how to draw megatron from transformers

How to Draw Transformers

Step 1.

Now there are a total of six steps in this tutorial and you will start this first one with some shapes and guidelines to form a frame for Megatron. First off draw out a shape for his head with facial guidelines drawn in. Next draw a line that goes straight across the lower part of his face where the chin is. this will be for his massive shoulders. Now what you want to do is draw out a set of three different shaped circles for his arms. Each shape will serve a purpose I promise. After that you can go ahead and draw out the shape of his torso followed by two lines for his thighs and then the deformed shapes for his lower legs and feet.

Step 2.

The best way to approach this step is to enlarge it to see all the different lines and shapes you will need to draw to start the formation of Megatron. Starting at the head start drawing and sketching the metal shapes that resemble sharp claws and knives. Again you will keep drawing out these odd shaped pieces of metal around the outside of Megatron. Next move to the pelvic area and start your drawing and sketching there as well. It is hard for me to describe what the shapes are because to me they are just pieces of twisted metal bound together. Just look at the shapes and lines and follow along as you see them.

Step 3.

In this step you will start to draw out the outlines of his eyes and then the shape of his mouth along with some razor sharp teeth. After that you will continue to sketching and drawing of the shapes and lines that make up Megatrons body. His hands are probably the only describable thing I think. His fingers look like dragon claws, extra long and thick dragon claws. After you are done here you can proceed to the next step.

Step 4.

With each and every step you really do have to enlarge the image. When ever you draw any kind of detailed character you really do have to sit there and make sure you try and get every line and every detail drawn out the way you see it. Al you will do here is draw in a little bit of some more twisted metal shapes and complete the closing of his left thigh and draw out his eyes finally. At this point you can clean up your sketch from any visible guidelines or shapes that you drew in step one.

Step 5.

this is where you will sketch in all your shading. Take your time in this step because in order to get the shading done right you have to color your image exactly the way you see it here in order to get that awesome chrome and metal effect. This sketch drawing took me a total of 4 hours including the sketching, shading, and tutorial aspect of the whole thing. I have to say it was a very big challenge for me.

Step 6.

After all your drawings done and all your shading is complete your final sketch should come out looking like or resembling the one you see above. Well I hope you had a fun and exciting time here at this tutorial on how to draw Megatron from Transformers. See you all another time real soon my friends.

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Uploaded: July 9, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Advanced  Advanced Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: October 12, 2009
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Artist comments

I know there are more than a few people that visit this website who look for an amazing tutorial to learn how to draw. In today’s tutorial I do just that. In the past I showed you all how to draw some pretty cool characters as well as dragons and a few weapons too. Two of my favorite drawings that I submitted on DragoArt are of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. I thought I would give you all a taste of what it’s like to live on the bad and dangerous side. So today I will show you "how to draw Megatron", the enemy of the Autobots. Megatron is the leader of the Decepticons and is probably one of the top leading characters that really does have that evil look. His teeth alone are scary enough they look like sharp razor knives from some kind of mechanical weapon. Anyways, Megatron is a descendant of the military hardware robots created by the Quintessons on their factory world of Cybertron. There has been a war between the Decepticons and the Autobots for years and will probably be at war with each other for all time. Megatron is a fierce leader with little or no sympathy for other living life form or for his own kind as a matter of fact. In the animated series there was an episode that showed how the Decepticons were defeated by the Autobots when they created the ability to transform into stealth machinery such as cars, trucks, planes, tanks, and other awesome camouflaged identities. In fact sometime later the Decepticons also developed the ability to transform into their own stealth like form. After this ability became available to them, Megatron formed a small group of troops together to launch an attack on the Autobots. It was this attack that led to the fall of the original leader of the Autobots. Of course other robots had no idea what had happened including Orion Pax who saw Megatron as an icon and role model. Pax eventually came to his senses and realized that Megatron was nothing more than a monster. It was Orion Pax that the old and wise Autobot Alpha Trion who worked his magic and reconstructed Pax into the new leader of the Autobots, Optimus Prime. If you ask me when Optimus Prime was created that is when the animated series got good because you had these two awesome looking robots that battle it out against each other in an exciting way where it keeps you gripped to your seat. Not only are the two robot leaders cool looking, they also have incredibly strong and powerful names, Megatron and Optimus Prime. Wow, kind of blows your mind if you think about it. Megatron is one of my all time favorite villains and I think he is one of the meanest as well. In light if that I will show you how to draw Megatron from Transformers step by step. The instructions are pretty easy to read and follow but I have to warn you if you are not an experienced artist this tutorial may take you a long while to complete. But hey that’s the fun of it right. After all once you accomplish anything difficult in life you always cherish and appreciate the out come. I hope you approach this action packed tutorial on "how to draw Megatron, with mega enthusiasm. Don't forget, when you teach yourself "how to draw Transformers step by step", you really have to take your time when it comes to drawing mechanical objects such as these aliens.