Knowing how to effectively design vehicles will greatly benefit your storytelling!

You learned how to draw a car in Jake Parker’s How to Draw Everything. But knowing how to draw a vehicle is just the start! Vehicles can be accessories, environments and even sometimes even characters in their own right. Learn from professional illustrator Shane Hunt as he teaches everything you need to start designing vehicles that are both memorable and story-driven.

Students will finish the course with an original boat, car and flying vehicle design:

In this class you will learn:

  • How to create an original vehicle design from start to finish

  • How to convey a vehicle’s personality through its design

  • How to balance form and function

  • The value and danger of using reference

  • Different techniques and exercises to generate creative vehicle designs

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About the Instructor


Shane Hunt

Shane Hunt has worked as a professional illustrator and graphic artist for over a decade. His work has appeared in several video games, books, animated films, and apparel used by dozens of international brands. He lives with his wife and four children in Payson, Utah. Learn more at

Who should take this course:

This course is part of the Level 2 Foundations Curriculum. The following Level 1 courses are recommended prerequisites:

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Course Introduction

    • Conveying a Vehicle’s Personality

    • Introduction to Assignment 1

    • Assignment 1

  • 2

    Balancing Form and Function

    • Balancing Form and Function

    • Introduction to Assignment 2

    • Assignment 2

  • 3

    The Value and Danger of Reference

    • The Value and Danger of Reference

    • Introduction to Assignment 3

    • Assignment 3

    • DEMO: Combining Multiple References Into One Vehicle Design

  • 4

    Getting Creative with Vehicle Design

    • Getting Creative with Vehicle Design

    • Introduction to Assignment 4

    • Assignment 4

    • Introduction to Assignment 5

    • Assignment 5

  • 5

    DEMO: Creating an original vehicle from start to finish

    • Part 1

    • Part 2

    • Part 3

  • 6


    • Introduction to Final

    • Final Assignment

  • 15

    Videos with over 2 hours of video lectures and demonstrations

  • 6

    Carefully tailored assignments built so you can apply what is taught in this course

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