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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Motorbooks; Second edition (May 31 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760323917
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760323915
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.3 x 27.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 558 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,275 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Classic Cars (UK), December 2006

“Regardless of whether you intend to have a go yourself, this 143-page softback helps you understand why the best motoring art is so captivating and why so much of it just doesn’t look right.”


Rod & Custom, February 2007

“Whether you’re a notebook doodler who wants to develop some skills, an expert illustrator looking to take it to the next level, or someone who doesn’t even own a pencil but loves excellent hot rod illustrations, How to Draw Cars Like a Pro is your book.”

American Car World (UK), September 2006

“Cracking artwork in there, both of actual chopper designs and some cartoon stuff, which emphasizes the fun aspect.”



Classic and Sports Car, October 2006

“A boon for every stylist and budding enthusiast.”

About the Author

Thom Taylor is a four-time winner of the coveted America's Most Beautiful Roadster award and an inductee into the Hot Rod Hall of Fame. A graduate of Pasadena's Art Center College of Design, he has designed cars for builders like Boyd Coddington and Roy Brizio, and for celebrities Eric Clapton, Tim Allen, and Billy F. Gibbons of ZZ Top. In addition to creating signature die-cast lines for Racing Champions, Revell, and Testors, Thom is the author of Motorbooks' How to Draw Choppers Like a Pro.

Lisa Hallett is a writer and editor based in Southern California. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles, Times, Emmy, and Westways.

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By EastCoastWoodworker on Nov. 20 2014
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
My 11 y/o loves it July 17 2007
By Husam J. Alnajjar - Published on Amazon.com
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My 11 y/o son is into drawing and into cars, so naturaly he started drawing cars, but he needed some help. I for one don't know what to do (not an artist), so I got this book for him, and so far the drawings he brings me are soooo much better. They are as good as the ones in the book, but it sure did give him a few pointers here and there. He loves looking at the tips, and hints in the book. All in all it made a difference to his drawings.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Interesting book Nov. 30 2012
By TheArtist - Published on Amazon.com
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The book is a good resource if you are looking to get into automotive art. I do wish there were more specific step by step examples by Thom. There were many examples of other artists and styles, just would have like more from Thom. There are two great examples where Thom shows the artist how to go from start to finish.

Having said this, I quickly ramped up my ability to render automotive art. I see more chrome, reflections and other nuances within a car reflection than I ever have. Never imagined that I could produce chrome reflections through art. Thom does explain the principle fairly easy.

After my first 2 drawings, I actually had a request for a commissioned drawing!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful! Feb. 11 2013
By inlinesix - Published on Amazon.com
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I haven't read many automotive art books, but I can safely say that this is probably one of the better or best ones out there. The art is very nice and the explanations by the author are very easy to read and understand. The book is also partitioned into logical sections. Definitely a must for any aspiring automotive designer or enthusiast.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great beginner book April 3 2013
By rany joo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book has strong techniques for a good foundation in car art. It includes some great information from the right equipment to buy, to the proper presentation. The basics are all covered including perspective, proportions, and light reflections/shadows.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Excellent book for the money March 9 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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My first review of this book was harsh, unjust, and unfair. A friend of mine went to graphic design school and got his bachelors degree. I showed him the book and my review and he told me what an idiot I was. He patiently went through the book and explained how the book showed in great detail how the book is perfect for someone who has background experience in graphic design, and I was wrong for buying the wrong book. It would be like an 8th grader buying a book on college calculus and complaining the book doesn't cover algebra very well.

This book is excellent, and the artist does a great job in it. This is a book for people with a back ground or at least an advanced level of understanding of what the book covers. The book says "how to draw cars like a pro", a lot of people think that means it goes from basic level drawing, to advanced level. No it starts out at pro level, just like the title suggest. That's not a bad thing, people like me don't think sometimes when we order books.


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