How to sketch a car in perspective by Luciano Bove

Dear friends,

this Hub updated to May 2014 with my new video tutorial about how to sketch a car in 3/4 front view starting from a Side View.

A simple tutorial that belongs to this Hub.

Tutorial Step 1

Dear friends,

I made a very quick car sketch tutorial for a 3/4 front perspective car having front wheels a bit turning for a more exciting composition. it is not a design or creative proposal, just a fast simple tutorial for you.

Linework is important because we can check proportions and also perspective, sketching light lines we can make corrections and on Step 2 we will use the right lines and at the end our eyes will not see all the lines but only the good ones. So sketch light first!

Check how I placed the front ellipse almost a 90° with minor axe rotated up to give the feeling the front wheels are turning a bit. The rear wheel has the minor axe that goes to left V.P. respecting perspective rules.

Before going to Step 2 lets just add the outline of groundcar shadows, this way it is a car and not a flying object!

Step 1
Step 1 | Source

Step 2

Step 1 was to understand proportions and perspective basically where we are! Now we realize Step 2 just adding quality details and a little of car design codes like side sections, front face, wheels details and tyres details where light is supposed to hit them.

Linework gets a bit heavy to give life to our quick car sketch, so lines get shaded using the pen (a black Bic). We add lines to show side reflections and on windshield and side glasses, too.

We add also a reinforced background outline to "frame" our car and overall composition on page.

That is it, I hope you liked it if so please promote on FB or Twitter or wherever you want without forgetting a linkback here! :)


Step 2
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© 2012 Luciano Bove

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