Alain Derosier is a French young designer working in China. Today looking at his blog I found this nice Photoshop tutorial that I am happy to publish here to show it to you.
As you can see Alan starts from a free-hand simple sketch that already has the right proportions, perspective, line quality and composition on the page. The wheels are very well done following the perspective.
What really is strong in this illustration is the control of its Focal Point (front wheel/hood/ground) with the light effect which is driving our attention to it first before admiring the rest of the illustration. Reading from left to right.
The balance between the light and shadow is perfect and the color treatment, too.
Sketching Wheels’ Tips is my latest eBook about how to draw cars correctly. I receive many requests to see portfolios and car drawings, often I see sketches with wheels not respecting perspective rules and it is a very bad mistake.
For this reason I decided to dedicate a short eBook (21 pages) to this topic to explain basic rules to draw wheels in perspective on your car sketches. Mostly how to do it correctly.
Car Design Sketching Tips e-book comes to its second year with a new edition the N°2 and some new sections like:
Wheels in perspective
Composition on page
Interior car sketching how to start
New tutorial & illustrations by designer Michele Leonello (SPD teacher in Milan and freelancer designer)
New illustrations by designer Riccardo Cascone (Renault Design India designer)
10 extra pages compared to the first edition.
It is always intended to be your reference guide to have at home or on your PC. Every time you have a doubt about a perspective, line quality or about your background you can check how to do it even if your teacher is not next to you.
Many of you are asking me how to use markers on a simple line work sketch to start quickly understand your car sketch shapes and volumes. I have decided to make this simple 2 pages tutorial, with written indications, to make clear few key points to start correctly and they are:
1 Side V. Perspective – you wheels are circles or 90° ellipses with minor axes to Infinite
2 Do not forget to sketch your Center Line for good balance in perspective
3 Draw your reflection lines (later we will fill them with markers
4 I drew a Cylinder (side of your car) & a Cone (for your windshield volume)
5 Draw well your base on the ground which is your car shadow
6 Check on the upper left corner the Composition page sketch to follow
Use Black marker for Vertical Background & Car Shadow on the grand, however you will also use Black for your windshield and side glass reflections.
With a Light #1 Cold Gray Marker start your reflections area, later use a #2 Cold Gray Marker and later a #3 Cold Gray Marker. With those three markers you will create a blending degraded from darker Gray to lighter Gray. The top of your car and all surfaces facing the sky they will be ultra light because of sun light.
That is it! Check my drawing with markers and try to do the same as much as you can.
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