How to Draw a Superhero Cape

How to Draw a Superhero Cape

Superheroes play an important part in modern entertainment. Often starting in comic books, they eventually make their way to the movies. For this reason, they make for the perfect subject for drawing! What gets some people confused is drawing the cape.

Thankfully, you don't have to be a super hero artist to sketch a nice cape. Being the huge fans of capes that we are, we've provided this easy, step-by-step cape tutorial, complete with illustrations to help you along with your superhero cape drawing.

1. Draw a curved line

how to draw a superhero cape


2. Draw a short upward line and a short curve line and for the top a slight short downward line.

How to Draw a Superhero Cape


3. Add a curve to the side.

How to Draw a Superhero Cape


4. Add an upward curve to the top.

How to Draw a Superhero Cape
5. Add a curve line to the side to complete the outline.

How to Draw a Superhero Cape


6. Outline the bottom.

How to Draw a Superhero Cape


7. Outline the rest of the curves.

How to Draw a Superhero Cape

8. Shade under the cape.

How to Draw a Superhero Cape


9. Lightly shade the side of the cape.

How to Draw a Superhero Cape


10. Darken half of the shades to a medium.

How to Draw a Superhero Cape

11. Darken the bottom of the shades.

How to Draw a Superhero Cape


12. Use a cotton swab to blend the dark part of the shadow and darken the bottom cape.

How to Draw a Superhero Cape



13. Use the other end of the cotton swab to lightly shade the rest of the cape and blend in the shade.

How to Draw a Superhero Cape
14. Use an eraser to erase the light shades on the ends to bring the highlights and you're done. Enjoy your Superhero Cape!

  How to Draw a Superhero Cape