How to draw Cable, Nathan Summers. In this tutorial, you will learn to draw a Cable from X-men in typical comics style drawing. Cable has big muscular body and metallic left arm (also left side of his torso). He is almost seven feet tall and massive. Whenever I attempt to draw something, I will break down the drawing in simple geometry shapes first. I will always make the drawing or initial sketch simple, that way it is easier when you draw more detail on top of the simple shapes. It is a lot easier to draw once you observe the over all shape of the object or person you are trying to draw. In this drawing, you will see cable in a natural standing pose. It is very important have some knowledge of anatomy as an artist, specially if you want to be a professional commercial artist. Most of the time in American comics, the uniform are form fitting so you will have to draw character’s muscle groups. Though you don’t have to know every muscles on the body, but it is still very important to make sure that the visible anatomy is correct. The best way I would suggest to learn anatomy is to to attend life drawing session nearest you.
Cable possesses vast psychic power, most often manifested in the forms of telepathy and telekinesis. His telepathy has proven great enough in power and scope as to allow him to read thoughts across vast distances, and even interface with multiple minds, simultaneously. While the full limits of his mental abilities in this area have yet to be disclosed, Cable has also demonstrated the ability to project bolts or blasts of mental energy that are capable of easily killing or rendering unconscious another Human being. These bolts do not do physical damage.
Below are step by step how to draw Cable from X-men. Step one, I drew a rough sketch for his head and make sure he has strong square shape jaw line. Step two, I then added eyes, nose and mouth onto his face. Also I roughly layout his torso shape. Step three, I drew his body over the rough lines along with both his arms. Step four, I added his muscle structures onto his body and arms, then I drew his belt. Step five, I drew his military gear on top of his body and finished up the uniform. Step six, I then drew layers of metallic shapes on his left arm. Done!