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Uploaded: December 16, 2010
Artist: Jedec
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 11
Updated: December 16, 2010
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Hey guys, I'm really excited about this tutorial! I don't normally draw anything mecha-like but I drew up this tutorial on "how to draw a chibi transformer"! I decided to draw up bumblebee from the movie Transformers since he was a little bit more detailed than the old school bumblebee. Still love the old school one though! I hope everyone enjoys!

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How to Draw a Chibi Transformer

how to draw a chibi transformer step 1

STEP 1.

First start with a circular head shape with facial guide lines, and draw out the 4 lines that will guide the arms and legs.
 
how to draw a chibi transformer step 2

STEP 2.

Now you can add in the chibi chin to the circle head shape. Go ahead and draw in circles for the eyes and mouth, as well as the rest of the body. Keep his feet really wide down at the bottom!
 
how to draw a chibi transformer step 3

STEP 3.

Now we can start drawing his helmet. Draw in the crest on his forehead and the shape of where his helmet will sit on his head. Draw in the vents on the side of his face and don't forget his cute little mecha antenna!
 
how to draw a chibi transformer step 4

STEP 4.

Now we can turn his ghost-looking face into a transformer face! Draw in the rest of the helmet and a second pass over the line that connects his helmet to his head. Draw in the detail for his vents and the holes at the top of his helmet. Draw circles around the circles for his eyes and mouth and then draw prongs on each side of his mouth and flat grills on the side of his eyes.
 
how to draw a chibi transformer step 5

STEP 5.

Now we can start drawing in his body armor. Draw the pointed breastplate, and two little offshoots coming from the lower tip area of it. Draw in his curved groin plate and the armor that holds it in place!
 
how to draw a chibi transformer step 6

STEP 6.

Now you can add in the detail of the breast plate and groin plate. Draw a triangle point above the groin plate and draw a circle just above the point. Draw in the plate that guards his hip, but don't worry about the one under his other arm. It's hidden! Draw in his shin plates also.
 
how to draw a chibi transformer step 7

STEP 7.

Now for the detail on his feet! Draw in the flat plates that will cover the side of his wide foot. Draw in the plate that his "toes" will be poking out of. Draw in the plates that stick out from the side of his toe plate and draw in some circles to fill in the empty place in the middle of his foot.
 
how to draw a chibi transformer step 8

STEP 8.

Now we can move onto his arms! Draw in the long covers for his arm. Make sure you show the detail and that the plate doesn't go all the way around the arm underneath and draw in a long thin rectangle on the underside of his exposed arm. Draw in two little shoulder plates and some finger plates. Draw a circle for each finger on his hands.
 
how to draw a chibi transformer step 9

STEP 9.

Before drawing the door "wings", draw in the four circles on the inside of his legs and the details on his arm plates. Now you can start drawing in the wings. Draw two little tires to show where the wings start on his back. Draw the basic outline shape first, and then add in the fine details later. This will make it easier than having to draw each detail individually.
 
how to draw a chibi transformer step 10

STEP 10.

Almost done! Now you can draw in the autobot symbol on his crest! Since it's so small and thin, I went ahead and drew a large version in the corner of the screen. Notice it is broken up into a bunch of different shapes. Try drawing each shape individually instead of the whole thing at once!
 
how to draw a chibi transformer step 11

STEP 11.

Hurray! Great job! Now you have your very own Transformer to color! Let me know how the coloring goes, I love to see how everyone does!