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In the last part of our series of superhero drawing guides, we will draw a flying Superman. This is an intermediate to advanced drawing tutorial, but if you follow the step-by-step instructions closely, you will be able to create an awesome looking Superman drawing.
In case you’re struggling with any drawing step, take a look at the video tutorial at the bottom of the post. You can also find a downloadable How to Draw Superman PDF guide.
To make the drawing process easier, we will use basic shapes to outline Superman’s body. These shapes will be erased during the drawing process, so draw with light strokes.
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In the guide below, each step is highlighted in a light blue color.
You don’t need any special pens or tools. A regular pencil, eraser, and paper are all you need. If you want, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Superman
Draw a circle in the middle of the paper.
Add a U-shape for the chin.
Draw two intersecting lines across the face. These lines will help you to align the facial features. Draw short curves for the nose and mouth.
Sketch the ears.
Draw two ovals for the shoulders and another oval for the other upper arm.
Add another oval for the lower arm and fist. Draw two smaller ovals for the other arm. The ovals in the left arm are much smaller as the arm is further away.
Sketch the fists. Add a curve for the chest.
Draw two ovals for the left leg.
Sketch the details of the arms, fists, and legs. Add two V-shapes at the neck.
Erase the “helper” shaper.
Add curves to outline the muscles and fingers.
Sketch Superman’s cape. If needed, see the video below for additional help.
Add lines for the top part of Superman’s logo.
Sketch the rest of the logo and add details to the cape.
Draw the outline of Superman’s hair.
Erase the extra lines from the head.
Sketch the eyes and add details to the nose.
Draw the pupils.
Add details to the hair and face.
Erase the guiding lines from the face.
Clean up any stray lines and color your Superman drawing.
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