How to Draw a Pickup Truck

Except for a few guys out there, who usually like 30-inch wheels or questionable suspension kits, people don’t talk about design too much when ordering themselves a pickup truck. However, the ever-increasing competition has pushed carmakers to gift trucks with styling moves that were usually destined for sedans or even go-fast vehicles. In case you want to know what the process of drawing a pickup actually involves, we are glad to be of service.
How to Draw a Pickup Truck 1 photo
Photo: screenshot from Youtube
We should’ve started out with a blank sheet of paper, but we couldn’t find one around, so we’ll replace this with a Youtube video.

As with pretty much any car out there, proportions are everything and the truck is no exception to the golden rule of the wheelbase - the distance between the vehicle’s wheels should be the size of four “extra” wheels.

The massive wheelarches defining just about every pickup truck out there are the next important step. Since you’re here, you should also handle the bumpers, another element that adds to the rugged design of such a vehicle.

While the aforementioned elements won’t require all that much time, modern pickup come with a lot of design gimmicks, so you should be prepare to spend quite a while on these details.

Let’s not forget that the pickup segment has recently started to take aerodynamics seriously. This means that there are a multitude of elements, from those defining the front of the car to the details around the wheelarches, that have to be streamlined. You won’t have to worry about stuff like the active grille shutters on the Ford F-150 for instance, as we’re handling a 2D design today.

Video thumbnail
If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram
About the author: Andrei Tutu
Andrei Tutu profile photo

In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
Full profile


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories