How to draw Nightwing

How to draw Nightwing, Dick Grayson, from DC comics. For many years, Richard “Dick” Grayson was Batman’s sidekick Robin. Dick Grayson was a twelve-year-old circus acrobat, the youngest of a family act called The Flying Graysons. Bruce taught Dick fighting techniques and detective skills for a grueling 6 months. When Robin was 17, he was shot in the shoulder by the Joker, and this scared Batman into ending his career for good. Dick realized at that point that he had grown up: he no longer relied on Batman and, in fact, he and the Dark Knight disagreed on crime-fighting methodology. Becoming Nightwing, Dick had finally moved out of the shadow of the Bat, and would lead the Titans through some hard times.
In this tutorial, you will learn to draw Nightwing, Dick Grayson, from step by step drawing instruction. The step by step process will show you how to draw face and body along with Nightwing costume from start to finished drawing. In this drawing, you will draw him from natural standing pose with both his hands holding two fighting sticks. Similar to the old Robin, Nightwing wear uniquely designed mask. Though his costume is now more muscular and a lot darker. You will need to know male’s muscle structures. The best way I would suggest to learn anatomy is to to attend life drawing session nearest you. If you cannot, you can always find any anatomy book for artists as reference source. Another useful method, before you start drawing, if you can look at any subject and able to break it down into simple geometry shapes. Start with big shape first, then break it down smaller within the big piece to get his muscle groups correct.



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Below are step by step how to draw Nightwing, Dick Grayson.  First, I roughly sketched his head, neck and shoulders along with facial construction lines.  Step two, I then drew his eyes, nose, and mouth on top of the guidelines with hair on top of the head.  Step three, I sketched his torso and arms with lighter lines.  Step four, I finalized his body and arms’ muscle structures.  Step five, I sketched his legs, gloves and fighting sticks.  Step six, I finished the rest of the image with darker lines.

how to draw Nightwing

how to draw Nightwing

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About Xia Taptara

Xia Taptara (黃曉聲 Huang XiaoShēng), currently a freelance concept artist for games and films, formerly a character concept artist for ArenaNet/NCsoft (GuildWars & Guildwars 2). I also work on various projects for Game of Thrones, Square-Enix, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Fight Games, Disney Interactive, and many publishers & clients. I use Wacom Tablet Intuos and Photoshop CS2,3,4,5 to do most of my professional art work. I use pencil, pen, and traditional medium in my free time. I founded ( in 2007 to motivate myself to create more and better art. Also I get to draw and paint whatever the hell I want to. Hopefully I can inspired some young soul and old soul alike. *QUESTIONS & COMMENT: PLEASE POST THEM ON THE BLOG. Or CONTACT ME via idrawgirls Facebook page. DO NOT E-MAIL ME. Thank you. ;-)
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One Response to How to draw Nightwing

  1. Bo Clark says:

    good work JESUS BLESS praying for u

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