Sketching with Markers: Drawing a Compact Car

Drawing a Compact Car

Compact  cars and sedans are making a strong comeback in the US due to the necessity of meeting fuel efficiency standards….so its popularity is starting to increase 2 fold!  Since most of the time, I have been focusing on drawing sports cars, I finally decided to sit down and get some practice drawing a compact car for a change.   VW’s have some of the finest looking compact cars like the Golf.  Though this is not quite a VW golf…it is intended to be somewhat of a compact car resembling VW.  That’s the theory anyway.

I have to admit that this process was a lot of fun.  For some reason I have not really gotten into the habit of drawing different car segments but it is crucial to do so in order to not only understand each market segment, but to also familiarize yourself with the proportions of that segment.  So drawing compact cars is indeed an important step in developing your visual vocabulary.

At some point, I hope to capture or discuss vehicle packaging as well.  Until then…hit the jump on the video below and let me know what you think.  Also be sure to practice drawing a compact car yourself after watching the vid.

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