How to Draw Spiderman's Face

Illustrations by Andrew DeWitt

Things You'll Need

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Black ink pen
  • Red marker
  • Kneaded eraser

Spiderman is one of the most well-recognized and famous super heroes of all time. His face is iconic and has appeared on everything from bottles of soda to Halloween masks for kids. You can use the instructions below to draw your own Spiderman face but you can also use this as a template for a costume or birthday cake for the little dork in your life, or even make your own Spiderman decorated cookies.

Draw an oval that comes to a point at the bottom for the face. Add a vertical line down the middle of the face. Draw a curved horizontal line running across the face so that you create a "t" or cross shape. This will act as a guideline for the eyes and mask details.

Draw two slightly curved triangles for the eyes. Tilt these so that the inside points are turned diagonally.

Draw curved lines running over the entire face. Don't worry about overlapping lines for now. In between these lines draw curved semi circle shapes to make the characteristic webbing across Spiderman's face. Darken around the eyes with thick strokes. Erase the overlapping lines and the guidelines.

Ink the entire drawing. Let the ink dry and carefully erase the pencil lines. Color the face with red marker to give Spiderman his classic look. Now you have a quick template to create your own Spiderman face.


  • Make sure to slip a sheet of paper under your drawing so that the ink and marker does not bleed through. Let the ink dry before you erase or your picture will smudge.

About the Author

Andrew DeWitt is a freelance writer/illustrator and stand-up comic with more than eight years of professional experience. He has written for Chicago Public Radio, Vocalo Radio, Second City Chicago, and The Lemming. DeWitt has a liberal arts degree with a double major in theater and creative writing.

Photo Credits

  • Illustrations by Andrew DeWitt