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How to Draw and Paint Cars

How to Draw & Paint Cars by Tony Gardiner

This book is not about learning how to draw and paint fashionable cars, super cars, tarted-up street or ‘cool’ cars, but is about drawing and painting all types and ages of cars.  The author has endeavoured to distil his experience from many years of creating images on this subject into a book that will help and encourage those keen to draw and paint cars for pleasure or as a career. With c.135 illustrations and its step-by-step technique, this is a must-have for any budding automotive artist and a useful reference for professionals too.

  • Very few books have been published on this subject
  • Informs and guides the reader through the fundamental skills of drawing and painting cars
  • Discusses the history of the relationship between car and artist
  • Covers all aspects of drawing and painting the motor car
  • Many techniques explored throughout, including the use of ink, pastel, pencil crayons, watercolour and acrylic media
  • Illustrated with the author's own work
  • Explains the basics behind automotive engineering
  • Easy to follow step-by-step guides

Tony Gardiner studied graphic design and illustration at the West Sussex College of Art & Crafts in Worthing during the late 1950s. It was during this period that his love of the motor car came to the fore, spurred on by the famous victory of the Ecurie Ecosse team of Jaguar D Types winning at Le Mans in 1957. Tony's interest became obvious when his college progress report for 1957/58 stated that he “has a weakness for converting all his compositions into motoring or other mechanical illustrations; this must be curbed”. On leaving college, Tony worked as an illustrator in the aviation industry, and then freelanced for various car magazines and within the automotive industry. Tony now specialises in illustrations used in motoring publications and private commissions for companies such as Rover Japan, Vauxhall, Peugeot and Motorsport, plus drivers such as Sir Stirling Moss and Derek Bell. He is also an author in his own right, having  written Motor Racing at Goodwood in the '60s, The Brighton National Speed Trials, and RAC Rally Action, all of which are personal recollections of the famous motoring events, and published by Veloce.

Paperback. 128 pages. 207mm tall x 256mm (81⁄10in tall x 101⁄10in). C.135 colour and mono illustrations.

18 March 2008 Staff

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