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How to Draw Superhero Heads

via Skillshare


Drawing heads from your imagination can seem like a daunting task, but with this streamlined, and simplified approach, you'll learn all the skills you need to start drawing great looking heads quickly and easily. 

I've been a best selling comic book artist for over 26 years. These are skills that i use every day to draw books like Batman, X-men, Avengers, and Wonder Woman.  In order to meet the demands of quality and schedule that these books require, I've refined my process down to essential steps I need to draw quickly and consistently, and I want to share what I've learned with you.  This is all about the simple building blocks of drawing, which makes this course ideal fro beginners, all the way through to advanced. 

From simple forms, to a breakdown of facial features, hair, and shadow, and all the way through a completed head, you'll learn all the skills you need to draw heads confidently in any medium you choose.

Hands-on lessons cover:

 - Drawing simple head constructions

 - Feature placement

 - Detailed feature study

 - Shadowing

  -Hair block in and refinement

  -Cross Hatching and line direction

  -A step by step approach that you can use to draw better heads in all your work

Whether you're an aspiring comic book artist, video game designer, illustrator, or drawing is just a fun, rewarding hobby, my simple approach will help guide your skill long after you've finished the course. Get out some paper, or fire up your I-pad, and lets get drawing!


This course is suited for illustrators at all levels.  You'll need a pencil, eraser and paper, or the device of your choice to follow along.  I've included a list of my exact tools in the class project description.


  • Drawing Superhero Heads Intro
  • Simple Head Structure
  • Simple Head Structure, Profile
  • Drawing Varied Angles With Our Simplified Structure
  • Sketching in Basic Features
  • Simple Lighting: Overhead Light
  • Simple Lighting: Underlighting
  • Simple Lighting: Classic Side Light
  • Drawing Features: Eyes
  • Drawing Features: Noses
  • Drawing Features: Mouths
  • Drawing Features: Ears
  • Drawing Features: Detail and Shadow
  • Drawing a Superhero Head
  • Superhero Head: Tight Line Drawing
  • Superhero Head: Sketching in Hair
  • Superhero Head: Shadows
  • Superhero Head: Finishing Our Hair
  • Superhero Head: Linework and Finish

Taught by

David Finch

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