Boredom has set in (Malibu, and Bel Air Quickie)

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    Boredom has set in (Malibu, and Bel Air Quickie)

    So, I was really bored lately and I decided that I really do hate the looks of the Malibu (no offense to anybody) so I decided that I would freshen it up a little bit. Now I do understand that some may not like my design, but hey, I like it. :Shrug:



    I also thought that it would be awesome to have something that could fight the upcoming Challenger, so I thought, hey, why not try the Bel Air? I did a really quick sketch, and then I did a second side profile with cleaned up lines. I do believe that the side does look a little odd, and I need to re-do it, but I did want to share what I had done so far.




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    Re: Boredom has set in (Malibu, and Bel Air Quickie)

    I love the rear on that Malibu, but the front overhang isnt big enough. Good job!

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    Elongate the nose on the Bu, and the Bel Air looks kind of Chargerish. Other than that, great looking cars.

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    Re: Boredom has set in (Malibu, and Bel Air Quickie)

    Both are awesome looking... though the Bel Air name should never be used to be in a pony car war. Rename it something else, and shorten up the area between the back of the door and the front of the rear protruding fender (if you get what I'm saying)... basically, shorten the car up a bit, and that area is where you can loose the length without hurting the design, and infact I think improving it.

    That Malibu looks great, but it either needs to grow in length or be renamed - the Malibu is GM's Accord/Camry/upscale midsizer.
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    Re: Boredom has set in (Malibu, and Bel Air Quickie)

    lose the audi grill and you have a winner!
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    Re: Boredom has set in (Malibu, and Bel Air Quickie)

    I really like the Malibu. Especially the rear.

    The Bel-Air looks interesting, but the front gives me more of a Buick vibe, not bad, just not Chevy.
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    Re: Boredom has set in (Malibu, and Bel Air Quickie)

    Great job man, as usual! Your ideas really show through in your designs. I love the Malibu from the front and rear. That's a cool evolution of the new Chevy grille. And the Malibu taillights look super cool. I wish the Malibu looked so unique. A longer nose (and maybe tail) would help, but it's still a great looking design.

    As for the Bel Air, that's an impressive quickie! I know nothing of the history of the Bekl Air, but I sure like the side sculpting as it forms the trunk and pointy little spoiler. Keep up the great work man!
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    Very good. The Malibu is Lexus elegant and the Bel-Air is innovative to no extent. Great Job Chase.

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    Re: Boredom has set in (Malibu, and Bel Air Quickie)

    Thanks for all of the comments everybody! This will help me refine some of my ideas!

    Okay, I am now posting the original side view on the Malibu that I had drawn, but I felt like it was just a bit too long. But since I am being told it needs to be larger, then hey, I'll just post what I originally drew! (I do have a feeling it is still to large though)



    and not trying to be mean or anything, but Charmless, why is it all of a sudden if a vehicle uses a full-sized grille in its design, it is copying Audi? When I was first started drawing cars I used the full-sized grille, long before Audi instituted it. Plus the fact the style has been around for decades.

    Both are awesome looking... though the Bel Air name should never be used to be in a pony car war.
    And why not? If you think about it, it was a good looking coupe that everybody wanted, offering both power and affordability. You wouldn't want Chevrolet to pull a Dodge move and make the bel air some sort of sedan or something would you? I think it would fit perfectly into the "pony car" segment because of its heritage.
    I'm just wondering where an affordable, powerful coupe would fit into Chevy's lineup.

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    Re: Boredom has set in (Malibu, and Bel Air Quickie)

    i like the original, longer looking malibu you drew. it would look less long if you made the rear door's 'line' come down the line of the window, instead of 5-7 inches back.

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    Re: Boredom has set in (Malibu, and Bel Air Quickie)

    Quote Originally Posted by chaseabryant
    Thanks for all of the comments everybody! This will help me refine some of my ideas!

    Okay, I am now posting the original side view on the Malibu that I had drawn, but I felt like it was just a bit too long. But since I am being told it needs to be larger, then hey, I'll just post what I originally drew! (I do have a feeling it is still to large though)



    and not trying to be mean or anything, but Charmless, why is it all of a sudden if a vehicle uses a full-sized grille in its design, it is copying Audi? When I was first started drawing cars I used the full-sized grille, long before Audi instituted it. Plus the fact the style has been around for decades.



    And why not? If you think about it, it was a good looking coupe that everybody wanted, offering both power and affordability. You wouldn't want Chevrolet to pull a Dodge move and make the bel air some sort of sedan or something would you? I think it would fit perfectly into the "pony car" segment because of its heritage.
    I'm just wondering where an affordable, powerful coupe would fit into Chevy's lineup.

    -Chase
    That drawing is great actually. I like it! It'd either say stick with that, or find a happy medium between the two sizes. Another idea would be to lengthen the hood, thus cutting back a little into the cabin. You could try both ideas...

    As for the Bel Air, I just don't see it being a pony car. Bring back the Camaro for that duty. Also, while it doesn't have to be a sedan, it should be a full-size coupe (or coupe and sedan) with dramatic, beautiful styling. Something very comfortable. V6 and V8. But that's my take.
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