I'm working on some character sketches for a new project. One of the characters is a robot. Now, my brain automatically wants to draw every robot to look like Bender from Futurama. That's not imitation...I've drawn robots that way since I was a kid. Can head, can body, flexible hose like arms and legs...its so easy and it looks like a robot! Well for these character sketches I wanted to get out of my robot comfort zone. So I pulled out a box of scrap I've been accumulating and used the materials to make robot shapes to base sketches on. I recruited my son and niece to help me. So... here are our robot creations.