How to draw a car, with Lexus design chief Koichi Suga

Lexus creates new film: How to draw a car

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The Lexus Creates series continues with a new sketching workshop film featuring Koichi Suga, General Manager, Lexus Design, demonstrating his step-by-step technique for drawing a car

This is the third instalment in the social media-based programme, designed to encourage people to take part in creative activities. The topics featured are related to the Lexus hallmarks of design and craftsmanship and showcase a range of creative Lexus partners. For this latest episode, Suga shows the viewer the basic skills applied to drawing a vehicle, providing step-by-step guidance on how to sketch the Lexus’s flagship LC 500 Coupe. Using just paper and pencil, the Lexus design chief uses simple strokes and easy-to-follow instructions to bring the LC to life and reveal the process behind automotive design.

“As a designer, drawing has been a core skill for as long as I can remember, and I have enjoyed the level of creativity it allows,” said Suga. People think that the skill is unique and specialised, but I tell them that anyone can learn to draw and enjoy it as a wonderful free-form expression. Regardless of style or ability level, there are very valid emotional and mental benefits I feel people can engage from any creative expression. I am excited to show that with Lexus Creates.

“While I have been involved in vehicle design for decades, I still find that the drawing is still as enjoyable and stress-relieving as when I used to first imagine vehicles when I was school age.”

Suga was the chief designer of the fifth-generation Lexus LS, the brand’s flagship saloon. His creative vision led the production of the car’s sleek and powerful design, continuing the evolution of the brand’s distinctive design language.

Click here for a step by step guide on how to draw an LC.