As mentioned above, it can and does take a long time to learn how to draw a car that looks realistic if you have no idea on how to do it the right way. The following are some quick tips to get you started right away, improving your basic knowledge on things you should keep in mind when drawing cars. It’s fairly simple stuff once you know it, so read carefully and pay attention!
Having the right tools is essential. Make sure you have a good set of pencils, in different intensities, and sharpened, ready to go. If you want to create the beautiful contrasts between the metallic paint and dark rubber tyres, then you will need a variation of pencils to do the trick. If you try drawing a car with just one type of pencil as I did when I first started, you’ll luck out and feel pretty stupid quick smart.
The next often overlooked tip relates to your work station. Now I know it’s not work, and just a fun hobby for me… but where you draw a car plays greatly on the finished image. You need a nice and sturdy surface such as a table or desk with good lighting, so get off the couch and dedicate an area for drawing cars just as an architect does for drawing plans, trust me on this one.
Proportions where one of the hardest areas for me at first, and if you don’t get them right, well… your image just looks horrible. This was because I didn’t realize how important it is to use grids when learning how to draw a car. Once I started using a grid to systematically work square by square, I managed to draw my desired car much quicker, and with much more precision than I ever thought was possible. Using a grid will also allow you to get some great perspective!
One thing I had up my sleeve was patience through many failed attempts, but even that started wearing thin as my dream of drawing realistic cars like the pros kept slipping further and further way from me. My biggest mistake was throwing the images away, as opposed to working on my “bad image” until it was that “perfect image” that I was striving for. Fixing lines, shading areas, and other little touch ups are just part off the process… just keep the end in mind and work towards making your image look fantastic, the results are worth every minute.
Just like building a house, drawing a car is a systematic process. The first thing you need to do is create the foundation for what’s to come, so initially an outline of the body in a very light shade of pencil is all you need. Then you may progress to using the grid system to refine your image, and then further proceed to using heavy lines and shading to finish your car and make it really stand out and “pop”. One step at a time in the right order is all it takes.
So that brings me to the end of sharing some of my insights as a car drawing enthusiast. If you want to discover the step by step guide that taught me how to draw perfect cars time and time again, then I recommend the expert guide named “How To Draw Cars Fast And Easy“. Just like I did, you’ll receive only the best detailed instructions on getting the perspective right (the first time every time), even more common mistakes and how to avoid them from the get-go (saving valuable hours of pain staking trial and error), how to shade your car image to look real and super sexy, plus a whole lot more.
If you really want to learn how to draw a car, then do so by clicking here… or just take my advice as mentioned above and experiment a little. In either case, good luck in your quest and I hope you too become proficient in drawing cars for fun and profit. The “How To Draw Cars Fast And Easy” guide helped me start a profitable online t-shirt business for car enthusiasts… without being equipped with the right tools and expert advice in the guide, I’d probably still be struggling to draw a car that looked like anything but my kid’s kindergarden images!