How to Draw Optimus Prime from Transformers

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“No sacrifice is too great in the service of freedom.”
– Optimus Prime

Optimus Prime, also known as Convoy or Orion Pax, is the leader of the Autobots. The Autobots are Transformers, a robotic alien race from the planet Cybertron that can take on the appearance of vehicles such as cars and trucks.

Optimus has a strong sense of justice and cares not only about the Autobots but about his human companions as well. A frequent enemy is Prime’s former friend, Megatron, the leader of the Decepticons.

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Prime’s most common disguise is that of a semi-truck. On Earth, this allows Prime to keep his alien identity secret from human onlookers, especially while traveling. Prime has been to Earth plenty of times during his long career. Since the release of the Transformers toy line in 1984, Optimus has appeared in more than 20 television series and at least seven feature films.

Did you know? A forty-foot tall statue of Optimus Prime is located in Kunming City, China. Not surprisingly, the statue was placed near a collection of automobile dealerships.

Would you like to draw Optimus Prime? This easy, step-by-step Transformers drawing tutorial can show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Optimus Prime from Transformers

How to Draw Optimus Prime from Transformers: Step 1

1. Begin by sketching Prime’s head. Draw an irregular shape with a pointed chin and two points at the top. Draw a horizontal and a vertical line across the head to enclose the different sections.

How to Draw Optimus Prime from Transformers: Step 2

2. Use a series of curved lines to enclose the irregular shape of the chest plate.

How to Draw Optimus Prime from Transformers: Step 3

3. Draw two irregular shapes within the chest plate, loosely parallel to its outline.

How to Draw Optimus Prime from Transformers: Step 4

4. Draw Prime’s torso. Use straight and curved lines to outline the shape. Then, draw a “V” shaped line across it. Draw two lines above and two lines below the “V”. Then, draw a parallelogram to one side of the shape.

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How to Draw Optimus Prime from Transformers: Step 5

5. Draw Optimus’ arm. Use curved lines to outline a series of five irregular shapes. Draw lines across the first and second shapes, and a rectangle in the first. Enclose another irregular shape above the first two. Band the wrist with lines, and use a straight and “V” shaped line to detail the fist.

How to Draw Optimus Prime from Transformers: Step 6

6. Draw the remaining arm. Use straight and curved lines to enclose five irregular shapes. Draw a triangle atop the one nearest the shoulder. Use curved lines to differentiate the fingers of the fist.

How to Draw Optimus Prime from Transformers: Step 7

7. Draw the upper leg, erasing guide lines as necessary. Use curved and straight lines to enclose the thigh. Draw an oval overlapping the thigh and torso. Draw a curved line across it.

How to Draw Optimus Prime from Transformers: Step 8

8. Draw the lower leg, erasing guide lines as necessary. Use curved and straight lines to outline the basic shape of the leg. Draw a rectangle overlapping the upper and lower legs, forming the knee. Draw a line down one side of it to give it a three-dimensional appearance. Then, enclose ovals and rectangles on the side of the leg. Draw a curved line across each oval. Finally, use curved lines to contour the details of the leg and foot. Draw a rectangle in the center of the leg and band it with straight lines.

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How to Draw Optimus Prime from Transformers: Step 9

9. Use curved lines to enclose the irregular shapes of the remaining leg and foot.

How to Draw Optimus Prime from Transformers: Step 10

Color Optimus Prime. He is typically red and blue in color.

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