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When drawing cars you need to know this.

When drawing cars it is always difficult to get your construction right, along with your lighting and shadows so in the next few lines I will explain what I mean and give you some tips on how to do this in your drawings.

When people who can draw well do a drawing of a car or anything they work in a specific meticulous fashion and look at their drawings in a methodical practiced way in order to get them accurate. They might seem to the onlooker as just drawing cars by just drawing what they see but in actual fact they are measuring and mapping out their drawing with precision. They do this by looking from side to side along the horizontal plane as well as up and down along the vertical plane to identify where the different marks, shapes or lines go in relation to each other as well as the subject they are drawing from.

Drawing cars well is not luck.

Learning how to draw cars or anything well is no mistake or stroke of luck, all good artists work in this way because eye tracking studies have show that all competent trained artists work using these methods of looking from side to side, up and down, where as untrained artists work in a haphazard way with very little success.

As a beginner learning to draw cars you need to practice this in a way that will encourage you to do it without thinking making it natural and easy.

The video below shows you a method for practicing in this way that will help you to get your drawings more accurate and also teach you to look at your work like a trained artist does by looking from side to side, up and down.

Draw a car, construction, lighting and shading.

drawing cars a hot rod pencil drawing


Drawing cars with good lighting isn’t luck either.

The same applies to lighting, in the real world lighting only works in one way and if you don’t get it right your drawings will look awkward, unbalanced or inaccurate, they will not look good to you or others. If you do not understand how light works then you will not understand how to do your shading correctly and that is why your drawing will not look good.

All light travels in straight lines and usually comes from above because the sun or the moon are high up in the sky above our heads and the light shines down from above. This also means that anything that is facing away from the light will be darker and usually in shadow which basically means light above and shadow below. Drawing cars is no exception to this rule so it is best to get some understanding of the basic principles of light and shade.

The video below will also show you some of these basic principles with examples to help you understand this more easily.

Lighting in drawing, the fundamentals and basics.

Drawing cars and showing the shading

If you understand these basic principles of drawing or drawing cars then you will always be better prepared for doing good drawings of any subject.

Failure to prepare is to prepare to fail, pre – preparation and planing, prevents poor performance, be prepared.

Cars To Draw.

Below you can find some cars to draw, copy, trace, color, print and color. Some are customized cars others are others are classic cars. You could customize the classic cars by adding or taking bits away, make them lower to the ground or lower the roofs. It is entirely up to you what you do with them you might just want to take a look so please do just that if you want to. The easiest way to copy them and customize them would to be to just trace them and make your changes. You could shade them in and make them look more realistic but they are mostly just line drawings that will make it easier for you to do what you want with them and make them yours so please do.

The Toya Car to draw

The Toya Car Color Idea for drawing

Buick series 90 model 91 4 door club sedan 1932 todraw

cars to draw Daimler 4.5 V8

lamborghini reventon cars to draw

Hot Rod Car To Draw

Please pin them or share them with friends and there will be more to come so please keep looking and I will post more over the next few weeks. Let me know if you would like me to show you how to do these yourself in the comment below and I will do my best to do that. Thanks for looking and leave a comment below if you want.