How to Draw A Robot

Easy, step by step Robot drawing tutorial
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You can learn how to draw a robot with the help of this easy cartoon drawing tutorial.

A robot is an "automatically operated machine that replaces human effort." For decades, real-life robots have worked in factories, hospitals, and elsewhere. They have also captured our imaginations.

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Especially tantalizing are androids like the one in this illustration - robots that look like us. They have long been a part of literature and film.

One of the first was Maria from the 1927 film Metropolis, who resembles the familiar C-3P0 from the later film, Star Wars.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story, Marionette Puppet, and Chibi SD Gundam.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Robot

Robot drawing - step 1
Robot step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 01

1. Begin by sketching the robot’s face. For each eye, use two curved lines to sketch the oval outline.

Draw a curved line across the top of each eye to form the eyelids. Shade an oval in the corner of each eye to form the pupils. Then, outline a large, wide “U” shape for the mouth. Draw a curved line between the tops of the “U.”

Robot drawing - step 2
Robot step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 02

2.Use a long curved line to enclose the rounded head. The line should extend from one side of the “U” to the other.

Then, use curved lines to sketch inverted “U” shapes or rainbow shapes above the eyes. These are the eyebrows. Sketch rounded rectangles on each side of the head like ears, and band the upper portion of the mouth with vertical lines.

Robot drawing - step 3
Robot step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 03

3. Enclose a rounded shape on each ear using a curved line. Extend two lines upward from each ear and allow them to meet at a point.

Draw a circle at the top of each to form the antennae. Next, begin drawing the body. Extend a pair of lines down from the head to form the neck. Connect them at the bottom with a curved line, and band them with another curved line.

Enclose a large, wide “U” shape beneath the neck. Then, use seven slightly curved lines to create the octagon-shaped torso, with the “U” constituting the upper section.

Robot drawing - step 4
Robot step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 04

4. Enclose two partial semicircles, one overlapping the other, to form the shoulder. Draw a triangle for the elbow and a pentagon with rounded edges for the hand. Connect the shoulder, elbow, and hand using pairs of straight lines.

Robot drawing - step 5
Robot step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 05

5. Outline the fingers and thumb using “U” shaped lines. Band each finger with a short line, and draw a curved line across the palm of the hand. Then, exclose two overlapping partial semicircles for the shoulder.

Robot drawing - step 6
Robot step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 06

6. Draw the remaining arm. Again, draw a triangle for the elbow and a rounded pentagon for the hand. Connect them with pairs of straight lines. Sketch a finger visible behind the back of the hand using curved lines. Then, extend two short, converging lines below the torso.

Robot drawing - step 7
Robot step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 07

7. Enclose an irregular round shape below the torso. For the knee, enclose a small circle and an irregular rounded shape. Draw a curved line parallel to the bottom of the shape. Then, sketch the leg using pairs of curved lines above and below the knee.

Robot drawing - step 8
Robot step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 08

8. Draw a half-circle for the foot, and finish enclosing the foot with a rectangular shape. Then, draw the remaining knee and leg to match the first leg.

Robot drawing - step 9
Robot step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 09

9. Enclose the foot with a half-circle and a small rectangle. Detail the robot’s torso. Draw curved lines across the middle and bottom sections of the torso.

In the top section, enclose a rectangular shape with curved sides. Draw a zigzag line across it. Then, draw several small circles.

Complete Robot drawing
Robot step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 10

Color your cartoon robot. Will you make him silver or gray like the color of metal, or will you paint him other colors?

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How to draw: Robot - all drawing steps
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