how to draw doctor octopus

How to Draw Doctor Octopus

Step 1.

Start this first step by drawing all the guidelines and shapes that you will need to make a frame for Doc Ock. Start with a small circle for his head and then draw Doctor Octopus's torso shape. You will then add all the guidelines for his face and chest and then add the limb guidelines for his arms, legs, and mechanical arms as you see here. Once that is all done you will then draw the shapes for his arms, feet, and claws for the octopus like arms.

Step 2.

Start sketching out the shape of his bowl like hair cut like you see drawn here. Next draw out the shape of Doctor Octopus's face and then draw his glasses and or goggles. Next add some detail to his face like the mouth frown lines and the shape of his mouth. You will them draw out the beginning shapes of his shoulders and chest which is covered by his body armor.

Step 3.

Now you will start drawing out Doctor Octopus's arms and make sure they are bold and strong looking. Next add detail and definition to hos torso where the abs would be and then draw the hands that are clutched. Add the suit lining on his chest and then start drawing out the waist as well.

Step 4.

You will complete the sketching of his belt that is thick and bold. Next draw Doctor Octopus's crotch and then draw the shapes of his muscular looking thighs. Add detailing and definition and then draw the patterned pads on the front of his thighs as shown here.

Step 5.

This is your last drawing step and all you have to do is first draw out the rest of Doctor Octopus's legs and then his feet and or boots. Add the detailed padding on the shin and then draw the top cuff for the boot as you see here. Lastly draw the four octopus like mechanical arms and draw the separation lines that detail these arms to make them look flexible. Erase all the guidelines and shapes and then move to the last step to see what the good doctor looks like.

Step 6.

Once you are done your drawing of this Marvel Comics character should look like the one you see here. Color him in and you have just completed this lesson on "how to draw Doctor Octopus step by step".

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Uploaded: September 3, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Advanced  Advanced Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: September 3, 2009
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It’s time that I do another one of Spiderman’s rivals and I think that most of you will be pleased with this tutorial that is going up. I am going to show you "how to draw Doctor Octopus" step by step. Now the good doctor adopted that name from the news paper editor in chef. His real name is Otto Octavius and before he became the infamous Doc Ock, he was a well respected inventor, lecturer, and nuclear physicist. The reason why he was geared toward his education is because his mother told him over and over again not to be like his father. Otto’s father was an abusive man toward his mother and himself. He worked in a factory which is why he had such a bad temper. Back then factory workers where struggling to feed their families and keep a roof over their heads. Because of the excessive abuse that young Otto received from his dad, he grew up to only become shy, and he always kept to himself. Eventually Otto’s father died in an accident while he was at work. This lead the young boy to become more determined to study and master physical science and become the bright young doctor he grew up to be. After a while of researching and inventing, Doctor Octavius developed an astonishing invention. It was the creation of four mechanical arms that contained massive amounts of strength, accurate movement, and best of all it was resistant to radiation. The octopus like arms were attached to a harness that was wrapped around the doctors waist with a mechanical spin that traveled up the back and connected to the heal of his neck. The reason why the good doctor became bad, is because there was a radiation leak which lead to an explosion that fused the arms to Otto’s body. It was also said that the doctor suffered brain damage and that is when he started to lead a life of crime. Doctor Octopus is probably one of the more popular foes that Spiderman deals with which is why he was written into the Spiderman 2 script. This tutorial was a bit hard for me to do because of the arms, and all the detailing in them. I was going to do a lesson on the character from the movie but that is not what the comic books have so here it is. You will have fun with this lesson on ”how to draw Doctor Octopus step by step.” If you want more detailed information on this particular Marvel Comics character you can visit their website because they are infact the creators of Otto Octavius. All you have to do is click hereand your all set. I hope you have fun with this tutorial and I will be back soon with more drawing fun. Peace out and happy drawing.

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