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Cool Cars / Cartooning by Jack Keely

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Starting Simply

Before you start cartooning cool cars, you need to be able to draw the “real” thing. Once you have the hang of drawing cars realistically, you can start exaggerating, twisting, shrinking, and enlarging them! Start by breaking down the car into basic geometric shapes, such as circles, triangles, and squares; then build up and refine those shapes to give the car form and dimension. A side view is the easiest place to start as you don’t have to worry about perspective. (See page 8.)

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1 I start by drawing a large rectangle for the body of this Cadillac Coupe de Ville. Then I add a smaller rectangle on top of it, as shown, for the roof. ...

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