Turning my Citroen C3 into an Aquanaut's Ride + Octopus

Turning my Citroen C3 into an Aquanaut's Ride + Octopus - student project

Turning my Citroen C3 into an Aquanaut's Ride + Octopus - image 1 - student projectNo sea creatures were harmed in the running of this vehicle!

I had a lot of fun with this project and learnt a great deal in terms of Photoshop tricks and tools, for example when drawing pipes, and the actual technique in laying down marks. As someone who is competent with a pencil it was always frustrating how digital sketching seemed so alien to me, but this lesson has highlighted how a different approach was needed and given me the confidence to build on my new digital skills.

As well as the actual technique, I had fun coming up with the concept and tried to think hard about how the car would function underwater. I hope my ideas would make sense in some universe.

My favourite part is the sea creature tank and the greatest challenge was getting the tubes on the bonnet to work in perspective. I welcome all feedback particularly on where it could be improved.

Many thanks.

Edit: added the octopus titled "What'chu Looking At?!" Admittedly the concept came from playing around with liquify but I dropped on this expression and went with it!Turning my Citroen C3 into an Aquanaut's Ride + Octopus - image 2 - student project

Araba Flint
Concept artist in the making