Hi guys, so if you are a fan of the beautiful fictional characters in DC´s Justice League, then you’re about to go on a pretty fun ride. In these tutorials, I would be guiding you on how to draw our amazing princess of the Amazons who was trained to be an undefeatable warrior. It’s none other than wonder woman also known as Diana. If there is one thing we love about Wonder Woman it’s her lack of fear in the face of danger and her pure heart of love. This absence of fear is expected seeing she is the daughter of the great god Zeus. This tutorial dives into the world of Diana to draw her in three ways and styles. She would be drawn from the Justice League animation series, drawn in a comic style and also drawn in action. The more familiar you are with each step of the tutorials, the more natural your final sketch would look. We would start off by creating dummies which would be a base for our finished work. Excited? Let’s get drawing!.
Tutorial 1: How to draw Wonder Woman Cartoon Style
Getting an impressive and naturalistic image of wonder woman from justice league would need you to follow eleven basic steps.
Step 1: Drawing The Torso:
The torso is going to be drawn using lines that curve to illustrate the shape of a woman. It should also be divided by a vertical line from top to bottom. While drawing the torso, remember to bring the 3/4 drawing scale into play. This means that the left angle of the torso which faces the viewers should be bigger in size than the right angle. Having gotten that, create the best of our character as seen in the image and further create the base for the arms and the head of our character. Next up create a base for our characters legs and costume by drawing lines at the bottom of the torso that curves in on each side and protrudes at the center.
Step 2: Drawing The Legs:
Our character will be sketched standing with her legs apart. Her right leg should be forward and higher placed as though resting on a pedestal while her left leg should be straight. Start each leg big and reduce its size as you get to the ankles after which you can draw our characters feet.
Step 3: Drawing The Pedestal:
For the pedestal we would draw it as a simple elevation from the ground. This is where our characters right leg would rest upon.
Step 4: Drawing The Arms:
The arms of our character should be drawn with the 3/4 drawing scale in mind. Her left arm should be more visible. That said, start off the arms as though drawing slim tubes and gradually reduce its size as you get to the elbows and then the wrist. Remember to put a little bend to the elbows. Having done that draw our characters left hand folded as though holding onto something.
Step 5: Drawing The Head.
The head of our character should take the shape of a medium sized circle with two lines that cross within it. These lines would be used as a guide for adding facial details.
Step 6: Drawing The Hair.
For the hair, it should be drawn long and flying to the right as though being blown by the wind. The tips of the hair should have curls as seen in the above image. Now that we’ve got that, let’s get to the costume.
Step 7: Drawing The Costume:
The costume of our character would cut across the metal piece or crown on her hair, her vest, her lasso of truth, pants and her boots. Using the image as a guide, sketch out the costume.
Step 8: Drawing The Final Line Art:
Now that we’ve got the dummy in place, time to touch things up with our final lines. Begin by erasing the dummy a little. Using the traces of the dummy left, and referring to the above picture, draw the final lines.
Step 9: Painting The Base Colors:
At this point, we would be enhancing our images quality by painting the base colors which are red, black, blue, white, gold, brown, grey and so on. let’s roll out our colors and get painting.
Step 10: Painting The Shadows:
This basically involves painting areas where light does not hit. Such areas are in between the thighs and under the arms. Painting shadows gives your character a naturalistic feel.
Step 11: Painting The Lights.
Painting the lights essentially improves the mood of your drawing. It’s illustrating the points where light rays hit. To guide you through this step, you can refer to the link below.
Tutorial 2: How to Draw Wonder Woman Comic Style
For this tutorial, we would be drawing wonder woman in nine steps. These steps should be followed diligently to get the best results. If you are interested in learning more about our free tutorials, visit the Drawing Tutorials section.
Step 1: Drawing The Torso.
To get the ball rolling, our character’s torso would be drawn divided into two by a vertical line. The 3/4 drawing scale would also apply here which means that the right view being the one facing the viewers would be bigger. The torso would also have the necessary feminine curves as seen in the above image. Next up we would be creating a base on top of the torso for the drawing of the head. Also at the right side of the torso, we would draw an oval to serve as a base for the drawing of the arms. Additionally, at the lower torso, we would be creating a base for our characters legs and costume. This would be done by drawing lines that meet to look like high waist shorts beginning from the abdomen to the hips. That essentially is our torso. Now let’s draw the legs.
Step 2: Drawing The Legs:
Our character will be sketched standing with her legs slightly apart. Emerging from the torso, her legs would be drawn like a tube with the start being big and having the necessary curves. Gradually it should reduce in size as you get to the ankles. From there you can draw the feet. At the knees, you should draw two horizontal lines with a circle at the middle. It should look like a band. That said, let’s go on to draw the arms.
Step 3: Drawing The Arms.
The arms should be drawn with our 3/4 scale in mind. It should start off big and reduce as it gets to the hands. Additionally, the right arm should be slightly bent away from the torso as it would later carry our characters shield. Having done that,
Step 4: Drawing The Head.
The head of our character should take the shape of a medium sized circle with two lines that cross within it. These lines would be used as a guide for adding the facial details.
Step 5: Drawing The Weapons:
Princess Diana’s weapons are her shield, her lasso of truth, her bracelet and her sword which she nicknamed the god killer. Using the image as a guide draw them into your sketch.
Step 6: Drawing The Final Line Art:
Now that we’ve got the manikin in place, we would enhance it with our final lines. Begin by erasing the dummy slightly. Using the traces of the dummy left, and referring to the above picture, draw the final lines.
Step 7: Painting The Base Colors:
This is the fun part of our tutorial where you give color to the character. So get ready your blue, red, gold, black, and other colors
Step 8: Painting The Shadows:
For painting the shadows, we would want to darken places not hit by light rays. To do this, we would make our characters vest darker, shade some areas of her shield, her boots and the band on her right arm.
Step 9: Painting The Lights:
Painting the lights is basically depicting points where the light rays hit. Some of such places are the center of our characters vest, the top of her boots, the tip of her sword, and her bracelet.
If you wanna know more about which are the drawing materials I use for drawing, feel free to check the Recommended Art Supplies section.
Tutorial 3: How to Draw Wonder Woman In Action
Drawing wonder woman in action can be achieved in ten steps. These steps should be followed diligently to get the most realistic result.
Step 1: Drawing The Rib Cage:
Drawing princess Diana’s rib cage begins from her shoulders to under her bust. The 3/4 drawing scale would be used here with her right view being larger. Additionally, a vertical line should divide her rib cage from neck to bust. Our characters bust should be drawn using well-rounded semi-circles and the horizontal line underneath should curve inwardly. That being done, circles should be drawn at the shoulders region and the top of the rib cage. These would serve as a base for the neck and arms.
Step 2: Drawing The Abdomen And Hips.
Step 3: Drawing The Legs.
Our character would be drawn on her feet with her legs slightly distant from each other. Each leg of our character would be drawn as a tube that gets smaller in size as it gets to the ankle. After that point, you can draw her feet.
Step 4: Drawing The Arms:
Using the picture as a guide, the arms of wonder woman would be drawn facing her right angle. Each arm should start off big and gradually reduce in size. Her biceps and triceps along with her bracelet should be highlighted. That done, when you reach her hands and fingers, they should be folded as though holding something.
Step 5: Drawing The Head:
The head of our character should be drawn with the 3/4 drawing scale in view. It should take the shape of a medium sized circle with two lines that cross within it. These lines would be used as a guide for adding the facial details. The right view of the face would be bigger than the left view.
Step 6: Drawing The Weapons:
Our characters weapon in this tutorial is the lasso of truth. It should be drawn within her hands as though she is preparing to swing it in action.
Step 7: Drawing The Final Line Art.
Having covered the basics of the manikin, it’s time to fill in the final lines. Begin by erasing the dummy slightly. Using the traces of the dummy left, and referring to the above picture, draw the final lines. If you wanna learn how to draw the human face step by step, you can check my free tutorial here.
Step 8: Painting The Base Colors.
Here’s the exciting part of this tutorial where you amp your drawing with all the colors used in the guiding image. From black to wine to red and so on. Just paint away.
Step 9: painting The Shadows:
For painting the shadows we are going to darken areas of our character not likely to receive any light rays. So, go on and make her vest, bracelet, cloak, her neck, her biceps and inner arms darker. Refer to the image for guidance when needed.
Step 10:Painting The Lights:
This part basically makes your drawing more believable. It highlights areas hit by the sun or other light rays. For this step, paint the lights on your bracelet, armored vest, and hair.
This is where you close the curtains and you can feel accomplished. However, remember that practice translates to mastery. So don’t hang up your tools yet. Practice the tutorials as many times as necessary so you can reach a point where you will effortlessly draw wonder woman without a tutorial.