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How to draw a comic book character

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Instilling a love of art within your children will be something that lasts a lifetime. The more children are introduced to drawing, arts, and crafts the higher chance they have to excel in school and the real world. To help cultivate this passion, we are showing your kids how to draw a comic book character today… This is something that should appeal to many kids, as an exciting and fun activity, encouraging fine motor skills, problem solving, and of course, creativity.

Below you’ll find our how to draw a comic book printable that helps your child learn how to draw their own comic book characters.

Using a coin, found in the home, you can have your children draw their character. With some practice and guidance from you, they’ll soon be off and running to create a comic book character and storyline without any major artistic talent.

This tutorial is taken from the amazing book that shows how to draw comic book characters from Quarto Publishing. This is available on Amazon (UK affiliate link), as well, so if your children want to increase their repertoire after having a go at Captain Jinx Tagget, then why not take a look?

How to draw a comic book character

Have fun with Captain Jinx Taggert, who can control gravity with her star stone! She’s got lots of other superhero friends as well – meet and learn to draw them all in this rather cool book for kids from Quarto Publishing. Inspire your kids with a little bit of drawing creativity today maybe?

How to draw a comic book character

As you can see this, PDF printable lays out the instructions so that your child can create a superhero and comic book character all on their own.

How to Draw a Comic Book Character

Get a small coin from your change bucket.

Trace the coin on a sheet of paper.

Remove the coin and continue to follow the instructions.

You’ll make marks on the traced coin area to reflect the printable instructions.

Using the lines in this how to draw a comic book instructional sheet will help balance where your superhero’s eyes, nose, and mouth are.

Keeping a somewhat proportionate face so that you can keep drawing new superheroes using the coins around your house until you’ve created a whole team of superheroes to feature in your very own comic book!

To download the printable, just click on the circular image below.

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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