Model Car for Drawing

Model Car

I am starting a project that will require me to draw multiple pictures of a car. In order to maintain consistency throughout the images, I made a model to use as a reference for drawing.

It is loosely based on a vintage Citreon Model “Deux.” Here are the steps I took to create it. I maybe obsessed on this a little bit…

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One chunk of 2×4:

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Cut to length and width:

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Axles and wheels:

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Routed out the wheel wells:

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Cut the main curves and windshield slot:

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Cut thin plywood (from a clementine box) into strips, soaked in hot water, and pressed onto molds for the fenders (this was the obsessive part):

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Rough fender shapes:

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Parts ready for assembly:

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After starting to put the pieces together, I decide the wheelbase looks a little long:

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So I cut a section out of the middle:

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Added lights, bumpers and windshield (cut from a plastic container); Outlined edges with a sharpie; Ready to roll!

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