Mean Machines: How To Draw Cool Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles

Mean Machines: How To Draw Cool Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles

by Dermot Walshe


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Mean Machines are tough, fast, even huge, but drawing them is as easy as 1, 2, 3, Go!

At least, it will be when you follow this comprehensive, easy to use guide from popular comic and film artist Dermot Walshe. Walshe, a lifelong fan of mean machines and an avid motorcyclist, teaches you everything you need in order to draw cool, stylish vehicles. You'll learn to steer your way through art supplies, set up a drawing area, sketch and trace, create exciting backgrounds, add drivers and passengers, and even how vehicles work on the inside! With Mean Machines you'll discover the ins and outs of drawing every car, truck, or motorcycle you've ever seen, as well as tips on creating the cars and motorcycles of the past and not-too-distant future. From gangster's getaway cars, to monster trucks, to motorcycles, no matter what your skill level you'll learn to use the most basic lines and shapes to create advanced artwork.

Inside you'll find:

  • 20 step-by-step demonstrations covering a wide variety of cars, trucks, and motorcycles from various time periods and angles
  • secrets to drawing drivers and creating cool settings
  • solutions to drawing issues specific to each type of vehicle, including the basic engineering of different makes and models
  • hundreds of unique, detailed color and black and white illustrations
  • a helpful, illustrated glossary of car, truck and motorcycle parts

Whether you dream of becoming a professional artist or are just looking to have some fun, Mean Machines will give you all the instruction, inspiration, and tools necessary to draw both the vehicles you see and the ones you can only imagine!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581808285
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 01/24/2007
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 603,572
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Dermot Walshe is a freelance artist who creates conceptual art, storyboards and production designs for animated TV, film, print and other media. Clients include Core DP/Dark Horse Comics (concept design and development for Eisner-nominated The Courageous Princess), Nelvana/Corus Entertainment (including design supervision for TV series Clone High), Walt Disney (including design, workbook and layout for Return to Neverland, The Little Mermaid 2 and Mulan), Collingwood Entertainment, Story City, Cuppa Coffee Animation, Gammage/Squeeze, Teletoon, Max the Mutt School of Animation, Catapult Entertainment, Eraserdog/Salter St. Productions, Red Rover Animation, Azadart, Phoenix and Lightbox Animation.

Table of Contents

Introduction     8
Start your engines: Materials and basics     10
Born to be wild: Motorcycles     26
Ridin' in style: Cars     46
Monsters and pickups: Trucks     74
Where we're going: Mean machines of the future     90
Conclusion     106
A Glossary of mean machine parts     108
Index     110

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