How to Draw a Superhero

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Learn how to draw a great looking Superhero with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Superhero.

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Complete Superhero drawing
Complete Superhero drawing

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's your very own superhero! You can learn how to draw a superhero with the help of this easy, step-by-step cartoon character drawing guide. Then, customize him to tell your own unique story.

Like most comic book superheroes, this one has bulging muscles that you will detail using curved lines. He also wears a classic cape and a mask.

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You can customize your character by choosing the colors of his superhero costume. Many superheroes were an identifying logo on their chest - you can add one to your drawing if you so choose.

Did you know? One of the first and most famous of superheroes - Superman - was created by young people just like you. Jerry Seigel and Joe Shuster were just 20 years old when they came up with the idea for Superman in 1934.

For more easy and fun guides, see the How to Draw Hulk's Face or Venom's Face Drawing tutorials.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Superhero

How to Draw a Great Looking Superhero for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1

Superhero step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the superhero outline by drawing his face. Use curved lines to sketch his nose and the rectangular shapes of his eyes. Shade a round pupil inside each eye.

Easy Superhero Drawing - Step 2

Superhero step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Use a long curved line to draw the superhero’s forehead, cheek, chin, and jaw, and a “C” shaped line for the ear. Then, use thick curved lines for the eyebrows and regular curved lines for the eyelids, mouth, and chin.

Easy Superhero Drawing - Step 3

Superhero step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Use a series of curved lines to draw the superhero’s hair. Notice how it is textured with sections that meet at points. Then, use wavy curved lines above and below the eyes to enclose the mask. Use curved lines to detail inside the ear and to form the back of the neck.

Easy Superhero Drawing - Step 4

Superhero step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Draw the remaining ear, then use a “V” shaped line to enclose the neck. Extend curved lines from each side of the neck, then enclose a wavy heart shape above each. These are the shoulders and the top of the cape. Then, use a series of overlapping curved lines to draw the hero’s muscular arm and gloved hand.

Learn more about drawing arm muscles with this biceps drawing guide.

Easy Superhero Drawing - Step 5

Superhero step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Use curved lines to complete the hand, balled into a fist, and to detail the muscles of the original arm, the chest and torso, and the remaining arm. Learn more about drawing muscles from this muscular body drawing guide.

Easy Superhero Drawing - Step 6

Superhero step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Draw the remaining gloved hand, and band the bottom of the glove with a curved line. Then, use curved lines to continue contouring the muscles and sketching the chiseled torso.

Easy Superhero Drawing - Step 7

Superhero step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Use curved lines to draw the bottom of the torso and the legs. Outline the shape of the briefs on the superhero’s costume.

Add More Details to Your Superhero Picture - Step 8

Superhero step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Finish enclosing the final leg. Band each leg with two lines to indicate the tops of the boots. Then, contour the muscles of the leg and around the kneecap using curved lines.

Complete the Outline of Your Superhero Drawing - Step 9

Superhero step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Finally, draw the superhero’s long, flowing cape. Outline the cape and texture the billowing fabric with curved lines.

Color Your Superhero Drawing

Superhero step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Your cartoon superhero outline is now complete. Choose his trademark colors and shade his costume. You can even draw a logo on his chest.

For more great superhero drawing tutorials, see the collection of Easy Superhero Drawing Guides.

Easy, step by step Superhero drawing tutorial
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