A cape is a sleeveless garment that fastens at the neck. It often drapes over the shoulders, back, chest, and arms. Long capes are called cloaks and capes with hoods are known as chaperons.
Capes can be seen in art dating back thousands of years. In medieval and nineteenth-century Europe, capes were popular functional garments used to combat cold and rain. Today, some police forces and military units, most notably in Italy and France, still use capes as rainwear. Capes are also a part of some ceremonial religious garb.
In popular culture, capes are often associated with superheroes such as Superman and Batman. In the Disney film The Incredibles, capes were maligned as a hazard. Folk and literary characters such as Little Red Riding Hood, Dracula, and the Phantom of the Opera also wear capes. Needless to say, capes are also a part of modern cosplay.
Would you like to draw a mysterious cape? Now you can, with the help of this simple, step-by-step object drawing tutorial. All you will need is a pencil, pen, or marker and a sheet of paper.
In the last part of our series of superhero drawing guides, we will draw a flying Superman. This is an intermediate to advanced drawing tutorial, but if you follow the step-by-step instructions closely, you will be able to create an awesome looking Superman drawing.
In case you’re struggling with any drawing step, take a look at the video tutorial at the bottom of the post. You can also find a downloadable How to Draw Superman PDF guide.
To make the drawing process easier, we will use basic shapes to outline Superman’s body. These shapes will be erased during the drawing process, so draw with light strokes.
In the guide below, each step is highlighted in a light blue color.
You don't need any special pens or tools. A regular pencil, eraser, and paper are all you need. If you want, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.
"I love tortured heroes - and he was tortured because he couldn't control his power."
- Stan Lee, comic book writer and creator of Cyclops
Cyclops, also known as Scott Summers or Slim, first appeared in the X-Men comic books in 1963. He is a human mutant able to emit energy beams called optic blasts from his eyes. He wears special goggles that allow him to control these beams.
Scott became an orphan when aliens attacked an airplane and his parents were killed. They placed him and his brother in the only parachute, saving their lives. When his powers began to manifest, endangering people when he inadvertently destroyed a construction crane, he fled the orphanage. He was the first of the X-Men recruited by Professor Charles Xavier.
Did you know? The name "Cyclops" refers to giant, one-eyed creatures from Greek legend. This likely references the single-lens goggles that Cyclops wears.
Would you like to draw Cyclops from the X-Men? This easy, step-by-step Marvel superhero drawing guide can answer your cries for help. All you will need is a pencil, pen, or marker and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished character.
"Hey, don't mean to burst your bubble, but you know, Ladybug and me, we're a thing, you know?"
- Cat Noir, Miraculous
Adrien Agreste was your average teen - sort of. He lived in France, modeling for his fashion designer father. After helping an elderly man by the name of Master Fu, he was chosen as one of two superheroes-to-be. He was given a ring called Cat Miraculous which allows him to transform into his feline alternate identity.
As Cat Noir, the "Black Cat," Adrien is one of the title characters of the animated series Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir. The duo works together to save Paris from the evil Hawk Moth, a supervillain who has the power to make others do his bidding.
Little does Adrien know that his crime-fighting partner, Ladybug, is actually one of his classmates from school. Even as Marinette falls for Adrien, he falls for Ladybug. Also at his side is Plagg, a "kwami" creature that resembles a black cat. Adrien's superpower is destruction. While the Ladybug's superpowers are related to good luck, Adrien's employ bad luck - thus the use of black cat symbolism, largely inspired by DC's Catwoman.
In addition to the original series, Cat Noir appears in comic books, as an action figure, on clothing and accessory items. He is also a popular character for cosplay.
Would you like to draw Cat Noir from Miraculous? This easy, step-by-step superhero drawing guide is here to show you how. All you will need is a pen, pencil, or marker and a sheet of paper.
"Wonder Woman is psychological propaganda for the new type of woman who should, I believe, rule the world."
- William Moulton Marston
Wonder Woman first appeared in DC Comics in 1941. She was made of clay by Hippolyta, or alternatively the daughter of Hippolyta and Zeus. Wonder Woman was raised as an Amazon on the distant island of Themyscira and takes on the identity of Diana Prince when far from home.
Wonder Woman was endowed with the best qualities of the mythological gods. She was as "beautiful as Aphrodite, wise as Athena, swifter than Hermes, and stronger than Hercules."
Wonder Woman often rescued herself from danger, defeating the "damsel in distress" archetype common in princess stories. Due to her strength and self-reliance, she became a symbol of the feminist movement - the same movement that had inspired her creation.
Pow! Would you like to draw Wonder Woman? This easy, step-by-step DC Comics hero drawing tutorial can show you how. You won't need a magical lasso. All you'll need is a pencil, pen, or marker and a sheet of paper.