Learn how to draw a great looking Bat with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Bat.
Large or small, bats live all over the world. You can learn how to draw a bat with the help of this easy, step-by-step cartoon animal drawing tutorial.
Bats are the only mammals that can fly. You can recognize this one by its furry body and wings that are supported by an arm and long fingers.
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The bat in our illustration has two sharp teeth visible. This means it is a vampire bat. In fictional stories, vampire bats can turn into vampires. You can learn how to draw a vampire here.
But real bats don't turn into monsters. They just do what bats do - they catch insects at night or eat fruit by day. In fact, you can check out this realistic vampire bat drawing to learn more.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Bat
How to Draw a Great Looking Bat for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin the cartoon bat outline by drawing the eyes. Draw two “L” shaped lines to form the furrowed brows.
Enclose a partial circle under each brow, with a smaller partial circle inside it. Then, use a series of lines that meet at jagged points to draw a tuft of fur on top of the head.
Easy Bat Drawing - Step 2
2. Next, draw the bat’s face. Use an inverted triangle for the nose. Below it, use curved lines to draw the mouth and lower jaw.
Enclose a small triangle on each side of the mouth. These are the bat’s fangs. Use two curved lines to trace the pointed cheeks on each side of the head.
Easy Bat Drawing - Step 3
3. Draw the bat’s large ears. For each ear, use two long, curved lines that meet at a point. Detail the nearest ear with an additional curved line.
At the base of the line, draw a jagged, furry pattern. Then texture inside the ear with additional curved lines.
Easy Bat Drawing - Step 4
4. Use curved lines that meet at jagged points to draw a tuft of fur on the bat’s chest. Then extend a long curved line to form the belly.
Easy Bat Drawing - Step 5
5. Use pairs of lines to draw the bat’s legs. Connect the lines with a “V” shaped line at the bottom, forming the toes.
Easy Bat Drawing - Step 6
6. Begin drawing the bat’s wing. Use a series of curved lines to draw the arm, fingers, and the leading edge of the wing.
Easy Bat Drawing - Step 7
7. Use a series of curved lines to form a scalloped pattern that encloses the wing membrane.
Add More Details to Your Bat Picture - Step 8
8. Draw the remaining wing. Use a long curved line for the arm portion, and lines that meet at jagged points for the fingers. Then extend another long curved line for the leading edge of the wing.
Complete the Outline of Your Bat Drawing - Step 9
9. Use a series of curved lines to create a scalloped pattern, enclosing the wing. Draw a “V “shaped line between the legs to outline the tail.
Color Your Bat Drawing
Your cartoon bat outline is now complete. Color the animal. Most bats are black, brown, or gray. A few have white markings, or are even solid white!
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