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Having trouble coming up with something to draw? No worries - while you'll eventually learn how to start from a tiny seed of a thought and gradually nurture it into a complex concept to explore through design and illustration, it's perfectly fine not to be there just yet.

For now though, here's an idea that might interest you.

Learning from Mother Nature

Humanity’s finally moved beyond the boundaries of our own planet and its immediate neighbours, and the wheels-and-wagon approach to vehicles simply won't cut it anymore. We need something new. Something fresh. But also, I don't want to spend a lot on testing…

I've got it! What if we just looked at nature? From insects, to mammals, to birds, to the creeping mosses under our feet. They've all got unique approaches to getting from point A to B, and even better? None of them bothered to file any patents!

Design a vehicle or a mech based off something from nature. Pick the kind of terrain or environment it will be traversing, then study animals, insects, and even plant life from those ecosystems to devise a better (or worse) solution. Does your design climb along cave walls? Fly through the sky? Or perhaps it explores the depths of the sea, and must contend with the extreme pressures experienced there? Pick a problem, then let mother nature tell you how to address it.

This one isn't doing it for you? How about this one instead: Bathroom Spacecraft >>>
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Color and Light by James Gurney

Color and Light by James Gurney

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