How I Draw
My Road
Drawings
By: Nathan Young
@nvyoung
Why I Draw Roads?
So the people that have known me for a long time knows that I
draw Roads. I do admit it is a very intere...
I start off with a blank piece of white paper and I use a
variety of pens and markers to create a road. I just think of
so...
I use a Paper Mate Eraser Mate pen and draw the outline of the road
design I will do. Notice all the lines that have been ...
I then use a BIC Wite Out pen to cover up the erased lines and to
create the dashed lines for the road drawing. I also add...
I then draw on the yellow lines onto the road drawing. I use a Sharpie
Accent highlighter pen to put on the yellow lines. ...
I then get back out the Paper Mate Eraser Mate pen to draw on all the other features
for this road drawing. Signs, traffic...
I then use a Pilot Precise V5 extra fine pen to draw over the signs and traffic lights
that will not be colored in by a Sh...
All the lines that were not drawed over by the Pilot pen now have been
colored over by a Sharpie fine point black pen. Sin...
The next step is to draw in the colors of any traffic or caution lights I have on a
road drawing. I use a Sharpie ultra fi...
The last step to complete a road drawing is to draw on the reflectors onto the
drawing. All those orange and black dots on...
Finished Product
Here is the finished
product. A very creative
thing I do you might say. I
have been drawing roads
for ove...
Finished Product
This is how I draw a
freeway road drawing. I
draw big overhead signs
and the delineators on the
side of t...
Anyone that has known me for a while knows that I draw roads. I
posted some drawings I completed here for you to see.
Anyone that has known me for a while knows that I draw roads. I
posted some drawings I completed here for you to see.
Anyone that has known me for a while knows that I draw roads. I
posted some drawings I completed here for you to see.
See More!
See more of my road
drawings by going to:
geekalabama.com/road-
drawings
GeekAlabama.com
Facebook.com/GeekAlabama
@GeekAlabama
Plus.Google.Com/+GeekAlabama
Presentation Brought To You By:
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About Nathan Young
Thanks for checking me out; Nathan Young is an
experienced writer, blogger, photographer, and
videograp...
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presentations, infographics,
and other great stuff from
Nathan Young at:
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  1. 1. How I Draw My Road Drawings By: Nathan Young @nvyoung
  2. 2. Why I Draw Roads? So the people that have known me for a long time knows that I draw Roads. I do admit it is a very interesting hobby to do. It is also a hobby that some people think I am crazy to do. I am a avid road fan and geek (as well as weather and news junkie). I love to drive on roads, take pictures of roads, read stories on the infrastructure, watch TV shows about roads, and love watching traffic go by. Especially at traffic light intersections (why my logo is a traffic light). While in high school I wore a traffic light necklace and the people thought I really went crazy! When I introduce someone to my road drawings most are very surprised in what I do. And some think I have a weird hobby. So I can get a little crazy talking about roads as well, I think of it as a way to express myself. This is what I love to do; everybody has a crazy hobby they love to do and mine is one that only a few people do very well; and that’s drawing roads. So how do I do a drawing from start to finish.
  3. 3. I start off with a blank piece of white paper and I use a variety of pens and markers to create a road. I just think of something to draw and then start.
  4. 4. I use a Paper Mate Eraser Mate pen and draw the outline of the road design I will do. Notice all the lines that have been erased. I will usually make some changes when I draw the outline of the road. It does look like a mess but the next step makes everything look nice.
  5. 5. I then use a BIC Wite Out pen to cover up the erased lines and to create the dashed lines for the road drawing. I also add the yellow lines in the middle of the road and the lines for the train track on the left.
  6. 6. I then draw on the yellow lines onto the road drawing. I use a Sharpie Accent highlighter pen to put on the yellow lines. It does not show up well now but in a little while you will see a difference.
  7. 7. I then get back out the Paper Mate Eraser Mate pen to draw on all the other features for this road drawing. Signs, traffic lights, and the railroad lights are added to this road drawing. In other drawings I might add freeway signs, delineators, bridges, tunnels, toll booths, and other things that you might see in a road picture.
  8. 8. I then use a Pilot Precise V5 extra fine pen to draw over the signs and traffic lights that will not be colored in by a Sharpie pen. Notice the Yellow lines now have the darker ink drawed in also. Notice the lines that have not been drawed over by the Pilot pen. They will have a Sharpie pen colored over.
  9. 9. All the lines that were not drawed over by the Pilot pen now have been colored over by a Sharpie fine point black pen. Since I am using white paper the black lines represent the white lines you would see on a road.
  10. 10. The next step is to draw in the colors of any traffic or caution lights I have on a road drawing. I use a Sharpie ultra fine point red and green marker. If I use a yellow light, I use the high lighter again. I usually am random on which side gets a green or the red lights. You think I have might gone a little overboard with the traffic lights. But you can not have enough traffic lights at a intersection.
  11. 11. The last step to complete a road drawing is to draw on the reflectors onto the drawing. All those orange and black dots on the drawing is a reflector. I also use a Sharpie ultra fine point orange and black marker. I also use the black marker to draw on any symbols onto the drawing. Like arrows and words.
  12. 12. Finished Product Here is the finished product. A very creative thing I do you might say. I have been drawing roads for over 20 years now and it started with school paper with a pencil to now with color being added.
  13. 13. Finished Product This is how I draw a freeway road drawing. I draw big overhead signs and the delineators on the side of the road. Thanks for reading how I draw my roads. And watch the video about how I draw my roads below!
  14. 14. Anyone that has known me for a while knows that I draw roads. I posted some drawings I completed here for you to see.
  15. 15. Anyone that has known me for a while knows that I draw roads. I posted some drawings I completed here for you to see.
  16. 16. Anyone that has known me for a while knows that I draw roads. I posted some drawings I completed here for you to see.
  17. 17. Anyone that has known me for a while knows that I draw roads. I posted some drawings I completed here for you to see.
  18. 18. See More! See more of my road drawings by going to: geekalabama.com/road- drawings
  19. 19. GeekAlabama.com Facebook.com/GeekAlabama @GeekAlabama Plus.Google.Com/+GeekAlabama Presentation Brought To You By: Infographic Created By: Nathan Young SlideShare.net/NathanYoung Facebook.com/nvyoung Twitter.com/nvyoung Gplus.to/nvyoung Pinterest.com/nvyoung About.me/nvyoung RebelMouse.com/nvyoung Linkedin.com/in/nvyoung Instagram.com/nvyoung44 Keek.com/nvyoung 256-452-1565 NathanYoung@GeekAlabama.com GeekAlabama.com Facebook.com/GeekAlabama @GeekAlabama Plus.Google.Com/+GeekAlabama Presentation Brought To You By: Presentation Created By: Nathan Young SlideShare.net/NathanYoung Facebook.com/nvyoung Twitter.com/nvyoung Gplus.to/nvyoung Pinterest.com/nvyoung About.me/nvyoung RebelMouse.com/nvyoung Linkedin.com/in/nvyoung Instagram.com/nvyoung44 Keek.com/nvyoung Youtube.com/barcncpt44 NathanYoung@GeekAlabama.com GeekAlabama.com Facebook.com/GeekAlabama Twitter.com/GeekAlabama NathanYoung@GeekAlabama.com Presentation Brought To You By: Presentation Created By: Nathan Young SlideShare.net/NathanYoung Facebook.com/nvyoung Twitter.com/nvyoung Gplus.to/nvyoung Pinterest.com/nvyoung About.me/nvyoung RebelMouse.com/nvyoung Linkedin.com/in/nvyoung Instagram.com/nvyoung44 Keek.com/nvyoung Youtube.com/barcncpt44 Medotcom.com/Nathan.Young GeekAlabama.com Facebook.com/GeekAlabama Twitter.com/GeekAlabama NathanYoung@GeekAlabama.com Presentation Brought To You By: Presentation Created By: Nathan Young SlideShare.net/NathanYoung Facebook.com/nvyoung Twitter.com/nvyoung SoundCloud.com/nvyoung Pinterest.com/nvyoung About.me/nvyoung RebelMouse.com/nvyoung Linkedin.com/in/nvyoung Instagram.com/nvyoung44 Keek.com/nvyoung Youtube.com/barcncpt44 Medotcom.com/Nathan.Young
  20. 20. About Nathan Young Thanks for checking me out; Nathan Young is an experienced writer, blogger, photographer, and videographer who blogs at Geek Alabama. Nathan is a big Road, Weather, and News Junkie Geek and is a great person to be around who is funny and informative. Nathan is an accomplished media person who regularly covers topics on Geek Alabama and gets numerous requests to cover things from businesses, products, TV shows, movies, books, games, food, events, conventions, concerts, and other reviews. He is open to speaking, covering products or events, and representing your brand. The most interesting fact about me, I draw roads! #Aspie proud! #ASD About Nathan Young Hello geeks and nerds; let me introduce you to what I am. Nathan Young does a lot of wonderful things in the media world, from writing, photography, videography, and social media. My current home is the blog and website Geek Alabama. There I do everything from geeky/nerdy talk, event coverage, reviews, cooking, community coverage, promotions, and anything else to give any geek and/or nerd an organism. If it’s anything any geek and/or nerd would care about, I am usually talking about it. From conventions, gaming, crowdsourcing, tech, movies, TV shows, comics, books, food, videos, apps, and more. If you are looking for articles anyone would love reading, you have come to the right place! If you are looking for someone who can cover events with pictures and videos, cover products and shows, speak at events, cover your products, or attend your conventions, consider me! Every geek and/or nerd from trekkies, whovians, and even bronies, already has! The most interesting fact about me, I draw roads! #Aspie proud! #ASD
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