How to Draw Nightcrawler

Artist: Dawn / May 16, 2009

Step 1.

Start with a circle for the head and then add the facial guidelines. You will now draw out the shape of the top part of his body which is the torso and the torso is shaped like a rounded triangle. Add the body's guidelines and then draw out the shape   

Step 2.

You will now add some arm guidelines and forearm shapes and then draw the leg guidelines as well. Draw knee cap shapes and then move to the next step.

Step 3.

Start sketching in his hair and then draw out his eyes. You will draw out the suit as you see here and then start sketching out the arms and detailing shapes.

Step 4.

As you can see your Nightcrawler is coming along nicely. What I want you to do now is start sketching out his hair style and detailing as well as adding some facial creases. Finish drawing the arms and make sure there are muscles. Add some ab muscles   

Step 5.

Nightcrawler is coming along very nice and all you have to do here is finish drawing out the arms as well as the hands and as you can see his hands only have three fingers. Once his hands are done you can start drawing out the leg lines and shape.

Step 6.

Finish drawing out his legs and then add all the muscle definition later. Draw in the lining for the style of his boots and then draw out his two toed feet.

Step 7.

Finish drawing his feet and then draw out his tail and add a devilish looking arrow tip. Erase all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one to prepare your Marvel character for coloring.

Step 8.

Once you are done Nightcrawler should look like the one you see here. Color him in and you have just finished another tutorial and this time it was "how to draw Nightcrawler from X-Men step by step".

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: May 16, 2009
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Description: I hope you all have been having a great time here on today. My next lesson is going to be on another Marvel Comics character that I think you will all enjoy. I will show you “how to draw Nightcrawler from X-Men step by step”. Now this blue colored hero's real name is Kurt Wagner and believe it or not his mother is Mystique. Now of course it is never mentioned who is mother is which is because he was born before anyone knew who Mystique was. When he was born, Nightcrawler or Kurt was ignored or avoided as an infant and child because of his blue colored skin, indigo colored hair, pointed elf like ears, and a devilish looking tail. I have always thought that Nightcrawler was one of the coolest characters from Marvel Comics and I will still say that he is in my top ten list of favorites. I was going to do Nightcrawler like he looked in “X2” but then I thought it would be better if I just draw the character from the animated series and from the comic books. There has been countless team affiliations that Nightcrawler has been a part of. For example he belonged to X-Men (of course), Vatican, Excalibur, and N-Men. He did however attend “Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters” and while he was there he took up college level courses. Apart from his blue colored skin and indigo colored hair, he also had a set of piercing yellow colored eyes. Before Kurt came forward with his real identity, he went by the name Baroness Wagner. When he was being brought up by his mother, they used to get chased out of town. So on one particular day Mystique and her young son was running from a mob and she had no choice but to throw her child over a fence and flee. Luckily his real father the fallen angel "Azazel", rescued him and than handed young Kurt over to a sorceress and gypsy queen "Margali Szardos". Form the X2 movie it is true when he said that he was part of a circus, the Bavarian Circus to be exact. The story about Nightcrawler goes on and on and unfortunately I have more work to do. I will leave you with this lesson on “how to draw Nightcrawler from X-Men step by step”. Until my return, have fun and stay creative.