Mark Crilley: How To Draw Mecha Characters
The anime drawing master delivers another fine example of a ‘how to draw’ characters video where he explores the techniques necessary to create a fictional mecha character in pencil.
This is a beginner’s lesson and Crilley begins with the upper torso because it is the largest section to draw and allows all the other limbs to be proportioned accordingly. Using his infamous black prismacolor pencil he uses linear guidelines and reference points to sketch large areas like the arms of the mecha bot and the legs so the drawing takes a convincing shape of a robot.
He says people ask him ‘how do I gather the proportions of a mecha bot’. Well as he quite simply states, ‘It’s a robot, they have no proportions’ so with this in mind you have a great avenue to get creative there. Drawing the armour can be fun and unique so you can use this video to take on Crilley’s expert guidelines and opinions. Have fun and be experimental with your drawing, after all these robots are based on fantasy and fiction so reach for you pencil and get going on your paper with help of everyone’s favourite anime drawing instructor.