In this drawing lesson I will show you how to draw Captain America’s shield. There will be nothing complicated here except simple geometric shapes.
Introduction to Captain America’s Shield drawing tutorial
So, Captain America’s shield is an incredibly famous weapon in the world of comics and beyond. The guys from Marvel really tried to make this popular even among those who have never opened the latest issue of the comic.
Even though it looks very cool, we will show you a way to draw this Captain America shield quite simply. We will use only simple lines and basic geometric shapes for almost the entire lesson. Drawing this without tools will greatly improve your skills as an artist.
For maximum simplicity, we decided to use a full frontal angle of the shield without any shadows or highlights.
- Coloring supplies
Step-by-step Captain America’s Shield drawing
Time needed: 20 minutes
How to Draw Captain America’s Shield
- Draw the outer outline.
Determine the size of your drawing and draw an even circle. Place this outline in the center of your sheet of paper or where the shield should be located in accordance with your imagination.
- Start adding inner circles.
Inside the circle, draw another circle of a smaller diameter. Avoid distortions and inaccuracies. Patterns in such cases are a very important detail.
- Add the next circle.
This step is similar to the previous one, and now you have to draw another circle. The distance between this circle and the previous one is slightly less than the distance between the circles from the last step.
- Sketch out the small circle.
Now you need to draw the smallest circle in the middle of the shield. This is the last circle in this drawing lesson. Evaluate the correctness of all circles and correct mistakes.
- Start drawing the star.
Draw two straight lines which converge at one point. It should look like a sharp corner in the center of the circle from the last step.
- Depict the outlines of the star.
In this step, draw the same shape from straight lines, but position it horizontally. Try to accurately repeat the shape of the figure. Focus on the distance to the outline of the nearest circle.
- Finish drawing the star.
Now draw one connecting line to end up with a closed path. The star should ultimately look complete, even and symmetrical.
- Correct inaccuracies.
Look carefully at your drawing and if you notice any mistakes, correct them. Remove the extra guide lines from the previous steps.
- Color the drawing.
For coloring, you will need red and blue. The classic Captain America colors look really cool, don’t they?
Improving your Captain America’s Shield drawing
To improve your skills in drawing such objects, you need to draw circles and straight lines as often as possible without using any auxiliary tools.
You can also complicate this drawing by drawing Captain America’s shield from a slightly different angle, from the side or bottom, or by adding shadows or highlights. Finally, you can draw Captain America himself with this shield on his shoulder.
Do you love Marvel superheroes? If you want to be able to draw Captain America’s shield anywhere, regardless of the Internet, be sure to save this PDF archive. With this archive, you can try several new drawing methods, as well as take a closer look at each new step.
We hope you had a great experience with this tutorial. We’ve tried to make this drawing guide suitable for artists of all skill levels. If you have difficulty drawing this shield, try to find the step where you made a mistake. You can also practice drawing a separate element on another sheet of paper – for example, a circle or a straight line. Again, these are very important skills for your future growth as an artist.