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Post Wed May 14, 2008 2:02 pm

Car Drawing Tutorial

I am working on a car tutorial in graphite this week. Not sure how long the drawing will take me but just wanted to let everyone know that it's coming soon. I will post a link here when it's finished.
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Post Wed May 14, 2008 2:54 pm

I can't wait! Just working on a pair of Mini Cooper's right now myself!
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Post Wed May 14, 2008 10:50 pm

Awesome, can't wait to see that drawing. :)

Here's a preview of the upcoming tutorial. About halfway done with it now.
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Post Wed May 14, 2008 11:27 pm

Wow, it looks amazing so far! It's a Corvette right? Your car drawings seem to have a completely different look than mine, I think it has a bit to do with your drawing style and techniques and a large part to do with the pencils and paper you use. I've noticed that often in your drawings you draw up to a very well defined barrier and then stop as you progress, so that all of the area you've drawn on is finished. Is this unique to your personal drawing technique? I tend to partially finish large areas and then go back and finish them piece by piece.
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Post Wed May 14, 2008 11:33 pm

Thanks, yeah it's a vette. Yeah, I try to work one small area at a time. That way I don't get overwelmed with the picture as a whole and I don't overlook small details. I used to work large areas but I don't anymore.
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Post Wed May 14, 2008 11:39 pm

duey wrote:Thanks, yeah it's a vette. Yeah, I try to work one small area at a time. That way I don't get overwelmed with the picture as a whole and I don't overlook small details. I used to work large areas but I don't anymore.


Hmmmm maybe I'll try that. I tend to like to work on large areas because I'm impatient to see the drawing starting to come together. Working on a small area is probably better for getting minute details. Thanks for the advice!
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Post Wed May 14, 2008 11:58 pm

aw man, a car tutorial from brian duey, awesome.. that chevelle commision u did was the best ive ever seen, a friend of mine had a 67, and i was always wantin to draw it, but was intimidated by the wheels and grill.

i havent drawn a car since 03, last one i did was a 87 gnx...

nice Z06 btw
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Post Thu May 15, 2008 12:32 am

JCR3WS wrote: last one i did was a 87 gnx...

nice Z06 btw

GNX .. those are fast !
Good catch on the Z06 .. is there an air scoop in front of the rear wheel ?? I can't see it well enough !
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Post Thu May 15, 2008 6:20 pm

gnx or grand nationals are my fav. cars, or infact any TR. (turbo regal) :lol:
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Post Thu May 15, 2008 6:37 pm

JCR3WS wrote:gnx or grand nationals are my fav. cars, or infact any TR. (turbo regal) :lol:


I have an '83 Cutlass Supreme that I'm currently restoring, just like the GNX or Regal, except with a smaller engine. But of course all of the frame rails from front to back are completely rusted out, does anyone know where to get replacement ones??? hahaha Now back to drawing talk!
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Post Thu May 15, 2008 10:21 pm

im restoring an 84 buick regal and ive already did a frame off job on it.... the only frame peice i replaced was the driver side rear frame rail, and i went to the bone yard and used a battery powered sawzall to get one off any gbody style car (monte carlo, cutlass, grand prix, regal...grand national ya right like thatll be in the yard lol) and i welded it on and replaced all my mounts. so you can pretty much do the same if you have the tools, cutlass and montes are more likely in the yard.

nice car you have, hopefully you stick with the restorin :wink:

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Post Fri May 16, 2008 1:34 pm

Car talk :roll: haha

It looks fantastic, Brian! I can't wait to see it complete.
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Post Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:42 pm

Ok, done with the tutorial now. Sorry I haven't been active lately. I've been working a lot. :(

http://www.dueysdrawings.com/how_to_draw_a_car.html
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Post Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:54 pm

Great tutorial! Good to know that I do a lot of the same thing you do (like smudging, drawing light areas of wheels first, etc.). Some things that I don't do are:

(1) I don't use mechanical pencils
(2) I mostly use 6B for almost all of the dark to mid tones. I never go darker than 6B (say, to 7B as you do)
(3) I work right to left 'cause I'm left handed
(4) I don't complete one area before moving onto the next, I generally shade in an area, then go onto the next, then come back and finish the first one, and so on.
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Post Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:21 pm

Thank you for a great and detailed tutorial!! Although I don't draw cars, the process was really helpful to me.
Although I don't have any of those network sites to link yours to, I refer all my friends to your site with glowing references and can't thank you enough for going to the trouble of giving us all access to your talent. :D :D
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