How to Draw Lightning McQueen
Use the video and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw Lightning McQueen from Disney•Pixar's Cars. A new drawing tutorial is uploaded every week, so stay tooned!
Intro: Start off with a pencil sketch. In the beginning stages, don’t press down too hard. Use light, smooth strokes for sketching.
Step 1: Start with a square near the middle of the page. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It’s just a basic guide for the main part of Lightning McQueen's body. Leave enough space on the left and right side for the front and back part of the car.
Step 2: Next, draw two intersecting lines across the square, one vertical and one horizontal. The vertical line goes straight through the middle. The horizontal line is closer to the top at about one-third of the way up. These will be construction lines that will help you place Lightning McQueen's features later on.
Step 3: Draw a big arc on the right side of the square as a guide for the front part of the Lightning McQueen. Notice that the arc begins on the right side of the horizontal construction line and ends at the bottom of the square. The width of the arc should be about one-third the width of the square.
Step 4: Draw another arc on the left side of the square as a guide for the back part of Lightning McQueen's. This arc should be more square, should start a bit above the horizontal construction line and end just above the bottom of the square. Its width should be about half the width of the square.
Step 5: Draw two ovals on the lower part of the shapes as guides for Lightning McQueen's tires. The oval on the left should be near the back of the second arc. The oval on the right should be on the right part of the square and overlapping the vertical construction line just a bit. The height of the ovals should be about two-thirds the height of the square, although the one on the left should be a little smaller because of perspective.