how to draw the comedian from the watchmen

How to Draw The Comedian from the Watchmen

Step 1.

First, draw some very simple lines, for the head, neck, arms and body. Each of these steps are going to be more intense than usual, so be ready to draw a lot.

Step 2.

Now draw in his left arm; the shoulder is fairly simple, as is the elbow pad, but where I went wrong first was his hand (drawing a hand holding a gun still gets me a little stuck sometimes, so be careful not to make the same mistake). If you get stuck on the gun there are tutorials on this site that show you how to draw one...somewhere...

Step 3.

Still going? Good. Continue down the left side of his body (his right side technically). Draw in the straps, finishing the shoulder, and the majority of his belt. Also do his leg and crotch, as these are fairly easy and you may as well get them out the way now.

Step 4.

Now draw the straps on the other side, as well as the other arm. The reason mine cuts off is because I'm at the edge of the page; if you aren't using a full A4 page, you may be able to fit his whole arm on there...or not. His 2 shoulder pads are different from each other, so don't draw the second based on the first.

Step 5.

Now, there is a lot going on here, and my apologies for not making it 2 steps. You have to draw in his body armor. Do some rough outlines before drawing in all the vertical lines, as this will help a lot!! Aside from the body, you need to finish his belt and legs. This step may look like a huge leap forward from the last, but its actually much easier than you think.

Step 6.

Finally, draw his face. The eyes aren't too much of a problem thanks to the mask, and his mustache and cigar hide most of his mouth. Hair, ears, nose, just do everything as you see it in the picture.

Step 7.

That's it! Rub out construction lines, color him how you please, and give yourselves a well deserved pat on the back. Apologies for any pictures that may have been blurred or hard to see, but you can still get the general idea form them I think.

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Uploaded: July 10, 2009
Artist: Groucho101
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: July 11, 2009
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Artist comments

The Watchmen is probably the best graphic novel ever made, written by the genius Alan Moore it presents an alternate reality (where Nixon has been re-elected a third time?!) The Watchmen themselves are unique and quite bizarre, and The Comedian is the most awe inspiring character, a man full of darkness, strength and mystery. He sees the world in black and white (like his fellow Watchmen 'Rorschach') and always seems to smile, even at the bad things in life. This tutorial will show you how to draw The Comedian from the 2009 film, so as always good luck and be happy.

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