how to draw cars

Draw Cars

Car Drawing
Car Drawing

Chip Foose

Ever heard of Foose designs? If you are a car fanatic, you must know that California born car artist Chip Foose is a living legend in his industry. He has created his own legacy of amazing automobile designs and has his own TV show where his team works to put together some amazing tricked out machines

Automobiles seem to be in his blood. If you have a similar passion for cars, why not learn how to design some of your own?

Auto Drawings

Drawing cars is fun yet challenging; in this article, we try to help you draw automobiles the right way, helping you transform that idea onto paper. All you need is a little imagination and the right guidelines to sketch various car designs.

For sketching cars, you are going to need some basic supplies like paper, pencil, an eraser and not to forget, a picture or model of a real car that you can use as a reference. You can also use a pen to draw your car if you feel it gives the desired effect; some artists also make use of paint to enhance the visuals.

After you have arranged for all the necessary supplies, sit down and get started. First, you need to focus on the reference picture, after that you should proceed to draw some easy touch pencil lines on your paper. Remember that these lines should represent the outline and general shape of your reference car.

Here below is a step-by-step guide to help you sketch your dream car.


Sketch the general shape of the car, just a few lines to make the outer body.


Draw the wheels of your car. Wheels are the hardest parts of your entire drawing, so it is crucial for you to get them bang on target. If your wheels do not look good, it would not matter if the rest of the car is next to perfect, so make sure to put all your effort into drawing those wheels.


Your drawing will need some details, so sketch the windows, headlights, doors etc of the car.


Next step would be to get even more details into your drawing, work on the intricate details of the car like the door-handles, air intake, mirrors etc.


When all this seems to take shape, go back to the wheels and spend some quality time perfecting them.


Now that you have a car on the sheet of paper, you can start adding shadows to the design. The best way to add shadows would be to imagine some light source coming from somewhere on the paper, put a little mark at that point and add darker shadows from wherever that mark is unable to reach.


If you’ve executed the steps shown thus far, our car should be coming along just fine, but do not forget to take one last look at the wheels. If you feel that it fits and everything looks right, you have a fantastic car design in your hands.

Hopefully, this article provided you with adequate information to help you start on way to becoming a master at drawing cars. If you keep practicing, you can perfect you newly learnt skill in no time. So go ahead, get pencil on paper and give life to your dream car, but remember to have patience and work hard in order to see your efforts bear fruit.

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Comments 12 comments

mamawoof 7 years ago

wonderfull web site

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Gareth Pritchard 7 years ago from North Wales

Hi iyee

Nice loose drawings, nice progressive sequence of drawings, excellent point about making an effort to get the wheels right I agree that it is so important.

Thank you, Gareth.

Kyler Dreiling 7 years ago

that looks hard

i dont have one 7 years ago

this is very hard to draw

iyee 7 years ago Author

it really isn't that hard, just take it step by step.

some practice will definitely do some good drawing, drawing is no different than many other things, the more you practice the better you get :-)

Mohammed  7 years ago

this is very helpfull to me, i mean i can draw the front but not the back of a car thanks a lot

iyee 7 years ago Author

I am happy to Help, good luck whit your art work Mohammed :o)

mohammed 7 years ago

thxs and yh a gave it a try until the colouring bit (bcus i personally dotn like coluring it it) and it came out realy good. took me a few tweaks but i got there.

waqar 6 years ago

wonderful technique

How to draw a real car 6 years ago

Robert 6 years ago

Nice Tutorial!

Thanks for doing such a great job!

Denis 6 years ago

I did it in no time. Sketching isn't too hard for me but the coloring bit gives me the shrills!

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