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Uploaded: January 17, 2010
Artist: Fineart
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: January 17, 2010
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This is a real fun character to draw, one from the epic series of Star Wars movies. One of the most beloved characters C-3PO, also spelled See-Threepio, also called Threepio for short, was a protocol droid- a droid specifically designed to interact with organics. C-3PO's TranLang III Communicator module combined with his AA-1 VerboBrain allowed him to be fluent in over six million forms of communication. He was also equipped with over 36 functions. C-3PO was generally seen with his counterpart, R2-D2, a small, wheeled R2-series astromech droid. C-3PO's main function as a protocol droid was to assist with etiquette, customs, and translation so that meetings of different alien cultures ran smoothly. C-3PO loyally served over forty masters. Detesting adventure and space travel, for they often resulted in him coming out in the wrong place in a fight, sometimes losing parts, and then having them reattached, sometimes incorrectly. Together with R2-D2, C-3PO played a vital role in Star Wars galactic history, however lowly he may have thought of himself. Well, that's about it. Let's start having some fun with this tutorial on "how to draw C3PO, step by step".

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How to Draw C3PO

how to draw c3po step 1

STEP 1.

First you want to establish lightly, the basic shapes and stance of this unique character. Having said that, you will start drawing the guidelines and shapes to form a frame for this popular android.
 
how to draw c3po step 2

STEP 2.

Again lightly draw over your basic drawing start to draw in the major structures, of head, arms, chest hips and legs.
 
how to draw c3po step 3

STEP 3.

Proceed now to put details in, the eyes, the circular chest plate, the pleats in the upper hips,and in the feet. As you establish these features, erase carfully your underdrawing.
 
how to draw c3po step 4

STEP 4.

Continue adding more details to the droids body including the wires in the stomach area.
 
how to draw c3po step 5

STEP 5.

Now lets chrome him up, as he is made of metal, his body is a highly reflective surface. Add your darks to the edges as surfaces turn, and in the stomach area solid blacks, allowing the wires to be left white for contrast.
 
how to draw c3po step 6

STEP 6.

To complete the drawing add haltone shading, leaving highlights in, or erase highlights out of the halftones.