Cars could be a really cool subject to draw, especially if you love racing and other sports related to it. Nevertheless, may you be a car fan or not, cars are definitely one good subject to draw. This is because they can be seen anywhere and they could stand still for days and not even move giving you more time to draw its main essence. Here are the essentials if you want to learn to draw cars.
To start you should first get some exposure to different kinds of cars. Try to look at different pictures of cool cars. Study their shapes along with the shape of their spoilers. Other than shape take note of their colors and graphics. Try to study how extras features work, like butterfly doors and spoilers. Doing this can greatly help you visualize the way and orientation of how you should draw them on different positions.
Get A Model
You should get a model. You can get a book with car pictures, have a real car to draw or even get a toy car. It all depends on your preference. Although it is tempting to have a number of cars to draw in one picture, it is best to start out with just one at the moment.
Keep It Simple
Start making a sketch of a normal shape of a car. Remember to keep it simple. You can do this by using basic shapes. Create an oval to mark as its windshield, have a trapezoid for its hood, sides, and the passenger area. Lastly, add simple circles as its the wheels.
Add Some Emphasis
Next, start emphasizing your car by adding some pressure on some of your sketch lines. Try employing progressively darker lines. This can thresh out the shapes you’ve just drawn in the previous step. Cool cars have dynamic shapes. They usually have flowing hoods or sharp angular hoods. In most cases they also have pretty small passenger seats. For instance, a corvette usually has large flares on its front wheels. However, if you look closely, you’ll see that these flares are just simple arcs which flow to the hood and up to the passenger area.
Get Cool And Accessorize!
If you want to have a really cool car, then it is a must that you pimp it up by adding graphics and cool accessories. One example would be a spoiler, which looks something like a fishtail. It comes right off your car’s back portion. You can draw this in whatever way you want it to be. However, once you start drawing it, try your best to imagine that the car is moving and the wind is flowing through the spoiler. Draw your spoiler in a way that it looks natural and has the ability to cut through air.
It could also look like a fishtail that is turned on its side to look like as if it was created to push air which forces the car’s nose into the ground. Draw this right from the back. It has to be an angular line which transforms into a quite shallow arc. After this, cup a shape under it that would connect it back into the angular line which attaches to your car.
Draw Some Car Art
If you’ll be drawing racing cars, for sure there are many graphics on it. If so, remember to draw the graphics directly right on your car. This is so that they would wrap around its body. This gives a much natural look.