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Drawing Fantasy Art: How To Draw A Robot

Wayne Tully is an Artist who draws horror art from his imagination and he creates drawing tutorials and resources to help other Artists.

Drawing Robots

 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

Drawing a robot draft sketch.

Drawing a robot draft sketch.

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

How to draw a robot.

How to draw a robot.

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

Drawing a robot - Add the details of your robot design.

Drawing a robot - Add the details of 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 Ink robot drawing.

Black Ink 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

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Drawing Robots

ramesh on August 23, 2019:

They are super robot design

Dale Anderson from The High Seas on May 02, 2018:

This is a fun article.

Wayne Tully (author) from Hull City United Kingdom on December 18, 2014:

cheers now! This is an old drawing, I'll update with new info and drawings at some point.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on December 18, 2014:

you are are really good at robot drawing. I should try this myself

wayne on May 19, 2012:

dude tis is coolllllllllllllllllllllllll

charlton on February 02, 2012:


yo mama on December 15, 2011:

Its really kool

amara on November 16, 2011:

what up man how you do man

daviddwarren22 on October 16, 2011:

Amazing hub. I wanted to try it :).

poop on August 31, 2011:

i don't understand it

Wayne Tully (author) from Hull City United Kingdom on February 21, 2011:

Cheers now!

wirelessbrain12 on February 21, 2011:

wow great job very creative

XZyphen on November 26, 2010:

Totally Awesome Bro!

poo on October 02, 2010:


nicole.reilly from Austin, TX on September 19, 2010:

So this is how they draw the robots I've seen in some comic strips. Nice hub! Very informative!

roxsox from Bulgaria on August 10, 2010:

can't wait for the more complex robots i just began drawing a few months ago i used to be terrible at drawing and awesome in sculptures and then a few months ago i began to draw well all of sudden

Wayne Tully (author) from Hull City United Kingdom on August 10, 2010:

Cheers there Roxsox! I can draw better robots than this and I intend to do a few more robot drawing tutorials with even more complex robots quite soon.

I'm glad you tried drawing a robot, the main thing about these tutorials is to mainly inspire people to draw their own versions of characters and designs and that's my main aim....

roxsox from Bulgaria on August 10, 2010:

i tried to draw it the first time it was awful since i tried to copy it exactly but the second time it came out pretty cool since i drew my own robot(i used my eraser a lot though)although i can only dream of being as good as you

junglegoerge on May 01, 2010:

Wow!it is so cool waynet.I like it.

Wayne Tully (author) from Hull City United Kingdom on April 11, 2010:

Thanks Michael!

Glad to inspire someone!

michael on April 11, 2010:

thanks you inspired me to be the best i can be at drawing i really appreciate it from me your good pal michael :)

Wayne Tully (author) from Hull City United Kingdom on April 06, 2010:

Cheers Neil!

Got loads more drawing hubpages lined up.

George Poe from United Kingdom on April 05, 2010:

Very good article. You write well and provide some valuable information..

Wayne Tully (author) from Hull City United Kingdom on March 17, 2010:

Cool, would be great to see your robot drawing...cheers!

cavetroll on March 16, 2010:

Great work! This looks like something I want to take a shot at.

Wayne Tully (author) from Hull City United Kingdom on March 05, 2010:

Cheers Mike!

This was a work in progress type of robot drawing and I do intend to do a few more complex robot drawings to add to it in time.

Mike Lickteig from Lawrence KS USA on March 05, 2010:

Nice as always. I can draw the robot from Lost in Space or Robotman from the original Doom Patrol comics. Anything original I do ends up looking like one of those two.

Thanks for sharing as always.

Wayne Tully (author) from Hull City United Kingdom on March 04, 2010:

Thanks Amez!

The best thing to do is when you finish one piece of art, take a good copy of it before you sell or give it away, this is what I do with my best art or drawings and paintings.

Would love to see some portraits!!

Amez from Houston, Texas on March 03, 2010:

Great Sketches, your a Natural Artist. I enjoy looking at your work. I most draw Protraits. Problem is I never thought much about saving any for my own, so I don't have many to show. I'd give anything to get copys of them all again.

Wayne Tully (author) from Hull City United Kingdom on March 03, 2010:

Cheers Isaac!

Yes have a go, because I intend to do a few more robot drawing examples eventually.

Isaac on March 03, 2010:

I think Robots are one of the coolest things to draw because when you draw them it's like programming them.

It's really fascinating.

P.S. The drawings really really good!

I will try drawing this one today, definitely.

Wayne Tully (author) from Hull City United Kingdom on February 19, 2010:

Cheers.... Robots can look anyway you want them to look, may have another go soon!

heart4theword from hub on February 19, 2010:

I've drawn some made up robots, yet they weren't sophisticated, nor your bot:)

branden on January 29, 2010:

Main it look so easy

Wayne Tully (author) from Hull City United Kingdom on January 28, 2010:

Thanks Kimsy!

Got more to come!

kims3003 on January 27, 2010:

Wow. Great article!

kittleboy from India - Hyderabad on January 26, 2010:


Wayne Tully (author) from Hull City United Kingdom on November 26, 2009:

Cheers now!

Gotta do more of these!

nicomp really from Ohio, USA on November 26, 2009:

Amazing. You make it look too easy.

Wayne Tully (author) from Hull City United Kingdom on November 09, 2009:

I would watch some dancing on the tv and record it then freeze frame and draw from what you see or find pictures online of two people dancing and then use that as reference.

Yes I still have those Todd Mcfarlane spiderman comics and Spawn and pretty much everything else he did...the hulk, yes his inking is the best with lots of detail and a great style too, in fact there are loads of artists whose inking is amazing and it's no wonder they are making a living from it!!

Cheers there Ben!

Ben Zoltak from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA on November 09, 2009:

Exquisitely rendered, thanks for not laying into me on my beginner's drawing page! Now how do you draw a robot dancing, or conversely, someone dancing the robot? Nice inkwork, are you a fan of Todd McFarlane's Spiderman? That guy changed what I thought I knew about inking.

Wayne Tully (author) from Hull City United Kingdom on October 12, 2009:

Good luck! Karmen88!

karmen88 from San Francisco on October 12, 2009:

This is really good I think I'll try to draw this one. Wish me luck. :)

bailey on October 11, 2009:

OMG that is great i can not draw that only a geious can draw that!!!!

Wayne Tully (author) from Hull City United Kingdom on September 15, 2009:

Excellent! this hubpage is due an update with some video stuff...look for it soon!

Cheers now!

james on September 15, 2009:

yo i tried drawing it for homework its gonna be great coloured with gel pen yo

chris on July 19, 2009:

that is soooooo awesome dude totally

jennifer123 on July 14, 2009:

it looks hard to .

zens28 on June 26, 2009:

That's cool bro you do griffitti check out

kailierty on June 23, 2009:

do u know what i menn

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