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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: F & W Pubns Inc (November 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0939217295
  • ISBN-13: 978-0939217298
  • ASIN: B001HZUIXQ
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.3 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,569,908 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"You can draw." I've heard that a lot, since I was a kid. "You have real talent."

I have 2-point perspective drawings I did at age 5.

Was that simply talent? No, you need more than talent: you need skills (nobody's born with skills!). You need practice (you don't get practice if you don't try - and try again). And you need encouragement - otherwise you may start to believe, in a weak moment, that you "can't" draw.

The reason I could draw buildings in perspective at age 5 is that my father saw how much I loved to draw, and showed me how to draw in perspective.

Here's some advice that I hope will encourage you:

1) Draw easy stuff when you're "off." Draw difficult stuff when you're "on." The cartoon character you've drawn three gazillion times is easy - great to cheer you up on a rainy day. But if you want to get good, forget your cartoon character for a while. Really LOOK at something real and then draw it: your hand. Your foot. Your face in the mirror. Your mother. Your cat.

2) Don't worry about special pencils or paper if you don't already have them. DO make sure you have good light when you draw.

3) Put your name on your drawing, and the date, and keep it. The Great Unsolved Mystery of the World (IMHO) is why some drawings get better when they just sit around for a while - sometimes a year or more. Don't throw them out!

4) Have fun!

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Got this book for my 8 year old who loves to draw.
N. Luna
Anyone can learn to draw easy cars, or design their own dream vehicle using these books with their clear and simple, easy to follow instructions.
Nancy David
I recommend anyone who never drew a car to get this book first.
peecee

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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Isaac5@aol.com on May 8, 1998
Format: Paperback
I am 9 years old and I love to draw pictures of cars. This book tells you how to draw some very cool cars like Lamborghini, Ferrari and Dodge Viper. If you like to draw like I do, you might want to get this book.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Aaron Newlands on December 10, 2001
Format: Paperback
What can I say. the book is brilliant. He shows step by step how to a car side on. Every step of the way. Then there are several cars side on. He cuts out some of the steps but tells us to do it the way we did the first one and to check back to it. After that he shows how to do cars from angles.
The joy of this book isn't just in the cars he has chosen. Everything from a 1906 franklin to a formula 1 racer is in it. But he explains how to look at photo's, or magazines and draw the cars from there.
He also shows how to turn a standard car into a fantasy car. It really is worth the money. An excellent book.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 7, 1999
Format: Paperback
I own the older version of this book by Doug DuBosque and I think that this book is absolutely a best buy. I am a middle-schooler and I like to draw cars in my spare time. This book like many other books gives the reader something else to do other than read and read and read. I think that this is an excellent book and I give it 5 stars and 2 thumbs up.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Ray Castle on September 28, 2004
Format: Paperback
I bought this book for myself as a 37th B-day gift and realized after all those years.... I can draw!!! : ) My wife swears I've taken art before but I haven't. After drawing 2 cars I used the techniques to draw a car out of another book and it looks good. I am my toughest critic and I like what I see. I bought 2 other books which cost more and they don't teach you half as much as what you learn with this book. I wish someone had given me this for my 9th B-day. Good luck.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 10, 2003
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This book is very well done. I searched for a book that wasn't "cartoonish" and I found it. I'm going to school for automotive engineering and I wanted to learn how to sketch concept cars quickly, and this book showed me how.
I dont like to read...so this book was great for the pictures and concise explainations. Again, a very well done book!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 1, 2001
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I bought this book for my son. I picked it up one night and got hooked. Easy step by step instructions and you already have most of the supplies, paper, pencil and erasure. I recommend it to anyone at any age, no artistic talent required.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mike Novak on January 14, 2003
Format: Paperback
This is a great book if you want to start learning how to draw cars. He starts off with some easy tricks and tips, and then launches full force into drawing cool cars. Much better than some books that start off with the assumption that you already are an incredible artist.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By AmitPavi on October 17, 2005
Format: Paperback
Hi!!The book is wonderful for beginers.It helps you get the basic right.Almost all aspect are covered so that you can start sketching cars on your own like side view,3d view.Gives detail information for drawing tyres.This book has helped me a lot and I would recommend this book to everyone without any hesitation.
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