How to Draw Cars – Miniature Marker Renderings

December 21, 2011  •  Leave a Comment

I hate it when I spend hours on a classic car drawing or rendering only to find out later that it looks like a big piece of turd.  Though going through several terrible renderings and drawings is all part of the learning process, none the less, it is always smart to have a game plan when creating a final piece of art or a conceptual idea.

Working with miniature renderings is a great way to do this!  If any of you remember my article on post it note sketching, then you’ll understand why working with miniatures goes a long way.  Most of the time when working on a drawing or rendering , we tend to go big and try to start creating the final piece right from the start.  Perfecting the art of drawing cars is not easy so you are definitely better off being patient .

Can you imagine creating a large painting and then struggling to figure out your compositions and colors?  You’ll end up spending a lot of money on the supplies and paint only to be disappointed with the results.  So here are some of the reasons why it’s such a good idea to plan things out beforehand:


1.  Less intimidating to work on a smaller scale.  You can do many little renderings or just quick color compositions

2. You can screw up as many times as you want and still feel good about it being part of the process.  You’ll be thinking, “It’s just a little thumbnail so who cares?”

3.  It will allow you to spend less time on the final rendering as you have already worked out the main composition and colors, the rest will be just details

4.  It’s fun.  By chance if it does come out ok, then you have the satisfaction of knowing that you are getting better by the day ;)

Pretty cool huh?  So make sure you decide to start rendering little sketches! You’ll soon find there may be a little gem in there somewhere to blow up and make it a center piece in your room!

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