“I can’t let that stop me from helping the people that need my help. And doing the good that I can do. And you could do a lot of good too. You’re part of my family now. And all heroes are welcome.”
Supergirl - just like her cousin, the Man of Steel, Kara Zor-el was sent to earth from the dying planet Krypton. The difference? She arrived as a teenager. The ultimate "new kid," Supergirl must navigate adolescence while also learning to control her super strength, ability to fly, and other superpowers.
Supergirl made her first DC Comics appearance in 1959. Since then, she has starred in numerous television series, feature films, comic books, graphic novels, animated series, and merchandise.
Did you know? Before Kara entered the scene, various versions of "Supergirl" graced Action Comics. For example, Lois Lane inherited Superman's powers on several occasions to become Super Woman. Superboy was once turned into a girl, and on another occasion, he used his powers to make his girlfriend into a "supergirl" for a contest.
Would you like to draw a cute chibi style cartoon of Supergirl? Chibi animation uses large heads, large eyes, and small bodies to give characters an adorable childlike appearance. This easy, step-by-step chibi cartoon drawing guide is here to show you how. All you will need is a pen, pencil, or marker and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.
1. Begin by sketching Supergirl's face. Use thick curved lines to outline the eyes, gently pointed at the corners. Within each eye, draw successively smaller circles. Shade between the two smallest to indicate the pupil. Then, use curved lines to draw the nose and smiling mouth.
2. Use curved lines to outline the face, hair, and neck. Notice the bulge of the brow and cheek, and the point of the chin. Note, too, the sweep of the hairline and the pointed lock of hair. Use curved lines to form the eyebrows.
3. Outline Supergirl's hair. On one side of the head, use wavy curved lines. On the other, draw individual locks using pairs of curved lines that meet at sharp points.
4. Texture the hair with curved lines.
5. Begin sketching Supergirl's upper body. Draw a triangle at the shoulder, forming the top of the cape. Then, use curved lines to draw the arm, hand, and side. Band the wrist and shoulder with curved lines.
6. Draw the opposite side of the torso. Again, draw a rounded triangle to form the cape, and use overlapping curved lines for the chest, stomach, arm, and fist.
7. Draw a pair of "V" shaped lines across the bottom of the torso, and connect them at each end. This is the top of Supergirl's skirt. Extend curved lines from each side, and connect them with a series of overlapping curved lines. Texture the fabric with curved lines running down its length.
8. Use pairs of curved lines to outline Supergirl's legs and feet. Draw a curved line across each leg to indicate the top of the boot.
9. Use long curved lines to sketch the cape, flowing in the wind. Then, draw the Superman logo on Supergirl's chest.
Color your chibi Supergirl. She typically has blonde hair and wears a red, blue, and yellow suit.
According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica , the cross is "the principal symbol of the Christian religion." Millions of people wear a cross on a necklace or employ the cross in body art or to decorate their homes, vehicles, or clothing.
The cross as a symbol has a long history spanning numerous non-Christian religions. Simple X or + marks are found in prehistoric cave drawings. In ancient Egypt, the cross-like ankh or crux ansata - translated "cross with a handle - was often depicted in the hand of the pharaoh or of various deities. It was used both as a fertility symbol and to represent life. W. E. Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words also notes that the cross or t was used as a symbol for the Chaldean god Tammuz.
For 300 years after the founding of Christianity, there is no historical evidence of the use of this symbol in worship. It came into popularity when promoted by Roman Emperor Constantine, between 306 and 337 A.D. Throughout the Middle Ages in Europe, the cross was used as a religious symbol. The design, for example, adorned the shields of knights and crusaders. The cross also appears in much of the religious artwork from the sixth century onward, appearing in paintings, on the cover and pages of religious texts, and in architecture, especially of churches.
Would you like to draw your own cross? The stylized cross in this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial features a rose wound about it.
All you will need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and an eraser. Note that in each step, new lines are highlighted in blue, while lines drawn in previous steps are shown in black. At times, you will need to erase lines in order to complete the step. You may also wish to use colored pencils, crayons, markers, or paints to shade your finished drawing.
"The eyes are the window to the soul." So states an antiquated maxim. To scientists, however, the eyes are very interesting. For example, researchers are currently developing technology that could use patterns in the iris of the eye to identify people, much as the fingerprint is used currently. Movies and television have long depicted such technology, but it may soon become a reality. In fact, some airports are already testing this 'eye ID' technology.
To artists, the eyes hold another interest. The eyes are surrounded by many, many small muscles, and the movement of these muscles is an indicator of emotion on the human face. Our eyes, for instance, can show whether we are happy, sad, angry, frightened, excited, or bored.
The eyes, then, are an important means of expressing these emotions in the visual arts, yet many artists find the eyes to be one of the more difficult portions of the human face to capture accurately. What is more, it is almost paradoxical that the eyes are one member largely responsible for our ability to draw the eyes of another.
Almost every drawing or painting of humans or animals includes eyes, whether open or closed. As such, many styles have developed. The simplest eyes involve nothing more than a solidly shaded dot. Other simple eyes consists of a circle with a shaded dot inside it. The Japanese manga and anime art styles often lend straight lines and squared corners to the shape of the eye.
Would you like to draw a pair of eyes? Perhaps you are working on a portrait of a friend or family member. Now, the complicated task of drawing realistic human eyes is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing guide.
All you will need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and an eraser. You may also want to use crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints to shade your finished drawing. Notice that each step of this drawing guide includes an illustration as well as explanatory text. New lines added in each picture are highlighted in blue.
The type of bone typically rendered in cartoons - and in this drawing guide - is known as a long bone. Long bones are hard and dense. They give the body strength and structure and are used to help you move around. Long bones can be found in the arms, legs, wrist, ankle, and fingers. The thigh bone, or femur, is a long bone.
Long bones and filled with both yellow and red bone marrow. Red marrow produces blood cells and yellow marrow is used to store fats.
Why do we feed bones to dogs? Bones contain minerals and nutrients. They also satisfy a dog's desire to chew, which in turn helps clean their teeth. Additionally, the dog food that we feed our pets today was not invented until 1860. For thousands of years, family dogs were simply fed table scraps. This often included bones and undesirable portions of meat.
Would you like to give a dog a bone? This easy, step-by-step dog bone drawing guide is here to help you draw one. All you will need is a sheet of paper and a pen, pencil, or marker. You can use this same bone drawing guide to depict a skeleton, a dinosaur dig, or the flag on a pirate ship.