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A step by step guide on how to draw an AT AT Imperial Walker from Star Wars in a comic book style.

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How To Draw an Imperial Walker, Imperial Walker

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STEP 1.

To draw an AT AT, we should first lay down our basic guide lines. Using a ruler and a 2H or harder pencil, lightly sketch in your guide lines as seen here. These lines don't have to be perfect, since we will erase them later. They are just construction guides. Imperial Walkers are similar in shape to elephants, but with longer legs. They have a large body and head with disk shaped feet at the end of long legs, as seen here. The body and head should be 3 dimensional rectangle shapes.
 
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STEP 2.

Now that our guides are in place, we should star with drawing the body first. The body is split into three sections, with the mid section being taller than the front and back. Notice how the top of the body creates a hump because of the height of the mid section. There is a protective panel that hangs below the mid section as well. Be sure to draw the underside of the body, but most of this line will be erased after we draw the legs.
 
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STEP 3.

Let's move on to the head, which serves as the cockpit of the machine. The head is narrower at the front than it is at the rear. The only window on the entire machine is a thing slit across the front of the head, which protrudes slightly by a metal frame.
 
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STEP 4.

Now add in the guns and cannons. AT ATs have laser blasters mounted on either side of the head along with two large cannons mounted on the underside of the head.
 
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STEP 5.

Next, start working on the legs by drawing the upper joints. Each leg has a pair of disks (one large and one small) that are connected by a piece of metal. Be sure to draw the joints on the backside of the machine, even though they are not entirely visible. Add extra machinery to the rear of the Walker.
 
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STEP 6.

The legs are fairly simple. They consist of a long, straight upper section connected to a shorter lower section by a disk at the knee joint. The bottoms of the legs should have mounts that will hold the feet. Draw the front left leg bent to show that the AT AT is walking.
 
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STEP 7.

The feet consist of a large disk shape on the bottom with a smaller disk shape on top. The top disk shape is attached to the lower leg by two curved pieces of metal. The lower disk has four metal plates that provide added stability. The plates are hinged so that they fall loosely when the legs is lifted off the ground.
 
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STEP 8.

Go back to the entire Walker and add extra details such as panels, rivets, seams, etc. This will make the image more interesting and believable.
 
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STEP 9.

Now that you're done drawing the image, use a Micron marker or Copic Multiliner to ink the image with the help of a ruler. Be patient and be careful not to accidentally ink any unneeded guide lines. Once you're finished inking, erase your pencil marks with a kneaded eraser.
 
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STEP 10.

We can add a greater sense of depth and perspective to the image by giving it shadow on the underside of the head and body with the help of black in or a fat tipped black marker. Some of the upper legs should be covered in shadows cast down by the body.
 
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STEP 11.

And that's pretty much it! If you need to make any corrections, use white ink or opaque white paint. You can also use it to draw extra panels and detail in the areas that have been blacked out with shadow. And that is how you draw an AT AT Imperial Walker! Remember - use your tow cables to go for the legs!