The Superman logo is one of the world's most iconic images. Whether someone is a fan of the film or comic franchises, most everyone knows what this symbol stands for. Recreated time and again, the Superman logo is actually surprisingly difficult to duplicate. When drawing this symbol, be mindful of the multiple designs within the image and their exact specifications. The symbol is more complicated than an "S" inside of a triangle.
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Begin drawing the outside border of the shield by making a horizontal line 1 inch in length. After that, create a 1/4-inch line extending from each of the right and left point of the horizontal line, going down at a 45-degree angle.
Finish the outside border of the shield by drawing two 1-inch lines that meet at a point in the centre of the page. Being each of the lines from the right and left point of the 1/4-inch lines that you created in Step 1. Extend these two lines inward at a 45-degree angle until the two lines touch. You have now created the outside border of the Superman logo
Duplicate the shield design from Steps 1 and 2, 1/8 inch inside of the previous design. The inside and outside borders of the shield are seen together as making one thick-lined border of the Superman logo. Color the space between the two lines red.
Draw a 1/8-inch vertical line extending down from the right point of the horizontal line, which made the top inside of the shield's border. Go 1/8 inch to the left of the right point of the horizontal line you just located and draw a very small, 1/32-inch line extending down at a 45-degree angle. From the bottom point of this line, extend another 45-degree angle back up that connects with the horizontal line you began locating in this step. You will have a small triangle-shaped design.
Extend a 1/8-inch horizontal line to the left, beginning at the bottom tip of the 1/8-inch vertical line you created in Step 4. From the left point of the horizontal line you just made, begin drawing an "S" shape. The top point of the "S" should just touch the horizontal line you located in Step 4. Make the first turn of the "S" shape so you are now creating the middle line of the shape and end just on the left inside border of the shield, just before you would make the final turn to finish the "S" shape.
Pick up your pencil and follow the turn you did not finish making in Step 5; the turn would be on the outside of the shield if you put your pencil back down. However, do not begin drawing again until you follow the "S" shape back to the inside point of the shield's border. Once you reach this point, put your pencil back down and finish the end of the "S" by extending the bottom portion of the shape so it connects with the left inside line of the shield's border.
Go back to the top of the design to begin drawing the top border of the "S." Draw a curved line that starts 1/16 inch to the right of the left point of the inside horizontal border of the shield. The curved line will end on the left side inside line of the shield, 1/8 inch from the top left point. Next, draw a duplicate middle section of the "S" shape that your created in Step 5. Begin this line 1/8 inch from the point you just connected to the left inside border of the shield. Continue making the middle portion of the "S" shape until you are ready to make the final turn.
Make the final turn of the "S" shape so that the line just touches the right inside border of the shield. Continue as you normally would to finish a "S" shape, however, pause 1/8 inch from the left inside border of the shield. Make a vertical hump from the point you paused at finishing with the line connected to the left side border of the shield. Color the "S" shape red and the inside of the shield yellow.
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