The modern automobile was invented in the late 1800s. Ever since, the car has been a beloved part of our technological culture.
It wasn't long before cartoonists were personifying cars and other vehicles by giving them eyes, mouths, and personalities of their own. This type of image has become increasingly popular since the release of Disney's feature film Cars in 2006.
Would you like to be able to draw your very own cute cartoon car? Now you can, using this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial.
All you will need to draw a cartoon car is a piece of paper and a pencil, pen, or marker. You may also want to have some crayons, colored pencils, or markers handy to color your finished drawing.
As you follow the step-by-step drawing guide, you will notice that each step is accompanied by an illustration. In the picture, new lines added in that step are highlighted in blue. Sketch lightly at first, as you will likely need to erase some of your early lines before you finish the drawing.
It's time to put the pedal to the medal and draw a cartoon car. Gentlemen, start your engines...ready, set, go!
Begin by drawing a horizontal, curved line.
Draw another curved line on top of the first to create an enclosed shape.
Draw a short curved line downwards from where the original lines connect. On the other side, draw a longer, more rounded curved line from the corresponding point.
Enclose the shape by drawing a long, curved line. This will form the car's body.
Draw a short, horizontal curved line where the top of the car meets the body.
Outline the wheels on the left side of the car. Do this by drawing two half circles on the lower portion of the car's body.
Erase guide lines from the wheels and from where the bottom and top of the car meet.
Draw the windows. Draw two curved lines to enclose two rounded rectangular shapes within the car's top.
Add details to the windows by drawing two curved, parallel lines across each. When complete, this will look like reflections on the windows.
Draw the wheels. Draw two complete circles on the left side of the car. For the far wheel, draw a half-circle beneath the car's front.
Give the tires some dimensions. Do this by drawing a curved line to the right of each tire. This produces a three dimensional effect. Also, draw the rear bumper using a short, curved line.
Draw the hubcaps by placing a smaller circle within each wheel.
Add detail to the body of the car. Draw two curved lines extending from the front windshield to outline the hood. Draw two more curved lines extending downward from the left window to outline the door, and draw a teardrop shape for the door handle. Draw curves around each of the wheels.
Draw the front bumper. Begin with a curved line just inside the body of the car, and use a second curved line to produce a rounded rectangular shape.
Erase the guide lines from within the bumper.
To draw headlights, place two circles above the bumper.
Draw a smaller circle within each circle. Add depth to the bumper using a long, horizontal curved line and a short, vertical curved line.
Now, you can give the car a face. Draw another, smaller circle within each headlight circle. The headlights will serve as the eyes. Draw a mouth between the eyes using two "U" shaped curved lines.
Within each eye circle, draw two more circles. Shade the innermost circle. Draw two curved lines within the mouth, one on top and one on the bottom. Shade between these lines.
Color your cartoon car.
Have you ever wanted to be able to draw a beautiful rose? This easy step-by-step drawing tutorial outlines the steps necessary to draw a cartoon style rose, complete with leaflets.
This project has a lot of details, but you can complete it easily by carefully following the instructions below.
In each step, previously drawn lines are black and the new lines added to the sketch are blue in color.
You won't need any special tools to complete this sketch. Follow this simple guide using any type of paper, as well as a pencil, pen, marker, or other writing tool. If you'd like, you can color your finished product.
Would you like to draw a beautiful flower? Doing so is simple with this drawing tutorial. By following the step-by-step instructions in this drawing guide, you will soon be able to sketch your own rose, complete with leaves and a stem.
You will not need any special tools to create this drawing, only paper and a writing implement - a pencil, a pen, or a marker.
Sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing some of your lines as you go along.
There are many details in this drawing, but the illustrations below show you each step. In each image, the blue line is a new addition to the drawing.
According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica , the cross is "the principal symbol of the Christian religion." Millions of people wear a cross on a necklace or employ the cross in body art or to decorate their homes, vehicles, or clothing.
The cross as a symbol has a long history spanning numerous non-Christian religions. Simple X or + marks are found in prehistoric cave drawings. In ancient Egypt, the cross-like ankh or crux ansata - translated "cross with a handle - was often depicted in the hand of the pharaoh or of various deities. It was used both as a fertility symbol and to represent life. W. E. Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words also notes that the cross or t was used as a symbol for the Chaldean god Tammuz.
For 300 years after the founding of Christianity, there is no historical evidence of the use of this symbol in worship. It came into popularity when promoted by Roman Emperor Constantine, between 306 and 337 A.D. Throughout the Middle Ages in Europe, the cross was used as a religious symbol. The design, for example, adorned the shields of knights and crusaders. The cross also appears in much of the religious artwork from the sixth century onward, appearing in paintings, on the cover and pages of religious texts, and in architecture, especially of churches.
Would you like to draw your own cross? The stylized cross in this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial features a rose wound about it.
All you will need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and an eraser. Note that in each step, new lines are highlighted in blue, while lines drawn in previous steps are shown in black. At times, you will need to erase lines in order to complete the step. You may also wish to use colored pencils, crayons, markers, or paints to shade your finished drawing.