DESIGN A COVID-19 SUPERHERO – Shape, Symmetry, Colour

Students use coloured pencils to create a superhero or superheroine whose special powers are used to protect the public from the Covid-19 virus.

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DESIGN A COVID-19 SUPERHERO – Shape, Symmetry, Colour


  • Crayola Marker & Watercolour Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
  • Crayola Coloured Pencils
  • Crayola Fine Line Markers - Black
  • Crayola Sketchbooks - 1 per student
  • Pencils
  • Erasers


Step 1
  1. Follow the instructions on the Draw a Superhero worksheet to practice drawing a superhero pose. (Downloads - DrawSuperhero.pdf)
  2. Use the spaces on the grid to draw correct proportions.
Step 2
  1. Brainstorm ideas in your sketchbook.
  2. Think about what you want to include, e.g.,
    - colour scheme
    - belt
    - cape
    - logo and words
    - etc.
  3. Make notes as well as drawings.
Step 3
  1. Choose the ideas you like the best.
  2. Make a good drawing in pencil.
  3. Be sure to add all the details that show your superhero's powers.
  4. Make the drawing fill the page.
Step 4
  1. Outline the drawing in black marker.
  2. Choose a colour scheme.
  3. Use coloured pencils to colour your drawing.
  4. Build up layers of colour and gradually apply more pressure as you colour.

Step 5
  1. Write a statement about your work. (Downloads - WriteArtistStatement.pdf)
    - What did you want to communicate in your work?
    - What inspired you and how did you incorporate your ideas into your work?
    - Describe your process.
    - Why do you think your work is successful?
Illustrated Crayon Character