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Cool Cars / Cartooning by Jack Keely

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Exaggerating Details

When drawing cartoon cars, you can throw all logic out the window in favor of humor and visual impact. Pump up the details, exaggerating the scale to stress speed and power. With back tires this big, can you park this baby? Who cares? We aren’t planning to slow down!

Be sure to keep background and supporting elements as simple as possible when exaggerating details on a car. Your image should be about the ride, not the road!

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Photo © Wesley Allison

PUMPING IT UPFor this extreme machine, I start with this photo of a Plymouth Barracuda but change the angle, environment, and attitude of the original, retaining just enough detail ...

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