How to Draw a Toy Car

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How to Draw a Toy Car
Drawing toy cars is a popular method for practicing drawing skills. (toy cars image by Kirill Roslyakov from

Cars are a favourite for children learning to draw. The lines and shapes are simple, and copying a loved toy car is a way of learning the shapes that make up a car. For basic drawings, start with a side view of a toy car, as this is the simplest, and easiest-to-recognise view of a car. More advanced artists can draw the car from different angles and in actions poses.

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Things you need

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser
  • Marker
  • Crayons

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  1. 1

    Sketch the shape you want the car to be. If you're using an angular car, then sketch a rectangle the size you want the body of the car to be in the drawing. If it is a car like a beetle, then a rounded oval shape is suitable.

  2. 2

    Sketch two circles that are cut in half by the initial shape of the car body. These circles should be on the bottom of the car, for the wheels.

  3. 3

    Elongate the front and back of the car body for the bonnet and boot of the car. Make the bonnet and boot half as high as the top of the car body and around one-fourth the length, depending on the type of car you are drawing.

  4. 4

    Draw in two windows, either square or rounded, depending on the shape of the car body. These should fill most of the space at the top of the car body.

  5. 5

    Draw a small circle on the front and back of the car ends, for headlights and break lights, as well as within the original circle of the wheel, to give them dimension.

  6. 6

    Draw a circle attached to a stalk in the front window for the steering wheel.

  7. 7

    Draw a long, straight vertical line coming from the back or top of the car for an antenna, with a light on top---if you want the picture to be of a remote control car. Draw the light as a circle on top of the antenna, with four or five small lines radiating around it to give the impression of the light shining. If you want to keep it a simple toy car, omit the remote control antenna.

  8. 8

    Go over the outline of the car in the marker, making sure to outline only the lines you want to keep. Let the marker dry, then erase the sketch marks that remain.

  9. 9

    Colour the car in any colour crayons of your choice.

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