay what you want for it. If it inspires you and feel it is worthy of a little cash then feel free to donate. If not no big deal I just ask if you take it for free please share this link with other people that would be interested. In my sketchbook I draw from robots to spaceships. It is not meant to be perfect but I use my sketchbooks as a learning opportunity so I make mistakes and try to learn from them as I move forward. I later will choose some of my rough ideas to polish them up later. You can see my initial raw ideas right from the start in this collection of sketches.  Thank you for your support and hope you enjoy the sketchbook. Download link

I was honored to be on the Pencil Kings pod cast and I talk about how I came out of creative depression.

 

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http://www.pencilkings.com/dwayne-vance/

 

Thruster Cycle

March 28, 2014 — Leave a comment

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Well first of all welcome back to my blog if you haven’t been here in a while. Time to start posting stuff again. If it is your first time welcome and please browse around.  I offer several free tutorial videos and prints, books and t-shirts in the store.

I was honored to get to teach at the Concept Design Academy in Pasadena recently for the vehicle design class taught by John Frye. I showed a few of my techniques in Photoshop, Painter and talked about working in the design industry. I do really enjoy teaching and I think I learn a lot myself when I do that. This concept is based on a series of flying motorcycles I had been drawing in my sketchbook. Then I used a robot to pilot the cycle because I have been doing an Instagram challenge another artist had set. His name is Dacosta Bayley and he is promoting his book called March of Robots on kickstarter. So I thought why not I love robots too, you can flip through my Instagram @dwaynevance account and see all the robots I have been drawing. So I thought I would share my new image and get my blog fired back up. Go through the gallery section of this post and you will see all my thumbnail sketches and several steps leading up to the final piece.  Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Planes of Fame

February 19, 2013 — Leave a comment
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Planes of Fame

Went out to the Planes of Fame museum recently and took a few pics. They have all kinds of fighter planes  from WWI era to Vietnam along with a few other things in the mix. Most of the planes at the museum are

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Creative Depression

February 14, 2013 — 14 Comments

Some of you might have noticed that I have not written or posted anything in a while. Well there is a reason for that, took me a little bit to figure things out. I thought I was just going through a creative slump and felt unmotivated to do anything. However it wasn’t your typical “I am not inspired” feeling. It was as if a switch was turned off on my emotions and I could not physically draw or be creative.I thought for a bit that I might be going through burnout, but it felt different. Since artists and designers are generally passionate people, we feed off of our emotions to be creative. It felt as if someone came in a shut the lights out and I was in the dark trying to find the light switch. I had lost all of my creative passion and energy to carry on. I had to dig deep to see what was wrong because I did not chose to feel this way. As a Christian I knew God did not want me to feel this way. Lots of negative thoughts were flowing through my mind and I felt defeated and had no hope. So I sought some wise council in friends and family to talk about what I was experiencing and finally came to the conclusion I was going through depression. I thought “how can I go through this”, I am a highly motivated person, I look to God as my inspiration and motivation, I am a positive person in general. But after talking to people and finding out more about depression my mind is tired and taking the path of least resistance. It is much easier to be negative and not do anything vs be positive and press forward  So the first thing I started to do was be vocal about it. I let several of my friends and family know that I am going through this, yes I have depression, it sucks but I am going to fight through this. I went to the doctor and found out I had a vitamin D deficiency, not enough sunshine I guess. So I started taking vitamin D and that actually helped out quite a bit. Then found out that exercise is one of the best things you can do to combat depression, not easy to do  when your mind doesn’t want to do anything. I have had to dig deep at times to get myself to walk around the block. Every time I do I have always felt better. I have also started taking a vitamin supplement called SAM-E and that has helped with my mood. So as I push through this road block I do look to God as my rock and it is truly through Him I find comfort and freedom from this whole thing. I am being transparent so I can, hopefully inspire or help out with some of you that are going through the same thing. I can’t thank all of you enough for the support on my web page and store. I will get better as time passes and I will keep pressing forward.

Sincerely

Dwayne Vance

 

This is a small sketch I did recently on my Ipod using a program called Brushes and my new Bamboo stylus from Wacom

Took me about 20mins to get it done. I used a reference shot of the 1909 Blitzen Benz (very cool race car)

I ask myself this question all the time. How do I stay ahead of the game in the design world. There are so many ways to approach this question. I know that as an artist and designer I never feel that I can say that Continue Reading…

Drawing Hot Rods for Kids

August 13, 2012 — 4 Comments

 

So I got the opportunity to teach a kids art class last week and I had a blast doing it. My Kids are involved with an art program here in Corona at Continue Reading…

Measure your success

August 6, 2012 — 33 Comments

 

The sketches I have here is just one of the many sketches I have been sketching for the MOCS Vol 2 book.

Measuring your success. I think is is one thing I constantly focus on and I actually don’t like that. How do we really measure our success? I have made it when I get Continue Reading…