Learn to Draw Robots & Mecha - An Essential Course

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Dive Into the world of drawing robots with Len Nicholas (Toyagogo)! 

I'm Len Nicholas, also known as Toyagogo, and I'm thrilled to introduce my latest drawing course on Robots & Mechanical Design!

With 19 years as a freelance concept designer and illustrator in the toy, film, and gaming industries, I've worked with top clients like Ubisoft, Hasbro, and Silvergate Studios

As you might guess, I'm passionate about robots.

Designed for EVERYONE!

This course is designed for both beginners and seasoned professionals, you’ll easily learn powerful techniques that will take you to the next level.

This drawing course goes beyond the typical online art class. It focuses on essential, often overlooked lessons that are crucial for reaching a professional level. This clear, direct course cuts through the fluff, equipping you with the skills to create standout designs that will turn heads.

What will you learn?

If you complete my course you will walk away with these amazing skills:

  • Mastering foundational skills to give your designs depth and realism.
  • Transforming basic shapes into intricate mechanical parts.
  • Adding simple details that enhance character in your drawings.
  • Learn to use line weight that is critical for form and depth, like a pro. 
  • Utilize the power of silhouettes for memorable design.
  • Simple to learn techniques for texture and realism.

Why should you buy my course?

  • Start Designing Today: Dive into hands-on projects from day one.
  • Progress Naturally: Gain skills sequentially with intuitive lessons.
  • Simplified Learning: Master complex ideas through clear, straightforward instructions.
  • Unleashed Creativity: Explore and expand your artistic vision.
  • Build Your Portfolio: Develop skills that translate into professional-quality work.
  • Explore and Create: Cultivate your unique style and innovations.
  • Community: You’ll gain access to a wide community of artists just like you.
  • Professional Feedback: I take a look at the art from our community and provide some feedback to address common and standout issues. 

How can I help you grow?

Over the last 19 years I’ve invested tens of thousands of hours and significant resources into my training and have worked for some of the top-tier companies in the toy, game, and video industries.

My teaching method is deeply rooted in practical experience and a passion for making complex concepts accessible. I focus on a hands-on, project-based learning approach that encourages students to apply what they're learning in real-time. Each lesson is structured to build upon the previous one, ensuring that students not only understand individual techniques but also see how they interconnect to enhance their overall design capabilities.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for anyone interested in learning how to draw and design better, from beginners to seasoned artists looking to specialize in mechanical design.

2. What will I learn in this course?

You will learn fundamental and advanced techniques in mechanical design, including basic perspective, form carving, surface detailing, line weight management, silhouette creation, and hatching. The course culminates in a project where you will draw a complete mech.

3. Do I need any specific tools or software?

Yes, you will need traditional drawing tools like pens, pencils or markers. A list is provided once you buy the course.

If you want to use software my recommendations for digital tools are Photoshop or Procreate.

4. How long does the course take to complete?

The course is self-paced, but most students complete it within a few days.

5. What makes this course different from other art classes online?

This course combines practical industry insights with hands-on projects, structured by an experienced professional in the field. It’s designed to be direct and to the point, focusing on techniques that are often overlooked and will significantly improve your drawing skills.

6. Can I get feedback on my work?

Yes, there are opportunities for feedback through community discord and review sessions.

7. What support is available if I have technical issues?

Technical support is available through Gumroad. If there are issues outside of technical you can message me on this platform.

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Here are the lessons and some of the skills you'll learn during this course:

Basic Perspective Lesson:
Master the foundation of all great art and design. Learn how to give your robots and mechanical designs the depth and realism they deserve.
Carving into Forms Lesson:
Discover the secrets of transforming basic shapes into intricate mechanical parts, making your designs truly three-dimensional.
Surface Decor Lesson:
Elevate your designs with detailed surface decorations that add complexity and character to your mechanical creations.
Line Weight Lesson:
Understand the subtle art of using line weight to bring emphasis and clarity to your designs, making them stand out and speak volumes.
Silhouette Lesson:
Learn the power of silhouette in design, ensuring your robots have an impactful and memorable presence from the get-go.
Hatching Lesson:
Dive into the techniques of hatching to add texture and shading, bringing a tactile sense of realism to your creations.
Final Drawing of a Mech:
Put all your newly acquired skills to the test with a comprehensive project where you'll draw a complete mech, showcasing your understanding of every lesson.
Community Access
A space for feedback, encouragement, and endless inspiration from fellow artists.
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Learn to Draw Robots & Mecha - An Essential Course

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