- Learn to Draw a Hot Rod
First in a tutorial series
- I'm asked quite often how I create a drawing or rendering... what the technique is, what tools I use, and so-on... But the most common question and comment seems to fall back on "What programs do you use? How can I get my work to look like yours?" There's a simple reply to that:
The secret isn't in software. It's in the sketches that come well before that stage. I was taught early on that observational drawing is the greatest skill any designer or artist can have, and I took that to heart. I took a number of life drawing classes, and sketched a LOT as a kid, and later in life. Developing this skill makes any software use in your tool set that much more fun and effective. The sketches you lay down before hitting the digital side will have a profound effect on what your artwork looks like in the end.
I've created a brief tutorial on basic car sketching, and if you like, you may follow along here: