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ECDG #5.2: Car in One Point Perspective

draw a car in one point perspective

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.

As you get more experienced you will be able to draw without a proportions guide.draw a car in one point perspective

 

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.draw a car in one point perspective

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.

First the upper side. This is basically drawing the far side of the car.draw a car in one point perspective

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.draw a car in one point perspective

 

So this is our basic shape in one point perspective.draw a car in one point perspective

 

It’s time to carve the car out of this basic boxy shape and define the shape a little more.draw a car in one point perspective

Now draw the windows, windshield, back window and the wheel arches.draw a car in one point perspective

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.draw a car in one point perspective

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.draw a car in one point perspective

 

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.draw a car in one point perspective

 

Almost done. Draw the side mirror and some tire tread detail so it looks more rugged.draw a car in one point perspective

 

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.

draw a car in one point perspective

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