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- Very few books have been published on this subject
- Informs and guides the reader through the fundamental skills of drawing and painting cars
- Discusses the history of the relationship between car and artist
- Covers all aspects of drawing and painting the motor car
- Many techniques explored throughout, including the use of ink, pastel, pencil crayons, watercolour and acrylic media
- Illustrated with the author's own work
- Explains the basics behind automotive engineering
- Easy to follow step-by-step guides
his book is not about learning how to draw and paint fashionable, super, tarted-up street or cool cars, but is about drawing and painting cars of all types and ages. The author has endeavoured to distill his many years of experience creating images on this subject into a book that will help and encourage those keen to draw and paint cars themselves, for pleasure or as a career.
With around 135 illustrations and a helpful step-by-step technique, this is a must-have for any budding automotive artist.
This book is not about learning how to draw and paint fashionable, super, tarted-up street or cool cars, but is about drawing and painting cars of all types and ages. The author has endeavoured to distill his many years of experience creating images on this subject into a book that will help and encourage those keen to draw and paint cars themselves, for pleasure or as a career. The author takes you through the history of the car, from its conception in 1885 to current models, with sketches and paintings created in a variety of mediums, plus examples and step-by-step guides. Readers are encouraged to develop their skills, whether raw beginners or accomplished artists. The road to success won’t be easy, but through this book you will learn all the techniques and short cuts accumulated over decades by an accomplished commercial artist. Whether for business or pleasure, this book is THE handbook for automotive art. With 185 illustrations and step by step guides, this is a must have for any budding auto artist.
'This is a great book that offers young people the structure they need to be successful in drawing all types of cars … Not only does it provide rich opportunities for acquisition of skill in drawing, it also explains the basics of automotive engineering and design.'
'... an easy-to-follow introduction for budding automotive artists.'
Classic & Sports Car
'I admired the renditions of the rally BMC Mini, and the multiple views of the D50 Lancia/Ferrari may inspire you to pull out pencil and paper for some sketching of your own.'
Australian Classic Car
"Illustrator Tony Gardiner has put together a very interesting book, covering a wide range of both styles and subject. With simple, step-by-step instructions on composition, cutaway illustrations and perspective this book should be useful to anyone who fancies themselves as an automotive artist." - New Zealand Classic Car
"There's a reassuringly traditional feel to this 'how to' softback, which majors on the style of illustration familiar from car mags of the 1930s to the '60s. Gardiner packs in a huge amount of expert advice, which will be vital to design students as well as to budding artists. Attractive, informative - recommended." - Octane
"... an excellent guide for all artists wishing to learn how to paint and draw these popular vehicles." - Australian Decorative Painting