How to Draw a Robot

Hello hope you’re all doing well and having a great weekend! I’ve had a very exciting week as I’ve started my new job as a community art teacher, which so far has been the most fun I’ve ever had in a job so as you can imagine I’m chuffed to bits!

Anyway whilst in teacher mode I mocked up a little how-to sheet for the kids, but you can try it too!

It’s four simple steps to drawing a robot, as long as you know your shapes you’re sorted, and if you have a ruler even better!

Step 1. Draw a large rectangle with a square directly below it

Step 2. Add circles to the large rectangle and join the two shapes with 2 small lines (that’s your robots neck).

Step 3. Add in some arms and legs,keeping everything square.

Step 4. Give him a cheeky smile and some buttons!

Now that wasn’t so hard was it? you could even colour him in :)

Try it yourself!



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9 Responses to “How to Draw a Robot”

  1. aldriana amir Says:

    I’m enjoyed the lesson. It’s fun. I think you’re a great teacher, Neil!
    Wish you were my art teacher :)

    Now, I’m gonna draw my robot too! :D

  2. +cin Says:

    Hi Neil! I just started teaching too…im now a preschool art teacher! I know exactly how you feel, its like a dream job! Have fun & keep posting :)

  3. neilslorance Says:

    Aw no way! congratulations :) let me know how you get on, maybe you could give me some tips! nx

  4. cheekiegirll99 Says:

    This is a dorible :)

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  6. cuticupcake204 Says:

    i come in peace i swear!

  7. Says:

    Dear Neil,

    I am a 54 year old community education worker in a Boston STEM/STEAM program called Learn 2 Teach, Teach 2 Learn that focuses on getting our youth into creative technologies through projects. One of my college mentors and I are developing an computer programming activity using animation that our youth teachers will use to teach this summer. I decided that I had to make my own animation as preparation for designing the activity.

    I can’t draw, but I wanted to have a robot dancing and Annie Wu playing the beatbox flute. I despaired until I came across your website. Thank you so much. Your robot was simple enough for me to draw over and over. I love my amazing staff and college mentors, so I added them into the animation.

    Even tho it is a bit lame, the animation was a labor of love and I learned a lot about the Scratch programming environment. I grew fond of my version of your little robot after drawing him many many times. Anyway, I just wanted to share it with you and tell you that your blog helped me out a lot. If you have flash or java enabled on your computer, you can watch it at:

    If you want to learn more about our program, which tries to get youth creative with science and technology, you can find my little homegrown blog at:

    Thanks, Dr. S

  8. lizzy Says:

    thx for h help

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