Tuesday, January 8, 2008

How to Draw Robots - Stage 1 brainstorming

Using the subject of robots for early drawing lessons for children make sense given that inherent coolness of the robot factor (most likely acquired from watching cartoons and playing video games) provides an engaging goal to help focus their initial sketching efforts: to draw their favorite cartoon characters and perhaps even create their very own original robots.
Combining geometrical forms to create the skeleton or underlying structure of a drawing subject is a common approach included in many drawing instruction books. Thus the simple geometry required for creating basic robots can provide adequate practice and the groundwork to tackle progressively more complex designs. The goal now is to develop a collection of guide sheets that break down the robot sketching process into easy to follow step-by-step lessons to systematically develop drawing skill and confidence.

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