How to draw the Flash character from DC comics. Learn to draw a male superhero, Flash also known as Bart Allen, from video tutorial and step by step images with instruction. In this tutorial, you will learn to draw a superhero in a running forward pose. You will learn how to construct sketch line to establish a dynamic action pose. The tutorial will show you from the beginning rough sketch to the finished drawing of a Flash character. You will also learn male muscles and anatomy in this lesson. This is a quick digital sketch I did so that I can demonstrate how I usually draw and create a concept art and character design. Except this one is an existing character and I don’t actually have to design anything but the pose itself.
The Flash is the fastest man alive. The protector of Central City and Keystone City, fighting against evil using his super-speed and a dedicated sense of heroism. His legacy, the Flash Family, spans throughout history tapping into the enigmatic Speed Force to gain their powers. Jay Garrick was the original Flash. The Flashes have often been close friends with the various men who have been the Green Lantern; the most notable friendships have been forged between Jay Garrick and Alan Scott (the Golden Age Green Lantern), Barry Allen and Hal Jordan (the Silver Age Green Lantern) and Wally West and Kyle Rayner (the modern Green Lantern), as well as Jordan’s friendship with West.
Bartholomew Henry “Bart” Allen II is the grandson of Barry Allen and his wife Iris. Bart suffered from accelerated aging and, as a result, was raised in a virtual reality machine until Iris took him back in time to get help from the then-current Flash, Wally West. With Wally’s help, Bart’s aging slowed, and he took the name Impulse.
Here is a final drawing of the Flash in running forward pose.
Watch the video tutorial how to draw the Flash
Below are step by step images process of drawing the Flash. Step one, I sketch a rough figure in gesture drawing style with his right knee coming forward and right hand hang back. Step two, I draw his left arm coming forward as foreshortening and add more detail on his muscles on the whole body. Step three, I then shade in some basic shadow. Step four, I shade in medium gray on his body to get the figure stand out from the background. Step five, now I start shading his head and his arm to make it more realistic. Notice the reflection of the light and shadow, since he wear a rubber suit (or similar material), it is about light and how it effect the subject. Step six, then I shade the rest of his body. Watch the video tutorial for more in dept detail how to draw and shade the Flash.