Below is a step-by-step drawing tutorial.
R2D2 is a very detailed character with many specific and small details to draw.
Drawing him can be difficult. But, we will make it easy by slowing down in this R2D2 drawing tutorial.
We’ll start by drawing an outline of R2D2. You will be able to copy the reference image closely once you have completed this.
Also, you should refer to the final reference image that we provided in order to account for all parts of the droid.
We will draw his entire body, including the base and legs, using a mixture of straight and curvy lines.
Once the outline has been drawn, we can add details to the next step.
Step 2: Now, draw the inner details of R2D2.
Once you’ve completed your R2D2 sketch, it is time to add the details.
This will allow us to start at the bottom and work our way up as we go.
Try to notice that his legs and pillar are slightly more angular than his cylindrical body when drawing them.
This means that we will use more straight lines for the head and body than we do for the body.
You can use the reference image as a guide, then copy the lines in the appropriate order and you will be ready to move on to step 3.
Step 3 – Next draw more details about the legs and bodies
We will continue with the R2D2 tutorial and work on his legs.
The top of his leg will be slightly more angular and the center will have some detail.
We’ll then add more to his body. Many parts of his body are made of buttons, plates, and slots. Some of these parts have nice details.
Another step to take is reproducing our image as accurately as possible.
Step 4: Now draw the last details of his body
You’re doing a great job on the R2D2 drawing so far! We will finish his body in this fourth step before moving on to the next step.
To add detail to the square area near the top, first use lines.
You’re now ready to move on to the next step.
Step 5 – Final details to your R2D2 drawing
You can now finish the picture by adding some finishing touches to it in this step of the R2D2 drawing tutorial.
This will allow you to color the final step. The most important detail when adding these details is his round lens, which is how he perceives the world around him.
This panel has some detail and will have the same button and panel details as the body.
You can add your own details after all the details have been drawn. You might paint the background, or highlight Star Wars characters.
What do you think will make this picture complete?
Step 6 – Finish your R2D2 coloring in color
This is the last step in your R2D2 drawing. Now you can add some colors to complete him.
R2D2’s dominant colors are blue and white. We colored him exactly as he appears in the movie. You can also see the amount of blue used to cover the buttons and panels. He is a pair.
For some details, you can also use green, red, and brown colors.
It’s important to use an artistic medium that allows you to color in fine detail.