Learn how to draw a great looking Biceps with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a beautiful Biceps.
Being able to draw the human form is an important skill for every artist. In so doing, the ability to draw muscles accurately must not be overlooked.
Whether making a realistic sketch or creating a comic book hero, bulging muscles often "make the man." Much emphasis is often placed on the muscles of the arm, especially the biceps. The size of the biceps muscles is often used as an indicator of strength.
The term "biceps" comes from Latin terms meaning "two" and "head." Biceps, therefore, are muscles with two heads, or two distinct sections. The biceps brachii is the muscle typically referred to as biceps. It is a prominent muscle of the upper arm.
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Did you know? Your legs have a biceps muscle, too. It is called the biceps femoris. It is located on the back of the thigh.
Would you like to draw a cartoon with bulging biceps? This easy, step-by-step human drawing tutorial will show you how. All you will need is a pen, pencil, or marker and a sheet of paper.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Biceps
How to Draw a Great Looking Biceps for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin by drawing two overlapping curved lines. These form the top of the shoulder and biceps muscles. The muscle to the right is the deltoid, and the muscle to the left is one of the two "heads" of the biceps brachii.
Easy Biceps Drawing - Step 2
2. Draw another curved line overlapping the first. This forms the remaining head of the biceps.
Easy Biceps Drawing - Step 3
3. Draw two more overlapping curved lines. These form the muscles of the upturned forearm, the brachioradialis and the extensor carpi.
Easy Biceps Drawing - Step 4
4. Draw a long, curved line to form the back of the forearm, from the wrist to the elbow. This would involve the extensor digitorum muscle.
Easy Biceps Drawing - Step 5
5. Draw two more overlapping curved lines, forming the bottom of the upper arm. This portion is populated by the triceps muscles.
Easy Biceps Drawing - Step 6
6. Draw several overlapping curved lines, forming the base of the arm, the armpit, and the side of the chest. The muscle on the bottom of the arm would be the triceps, and that of the chest the pectoralis major.
Easy Biceps Drawing - Step 7
7. Draw a curved line across the middle of the upper arm. This further defines the biceps muscle and is often called the "cut."
Add More Details to Your Biceps Picture - Step 8
8. Use long, curved lines to outline the palm and back of the hand. Use small, overlapping "U" shaped lines to form the knuckles of the clenched fist, and long, curved lines that double back upon themselves to form the fingers.
Complete the Outline of Your Biceps Drawing - Step 9
9. Use a curved line to outline the remaining portion of the palm and the thumb.
Color Your Biceps Drawing
Color your cartoon arm. Then, check out our cartoon people drawing guides, where you'll learn to outline the body, draw details such as eyes, ears, noses, and hair, and complete full characters, real or imagined.
For more great Body drawing tutorials, see the 37 Easy to Draw Body Drawing Tutorials post.
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