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    Pontiac Catalina Experiment

    I tried my hand at drawing a 4 Door Sedan, though I especially suck even more in anything other than a coupe, but I gave it a shot. I tried to make the front not nose dive much, but it didn't work as I wanted and came out still, too low, but I hope you don't hate it. I guess I am so used to it, that I need to work on still.

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    Re: Pontiac Catalina Experiment

    experiment failed

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    Re: Pontiac Catalina Experiment

    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Raider View Post
    experiment failed

    Woo Hoo!! Why so negative?

    GarndPrix, it was worth a try. Your front end does need work and you could add length to the rear doors and get rid of the interior in your exterior view and focus on the car itself. Otherwise, a good experiment just needs tweeking. Try drawing this from a side profile, like A.J.'s cars and post it up. Might give a better view to your drawing.
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    Re: Pontiac Catalina Experiment

    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Raider View Post
    experiment failed
    If you have nothing good to say, then don't bother saying anything at all...

    That interior is looking much, much better than your past drawings. Like newdude said, try doing side profiles for a while until you get a good feel as to how the hood slopes.
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    Re: Pontiac Catalina Experiment

    Next car you draw, try drawing a construction line from the middle distance between the top of the wheel well and the top of the front fender forward, and another from the middle of the top wheel spoke forward. The top of your lights should touch the top line, the bottom of your lights should touch the bottom line. Draw another line from the middle of the wheel. Your lower air damn should start at this line. Start your upper air damn a bit higher.
    Also, on a 3/4 front view like that, make sure that all the surfaces that should be horizontal, are horizontal (bottom of the front fascia, bumper line, similar sections of the grille and headlights, etc).

    Lastly, if you're making a roomy 4 door sedan, give it some room! After doing the above, decrease the size of the car from the A-pillar forward by about 1/4, and increase the size of the car from the A-pillar to the C-pillar by at least 30%. Otherwise, the design elements look good. I get a very 'LaCrosse' feel from the beltline, doors, and window shapes, and it looks good, just needs to be bigger (more Quattroporte).

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Pontiac Catalina Experiment

    i like where you were going with this. I like the front end if you had it better proportioned and not nose diving as you said. hopefully ill have time sometime and be able to draw what i think you were planning real quick. if not, and nobody else does, find a sketch that somebody has already posted. Just any sketch that has an angle you like. Now, dont draw it. Trace it. thats how I started to get my drawings a little better. I picked one viewpoint that i liked to draw and kept doing it over and over and over...after you do it a few times..eh say 5, draw the basic shape (wheels, and outline of the car and windows) then change up the front to whatever you had in mind.

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    Re: Pontiac Catalina Experiment

    I tried to incorporate JT87's tip on this. I think it came out better. Though I am not sure. Enjoy.

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    Re: Pontiac Catalina Experiment

    And here is the one with the contruction line(guide lines) removed and a bit cleaned up version.

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    Re: Pontiac Catalina Experiment

    alot better

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