• Jun 7, 2011
Love cars? Surely, then, you spent many a classroom hour doodling them all over their book covers and binders. Sometimes they looked kinda cool, while other times you wish you had used pencil instead of pen. A new book is in the works that will help budding automotive designers hone their skill, and the octavo will serve as both a sketchbook and a reference guide. It's called I DRAW CARS, and you can help bring it to life.

The team behind the book is currently asking for help on the Kickstarter.com website, and they've nearly hit their goal. There is still room to help out, and for some we'd think this would be money well spent.

I DRAW CARS was created to inspire and guide those who are intrigued by automotive design. The guide portion of the book breaks down the various vehicle segments being produced, as well as the various angles and perspectives one might choose to pen a design. The templates utilize non-photo blue ink, which means you can scan your design into a computer and the template won't come through, leaving just your image behind.

The project aims to put a great tool in the hands of those who dream to someday design the real thing. Check it out at the official website, and head over to Kickstarter if you feel like pitching in.


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  • 11 Comments
      GoFaster58
      • 3 Years Ago
      I always wanted to become an automotive designer but it never happened. One of my many misques. I actually went through the Art center School in California while in the army in Arizona. You know the old story, got out of the army, got a job, got married, had babies = dream not realized. But to this day I'm a car nut and go to a lot of the car shows around Central Texas taking pictures.
        Rick
        • 3 Years Ago
        @GoFaster58
        I'm an illustrator turned web/graphic designer but my secret dream was to always be a car designer I just didn't want to move to Michigan ;) Hopefully, in an alternate universe I design cars...
        MHayes
        • 3 Years Ago
        @GoFaster58
        Heh. I went to design school and got my degree in Industrial Design, but I always wanted to be in architect. But doing OK now as an iPhone app programmer.
        bobmarley
        • 3 Years Ago
        @GoFaster58
        lol I can relate to that...i just did it backwords nocked up a girl, got married, got a job, had more babies = I'm still young but my dreams are becoming harder and harder to hold on to
      stuck in 90s
      • 3 Years Ago
      I could have swear now that 20 years ago, when i was about 12 years old, i drew very elaborately on a piece of paper, what is now the Bugatti Veyron... I have to have to look for that piece of paper again! It was a friendly drawing competition between my best buddy back then. We each came up with our own design.... When i go back to my home country, i will look for it at my parents house.
      rincon622
      • 3 Years Ago
      nah.. I'd rather pay $16,000 a term... thanks anyway.
      deysc
      • 3 Years Ago
      Great idea for the beginners! too bad I already print out stuff like this =( I WIll STILL BUY IT=D
      Alphonso Carioti
      • 3 Years Ago
      Denny's napkins work best.
      Jennifer Emerson
      • 3 Years Ago
      Great idea! It was a drawing contest friendly between my best friend at the time. http://newcars.indiandrives.com/