Many people every day try to find a better way to learn how to draw a car. So what’s the big deal about this, and how can you go about learning how to draw a good car and make it look real?
I will be giving you tips I have found that you can apply to your drawings and hope you will build a car that looks like it will drive straight to your paper!
Many car drawings I have seen show me that most people fail because they lack certain essentials when preparing to paint a car.
One major example is that people often lack patience. When someone asks me to review his drawing and give them an answer, more often than not, it is clear when they have spent about 30 minutes or more on the drawing they have tried to do on their own.
While it is possible to track directly on the index image, this strategy will not help improve your car drawing skills (or any other type of drawing skills).
All you have to do is train your mind to see the lines and see the tones. Also, you need to train it to use those lines and tones in your drawings as you do.
For some people, this is easier said than done. It will take several repetitions to incorporate this ability into your brain. But it can be done. The sooner you practice it, and the more you practice it, the sooner you will fully develop this skill and use it.
Colorful world … or is it?
I use the one-hand tip when I have a hard time finding out what I would need to look like in color and look at a model or image that references black and white. When you remove all the color from the car image, it makes a remarkable difference.
All you have left is just black and white tones that you have to recreate in your drawing. This strategy makes it much easier to visualize what you need to draw on paper to make your car look realistic and accurate.
When using this method, look closely at how the light is applied or reflected in different car parts. Is it metal and shiny? Rubbery and dull? What makes a car look different from a photo? How can you better represent that with a pencil and paper?
Getting used to this technique and mastering it will allow you to learn to draw a car well and increase your ability to draw almost anything you want.
Many great artists have succeeded because they have practiced and watched regularly. That doesn’t mean you can’t do the same thing.
The slope of the head stands out among the many aspiring artists I have worked with. I’ve done this too. This may not seem like a major factor in anything, but it is. When you tilt your head or do not see it, you effectively remove the position of your drawing by changing the angles your eyes look at.
You will end up not with a well-designed and well-equipped car, but rather with a car that slides to the left or right.
To prevent this from happening, it helps to pause every few minutes, take one or two steps back, away from the table, and look at your drawing with a new angle and perspective. It’s amazing how much you can see when you update your drawing with a different perspective.
When doing this “different view” test, make sure that everything you cross is horizontal. You want to make sure that nothing depends on it one way or another if it doesn’t.
If you are tested that your drawings are irrational and not cooled and want to learn more about how to paint a car the way experts do, apply the above tips to your drawing, and you are sure you will improve.