FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT; If your drawings do not turn out the way you want do not give up learning to draw takes practice so draw every day and soon you will be making beautiful pictures. Come back often and try a few projects for ideas.
|Worksheet for How to Draw a Hero Jumping Into Action.|
If you want to put some action in your drawings of superheroes here is a method that is easy and will help.
PRINTABLE PROJECT NOTES.
Begin with a jointed stick figure. We can all draw stick figures but go the next step and put dots for the elbows, knees, shoulders, hips, ankles and then draw lines for the bones. It will look like a skeleton. Use this method to figure out the pose of the hero.
In my illustration I have him jumping with both feet off the ground, one leg is forward with the knee straight up and the leg is foreshortened; the other leg has the knee straight down and the lower part of the leg is behind the first. The shoulders are tilted, the hands are grasping a weapon, one hand is palm up and one hand is palm down.
Once you are happy with the pose and the sense of action start to fill the figure out by adding the shape and the thickness of the muscle. Add clothes and armor last or drawing the figure will get lost inside of it and things just won't look right.
Keep the face simple. In my illustration the face is turned to the profile so it is seen from the side. The eyes are half way down and the nose is halfway from the eyes to the chin and the mouth is halfway from the nose to the chin. Our hero's hair is blowing back since he is in motion. If you have problems with the face you can add a beard or some helmet.
Erase the extra lines. You can go over it in sharpie and then color it in like I did, in my example I used water colors.
Give him some enemies to jump over and fight, or have him jumping over a bridge that is collapsing, or a volcano.
|Illustration for Hero Jumping Into Action, Hercules|