The Intuitively Counterbalanced Vehicle


Hi all,

well here is my submission for the competition. After studying Syd’s large body of work, I looked for the available niches and to be honest there were not many. In my personal opinion for a successful execution of the vehicle design, I felt I had to stay true to a few core principles; the foremost being the scenario, the “hook” and also the colour palette.

This is the Intuitively-Counterbalanced-Vehicle or the I.C.V for short.
Whether on the move or stationary the vehicle is always perfectly controlled and balanced meaning the pilot should never need to put his feet down until he wishes to leave it.
When riding, the vehicle leans through corners as a motorcycle would and when stored the steering mechanism and footrests fold into the chassis.
This is a couture way of life that encapsulates the Syd Mead vernacular; the notion of pure metal form with converging diagonals to create intersecting points of interest. To the rear, geometric intersections create the rear lighting and at the wheel hub centre the circle motif houses the vehicles integrated exhaust.

Apologies, update to first submission, I just made a quick edit to the privet that was bothering me. Thanks for viewing and I wish everyone the best of luck.


very nice ^^


:bounce: when it will hit the production line??? =))) IMHO here we have one of finalists. Good luck :scream:


Great!! One of the best here! Congratulations! :eek:


Thanks sublimachina and Bruno, here are some close ups.

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this is really great stuff! i love it! syd meads style!! :buttrock: best luck dude!


The shading job is top notch!


This is nice man, one of my favs. Good luck.


This is awesome, it totally reflects Syd’s style but is also unique. Good luck - top 3 defo!!


Really nice details!!! Awesome!!


Genesisa - cheers man, best of luck to you also.
Nazirull - thanks, I don’t think I’ll be painting something at 100% like this ever again !
jtrillo - much appreciated dude :buttrock:
Delcio - cheers, I put quite some detail in there, glad you like it.


tcg - thanks dude, I appreciate the compliment.
Little My - Same to you too. Cheers !


really nice! Good luck


No worries, good luck :slight_smile:


Nice vehicle, wonderfully painted. Has a Syd Mead feel. Well done.


This is one of the best paintings :thumbsup:
I like it a lot. Good luck!

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MichalPilat - Brant >
Thanks for the kind words guys. It took a while to balance the composition but I am really happy with where it ended up. Cheers. :thumbsup:


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