The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, called TMNT or just Ninja Turtles for short, began as a comic book in 1984. The characters were a parody of others popular at the time, including Daredevil, New Mutants, and Ronin.
In the time since TMNT has spawned action figures, children's toys, apparel, breakfast cereal, and multiple movies, video games, and television series.
How did the Ninja Turtles come to be? The most common origin story is that the animals began to transform into a humanoid form after exposure to a glowing oose. They were trained by a mutant rat named Splinter, who acted as their adoptive father and sensei, or teacher.
Would you like to draw the face of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle? This easy, step-by-step superhero drawing guide is here to save the day. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper.
“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.
What would it be like to wake up one day and realize that you were a superhero? Ask Barry.
Barry Allen was an ordinary young man. He was smart, he had a job at the police department, and he liked a pretty girl named Iris West. Life was pretty normal - at least, there were no super villains running around. But one day, everything changed.
A lightning bolt and various other factors, ranging from unnamed chemicals to a nuclear reactor meltdown, suddenly allowed Barry to access the Speed Force. He could now run, think, and react at impossibly fast speeds. Soon, he was using his newfound powers to protect the people of Central City, with the help of his friends and their scientific lab. Barry had become a superhero - The Flash.
The original Flash comic book hit the shelves in 1939. A number of characters have carried the mantle of the Flash, including Jay Garrick, Wally West, and Jesse Quick. Most incarnations of the Flash have joined forces with other superheroes, such as the Justice League or Teen Titans. In addition to comic books, the Flash has appeared in numerous movies, cartoons, and television series, most notably the CW's live action series, The Flash, which debuted in 2014.
Would you like to draw the Flash's logo? This easy, step-by-step drawing tutorials is here to help. All you will need is a pencil, a good eraser, and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to use yellow and red crayons, markers, or colored pencils to finish your Flash logo. With these supplies in hand, your superhero journey is about to begin.
The character Deadpool first appeared in Marvel's The New Mutants #98 in the year 1991. His recent popularity is attributed to the 2016 feature film Deadpool. Originally a super villain, he later became an antihero - a heroic character who is morally ambiguous and lacks the typical hero qualities, such as courage or an ideal cause.
Deadpool's super power is that he can regenerate his cells quickly in order to recover from injury. This power also affects his thoughts and makes him unpredictable. Deadpool is a mercenary figure know as "The Merc With a Mouth" for his attitude and talkative nature. In the comic books, he knows he is a comic book character and he often "breaks the fourth wall" between himself and his readers; this is used for humorous effect.
Would you like to be able to draw the Marvel character Deadpool? Now you can, by following this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial. All you will need is a piece of paper and a drawing implement, such as a pencil, pen, or marker. You may also want to use red and black crayons, markers, or colored pencils to shade your drawing of Deadpool.
This drawing guide is accompanied by step-by-step illustrations. In each illustration, new lines added to the drawing are highlighted in blue. You may want to sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing your initial guide lines as you go along.
"Been to many worlds, but none of them this strange. Understood feelings before, but simple feelings - like colors, bold and bright. Happy. Sad. Angry. Then... met Spider-Man. Feelings got complicated... Feels good to be a hero... and heroes don't hide. Not from anything... especially their mistakes.
- Venom symbiote, Venom, Vol. 1
Venom is an anti-hero of the Marvel Comics universe who goes by many names. The Venom symbiote - an alien lifeform - has bonded with many characters, including Spider-Man, Deadpool, supervillain Lee Price, Army Corporal and Guardian of the Galaxy Flash Thompson, and career criminal Mac Gargan.
Venom imparts super strength and protective powers to its host. Venom also imprinted many of Spider-Man's powers, including web-slinging and adhesion. For this reason, his suit depicts a spider logo. He is not limited to bonding with one lifeform, and therefore finds a new host when separated from the former.
Venom in his numerous incarnations has played both the superhero and the supervillain. His appearance is frightening - even when a good guy - due to his large mouth full of pointed teeth and his long, reptilian tongue.
Would you like to draw Venom? This easy, step-by-step Marvel character drawing tutorial can show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your completed cartoon.
The hero known as Captain America was born when young Steve Rogers, a veritable weakling who wished to serve in the military, was injected with a secret serum, giving him super human abilities. Captain America thus made his debut in Marvel's Captain America Comics #1 in 1941. This patriotic super hero was released when World War II was raging in Europe, one year prior to the United State's entry into the war. In the first issue, the character was depicted as punching German leader Adolf Hitler.
Captain America and other superheroes were popular during the war years of the 1940s, but waned thereafter. "The Cap" was revived in 1964 with a new line of comic books. Since that time, he has also starred in animated television series and feature films, going on to become the leader of the superhero squad known as the Avengers. The most recent revival in film began in 2011 with the release of Captain America: The First Avenger.
Would you like to draw Captain America? Doing so is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step tutorial.
All you will need is a pencil and a sheet of paper, and perhaps an eraser to remove guide lines and correct mistakes. In each step, new lines drawn are highlighted in blue, while lines added in previous steps fade to black. You may also wish to use colored pencils, crayons, markers, or paints to shade your finished drawing.
Are you ready to begin your adventures with Captain America? "Avengers assemble!"
- The Hulk
The Incredible Hulk entered the world of Marvel Comics in 1962. From that time onward, Hulk lived not only in comic books but in television cartoons, live action films, video games, and merchandise.
The Hulk's story begins when an introverted scientists is exposed to gamma radiation. The Hulk, whom he turns into at night or when enraged, is the personification of his negative and antisocial emotions. The Hulk's super power is super strength. Always the antihero, Hulk is sometimes on the same team as the good guys, and sometimes opposed by them.
Based on the classic story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the Hulk is now considered an American pop culture icon.
Would you like to draw the Incredible Hulk? Doing so is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial. All you will need is a pencil, a sheet of paper, and an eraser. You'll also need a green crayon, marker, or colored pencil to shade your finished drawing.
"No sacrifice is too great in the service of freedom."
- Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime, also known as Convoy or Orion Pax, is the leader of the Autobots. The Autobots are Transformers, a robotic alien race from the planet Cybertron that can take on the appearance of vehicles such as cars and trucks.
Optimus has a strong sense of justice and cares not only about the Autobots but about his human companions as well. A frequent enemy is Prime's former friend, Megatron, the leader of the Decepticons.
Prime's most common disguise is that of a semi-truck. On Earth, this allows Prime to keep his alien identity secret from human onlookers, especially while traveling. Prime has been to Earth plenty of times during his long career. Since the release of the Transformers toy line in 1984, Optimus has appeared in more than 20 television series and at least seven feature films.
Did you know? A forty-foot tall statue of Optimus Prime is located in Kunming City, China. Not surprisingly, the statue was placed near a collection of automobile dealerships.
Would you like to draw Optimus Prime? This easy, step-by-step Transformers drawing tutorial can show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper.
"Yo girl, have you been using the power of telepathy again? Because you've been on my mind all day!"
- Beast Boy, Teen Titans Go!
Beast Boy, also known as Garfield Logan or Gar for short, is a member of the young superhero league called the Teen Titans. Beast Boy's superpower is that he is able to take on the form of almost any animal.
Beast Boy obtained his powers after contracting a rare illness as a child. His treatment involved genetic experiments using the DNA of animals resistant to the disease. The treatment worked, with two side effects - green skin and superpowers.
Beast Boy's personality is always upbeat and social, even when the circumstances are dire. He is also an incurable flirt!
Would you like to draw Beast Boy from Teen Titans? All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, a sheet of paper, and this easy, step-by-step superhero drawing tutorials.
"I can relate. I mean I am half-robot, after all."
- Cyborg, Teen Titans Go!
Vic Stone was a genius. He was a young man who dreamed of becoming a football player. After a tragic accident that should have killed him, Stone's scientist father preserved his life by rebuilding him as Cyborg - "more machine than man."
Cyborg's mechanical superpowers include super strength, the ability to interface with computers, and emitting energy bursts as weapons. Cyborg first served with the Teen Titans and later the Justice League. Still, he mourns the normal life that was stolen from him. With each new technological upgrade, he struggles to preserve his humanity.
Sometimes, Cyborg seems like your average teenager - with a hunger for video games and pizza.
Would you like to draw Cyborg from Teen Titans? All you will need is this easy, step-by-step superhero drawing tutorial, a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper.
The Black Panther's secret identity is that of T'Challa, of the royal family of Wakanda, a fictional country in Africa. Wakanda holds onto its rich history while moving forward technologically, due to an abundance of the indestructible metal vibranium. For this reason, it is also isolationist and secretive.
Did you know? This superhero predated the political organization of the same name. Regardless, his name was changed to the Black Leopard for a time. The "Panther's Rage" story arc in the comic Jungle Action was the first to feature an all-black cast.
Would you like to draw Marvel's Black Panther? This easy, step-by-step superhero drawing guide is here to show you how. All you will need is a pencil, pen, or marker and a sheet of paper.
"Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's Superman!"
Those words are well known to superhero fans around the world. Since his debut in DC's Action Comics #1 in 1938, Superman has perhaps become the world's best loved superhero. Sometimes called "the big blue boy scout," this American icon is known for always doing the right thing and making sacrifices to save people in danger.
He appeared in print and radio media at a time when the American people longed for a hero - they were in the midst of the Great Depression and soon to be drawn into the war that was raging in Europe. Superman is an "every man" - he is an orphan, a refugee, a poor boy from the country, and a blue collar worker trying to make it in the big city.
Superman was sent away from the planet Krypton, which was destroyed by the greed of the people who inhabited it. Superman derives his powers from the Earth's bright sun and disguises himself as "mild mannered Clark Kent, reporter for the Daily Planet."
His iconic logo has been said to be the shield of the House of El, his biological family on his home world. Other works have said that the "S" shape stands for "Superman" or for hope in the language of Krypton.
Whatever the meaning of this piece of pop art history, you can draw your very own Superman logo. All you need is a piece of paper and something with which to draw. If you wish to color your logo in its classic style, you will also need red and yellow crayons, markers, or colored pencils.
Notice that in each illustration of this drawing guide, the new lines are highlighted in blue. Sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing many of your original lines as you go along.