How to Draw a Ferrari Car Step-by-Step

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How to Draw a Ferrari Car Step-by-Step
A drawing of a Ferrari starts with a few basic shapes. (ferrari 01 image by Przemyslaw Koroza from

You can use a few basic shapes to learn to draw any Ferrari. Using shapes as a reference can help add accuracy to your sketches. Ferrari cars are often identified by their sleek, sports-car styling and bright red paint.

Skill level:
Moderately Challenging

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Things you need

  • Pencils
  • Fine-liner or ballpoint pen
  • A4 white paper (standard printer paper available everywhere)
  • Felt-tip pens, crayons, marker pens or paints
  • Eraser
  • Pencil sharpener

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    Reference, Framework and Sketching

  1. 1

    Choose the Ferrari car you wish to draw. Find as many reference pictures as you can for the car. These images will help you add accuracy to your drawings.

  2. 2

    Break down the car into basic shapes. Try starting with an oval for the main body of the car. Use rectangles or squares for the boot and bonnet of the car, and circles for the wheels. This is the basic framework onto which you can add details.

  3. 3

    Start to "sculpt" the car's actual shape on top of the basic framework using other shapes to do this, such as triangles. Stay loose with your pencil strokes but start to add the curves and lines of the car. Erase if you have to but keep it to a minimum. Use long, flowing pencil strokes instead of short, choppy strokes.

  4. 4

    Refine the outline of your drawing using the shape framework as a guideline. Once this is done, erase the shapes within the outline. You should have a featureless shell of a Ferrari. Now it is time to draw in the details.

  5. 5

    Add details such as the windows, tread marks on the tires and door handles. Remember to use your reference to make sure you have all the details you need and to make sure they are accurate. Keep your pencil lines faint and erase only if necessary.

  6. 6

    Take your fine line pen and draw over all the pencil lines that you want to keep. Be careful with this step as you cannot erase mistakes. Let the pen ink dry for a few minutes before you erase the pencil lines, to avoid smudging.

  7. 7

    Take your paints, crayons or pens and colour in your image using the reference to help you recreate the car's colours accurately. High-quality pens can be used to add an element of professionalism to your finished image.

Tips and warnings

  • Use a mechanical pencil for clean lines.
  • Use your favourite image to help you draw your car in the correct perspective.
  • Remember to keep it simple and loose when laying down the basic shapes.

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