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how to create a Superhero Drawing wearing a cape

How To Create A Superhero Drawing Wearing A Cape

You can learn to draw a cool superhero drawing using this fun tutorial. No doubt that superheroes are popular these days. You can find them practically each summer in a theater near you and they can also be seen on television.

So why not learn to draw a fictional cartoon superhero made with colorful shapes and simple effects. Grab your pencil, open your drawing application and let's work on this fascinating character!

Step 1

Superhero drawing

First, let's draw the body of the character using rectangles and a few simple lines. For the head, a simple shape with a pointed edge for the chin is perfect! The eyes can be drawn using a few basic circles. The feet are made with small triangles. You can also add a cape using a single outline.

Step 2

Superhero drawing

Great! Now you can add more details on the character like a mouth, a nose, pupils and ears. You can also draw a "S" on the chest or create your own super logo! Add a few lines on the cape for more a better result. Finally, you can also draw a line on the legs to create the separation between the left and right leg.

Step 3

Superhero drawing

Time to add colors to the superhero drawing! For the suit, you can select a light green color. The "S" can be colored with a darker tone of green. The feet and the pupils can be colored in black. You can leave the cape white or select another color if you prefer. Use a skin color for ... the skin! :)

Step 4

Superhero drawing

The result so far is a little flat. Using the gradient tool, add a second color on each shape drawn on your illustration. Simply use a darker version for each color that you can change on each shape. Make sure that the darkest color is located on the bottom of the shape since the light source is located on top of the illustration.

Step 5

Superhero drawing

Great! I also like to create a few shadows manually to enhance and give more depth to the image. Draw darker shapes on the left side of the head, around the eyes, on the ears, below the chin and on top of the arms. You can also draw shapes on the shirt, the legs and below the nose of the superhero drawing.

Step 6

Superhero drawing

These new shapes are great, but probably too dark to create the desired effect. If you can play with the opacity of your solid shapes, try to partially hide the right section of each dark shapes. The goal is to illustrate subtle shadows and make sure that the drawing remains easy to read and fun to watch.

Step 7

Superhero drawing

Adding dark shapes to create more volume is nice, but we can also illustrate reflection using brighter shapes. Duplicate the solid shapes on your character and change the color to white. You can also scale down these new shapes for a better result. 

Step 8

Superhero drawing

Just like we did with the darker shapes previously, play with the opacity of the shapes and keep just the right portion of the shapes visible. The result must be bright and colorful. Now that shapes are drawn and colors are added, it might be a good idea to perform one last modification on the illustration.

Step 9

Superhero drawing

Black outlines are nice if you are drawing colorful characters for children, but this superhero drawing can be even better with colorful outlines. Simply change the outline's color to something more relevant as shown on your left and you are done. Good job! I hope you had fun drawing this cute character. You can try more superheroes below featuring more fun characters from this site. Enjoy! :)

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