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The character Deadpool first appeared in Marvel’s The New Mutants #98 in the year 1991. His recent popularity is attributed to the 2016 feature film Deadpool. Originally a super villain, he later became an antihero – a heroic character who is morally ambiguous and lacks the typical hero qualities, such as courage or an ideal cause.
Deadpool’s super power is that he can regenerate his cells quickly in order to recover from injury. This power also affects his thoughts and makes him unpredictable. Deadpool is a mercenary figure know as “The Merc With a Mouth” for his attitude and talkative nature. In the comic books, he knows he is a comic book character and he often “breaks the fourth wall” between himself and his readers; this is used for humorous effect.
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Would you like to be able to draw the Marvel character Deadpool? Now you can, by following this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial. All you will need is a piece of paper and a drawing implement, such as a pencil, pen, or marker. You may also want to use red and black crayons, markers, or colored pencils to shade your drawing of Deadpool.
This drawing guide is accompanied by step-by-step illustrations. In each illustration, new lines added to the drawing are highlighted in blue. You may want to sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing your initial guide lines as you go along.
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Deadpool
Begin by drawing a circle.
Below the circle, draw a curved line, connecting on the left and right sides of the figure.
Below this line, draw another curved line.
Draw yet another curved line below the last.
From each side of the figure, extend a curved line in a loose “M” shape. These lines will form the shoulders.
On the right shoulder near the neck, draw a “U” shaped line. From this, extend two straight, diagonal, parallel lines.
Draw a curved line downwards across the left shoulder. Connect the end of this line to the edge of your page using a slightly curved line. From the “U” shaped line on the right, draw a curved line. At the end of the line, draw two perpendicular, straight lines. From the longer line, draw a straight line to the edge of the page. Place another short, straight line on the page edge, above and parallel to the last.
Draw another curved line extending from each shoulder to the bottom of the page.
Detail the left shoulder using two short, curved lines. Draw a curved rectangular shape extending from just below the shoulder to the center of the torso. Draw a similar shape on the other side using a curved line.
Place two sets of short, curved, parallel lines within the parallel lines crossing the chest. Detail the right shoulder with two short, curved lines. Then, detail the chest. First, draw two curved lines below the neck. Then, draw perpendicular curved lines across the chest. The horizontal line will connect with the rounded rectangles.
Erase the guide lines from the face and neck.
Draw an irregular shape on the right side of the face.
Draw a similar shape on the left.
Within these shapes, draw the eyes. For each eye, begin with a wavy line. Draw a curved line beneath it. Repeat on the other side.
Detail the head and face. Draw a curved line extended from each of the irregular shapes to the chin. Draw a short, curved line to indicate the nose, and curved lines under each eye. Draw a wavy line to the right of the right eye, and two “U” shaped lines between the eyes to indicate a furrowed brow. Then, draw four curved lines across the top of the head.
Draw two long, parallel, straight lines extending from the back. Connect these at the end using a short, curved line.
Draw a similar shape on the left side of the image.
Detail the shape using seven short, curved lines.
Repeat this process on the matching shape.
Color your Drawing of Deadpool. In the classic comic book style, his mask is red, with black eye spots and white eyes. His body and arms are also red, while his shoulder pads and equipment are black.
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