In this drawing tutorial, we will show you how to draw a car step by step.
We will show you how to draw a car using the Audi A8 as an example, but using the eleven simple steps from this lesson, you can easily draw a car of any other brand.
In order to draw a car using our drawing tutorial, you will need the simplest set of an artist, consisting of a pencil, paper, and eraser.
Time needed: 1 hour.
How to Draw a Car
- Draw the general outlines of the car
Start by sketching out the outlines of the body using very light lines. Mark the location of the roof, hood, and trunk with very rough strokes.
- Detail the outline of the body
Draw the outlines of the front and rear bumpers, as well as the wheel arches. In our example, these arches are semicircular, but you can give them a different shape.
- Draw the windows
First, draw the rear window and windshields. Next, draw the side window frame with two long, flowing lines. The lines should be dark and crisp.
- Draw the doors
Start by sketching the lines of the windows. Next, continuing these lines draw the doors. The back and front doors are roughly the same sizes here.
- Draw handles and a mirror
Draw handles just below the windows. They can have very different shapes in different cars. Then draw a rearview mirror and correct the outlines of the hood and trunk.
- Draw the headlights and tail lamps
Using clear lines draw the headlights and tail lamps as shown in our example. Next, sketch out the visible side of the radiator grille, the air intake, and the rear reflector.
- Erase the construction lines
When erasing the construction lines, be extremely careful not to erase the necessary lines. Add some decorative lines like in our example.
- Draw the wheels
In order not to make a mistake in drawing the wheels, and to check the correctness, sometimes look in the mirror at your car drawing. In the mirror image, you will see all the mistakes.
- Draw the rims
Similarly, when drawing rims, you can use a mirror to check your drawing and correct mistakes. By the way, rims come in many different types and shapes, so don’t limit yourself to inventing interesting patterns and shapes for your rims.
- Add shadows
Shadows should be applied using hatching of different directions and density. You can also paint your car drawing to make it look more lively and interesting.
- Car drawing completed
Check your drawing, compare it to our example. You can leave your car drawing as it is, or add some additional elements.