3. Draw a character line through the body.
Also known as the beltline, this is the line of energy your car will follow through its whole body. “It dictates the attitude of the car,” says Shuster. For a sports car or race car, a more dramatically angled line can give it an aggressive stance.
4. Add a secondary character line.
Use this second defining stroke as a marker for where the windows end. Don’t get hung up on details yet. “Car designers generally draw from their shoulders and keep it really loose. There’s not a lot of meticulous ‘from the wrist’-style drawing. It’s all big shapes,” says Shuster.