How to Draw Cars Like a Pro, 2nd Edition

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Motorbooks, May 31, 2006 - Art - 144 pages
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In this long-awaited follow-up to the best-selling first edition of How to Draw Cars Like a Pro, renowned car designer Thom Taylor goes back to the drawing board to update his classic with all-new illustrations and to expand on such topics as the use of computers in design today. Taylor begins with advice on selecting the proper tools and equipment, then moves on to perspective and proportion, sketching and cartooning, various media, and light, shadow, reflection, color, and even interiors. Written to help enthusiasts at all artistic levels, his book also features more than 200 examples from many of today s top artists in the automotive field. Updated to include computerized illustration techniques.
 

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Contents

A Quick History of Automobile Design
8
Tools and Equipment
14
Perspective
19
Proportion
29
Ellipses and Axes
35
Sketching and Line Quality
39
Light Source
50
Shadows and Reflections
58
Presentation
97
Cartoons
103
Cutaways
115
Interiors
122
Computers
128
Schools
140
Appendix
142
Index
143

Technique
76
Color
87

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About the author (2006)

Thom Taylor is a four-time winner of the coveted America's Most Beautiful Roadster award and an inductee into the Hot Rod Hall of Fame. A graduate of Pasadena's Art Center College of Design, he has designed cars for builders like Boyd Coddington and Roy Brizio, and for celebrities Eric Clapton, Tim Allen, and Billy F. Gibbons of ZZ Top. In addition to creating signature die-cast lines for Racing Champions, Revell, and Testors, Thom is the author of Motorbooks' How to Draw Choppers Like a Pro.
Lisa Hallett is a writer and editor based in Southern California. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles, Times, Emmy, and Westways.

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