I love drawing cars, it’s a great feeling to see one of your drawings that looks real on a piece of paper. But my drawings looked terrible until I found a guide on how to draw a car step by step. If you’ve ever sat back and taken a look at one of your drawings and seen wobbly lines, bad proportions and something that doesn’t deserve to be labeled a car, then I have some tips for you!
Now I won’t give away all the secrets I learned in the how to draw a car step by step guide, but I’ll tell you one of the processes I use now.
1. Draw Side View
Create a side view of the car you want to draw. Take your time with this because it will be the foundation of your drawing, if there’s something wrong here, it will be hard to fix it up later. Use a light pencil, take your time and be patient. Even the professionals take time to create great drawings!
2. Project Perspective
Now pick a point on the page that you want to use as your perspective. Project lines from all the points of your side view, such as the corners and indents of the body. Make sure these lines are straight, use a ruler and a light pencil once again.
3. Create A 3D View
At this point you will choose a distance from the side view along your projected lines to start drawing the perspective view. It should look like a copy of your side view, that is shrunk down a bit. Once again take your time and make sure you get it right.
4. Connect The Dots!
Obviously now you will draw in the lines between the two side views of your car. Just like connect the dots! Now add all the little structure details that you can. Then we move on to the hard part…
This step is the most time consuming part in the how to draw a car step by step instructions, depending on how good you want it to look. You will need to use a variety of different pencils to achieve the contrast in tones needed to get a nice metallic look. To get a good grasp on this, I’d suggest you going out and looking how light plays on cars and imagining it in black and white. Apply this to your drawings and it will be easier to envisage how your car should look. Remember to leave the highlights of your car unshaded to use the natural white of the paper to create that shiny look.