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    Cadillac 3Series Competitor

    A sketch and quick render of a smaller than CTS Cadillac.



    A little bland in the greenhouse I know, but I hope you like.

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    Re: Cadillac 3Series Competitor

    Nice work, but I'd prefer edgier, more "Cieny".
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    Re: Cadillac 3Series Competitor

    I knew I saw that front from somewhere. The shape of the grille, is the shape of the front sheetmetal of the new Acura TL. And the little drop below the headlights is reminding me of the little drop in the MDX.

    I thought Acura when I first opened the page, and went and looked at their site to confirm. And for all the Acura I'm seeing I can't say I dig it too much, at least not for the a Caddy
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    Re: Cadillac 3Series Competitor

    Quote Originally Posted by Quickening View Post
    I knew I saw that front from somewhere. The shape of the grille, is the shape of the front sheetmetal of the new Acura TL. And the little drop below the headlights is reminding me of the little drop in the MDX.

    I thought Acura when I first opened the page, and went and looked at their site to confirm. And for all the Acura I'm seeing I can't say I dig it too much, at least not for the a Caddy




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    Re: Cadillac 3Series Competitor

    I'm not feeling the grille, it looks too much like an Nissan Altima's.
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    Re: Cadillac 3Series Competitor

    Looks great, very clean.

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    Re: Cadillac 3Series Competitor

    hmm..not bad, not bad at all actually. clean drawing for one, nice render as well. I like the design, interesting newer front end. I actually like the greenhouse..something about the body lines i dont like..yet when i try to remove one (either the top of bottom on the doors, or the little one between the lights and grill) it doesnt sem to make sense. The line on the doors with the squiggle in it, i think thats the one thats bothering me, yet i really like how it lok towards the rear of the car...hmm

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    Usually when you guys dislike one of my sketches/designs I tend to agree, but I really like this one! The goal was to create a bolder more aggressive version of the Cadillac front end, and mix this with odd sculptural body lines like newer BMWs do. Supposed to make the viewer think "that is interesting". Perhaps some more photoshop work will define the side surfaces more, I'll look into that.

    regardless thanks for the comments!

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    Re: Cadillac 3Series Competitor

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Burns View Post
    Supposed to make the viewer think "that is interesting".
    ha well you did your job then because thats like the first complete thought that came into my mind haha

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    Re: Cadillac 3Series Competitor

    I rather like the lower fascia treatment, however, the grille does bother me. Unfortunately the first thing that I thought of was a Nissan Altima.

    I wouldn't mind seeing a little more of a render, possibly with some of the underlying pencil marks worked out before I say much more about it...

    I do think that the rocker panel treatment is very interesting, I like how it goes from a concave shape to a convex shape. The "teardrop" is very interesting, however, I am trying to figure out how exactly it is oriented. Does it fold under the headlight, sort of like what went on with the Ford Kuga?

    My only other "issue" with the drawing is the fact that the rims are convex... A convex rim REALLY reminds me of wheel covers. When you look for sportier wheels, you usually see a lip or a very concave shape. Your wheel centers need to move diagonally to the left and up, for example, on your front wheel, you need to follow the center line of the spoke that is about 30 degrees above the horizontal...

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    Re: Cadillac 3Series Competitor

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Burns View Post



    The dip below your headlights, remind of the lower point of the MDX headlight (where the Xenon is).

    And what you have pictured is the tamer looking TSX. Here is the TL...


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    Re: Cadillac 3Series Competitor

    You might be on to something with the grill/bumber, but on this car it just doesn't work.

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    Re: Cadillac 3Series Competitor

    turn lights remind me of the Suzuki SUV XL7

    grille reminds of Nissan Altima

    great sketch as always but not diggin' this one... sorry
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    Re: Cadillac 3Series Competitor

    Quote Originally Posted by camaro_freak View Post
    turn lights remind me of the Suzuki SUV XL7

    grille reminds of Nissan Altima

    great sketch as always but not diggin' this one... sorry
    I'm sorry I wasnt clear on that little "blip" under the headlights, it's supposed to come out like it does on the CTS, it's not a grill opening or a light like the XL7. I hope it's clearer here:


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    Re: Cadillac 3Series Competitor

    I like it. Could you possibly do a two tone in that center section on the doors to see what it would look like.

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