How to draw basic robot easy to follow step by step drawing. This tutorial are very basic robot, it is very useful when you are trying to get down a rough idea for your thumbnail design. This is a very basic step by step how to sketch in the first stage whenever I want to start to come up with concept idea. I usually do this really quick, it should take no longer than 3 to 5 minutes. It’s a thumbnail sketch, and I do a lot of them in the sketch book just to get variation of ideas before I decide with on to pick and finalize. You could probably do it 7 to 10 in a row and take a break. Pick one or two you really like. Then do more until you have about 30-40 robot in different poses if you may.

Here is a basic robot drawing

Draw robot tutorial

Draw robot tutorial

Below are step by step how to draw basic robot.  Step one, I start with its body shape, I was thinking round circular shape.  Step two, I added big square shoulder pads and pivotal pelvis.  Step three, I draw two huge mechanical arms and smaller legs.

how to draw robot step 1

how to draw robot step 1

Step four, I place its head right around the middle of its circular body and draw hand with fingers.  Step five, I draw out big over size bolts around the shoulder pads and huge rotating gear at the end of the pad or side shoulders.  In six, I draw his face with big robot smiley teeth.

How to draw robot step 2

How to draw robot step 2

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After step six, most of the body, shape and proportion are in place.  Now I just need to draw in mechanical detail and make it industrial or man made clunky looking.  And done!

How to draw robot

How to draw robot

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How to draw basic robot

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