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Drawing Fantasy Art: How To Draw A Robot
Robots, made of metal, wires and other metal parts of armour plating. There are many types of robots you can draw and they are very easy to draw, starting from circles and cylinders, or if you want to be funny, sausage and balls.
These are good frameworks to build up a cyborg or robot, as the joints and head could be the circles and the arms and legs cold be the cylinders. I find this the best way to draw robots, also if you exaggerate the two simple shapes with a little bit of imagination you can create all manner of different sized robot designs.
In our drawing study, we are going to go through the steps to draw your very own robot.
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First Sketch Of A Robot
Drafting The Robot
Here we try to go for the framework of a robot design, we want to just capture the basics of our robot and we do this as mentioned above sausage and balls circles and cylinders, these create the arms, legs and all the joints, it's only the body that is another shape entirely.
Try drawing your robot design with fatter or thinner circles and cylinders or even larger, this could create a totally different robot design altogether, right now at the drafting stage anything goes!!
Building Up Your Robot Drawing
Developing The Robot Drawing Further
The further development of your robot becomes easier when you just go with the flow, robots are clunky looking things, but if you follow the steps of using the circles and cylinders you can end up with humanoid looking figures for your robot which looks more better, but really that's not important, it's the structure of your robot design that matters at the very beginning.
I have added a gun on the robots left arm and other design elements that make it look like a robot.
Finalising Your Robot Design
Fix Your Robot!
Fixing your robot is just a matter of straightening up the legs and the head and a few other bits and pieces, this is the final details of your robot drawing just to try and get it right.
Your drawing however may be slightly different and I encourage you not to draw the way I do, more like take your own ideas and concepts and turn them into something totally original.
Your robot sketch should start to look a little clearer now.
Fully Inked Robot Drawing
Black And White Line Art Robot
Inking a drawing is one of my last steps that I do to cement the line art and the initial concept in a more permanent form, adding black ink doesn't have to be complicated with multiple cross hatching or anything like that, we just need to go over the pencil lines and improve on them if possible.
If you look at the previous robot sketch, there are slight differences to the final version here, just remember that even though this is the final drawing, you could possibly alter it some more if you have a good computer art software package such as photoshop.
Well I hope you enjoy drawing robots!
You can also check out my website Drawing Fantasy Art for more ideas to draw lots of different fantasy art creatures and other related stuff.
© 2009 Wayne Tully