This step by step tutorial shows how to draw a cartoon car. It includes simple drawing example and explanations for each step.
This is a very simple drawing and only includes the bare minimum parts cars tend to have.
Step 1 – Draw the Wheels
Start the drawing of the car with the wheels. For this particular example draw them far enough apart so that you can fit two more wheels and some extra space in between.
Step 2 – Draw the Outer Shape of the Car
Now draw the outer shape of the car but leave some areas at the top and bottom ends open for the bumpers. Make the wider bottom section slightly taller than the top.
Step 3 – Draw the Front & Back Bumpers
Draw the bumpers as as pretty much just two rectangles with rounded corners at each of the bottom ends of the car.
Step 4 – Draw the Rear View Mirror
Draw the rear view mirror towards the front of the car around the bottom of the windshield.
Step 5 – Draw the Outline of the Doors
Now draw the outer shape of the doors/windows. They should pretty much follow the outline of the car but be slightly smaller.
Step 6 – Draw the Splits Between the Doors & Windows
Through the middle of the door/window shape draw a vertical line to split the doors. Next draw another horizontal line between the top and bottom section of the car to show the windows.
Step 7 – Draw the Divider Between the Windows
Now draw two more lines around the the vertical split in the doors to add the divider between the windows.
Step 8 – Draw the Outline of the Rims
Draw a smaller pair of circles (one inside each wheel) to show the rims.
Step 9 – Draw the Inside of the Rims
Add two smaller circles inside the rims to give them some inner details and make them look a bit more interesting.
Step 10 – Draw the Headlights & Tail Lights
Draw the headlights at the front of the car and the tail lights at the back.
Step 11 – Draw the Door Handles & Finish the Line Drawing
Add the handles on the doors and finish the line drawing by going over it with a black pen, marker or darker pencil lines.
You can leave the drawing at this stage or move on to the next step if you want to color it.
Step 12 – Color the Car
You can make the car any color you like but in this case we will go with red. Leave a narrow white area just below the door handles stretching across most of the car for the highlight (light reflecting off of the car). This will help show that the car has a smooth and shiny surface.
Color the windows blue and also leave a few white stripes to again show the highlights.
Make the tires a dark grey and the area behind them black. Color the rims and bumpers and door hands a lighter grey.
Finally you can make the tail light orange and either leave the headlight white or make it a very light gray.
This is a fairly simple beginner friendly drawing of a cartoon car but it can still look quite nice when finished. If you like this tutorial and would like to try more like it see the rest of the tutorials here on EasyLineDrawing.