You got some weird taste, you are a product designer maybe thats why your view of design is different from view of automotive designer, you see function in form but i see form in function...the only clean forms and presentation that i see are by "Stylight" and "Seed by Peugeot"
Ah yes, @#$@#$ those high school students and their clean forms and presentations!
Actually I'm an industrial designer with a year of experience on a General Motors sponsored project, not to mention a massive car entusiast. I only see function in form? Stop with the design school gobbelty gook. I love form for forms sake.
You're very quick to criticize everyone else on the stance of "their work is worse then mine, I should have won!" without any real justification.
I agree there are more then a handful of crappy entrys - but looking at your project I think your sketches were probably the best thing you had going. Your sketches were really nice - and I don't see the intent of the sketches making it into the chrome plated final design.
Looking at this rendering:http://www.cg-cars.c...mp;d=1218005938
The reflections on your surfaces are SO overcomplicated that it makes it virtually impossible to read the form. The back comes off smooth and flowing while your front grille is an awkward and tight chamfer. The two form languages look exclusive from one another. Also does the car have a windshield? Because right now it comes off as the car being made of glass (or carbon nanotube aluminum alloy)
There is SO much happening underneath your front wheels in that suspension area I cant tell if thats a surface or if you were using some kind of wavy water texture as a reflection map. My eye keeps getting drawn into that suspension area but then it gets confused because it's so busy! There isn't a single matte surface in your renderings besides those tires. If you had rendered the car the same way you had rendered your drawings and used a cleaner lighting setup to evaluate your surface quality I might think differently about the design.
If you want to call yourself a "professional" car designer learn how to use Autostudio and start to understand the fundamentals of surfaces. Until then consider peoples critiques. I guarantee you if you showed this to a professional "car" designer you'd recieve plenty of criticism. I sit next to an ex VW designer. Do you want me to ask him what he thinks? Oh wait, hes a product designer now, he clearly doesn't understand car design. :worried: