How to Draw Cartoon Cars and Amaze Your Friends and Family

If you love to draw, need to draw something for someone, or are just plain bored and want to learn how to draw cartoon cars, well you have come to the right place.

Many people take drawing to be an incredibly difficult task, but in reality drawing is an awesome past time and when broken down into the right steps, can seem easy. Cartoon cars are incredibly easy and fun to draw, don’t let the final appearance of the car detour you.

Many people look at the end product of a drawing and immediately put up a red flag in their mind telling themselves that they will not be able to complete the task at hand. The humorous part about it all is the task at hand is not as big as you may imagine.

Every great artist starts out small and slowly escalates their skills to bigger and better things. For all you inquiring artists we are going to break down how you can draw a cartoon car and amaze your friends while doing so.

-Draw a big rectangle on your paper to start off with; this will be the main body of the car.

-Draw another small rectangle right on top of the bigger rectangle; make a diagonal line in the front to commemorate the windshield.

-Then its wheel time just two simple circles on the bottom of the first rectangle-Trace over your original picture with a darker marker, to give the car a more cartoon look-Next, draw the headlights of the car and the bumper. This does not need to be anything fancy, just a circle for the light and a half smiling face for the front bumper.

-Then you need car windows, just draw a vertical line through the smaller triangle on top.

-Draw a small square underneath the winder and of course a door and a handle, this is pretty simple!

-Then to make the car look like its moving draw a cloud of smoke coming from the back.

And, now you have just made an awesome looking cartoon car!

Cars and Football

Cars and football are often two of the things that interest men the most and over the past year or so it seems as though the two industries have joined forces as part of a clear marketing strategy.

You’ve got Manchester Utd and Audi, Kia and the 2010 World Cup and now Spanish car giant SEAT have coupled up with the Europa League (formerly known as the UEFA cup).

SEAT are using the European stage to boost their brand and their model line-up. Officials at SEAT have said that they believe their target audience are youthful and interested in ‘design’ which they relate to the flare often associated with European football.

Once again it’s the British clubs who are amongst the favourites to lift the trophy – Manchester City and Liverpool in particular. Other European clubs who are in with a chance include Spain’s Atletico Madrid, Portugal’s FC Porto and Russia’s CSKA Moscow.

The newly-branded Europa league is a big sporting attraction. Last year a total of 526 million people followed the 205 matches that were played throughout the competition and a further 4.4million people watched the games live in the stadiums. Therefore the SEAT models and branding is going to be seen by thousands upon thousands of people.

SEAT have already seen the impact from their sponsorship from last season as the banner displayed on the website received more than 48 million hits alone.

SEAT are going to continue to sponsor the Europa Cup for three more seasons which will last until 2012 – so it looks like they are going to enjoy a lot more publicity yet!

Cars And The Media – Interest In Cars Gets Into Top Gear

Whether it is Clarkson, James May, Richard Hammond, Vicki Butler-Henderson, or any other media car reviewer or online amateur, it seems as though everyone has an opinion on what the best cars to be driving (or seen to be driving) are.

Looking back, it seems as though just a couple of decades ago, there were only a few real mainstream magazines on the shelves, most notably Motor magazine which merged with AutoCar, and Performance Car which then became Car magazine; now it is difficult to escape the mass of car magazines which fill the shelves of the nation’s newsagents.

The current best selling car magazine, Top Gear was first published in 1993 as a spin off to the Top Gear TV series, which first came into being in 1977 as a 30 minute BBC Midlands TV programme, which reviewed new car models and covered other car-related issues such as road safety, classic cars and motorsport. Since this time, the two biggest mainstream UK Car programmes, Top Gear and Fifth Gear, have become important parts of media car culture in Britain.

Over recent years there has been a change in the way that cars have been dealt with by journalists in the media. As time has gone on, and following a major revamp in 2002, Top Gear has moved away from a standard journalistic show and focused on a more light hearted and quirky based entertainment style of programming. The actual motoring information provided on the show has been decreasing, as global ratings have been increasing.

It still remains one of the most entertaining shows on TV and provides essential viewing to both petrolheads and millions of non car enthusiasts alike. However, with the inclusion of celebrity challenges, outrageous stunts and challenges, and the regular destruction of caravans, the focus these days is very much on entertainment and personalities rather than cars.

Fifth Gear was originally intended as a replacement for Top Gear, which went into a period of lull around the start of the century following Clarkson’s departure before being cancelled. But the new programme on Five was launched just as the BBC announced they would bring back a new modified 60 minute version of Top Gear. Although achieving nowhere near the viewing figures that the Clarkson lead show has managed, Fifth Gear is generally less outrageous and more of a straightforward informative motoring show.

Now interest in motoring has also gone online, with Top Gear being the most pirated TV show in the world, beating programmes like Lost and Desperate Housewives. The BBC reported that one video of Clarkson achieved 938,000 downloads on YouTube before they asked for it to be removed. Even interested non-journalists are now able to find videos and offer advice through car forums, motoring blogs [], general car sites and the many online owners clubs.

With the future looking rosy for professional motoring journalists both on TV and in print, and as the public appetite becomes increasingly voracious to get involved in the action, and sites provide more interactivity, it is hopefully only a matter of time before we get fully immersive interactive super car test drives with a background commentary by Clarkson.