I have always been fascinated by fast car sketches and had always told myself that if I wanted to know how to draw fast cars then I would have to learn, but I knew it would be a challenge for me as I was fully aware that I could not draw. Well that was until I discovered a great resource that taught me how to draw fast cars in a simple step by step guide.
The hang up I had instilled in my head was that I would see the completed sketch in all its detail and not realize that the drawing started as a few squares and shapes and was built up over time. I learnt that breaking the drawing down into smaller more manageable chunks enabled me to see and control what I was doing far easier than going straight for the detail.
Study the subject carefully and look at all the shapes that make up the car and where the lines meet. And then on a blank sheet using very soft strokes, draw and outline of the different shapes, joining them together to make an overall outline of the car, but remember go very gently, going over the lines several times. Using a soft pencil is best.
You can now start to draw in some of the inside structural lines too. Fill in the major inside structural lines first before you move on to the minor ones too. Concentrate on the overall shape of the car and let your pencil follow the curves of the lines. Do not attempt to fill in any color or detail until you have the overall shape correct.
This is the fun part in how to draw fast cars where you get to fill in the shapes that you have created with either color, black and white or a combination of the two.
Study the car with care to see how the light creates shapes and shadows. You will see that a solid color can be a lighter shade depending on the light reflection. Also see how intense light appears, as white shapes.
If you study any car drawing you will notice that no lines are sharp or defined. They are in fact blurred to create subtle graduations that make the drawing flow and appear more realistic. Using your index finger gently go over your lines to smudge them following the shape of the car.
The final step in how to draw fast cars is to add the shadow. Look at the car and see how the light has made a shadow. Look at the shape in makes and also look at the colour of the shadow as it will be made up of darker and lighter shades of grey.