How to Draw Captain America
Use the video and step-by-step instructions below to learn how to draw Marvel Comics' Captain America. There are different versions of Captain America, from the comic books to cartoons to movies. This drawing is based on the design used in the comic books. Different pencilers have different styles, too, so feel free to add your own take on Captain America! A new tutorial is uploaded every week, so stay tooned!
Intro: Start drawing Marvel's Captain America with a pencil sketch. In the beginning stages, don't press down too hard. Use light, smooth strokes for sketching.
Step 1: To draw Captain America, start with an oval in the middle of the page. Below the oval, draw two small vertical lines on either side. This will be the basic shape for Captain America's head and neck.
Step 2: Inside the oval, draw two intersecting lines, one vertical and one horizontal. Below the horizontal line, draw two smaller horizontal lines. These will be construction lines that will help you place Captain America's features later on.
Step 3: Right on top of the horizontal line and on either side of the vertical line, draw Captain America's eyes, which resemble two small football shapes. At each end of the horizontal construction line, draw two curved lines that look like the letter C for this comic book hero's ears.
Step 4: That's it for the initial sketch of Marvel Comics' Captain America. You have the basic Captain America shape, so now go in and tighten your drawing. From this point on, press harder with your pencil in order to get darker lines and a more defined sketch.
Step 5: Using the initial shapes as guides, darken Captain America's eyes all around to represent eyelashes. When drawing the eyes, bend the bottom part of each eye a little to give him a slight squint.