Marvel Comics introduced the Ghost Rider persona in the early 1970s. The Rider has undergone a number of incarnations - originally, he was Johnny Blaze, who sold his soul to the devil. Later, Johnny's long lost brother Danny Ketch, a woman named Alejandra Jones, and youth Robbie Reyes inherit some of the antihero's powers.
What is a ghost rider? He or she has been called "the most supernatural superhero of all." At night, or whenever the need arises, the ghost rider's flesh turns to flames and his skeleton is visible. He can drive his vehicle at impossibly fast speeds and deliver bursts of fire from his hands. His powers come from the demons with which he is linked.
Appearing in comic books for decades, Ghost Rider has also appeared in video games and animated television series. The character was again brought to life in the 2007 film and its 2012 sequel.
The Ghost Rider is often identified as an antihero, "a protagonist who lacks conventional heroic qualities such as idealism, courage, or morality." He may at times do the right thing, but he made a deal with the devil. Often, his actions are driven by motives other than the typical superhero desire to help others.
Would you like to draw a ghost rider? This easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial is here to help. All you will need is a pencil and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to use crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints to shade your finished drawing.
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Step by Step Instructions for Drawing a Ghost Rider
1. Begin by outlining the head. Enclose an irregular shape, noting the bulge at the top of the pointed chin.
2. Outline the body and legs. For the body, enclose an irregular, rounded rectangle. Then, use straight lines to sketch roughly "S" shaped legs and feet. These will look like stick figure feet, but don't worry - we'll flesh them out in the next step.
3. Use slightly curved lines to enclose the legs and feet, noting the bend in the knee. Then, draw another line across the foot, differentiating the shoe.
4. Add detail to the clothing of the torso. Draw a curved line across the bottom of the torso, indicating a belt. Draw spikes on it by sketching small circles down its length. Then, draw a curved diagonal line across the torso. Allow another line on the opposite diagonal to meet it. Then, enclose the garment's collar using a series of straight lines. The collar should resemble two connected triangles.
5. Draw the arms and fists. For each fist, draw a rectangle, and a smaller rectangle for the thumb. Divide the fingers using short, straight lines. Draw the arms using several curved lines, connected at angles that indicate elbows. Draw a set of parallel, curved lines across one arm, indicating the cuff of the sleeve.
6. Draw a chain in the rider's hands To draw the chain, sketch a series of small, connected circles. Then, draw a smaller circle within each circle.
7. Detail the face. Draw a triangular shape on each side to form the cheek bones. Draw a curved line for each brow, and enclose a semicircle beneath it to form the eye. Draw a triangle for the nose. For the mouth, draw two curved lines and connect them with straight lines. Then, draw a series of connected, curved lines to form the teeth.
8. Draw the hair. Use curved lines of various lengths, allowing them to meet in points.
9. Texture the hair by drawing long and short curved lines along its length.
10. Color your fearsome character.