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Cool Cars / Cartooning by Jack Keely

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Small Wonders

The well-loved Nash Metropolitan is so micro that it seems impossible that an adult could be shoehorned into it. Its subcompact size and irresistibly perky appearance make it the perfect vehicle for comedy, and it’s fun to fabricate an improbable motorist. I decide to make the driver a big bruiser to further contrast with the diminutive car.

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1 I draw a simple box in two-point perspective (see page 8). Using the box as a guide, I draw the windshield, bumper, and tires. Then I add the curve of the hood and the spare tire, erasing the lines of the box that I no longer need. Next I refine the bumper and tires and add the headlights. ...

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