How to Draw a Car from the Side
In this lesson we show you how to draw a car from the side step by step. This lesson will be useful for you.
We are glad to present you a clear and accessible step-by-step guide with which you will learn how to draw a car from the side. You can depict cars in the figure from any angle.
Sometimes you may see a drawing that shows only the front of the car. But the most attractive is the angle, when the focus of attention is a little to the side, so you can better consider the design features of the car, determine its size and proportions.
In this lesson you will draw a car from the side. From this angle, you can fully consider the shape of the car and form your opinion about this model. If you master this lesson, and remember all the drawing steps, then easily draw a similar model if necessary.
Time needed: 45 minutes.
How to Draw a Car from the Side
- Draw the main outline.
We recommend that you start drawing with baselines. At this stage, use only thin lines in order to depict the outer outline of the car.
- Begin to give the car the desired shape.
Now draw the sides of the car in more detail using curved lines. With the help of semicircular lines draw two wheel arches.
- Depict the windows.
Draw the visible part of the front and rear windows using straight lines. With the help of smooth lines draw an elongated side window, the front of which is an acute angle.
- Add the doors and detail the windows.
Using smooth lines, draw the outline of the front and back doors. Draw a smooth parallel line along the top outline of the side window and add some cross lines.
- Detail the front of the car and add small elements.
Use a smooth line to give the hood the desired shape. Draw the side mirror, add oval-shaped door handles and draw the small “fin” on the roof of the car.
- Draw the headlights.
Now you have to detail the bumper and draw the front and rear lights, which have a complex shape and consist of several elements. Take your time and carefully draw all the lines.
- Detail the body of the car.
Draw thin longitudinal lines along the body of the car and draw semicircular lines above the wheel arches. This way you will depict the relief and give the drawing a more realistic look.
- Depict the wheels.
Draw several even circles of different diameters to represent the front and rear wheels. Then draw short connecting lines from the wheel to the body of the car.
- Sketch out the rims.
Draw small circles in the center of the wheels and add a few more circles around. Draw straight lines from the center of the rims to the outer edge and depict the same curly elements.
- Add the hatching.
Draw thin short strokes to indicate the darkened space behind the wheel, also add hatching on the body of the car, on the windows and on all the voluminous details of the car.
Now you know how to draw a car from the side. We hope that you liked this lesson very much, and you have a desire to visit other useful drawing lessons presented on this site. With the help of our clear and accessible instructions, you will greatly improve your car drawing skills. Draw as often as possible, share your impressions and leave your feedback. We always focus on your opinion when compiling new drawing lessons.