This lengthy tutorial series examines how to draw giant robots with vector art. You'll learn design principles (specific to stylized robots), texturing, shading, lighting and much more. All but about 10 minutes of the course is done using Adobe Flash. An optional Photoshop video is included to teach you how to make your exported image from Flash appear more like a hand-painted movie poster.
The course is divided into seven sections, the first three cover some of the basics which will be used in creating the final piece. The last four sections are entirely dedicated to creating the final project. Much of this is done in real-time (no speeding through significant parts), so you will have a real feel for what it takes to draw an epic robot.
If you would like to watch this entire course on your iPad in the iBook format, download the Supplementary Material below.
Unzip and drop the .ibooks file into iTunes.
Or if you're reading this on your iPad, you can download the file directly by going to... https://s3.amazonaws.com/CartoonSmart/GiantRobots/giant_robots.ibooks (only 48Mb). You'll need an internet connection when reading the book to watch the videos.
All of the Flash files for Section 6 are included in the Downloadable Materials tab for this video.
Justin Dike is the founder of CartoonSmart one of the internet's first video training websites. He is a long-time illustrator and animator, focusing mostly on Adobe Flash, and experienced programmer with Swift, Sprite Kit, Actionscript 3, Objective C and Cocos2d. For CartoonSmart he has recorded hundreds of hours of video tutorials and recently published his first full length book titled iOS Programming with Xcode and Cocos2d available in the iBookstore. Justin has also developed many iOS games, including a side scrolling game engine.