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    Applying color

    Just a quick question...
    I'm interested in drawing car/caricatures. I can draw fine in black white/pen, but how do I apply color to these pics to make them look good.

    something like the cars on www.carartz.com
    markers? Pens

    If someone could please point me in the right direction.

    Thanks in advance!!!

    Motts.


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    That's kind of a diffiicuilt question to answer. That's kind of like asking "How do I become a good artist?" My opinion?... Practice practice. fnd out what you're comfortable working with and just keep at it
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    yea that was kind of broad wasnt it.. sorry!!


    How do you think he does his work? I emailed him but no response yet.

    Is there a way to draw on the computer on a little pad,

    or a descent software that I could use?

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    It looks very clean and maybe could be marker... but don't quote me, because I have a few bottles of gouache, and don't know how to use it or even pronounce it's name.. Anyways.. You you were talking about computer tablets? If you want to try drawing or coloring on the computer you can try little wacom graphiree 3 tablets. They're very nice for starting out to learn, and cheap just incase you don't want to spend a ton of money on one if you don't commit to using it. Best Buy and Future Shop (if you're in canada) sell them for a very good price.

    Hope that helps
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    Thanks!!

    I got a response from him.

    Firstly I draw the car on paper, but line drawing only, no shading. This can make it pretty difficult if you don't have any imagination (i.e. my wife) lol. She doesn't like to see them till I'm finished.

    Ok, next I scan it into the PC and trace over my drawing with a line tool in Paintshop Pro.

    Now I have a "sectioned" drawing where I can add colour and shade accordingly.

    It can take a while to get used to all the functions in a paint program, but once mastered it can save time and create extra images by flicking a layer on or off. That's why I manage to make so many colour variations from one car. The "body" of the car is in one layer so I can alter the colour without affecting the rest of the car.

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    The Line Tool in Photoshop will do it as well, although Illustrator or Flash would be the best way to go if you have either application. They're vector drawings, which means you can enlarge or reduce them with no loss of clarity.

    Do a web search for "Pen tool tutorials," to get up to speed with using it.

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    Yea it looked like vector art.
    My work: [link]

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