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Uploaded: May 11, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 9
Updated: May 17, 2009
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This is going to be an awesome next lesson because I am doing a tutorial on a character from the new X-Men movie "Origins". Of course it is not going to be the exact character from the flick, instead I chose to draw the original character from the Marvel comic books and animated series. The X-Men that I will be teaching you to do is going to be on “how to draw Gambit from X-Men step by step”. I have received so many requests for this character and even though I didn't really get into the series or comic book, I am looking forward to seeing the movie. Gambit's real name is Remy Etienne LeBeau, and he was abandoned when he was born because of his fiery red eyes. Although Remy was his name, he wasn't named by his paternal parents. Instead when he was in the hospital from being abandoned, Gambit was kidnapped by members of the New Orleans Thieves Guild. It is they who labeled him with his human name of “le diable blanc” which translates into “the white devil”. Up until he was ten years old, all Gambit was taught was how to steal and become a thief. At the age of ten, Remy approached a man named “Jean-Luc LeBeau”, with the man even acknowledging he was there, what the young boy wanted, was to pick the pockets of the gentleman standing along side him. Obviously he was caught and later adopted by Jean-Luc in an attempt to get the kid off the streets. Once in the care of his new adopted family, he was married to a young woman by the name of Bella Donna Boudreaux. Now because Bella's brother didn't want her marring Remy, the two had it out in a duel and Gambit killed Julien (Bella's brother) but it was only done out of self-defense. Now because the two guilds had a non-aggression pact, Remy was cast away form the guild and left to walk the streets around the world surviving on his thieving skills and his mutation power which was the ability to charge objects with explosive energy, like his famous deck of cards. He is also skilled with a staff and in fencing. He speaks two languages, English and French. Now to be more specific on what Gambit's powers are, let me explain how he is able to charge objects. Gambit is able to cut into energy within objects like cards, knives, spears, and other small things. He takes the objects energy and transforms it into kinetic energy when he touches something. In the comics and in the animated cartoon series “X-Men, he falls in love with Rouge and the two share a bond that is special because they cannot touch each other without Rouges mutant ability getting in the way. I had fun drawing out Gambit and I know that there is artists out there that like this character as well. When you learn “how to draw Gambit step by step”, you will see how fun learning to draw Marvel Comics characters can really be. Peace out!

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How to Draw Gambit

how to draw gambit from x-men step 1

STEP 1.

First you will draw out the guidelines and shapes of Gambits body frame. Start with a circle for his head and then add the facial guidelines. You will then draw out the limb lines and then the torso guidelines. End this step by drawing out the squared shapes for the playing cards.
 
how to draw gambit from x-men step 2

STEP 2.

You will now start drawing out the body's outlined shape the way you see it drawn for you here. Once that is done, you can draw out the eyes and nose.
 
how to draw gambit from x-men step 3

STEP 3.

Okay are you ready to have some real fun now? The first thing you will do here is add a total of four finger lines. Next sketch out more of his face and then draw out the beginning lines of his coat. Add the torso's muscle definition lines for the chest, and abs, and then draw out the knee pads that is a part of his uniform.
 
how to draw gambit from x-men step 4

STEP 4.

Here you will start drawing out the hair detailing as well as the trench coat. You will draw out the detailing and shapes of his gloves and then draw the sleeves of his jacket. Next draw the mask on his face which is only on his forehead and on the sides of his face.
 
how to draw gambit from x-men step 5

STEP 5.

Draw out the flared shape of the back of the trench coat and then add all the layers, creases and wrinkles to the coat. Once that is done you should have a jacket that resembles a cape.
 
how to draw gambit from x-men step 6

STEP 6.

Wow, you are almost done and I already know that you are doing a great job. What you will do here is draw out the energy lines that is curved like you see here. Add flame like energy lines around the three playing cards and then move to the next step.
 
how to draw gambit from x-men step 7

STEP 7.

Add more detailing definition to the flames that represent the intense energy around the cards. Draw out the shape of his foot and then move to the next step.
 
how to draw gambit from x-men step 8

STEP 8.

You will now start drawing out the spades on the cards and then detail the lower leg and then start erasing all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one to prepare your drawing for color.
 
how to draw gambit from x-men step 9

STEP 9.

This is what your Marvel character should look like when you are done. Color in Gambit and you have completed this tutorial on "how to draw Gambit from X-Men step by step".