Drawing Robots and Machinery

Drawing Robots and Machinery

taught by Jake Parker
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Jake  Parker
Jake Parker

About the instructor

For the last 19 years Jake has worked on everything from animated films to comics to picture books. For several years he worked for Reel FX and Blue Sky Studios on such projects as Horton Hears a Who, Rio, and Epic. He is the creator of the popular Inktober drawing challenge. Jake currently works as an illustrator and cartoonist on children's books and comics. He works out of his home studio in Utah.

Drawing believable machinery and lifelike robots starts here.

From robots to spaceships to guns and time travel devices Jake Parker teaches the ins and outs of drawing realistic machinery.

Learn machine anatomy.

Like studying the anatomy of humans to understand how to draw them correctly, so too must you study and know the anatomy of machinery. In this class Jake deconstructs complex machines into basic, understandable components. These are broken down into these sections:

  • Structural parts
  • Power Supply
  • Locomotion
  • Manipulators
  • Weapons
  • Sensors
  • Paneling and Armor
  • Cockpit and Controls

In this class you will also learn:

  • the 4 principles of designing machinery
  • how to apply these principles to a range of subjects
  • how to analyze machinery and apply real life reference to your drawings
  • how to make complex machinery look functional
  • how to create a hierarchy of focal points
  • methods of working up from a thumbnail sketch to finished drawing

This class includes:

  • PDF download of the class notes
  • PDF workbook of over 10 drawing exercises

Course Contents

10 Videos
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