Oh yeah! Now we will draw a car in one point perspective.
Draw first a horizon line with its vanishing point and then a proportions guide and the basic shape of a car. This will be a SUV drawing since we haven’t drawn one yet. The proportions are very similar to a Pick-Up truck, only with a slightly shorter rear overhang and a bigger cabin.
I think you know where this is going. J Draw the parallel lines from each corner of the car all the way to the vanishing point. They are numbered in blue. This can get a little confusing from all the lines here.
Now for a tricky part: Establish the width of the car.
This can be done by multiplying the wheel of the car towards the vanishing point but honestly I don’t do it because it’s way too technical and, for me, it takes away the fun. It is easier to estimate this measure. As you practice you’ll get a feel of how wide a car must be depending on the position of the vanishing point. Draw cars using reference material like magazine photos and soon you’ll get a hang of it.
Now for the lower side.
Drawing the side we can’t see it’s unnecessary, after all, we don’t see it but it helps us understand better what’s going on there. What if you have to draw the wheel on the other side? Like in an open wheel race car. It would certainly help a ton.
After drawing the wheel arches we can draw the doors. Draw the head and tail lights. Notice how they wrap around the corner of the car and a small part of the grill is visible too. It’s a good time to draw also the rim edges.
Put more details in the headlights and tail lights as well in the hood, a couple of lines to give it some dimension. Design a cool rim look and add it to the car. Don’t forget to draw the door handles.
Now for a step that we should’ve done earlier, but it’s no big deal.
Let’s give some depth to the tires. First draw a couple of parallel lines from the vanishing point to the edges of each wheel and after that draw the far side of the wheel. Try not to make the wheel look to wide.
Finally trace your drawing to get rid of all the guide lines. This is optional, you don’t have to. I actually like all the background lines, they give a “pro” look to de drawings. Put some shadow under the car to make it pop out a little.