Pencil and tracing paper first, computer second
The idea to convert the VOITURETTE A into such an unusual vehicle came to Yuhan fairly quickly. But it took around 20 hours’ work to convert the idea into a sketch. “I started with a pencil on tracing paper – the first thing I worked on was the exterior. I scanned the sketch into the computer and carried on from there,” she says, adding that the initial outline makes up around 20% of the development of this kind of sketch, and is the most important part.
After the exterior, she used the same process on the car’s interior, consulting the result with design chief Oliver Stefani. As this was a vision of a car of the future without a strict brief, his comments were minor. “He told me to get rid of some details that resemble solutions we were still working on for our mass-produced cars,” Yuhan laughs.
It was this freedom she had when creating her vision of a futuristic car that was a nice change for her. “A lot of our work is secret and has a very clear brief. Our day-to-day work doesn’t leave much time for projects that show off our vision and talent, but this time there was a surprising amount of freedom,” says Yuhan appreciatively.
She would like to take her vision a bit further, but in her spare time, most likely. “Maybe I’ll create a 3D model in the computer, where I can develop some of the details,” she says. Needless to say, she would love to see her vision materialise into a real concept one day.