Originally Posted by giant016
Mine's not nearly as good as the other guy's stuff (very good!) but figured I'd add one of own from art class:
not a bad start, if you could see my first 100 or so car sketches you would get an idea of how much practice it takes to make a car look something even remotly close to realistic.
i always enjoyed drawing from a young age but i believe anyone that wants to draw can and with enough practice you will be able to draw just about anything.
your choice for the piece you posted is perfect, by only drawing small sections of things you can better train your brain to notice every line and shape and shadow instead of drawing what your brain wants you to draw. when you sit down to sketch any car your brain already has an idea of what a car should look like, ignore what you think a car should look like and instead draw what it really looks like by breaking the image down into its most basic form.
and for car sketches blending and smoothing is a must, for tight areas scruntch up a scrap of paper and squeeze one end to a sharp point, for larger areas try using cotton swabs but always start gently.