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How to Draw a Cartoon Car

Easy, step by step Cartoon Car drawing tutorial
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The modern automobile was invented in the late 1800s. Ever since, the car has been a beloved part of our technological culture.

It wasn't long before cartoonists were personifying cars and other vehicles by giving them eyes, mouths, and personalities of their own. This type of image has become increasingly popular since the release of Disney's feature film Cars in 2006.

Would you like to be able to draw your very own cute cartoon car? Now you can, using this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial.

Scroll down for a downloadable PDF of this tutorial.

All you will need to draw a cartoon car is a piece of paper and a pencil, pen, or marker. You may also want to have some crayons, colored pencils, or markers handy to color your finished drawing.

As you follow the step-by-step drawing guide, you will notice that each step is accompanied by an illustration. In the picture, new lines added in that step are highlighted in blue. Sketch lightly at first, as you will likely need to erase some of your early lines before you finish the drawing.

It's time to put the pedal to the medal and draw a cartoon car. Gentlemen, start your engines...ready, set, go!

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Boat, Train, and Monster Truck.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Cartoon Car

Cartoon Car drawing - step 1
How to draw a cartoon car Step: 1

Begin by drawing a horizontal, curved line.

Cartoon Car drawing - step 2
How to draw a cartoon car Step: 2

Draw another curved line on top of the first to create an enclosed shape.

Cartoon Car drawing - step 3
How to draw a cartoon car Step: 3

Draw a short curved line downwards from where the original lines connect. On the other side, draw a longer, more rounded curved line from the corresponding point.

Cartoon Car drawing - step 4
How to draw a cartoon car Step: 4

Enclose the shape by drawing a long, curved line. This will form the car's body.

Cartoon Car drawing - step 5
How to draw a cartoon car Step: 5

Draw a short, horizontal curved line where the top of the car meets the body.

Cartoon Car drawing - step 6
How to draw a cartoon car Step: 6

Outline the wheels on the left side of the car. Do this by drawing two half circles on the lower portion of the car's body.

Cartoon Car drawing - step 7
How to draw a cartoon car Step: 7

Erase guide lines from the wheels and from where the bottom and top of the car meet.

Cartoon Car drawing - step 8
How to draw a cartoon car Step: 8

Draw the windows. Draw two curved lines to enclose two rounded rectangular shapes within the car's top.

Cartoon Car drawing - step 9
How to draw a cartoon car Step: 9

Add details to the windows by drawing two curved, parallel lines across each. When complete, this will look like reflections on the windows.

Cartoon Car drawing - step 10
How to draw a cartoon car Step: 10

Draw the wheels. Draw two complete circles on the left side of the car. For the far wheel, draw a half-circle beneath the car's front.

Cartoon Car drawing - step 11
How to draw a cartoon car Step: 11

Give the tires some dimensions. Do this by drawing a curved line to the right of each tire. This produces a three dimensional effect. Also, draw the rear bumper using a short, curved line.

Cartoon Car drawing - step 12
How to draw a cartoon car Step: 12

Draw the hubcaps by placing a smaller circle within each wheel.

Cartoon Car drawing - step 13
How to draw a cartoon car Step: 13

Add detail to the body of the car. Draw two curved lines extending from the front windshield to outline the hood. Draw two more curved lines extending downward from the left window to outline the door, and draw a teardrop shape for the door handle. Draw curves around each of the wheels.

Cartoon Car drawing - step 14
How to draw a cartoon car Step: 14

Draw the front bumper. Begin with a curved line just inside the body of the car, and use a second curved line to produce a rounded rectangular shape.

Cartoon Car drawing - step 15
How to draw a cartoon car Step: 15

Erase the guide lines from within the bumper.

Cartoon Car drawing - step 16
How to draw a cartoon car Step: 16

To draw headlights, place two circles above the bumper.

Cartoon Car drawing - step 17
How to draw a cartoon car Step: 17

Draw a smaller circle within each circle. Add depth to the bumper using a long, horizontal curved line and a short, vertical curved line.

Cartoon Car drawing - step 18
How to draw a cartoon car Step: 18

Now, you can give the car a face. Draw another, smaller circle within each headlight circle. The headlights will serve as the eyes. Draw a mouth between the eyes using two "U" shaped curved lines.

Cartoon Car drawing - step 19
How to draw a cartoon car Step: 19

Within each eye circle, draw two more circles. Shade the innermost circle. Draw two curved lines within the mouth, one on top and one on the bottom. Shade between these lines.

Cartoon Car drawing - step 20
How to draw a cartoon car Step: 20

Color your cartoon car.

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