How to Sketch Cars in Perspective

Sketching cars is a lot of fun. And I mean a lot of fun. In fact, it’s so much fun I haven’t stopped doing it since I was 3 years old.

The number one issue I come across and get questions about is how to get the sketches right in perspective. How do you get the proportions right? The wheels correct? The A-pillars, B and C-pillars and all that stuff? It’s so hard!

Actually it’s not. I’m not saying that just because I’ve been sketching these things for 30 years. There are a few little tricks that will help you get any car right in any type of perspective in a matter of minutes.

Don’t get me wrong, this requires a lot of practice. By a lot, I mean years.

But it’s something I want to show you because I know how long it took me to figure this out myself and I think it will help you out.

Interested in learning how to sketch cars in perspective? Check out the video below to see what I mean.

Tools I personally love, use and recommend:


ShinHan TOUCH TWIN Marker 60 Color Set A –
Copic Markers 12-Piece Sketch Set, Cool Gray –


BiC Round Stic M –
Posca Pen White Ink Highlighter –
Faber Castell Pitt White 101 Artist Pen –

Marker paper:

Canson XL Marker Paper Pad –


Wacom Intuos –

Office setup:

My camera: Nikon D3300 w/ AF-P DX 18-55mm –
My microphone: Blue Yeti USB Microphone –
Benks Classic Cell Phone Holder –