View Full Version : Need good books about sci-fi, robots and mech.

01 January 2006, 07:42 PM
I need some book to improve my skill about sci-fi, robots and mech. I`ve already had "How to draw manga: giant robots" but i need more, especially about sci-fi and spaceships. Thx a lot.
By the way, my English is not good.

01 January 2006, 03:08 AM
Save your money and do the research on the web. I know I did a few reports on space items for college and found the web the best source of information for those reports.

Alot of websites have tutorials on how to draw the items your looking for such as the one I just tried out here http://

01 January 2006, 02:09 PM
Sry, but your link didnt work. :( And i`ve searched lots of them in Google T___T, cant find anything interesting.

Ian Jones
01 January 2006, 02:09 PM

Has some really great dvd's, not incredibly cheap mind you, but the analog DVD's > foundation design look very useful. Especially for you, because Feng Zhu (the instructor) creates robot concepts in the first one. There are lots of dvd's with a scifi theme there, check it out.

There's also heaps of artists websites, aswell as the gallery here of course with tons and tons of inspiring scifi and mechanical artwork.

01 January 2006, 10:32 AM
Not sure what art styles you want, Anime, Western, etc.
How to draw "specifically" Sci-fi books are quite rare, instead you should polish up your fundimentals and just look for references and get ideas and inspiration from them.

For anime / manga styles there are lots of art books of anime and manga series that show off the art work, concept art, sketches and cells of the series. You could check out the artbooks of the Gundam or Macross universe. Other know illustrators that does mecha / sci-fi stuff are Yoshiyuki Sadamoto and Masamune Shirow.

For western styles, again, I recomend artbooks of movies and TV series like the art of Star Wars.

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