Learning How To Draw Cars

Do you like drawing or painting? If so, have you ever considered drawing or painting cars? You might even be able to earn some money out of it. Young drivers love their first car and older drivers love their flashy cars. You could sketch their cars and then sell the sketches to them or offer to make a painting from your sketch.

The decent thing around drawing cars is that while they are still, they are perfectly still yet they do not modify their outline or colour like humans change their expressions, stances but clothes. In fact, it would get fairly simple to compile a collection of sketches of quite exotic cars too - cars that most people could never even hope to own.

So, how would you go about doing that? Well, the first thing to do is make a decision which type of cars or vehicles you would like to draw. That usually equates to the form of cars that you find beautiful. You might like vintage, classic, sports or racing cars. Or drag or Formula One or luxury cars or any other type.

Granted some of these types of cars are not easy to observe unless you live in a big city, but you may find a way around that. You may be able to create some excellent drawings from decent photos, videos, manufacturers' advertisements or Internet promotions. See You Tube.

The thing that you have to do, by whichever means you have accessible to you, is familiarize yourself with your subject. Just as early painters used to become involved with autopsies in order to understand the underlying bone and muscle structure, so should the aspirant drawer of cars study the basic structure of cars.

All cars are in essence the same, just as all humans are in essence the same, yet each body is different and every make of car is different as well. Start with the general and work your way towards the specific. In other words, familiarize yourself with the fundamentals of cars and then the particulars of the model that you would like to draw.

If you are already an experienced sketcher, I do not would like to tell you how to suck eggs, yet if you are just beginning out, I would like to give you some pointers.

Make your initial sketches fairly simple. Begin by drawing fundamental shapes: most cars are oblong with squarish side windows and oval front and back windows. Once you have a basic shape, you can start trying to add some details.

Do not be worried about going over your initial lines in order to make the shapes more realistic. When you begin, your car may look as if it is emerging from a fog, but the next time you draw a car, the lines will be better and more truthful from the beginning.

The main thing is not to become worried around making mistakes but only listen to critics who have tried drawing themselves.


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