Drawing Robots and Machinery

Drawing Robots and Machinery

taught by Jake Parker
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Donald Dodge

Machinery/Robots

Very good course. Taught in a manner that is simple for anyone - you don't need to be an engineer or machinery operator to learn these techniques. If you're on the ropes of whether or not to take the course, take the plunge and do it.

John Jagusak

Carrie Salazar

Great

Great for beginners who don't understand ANYthing about machinery.

Donald Dodge

Very good course. Taught in a manner that is simple for anyone - you don't need to be an engineer or machinery operator to learn these techniques. If you're on the ropes of whether or not to take the course, take the plunge and do it.

John Jagusak

Carrie Salazar

Great for beginners who don't understand ANYthing about machinery.

Carrie Salazar

Great for beginners who don't understand ANYthing about machinery.

Michael Kimball

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Heidi Ahmad

I'd give it more than 5 out of 5 if it were possible! way more informative than I thought it would be. I even drew my very first robot from memory watching this and it wasn't that bad :D i kept functionality in mind. thank you!

Shae Humphries

Jake did an awesome job of going through the individual 'complex' parts that often scare artists away from creating mech art. In this lesson he gives a super easy to follow checklist of sorts to ensure that any robots or machines you happen to dra...

Mushtaq Anis

Always wondered how realistic, simplistic and beautiful jake's robots looked. I tried copying but didn't make sense or get anywhere. In this course Jake guides you to the elements of building a machinery which is really cool and opens up a wole ne...

Linh B

Jake  Parker
Jake Parker
Illustrator/Cartoonist

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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