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How to Draw Reflections on Car Sketches eBook

Reflections ebook

Reflections ebook

To know how to draw reflections on your car sketches & illustrations is very important. Many of you use markers and colored pencils to apply those black shapes on side windows and windshields, however many of you make several mistakes which are really visible. The secret is to understand how a reflection behaves on a surface.

Start always from Basic Shapes and study how objects placed around, those basic shapes, reflect into each one of them, there you will have the first answer about how a reflection will display itself on a given surface.

My latest eBook REFLECTIONS tries to help with simple explanations and tutorials thanks also to Hakan Saracoglu’s car sketches donated to make this ebook a better one.

( Hakan Design Director at Chery Motors and ex student of mine at Art Center Europe back in 1992.)

If you want to check this ebook please click: REFLECTIONS by Luciano Bove

Thank you!

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Car Design Sketching Tips 2 by Luciano Bove

Car Design Sketching Tips e-book comes to its second year with a new edition the N°2 and some new sections like:

  • Wheels in perspective
  • Composition on page
  • Backgrounds
  • Interior car sketching how to start
  • New tutorial & illustrations by designer Michele Leonello (SPD teacher in Milan and freelancer designer)
  • New illustrations by designer Riccardo Cascone (Renault Design India designer)

10 extra pages compared to the first edition.

It is always intended to be your reference guide to have at home or on your PC. Every time you have a doubt about a perspective, line quality or about your background you can check how to do it even if your teacher is not next to you.

I hope it can help you!

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The reason I made an Ebook on Car Drawing Basic Rules

There are several excellent books on Car Design drawing and few excellent Car Sketching guides we can buy online or in a bookstore. The reason I decided, last year, to make mine and sell it on-line “Car Design Sketching Tips” was because I wanted to make a reference sketching guide just and strictly on Car Sketching Basics. Illustrate  the most important exercises for any beginner, showing simple perspectives and moving to theory of reflections to learn and understand how we can master (with a lot of exercises) those marker lines and nice effects to make a body car look shiny or opaque. In my Ebook you will not find hot shot illustrations, you will find the A – B – C to start sketching cars correctly. It is made to help you when preparing for a design school entry portfolio interview, it can be of help during school, too.

My Ebook is short  because reduced to the essential and most of all to contain its price which is really cheap considering average prices on this type of subject. It must be cheap because many people contact me from countries with economical difficulties.

Hope you will check it! “Car Design Sketching Tips” at

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Car Design Sketching Tips E-Book now available for download!

Dear friends,

Car Design Sketching Tips is now available also as an E-Book! 

So download clicking: Luciano Bove E-Book

With this book you will learn, step by step, how to sketch cars in perspective following easy exercises. It is made for all beginners and also young design students having difficulties at home.
In the book you will also find several extra illustrations as examples to follow.

Thank you and share it!



Car Design Sketching Tips book is now online!

Dear friends,
it was time for me to make a “reference guide” for drawing cars correctly, starting from basics of drawing with a step by step guide with 49 illustrated pages just for you!

Car Design Sketching Tips is the book to have!
This reference guide is in 2 formats: Paper & e-Book! With the paper format you have to wait to get it delivered at your home address, the eBook format is an immediate download on your PC, tablet or smartphone.

Side perspective guide by LB

how to start with warm-up exercises
what exercises to do constantly for a serious training
how to sketch a car in perspective
how reflections work on a car body
chiaroscuro on cars
new illustrations & drawings to explain it

Top perspective guide by LB

I tried my best to keep the price as low as possible to make sure all of you can afford to buy it so if you order it you will pay 14,99 USD for Paper format & only 9,99 USD for the e-Book.

Car Design Sketching Tips make your order now!

Enjoy and Thank You!


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Great Car Sketch Books

Dear friends,some of you via Facebook or via email ask me what type of books or other references to buy in order to improve in drawing cars before getting to design school. It is quite a good question that deserves a good answer to make sure not to loose money but spend it well, objectif is get the right references to learn by yourself getting an advantage before starting your design school course.
So here some books I selected for you according to Sketching (how to start to sketch a car or a product), Rendering & Illustration techniques.

Car Design Sketching Tips by Luciano Bove this is my book made to give you a real reference guide step by step to learn sketching cars from basics of drawing to great perspective drawings.
49 pages illustrated by me easy to understand and follow to exercise at home. You should check it!

How to Draw Cars Now by Driven Mavens is the latest excellent DVD by this author, here with him you will see the great drawing and rendering techniques I love the most. True way to take your pencils and markers and chalks to make unbelievable car sketches and drawing, you will learn step by step how to do and thanks to the DVD format you can replay back to make sure you understood correctly how to do. This is a good one!

H-Point 1 and H-Point 2 is a great book to learn fundamentals of drawing cars, it is about proportions and packaging, line drawing quality, basic drawing exercises to be able to sketch first car shapes.
The book has been done by some Art Center College of Design school teachers and designer professionals like Geoff Wardle, Stuart Macey, Ralph Gilles, Freeman Thomas, Gordon Murray.
To me this book is a must to have!
Sketching The Basics is a book that explanes how to sketch properly products & cars, the book has been written by Roselien Steur and Koos Eissen (UMEA University Sweden and Delft University of Technology ).
This book is important because shows how to use perspective and drawing basic techniques to draw simple and complex shapes. In this book also first rules to use color like simple shadings and markers.

This book is a very popular one How to Draw Cars like a Pro written by Ian Callum and Ryan Borroff, Tony Lewin. In this book you will also find some fundamentals but rather about Design, nice photos of some celeb Concept Cars with their designers and design strategy philosophy about how to make a design project from sketches to concept prototype.

This book I Draw Cars Sketchbook ; Reference Guide is very important to check because it also has all sort of sketches to explane simple exercises to learn how to draw and sketch cars.
The author Matt Marrocco is a professional designer very famous on the net specially on Facebook look for him on FB, too!
Cosmic Motors by Daniel Simon is a must for all those that love rendering illustration digital art, Daniel Simon is the new Syd Mead.
This is the book in which you will discover the science fiction art & design world with lots of car designs, very exciting book super well done and a great guide for those addicted to digital art.

How to Draw & How to Render by Scot Robertson is a must to have to learn how to draw about anything following the right method.
Scot Robertson is a real master design educator very famous for his workshops, lectures and tutorial books.
I guess I wrote about some important books (and one DVD) to guide us in the learning process of sketching cars, it is important to buy some of those books specially for those that do not go to a design school.
For example all students of engineering universities dreaming to go for a Transportation Design Master after their University.
With the right book and a lot of exercise you can catch up and improve.

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