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Car Pencil Sketching Tutorial

Updated on January 8, 2017
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Luciano Bove is a car design manager working at Renault Design, born in Italy he studied at Art Center College of Design in California.

Corvette prismacolor sketch
Corvette prismacolor sketch | Source

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Dear friends,
in this video, we 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 starts figuring out the good perspective and proportions for his car sketch. Later he will work his line drawing to see the car, then it is the time to work out the line drawing quality with stronger lines to give depth to his drawing, at the end adding design details.

Once this is done we can start adding the shading with our soft black Prismacolor, it is important to have a good control of pencil strokes and lines to make a good shading effect, the 3D depth is given thanks to this 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 the light and shadows rules.

Watch the video and enjoy.

© 2010 Luciano Bove

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      manurivero 7 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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      Luciano Bove 7 years ago from Paris

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

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      Kids Personalized Pencils 6 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!!

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      Javier 2 years 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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