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Superhero Creation step 1 by rantz Superhero Creation step 1 by rantz
Some of you have asked me for some type of tutorial - as I don't have a LOT of time to go into a lot of detail, I thought I would show the basic steps that I do, when creating a new character. Every artist approaches this different, and has steps that they are comfortable with - which works for them. This is the process that "I" go through. There is no right or wrong way to do this. Find what you are comfortable doing, and continue with that - this is just another option to try.

Step 1: Create a base sketch, showing the basic stance, and shape of the character that you are creating. As you can see, this is merely blocking in place holders. These place holders will be changed many times, throughout the design process.

Step 2: add a little more definition to the character - giving it mass.

Step 3: roughing in some basic details - again these are merely place holders, that can be tweaked as you finalize your design.

The next phase we we will clean up the pencils, and define the character in more detail, and add muscle tone, clothing folds, and give the character more depth.

....to be continued........
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aureolin-swatch Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah the superhero is constructed

I like this work

I was looking for an illustration for an article I wrote about superheroes and scapegoats and I keep coming back to this for the superhero part. 
Would you be OK with me using this drawing if I put a link to this posting and acknowledged you?
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rantz Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Professional
yes you may - thank you for asking
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aureolin-swatch Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you - that's very generous  of you
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konstanceM Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Hello,

I'm a big fan of you work and wanted to follow this tutorial.
Do you have step 2 posted yet?
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rantz Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional
It should be posted...this was done a few years ago...and thank you very much
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konstanceM Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Ok.  What should i search as "Superhero Creation step 2"?
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:iconrantz:
rantz Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional
actually - here is the full tutorial: fav.me/d2h7uvd
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konstanceM Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you
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Septimne Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is going to help me alot!
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rantz Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional
good!
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kmathel94 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist
Wow. I hope to become better at art so this will help.
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rantz Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional
thank you - im glad you might be able to get some use from this
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DJV1985 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Thanks for this, never been able to draw anything but with this i have done my own version of batman. i'll put it up in the next few days...again thanks.
if i didn't see this then my batman would most likely be a stick man with horns.
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rantz Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional
lol - no worries - glad you can get some use from this
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SMSNLWSN Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
Thanks for this .. This will prove to most useful!
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gahlaktus117 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Student Digital Artist
nice tutorial/reference. can't wait for the next part.I have real trouble with cleaning up the pencils
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fayde Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
for some reason i'm reminded of my old VHS copy of "How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way with Stan Lee" ;)
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TopHatPainter Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
what would you recommend is the best way to get anatomy down? It just doesn't click with me and I feel that my lack of understanding of it is what is really holding me back. What was it that made it click for you?
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fightknights Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a great reference for anatomy is a book called: Drawing cutting edge anatomy by Christopher Hart
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RobLipon Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
OHHHHH AHHHHH! Light dawns on my marble head. ;p

Had a new Canuck whiskey from Ontario at new years and...... damn is it good. Depending on your preference... some say its better than Crown 8-o

Its called 40 Creek and you should try to import yourself some... by the case of course :)
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WildTurkey99 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
dude do you need a padawan....
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rantz Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Professional
no...I need a pencil bitch though.....LOL! j/k!
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WildTurkey99 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Ouch here I was nice nuff to bring you water at WWTX LMAO
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rantz Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Professional
so.....is that what you are going to put on your resume, Chris? I brought water for rantz.....

LOL!
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WildTurkey99 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
OH OH OH I can hold down the table when the "Artist" runs off to god knows where....BTW who needs a resume to look as good as I do...
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rantz Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Professional
tru dat
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Kid-Wasabi Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
Great Lesson - I am hooked and will be looking forward to learning more of what you are offering good sir!
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rantz Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Professional
thanks - more to come soon
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oneintheinfinite Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
WooHoo Stick-men
They sacrificed themselves so your not so shitty.

Great man
And remember kids practice makes perfect.
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mackrafty Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
very basic, but very helpful to see how the process goes. thanks.
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rantz Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Professional
like I said - not a lot of time....have to keep it short and sweet
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mackrafty Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
much appreciative. always intereseting to get a window into the creative process.
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captdiablo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
This is pretty awesome thx for that :)
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rantz Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Professional
welcome
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NGomesS Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey bud, it would be nice if you post some videos too, nice job ;)
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rantz Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Professional
no one wants to see my ugly mug on no video.....besides, I don't have the equipment for that (thank gawd)
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NGomesS Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would watch it anyway ;)
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bbouby Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Professional Artist
thanks :#1:
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StevenSanchez Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
I couldn't have said it any better myself ;) Keep on teachin man!
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rantz Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Professional
what-r-u-talking-about? I swiped that from you ;P LOL
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StevenSanchez Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
Then You sir owe me some compensation Mister!!! :pirate:
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:iconrantz:
rantz Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Professional
I gave it to Kermit.....take it up with him :D
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StevenSanchez Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh, I most certainly WILL and YOU'RE NEXT ARMY BOY!
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Joss54 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
very interesting, and very nice from you to have posted this tutorial. Anyway, I agree with you, every artist have a different way to approach drawing, and asking tutorial to every "experimented artist" is not a solution. And i'm sure these "experimented artists" have never asked any tutorial.
But in any way, it's always interesting how artists on dA consider drawing !
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katana2665 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
Nice foundation skills, I've actually been thinking about doing a drawing tutorial of my own. Really nice explanation on this as well...I hope you continue it.
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rantz Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Professional
I will continue it soon - have to get through this next set of pages before continuing on.
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MShades Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, you make it sound so easy.... Make sure you add, "And do this again and again and again" to your instructions. That's the vital part, I think. *smile*
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rantz Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Professional
but it IS easy....after hours, and hours, and hours, and hours of scribbling on anything and everything within reach
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MShades Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll keep reminding myself of that....
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Puttycad Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
Nice, I like seeing your process, you have a distinctive style. :D
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