How to draw a car in perspective from top view
today I'll try to explane very quickly how we can draw a car in tip-up perspective or top view perspective. This time we will try to make it in 2 steps. Step 1: as you ca see from my preliminary drawing I tried to sketch a basic shape in perspective (the car body) plus another one on top (the cockpit), I used as reference 1 point perspective vanishing point (indicated as 1 V.P.) the horizontal lines are going to infinite therefore they are parallel to each others (indicated with the laying down 8 symbol). The ellipses in this perspective are quite compressed and the minor axes are always going to the vanishing point ( indicated as 1 V.P. and look at arrowed lines). Before passing to step 2 lets not forget to draw our center section very important for judging proportions (indicated as center line), last thing is the shadow of this shape indicated on the ground.
Now Step 2 consists in giving a design to our shape well done in perspective, so to do it I started to round some corners and sections in order to give a car look to our box.
drawing I also started to think about car fluidity and sexy look so you can notice some shaping that will give a nice reflections render.
Just having fun!
© 2010 Luciano Bove
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