Motoriginal Product Spotlight: The Perfect Pair
Lots of people can draw cars. Some are good, others are great, but not everyone can draw cars accurately. Here are two great books that really aid in that.
Through proper perspective, proportion, and line quality, How to Draw & Paint Cars, by Tony Gardiner and How to Draw Cars Like a Pro, by Thom Taylor and Lisa Hallett are the perfect combination of books for those who want to get started the right way, or even for the artist who is already quite good but wants to improve.
How to Draw & Paint Cars (inside content photos on left) is great for drawing cars accurately in action. The author gives great tutorials on how to execute the simplest line sketches to creating a motorsport masterpiece through real life examples and simple to understand descriptions. This book is for those who pay attention to detail and want to make their drawings come to life. You’ll learn how to draw everything from vintage race cars to modern sports cars and everything in between.
Here’s the chapter list from How to Draw & Paint Cars:
1. Principles of automobile motion
2. Basic drawing construction
4. Wheels, tyres, & suspension
5. Reflections, light & shade
6. Headlamps & radiator grilles
7. Techniques & mediums
8. Motorsport - racing & rallying
How to Draw Cars Like a Pro (inside content photos on right), focuses more on basic techniques including perspective, ellipses, light, reflections, and shadows and even goes into the tools & equipment one should have for the best results. If you want to learn some old school techniques, proper proportions for hot rods, cutaway views, how to render interiors, an introduction to digital sketching, and they even have a CARtoon chapter for those who are interested, this is the book for you.
And the chapter list from How to Draw Cars Like a Pro:
1. A quick history in automobile design
2. Tools & equipment
5. Ellipses and axes
6. Sketching and line quality
7. Light source
8. Shadows and reflections
Both books are great tools to building a strong foundation or to reinforce an already strong foundation. Combined, they’re even stronger. You can find Amazon links to both books on the sidebar of Motoriginal’s page where I’ll continue to add products to the spotlight over the coming weeks or you purchase directly here.
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