Are you looking for creative things to do at home? Why not draw your own robot?
In the latest in our series of fun tutorials that help keep the kids entertained (and the big kids!), our Project Manager and artistic ace Amie Pryal has put together another easy guide on how to draw your very own robot in six simple steps. Read on for more information and click here to download the guide in an easy-to-print format.
And if you enjoyed this, why not check out our previous guides to help you draw your very own unicorn, narwhal and dragon? Happy drawing!
Draw a rectangle for the head. Add three diagonal lines, starting at the outer edges of your rectangle. Join these lines up with straight lines – you should now have a 3D box!
Draw two upside-down U-shapes in the first rectangle to make the eyes. Add a smaller rectangle underneath, making the corners a bit more curved. Add vertical lines inside this rectangle – you should now have a mouth.
Now for the body. Draw another rectangle shape beneath the head, but make the bottom of your rectangle smaller than the top. Follow the instructions from Step 1 to make this shape 3D as well. You can draw shapes inside the body to make buttons or a screen – like we’ve done here.
Now for the legs. Draw two circles beneath the head to make knees. Add two semi-circle shapes underneath these to make feet. Then, join these shapes up with two sets of lines for the legs. You can add more semi-circle shapes at the bottom of the feet to make wheels for your robot if you like.
For the arms, draw two sets of swirly lines on either side of the body. Connect the two lines at the end with a U-shape, like a magnet. Add a neck to connect the head to the body by drawing two curved lines side by side. Then, connect these lines with a straight line at the bottom.
Now you have your robot! Feel free to add extra details, such as antenna on the head or curved lines to make the robot’s arms look extendable! Why not try experimenting with different shapes, by using triangles instead of rectangles for the head and body?
Share your drawings!
We hope you ‘android’ our fun robot tutorial, as part of creative things to do at home. Make sure to embellish, adapt and colour-in your robots and send them to us on Facebook and Twitter.
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