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With practice, creativity and these resources, you can learn how to draw superheroes!

The Dark Knight. Iron Man. X-Men. If you've been to see a movie in the past few years, chances are you've watched one about superheroes.

And even more movies are coming soon featuring Wolverine, Spider-Man, Batman and Superman. Not only are these characters popular on the silver screen, but exciting things are also happening in their comic books!

How to Draw Superheroes


Now you can impress your friends by learning to draw your favorite superheroes!

Or, you can use these how to draw books to create your own characters, and make up new adventures by yourself. Maybe you'd like to learn to draw Marvel superheroes like the X-Men or the Avengers, or maybe you'd like to create your own "Legion of Superheroes"! You can look at a list of male superheroes like Superman and The Hulk or a list of female heroes like Wonder Woman and Storm to see just how much variety there is in the world of comic books characters! With these steps and your imagination, you can create new universes of action!

Beginner Book: Superheroes and Beyond: How to Draw the Leading and Supporting Characters of Today's Comics

Draw Wolverine

If you're a fan of the X-Men, you might want to start by learning how to draw superheroes like Wolverine!

Wolverine is one of the most popular members of Marvel Comics' X-Men team, and has been played by award-winning actor Hugh Jackman in four X-Men movies and a Wolverine solo movie. Wolverine is super-strong and heals super-quickly, and his bones are coated with a metal called adamantium. When you were drawing Wolverine, two of his most distinctive features are his long metal claws and his attitude. No matter which of his costumes or looks you choose to depict, get the claws and attitude right, and you've got a good start on drawing Wolverine.

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Draw Spiderman

Maybe you'd like to learn how to draw superheros like Spider-Man!

Spider-Man's Uncle Ben taught him "With great power comes great responsibility." Well, with great practice come great drawings of Spider-Man, thanks to these steps! Unlike a lot of super-heroes, Peter Parker's alter ego isn't known for his bulging muscles, but for his spider-like movements. Learn to draw his arachnid-inspired costume and to capture his distinctive poses, and you can learn to create a great Spider-Man drawing.

Intermediate Book: How to Draw Spider-Man

Draw Batman


Holy drawing lessons! Maybe you'd like to learn how to draw superheroes like Batman!

The world's greatest detective. The caped crusader. The dark knight. Whatever you call him, Batman is definitely one of the world's best known superheroes. And, from actor Adam West's campy television portrayal of the character to comic book writer Frank Miller putting the "dark" back in the dark knight, there have been many different versions of the character over the years. Whichever interpretation you like best, if you can capture the combination of cape, symbol and bat-eared cowl, you're well on your way to being able to draw a great Batman.

Advanced Book: How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling

Draw Superman

With these steps, you can be "up, up and away" toward learning how to draw Superman.

Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, and introduced in Action Comics #1 in 1938, Superman has become a true modern legend - the star of hundreds of comics books, multiple television series, several movies, novels, cartoons and more. If you would like to learn to draw this cultural icon, you can start by mastering his distinctive red and blue costume, with its flowing cape and bright red "S" on the chest. And, as with Wolverine, attitude is everything - there are few superheroes as noble as Superman.

Draw Yoda

If you'd like to go in a different direction, you could learn how to draw Yoda.

Is this green Jedi Master really a superhero? He may not immediately come to mind when you think about them, but if a superhero is someone with amazing powers, that fights evil and appears in comic books, then Yoda definitely qualifies! Yoda is basically the opposite of most of these characters - he's small, old and looks weak - so learning to draw him will teach you a different set of skills. If you're a Star Wars fanatic, or just want a challenge, use these steps to learn to draw Yoda!

Beginner Book: Draw Star Wars: The Clone Wars

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