Car pencil sketching tutorial

Corvette prismacolor sketch
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Dear friends,
in this video we will see how we should do to obtain a real good car pencil sketch. This is a classical prismacolor black sketch done with care and discipline, starting from a white clean paper pad the designer will start figuring out the good perspective and proportions of his car sketch. Later he will start working his linedrawing to see the car, then it is the time to work out the linedrawing with stronger lines to give depth to the drawing and also start adding design details.

Once this is done we can start ading the shading with our soft black prismacolor, it is important to have a good control of pencil strokes or lines to make a good shading effect, the 3D depth is given thanks to this shading technique. Shading the sketch is a bit like modeling it! So when, with our pencil, we apply the shadows we must be careful how we do it. The objective is to sketch and shade the sections of our car according to light and shadows rules.

Watch the video and enjoy!

© 2010 Luciano Bove

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manurivero 6 years ago

Dude you draw awsome, I really enjoyed watching this video... I learned a lot with this... One question, what kind of pencils do you use?

Thank's a lot


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luciano63 6 years ago from Paris Author

Hi, it is not me in the video...the pencil used are 2: Prismacolor black soft, Prismacolor black hard.


Kids Personalized Pencils 5 years ago

you're good.. i like your technique.. i draw too but in deferent way, I really like it.. please do more hub like this.. MOre power!!


Javier 21 months ago

jennifer z / I agree with Theresa. I've been using Prismacolors for nearly 30 years but the qualtiy has certainly decreased. I've just ordered a set of Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils recommended by other colored pencil artists. I do need an electric sharpener but I can't seem to find one that nearly everyone likes and doesn't cost a fortune. Once I'm able to move back to DuPage County I'd love take your class, Theresa. Perhaps by then Prismacolor will have corrected the long-standing breakage problem.

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