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Need some tips on drawing cars!

PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:11 pm
by Theyoungster
Everytime I start drawing a car its either too long or the wheels are off.. Anybody got some tips on how to get this correct, other then grids? Thanks!

Re: Need some tips on drawing cars!

PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:39 pm
by Kirby
I have never drawn a car before, so I am probably not much help. But if I wasn't going to use a grid, I would print out the picture the exact size of the drawing and measure it with a ruler, or at least my pencil.

Re: Need some tips on drawing cars!

PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:11 pm
by Russ

Re: Need some tips on drawing cars!

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:38 pm
by rush90gt

Re: Need some tips on drawing cars!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:28 pm
by N.Banks1
Hey dude, if you don't want to use grids then keep drawing free hand. My first question is are you referencing an actual car or a picture. Now I know your asking what the difference is but trust me there is a big one and this little exercise will help you figure out why.

look at your self in the mirror.stand about arms length away but where you have the capability to draw on your mirror. Take a sharpie (non perm) and mark the top of your head and your chin. You will look at the two little lines and probably think they are to close or something is wrong or this and that. Some times you just have to believe what you see is true. If you are free hand drawing and looking at a reference then draw the lines how you see them. Also draw one thing, and then everything you draw after that reference the angles and distance of the reference of the car you are using. Also angles and lines can be an enemy. Use your pencil or pen to measure angles.

Moral of the story is some times you can be your own worst critique. Also some times you have to believe what you see. Hope this helps. From one who doesn't like to use grids to another. But Gridding isn't to bad of a tecnique either.