5 Steps to Sketch a Car with Markers

Step by step process and basic steps on car sketching with markers. It’s pretty straight forward and I use these steps in most of my sketches, whether it be products or cars. I hope you find it useful!

Feel free to share this post on how to sketch a car with markers with anyone you think might be interested in checking it out, I’m sure they’ll appreciate you for it!

Step 1 - Fill in the lines with a light pencil. This way you can mess up and it still won't show later on.

Step 1 – Fill in the lines with a light pencil. This way you can mess up and it still won’t show later on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2 - Once happy with the overall proportions, start shading with a light marker. Always keep in mind where the light source is and its direction and keep this consistent throughout the rendering.

Step 2 – Once happy with the overall proportions, start shading with a light marker. Always keep in mind where the light source is and its direction and keep this consistent throughout the rendering.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3 - Add more value to the shading going from lighter to darker shades. Think of what might be reflected in the body of the car - for example the horizon line and the sky.

Step 3 – Add more value to the shading going from lighter to darker shades. Think of what might be reflected in the body of the car – for example the horizon line and the sky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4 - If you like you can experiment with color shades such as a light blue for the sky reflection and a light warm grey for the reflection of the ground. This adds some cool effects to your sketch.

Step 4 – If you like you can experiment with color shades such as a light blue for the sky reflection and a light warm grey for the reflection of the ground. This adds some cool effects to your sketch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5 - Once we're happy with the shading, we can start adding highlights. This is a glossy car, so I'm adding spots and lines with white ink to make it pop.

Step 5 – Once we’re happy with the shading, we can start adding highlights. This is a glossy car, so I’m adding spots and lines with white ink to make it pop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6 - As a final touch, we go over the sketch once more with a pen just to tighten up those lines. The markers might have blurred some lines that we want to sharpen up again. After that, we're finished!

Step 6 – As a final touch, we go over the sketch once more with a pen just to tighten up those lines. The markers might have blurred some lines that we want to sharpen up again. After that, we’re finished!

There we are! I hope you decide to try these steps out and get some awesome sketching done 🙂

Tools I personally love, use and recommend:

Markers:

ShinHan TOUCH TWIN Marker 60 Color Set A – https://goo.gl/VLHxR2
Copic Markers 12-Piece Sketch Set, Cool Gray – https://goo.gl/YXiSjV

Pens:

BiC Round Stic M – https://goo.gl/usngQu
Posca Pen White Ink Highlighter – https://goo.gl/N7FWYu
Faber Castell Pitt White 101 Artist Pen – https://goo.gl/dC7N9s

Marker paper:

Canson XL Marker Paper Pad – https://goo.gl/DyhzN4

Tablet:

Wacom Intuos – https://goo.gl/YFfvpK

Office setup:

My camera: Nikon D3300 w/ AF-P DX 18-55mm – https://goo.gl/o6xLFW
My microphone: Blue Yeti USB Microphone – https://goo.gl/F4zNed
Benks Classic Cell Phone Holder – https://goo.gl/uqC1Bb

Keep sketching my friend,

Marouane

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