How to draw a car – Step By Step
Step 1 – Draw the ground.
Draw a straight horizontal line across your paper for the ground. By drawing the ground first, it’ll be easier to make our car look more even.
Step 2 – Draw the wheels
Make a small mark in the middle of the line you drew in step 1 for the ground. Then, make two small marks at the halfway point between this middle mark and the ends of the line. This will essentially divide your ground line into four equal segments.
Draw circles directly over the two marks on either side of the center mark. Make sure they touch the ground! Try your best to make them as close to the same size as each other as possible.
Step 3 – Draw the bottom of the car
Draw a line that goes parallel to the ground line, and almost as long as it, skipping the area inside the circles for the wheels.
This will look like the bottom edge of the car.
Step 4 – Draw the trunk
Draw a curved line coming up from the left side of the bottom line of the car that we just drew. This will be for the car’s trunk. The end of this curved line should line up about evenly with the center of the left wheel.
Step 5 – Draw the front of the car
Next let’s draw the front of the car. Make a curved line that goes out a bit from the right side of the line for the bottom edge of the car and curves up to the beginning of the front wheel.
Step 6 – Draw the roof
Draw a curved line connecting the trunk with the front of the car. It should be slightly straighter on the right side for the windshield, and slightly rounder on the back side, for the rear window of the car.
Step 7 – Draw the bumper
Now, draw a line that’s parallel to the bottom edge of the car, going from the front all the way to the back. Don’t draw in the spaces inside the tires. This line will be for the car’s bumper.
Step 8 – Draw the side mirror
Draw a small U shape with a line closing it off. This will be for the side mirror of the car. In real life, cars have two side mirrors, one on the left and right side of the car. But since we are drawing this car picture as seen from the side, we only need to draw one side mirror.
Step 9 – Draw the windows
Draw a curved line that follows the same curve as the roof of the car. Then, connect it back to the side mirror. This will create an area for the car’s windows.
Step 10 – Draw the handles
Draw small, rectangular ovals under the car’s window. One for the front seat and one for the back seat. These will be the car’s handles.
Step 11 – Draw the hubcaps/tires
Draw a circle inside each of the wheels. Try your best to make it as even to an actual circle as possible – it’ll help make your car look more realistic. These circles will show that the wheel has two parts – a tire and a hubcap.
Step 12 – Draw the headlights and rear lights
Add some small rectangular shapes on the front and back of the car as shown below. These will be for the car’s headlights and rear lights.
Now you can color in your car drawing however you like! What color will you make your car? You can also add some background information such as the road, the sky, trees, houses in the background, the sun, etc. You can draw people inside your car, too, if you like!