How to Draw Batman

Easy, step by step Batman drawing tutorial
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"I am the night." - Batman

Batman is the Dark Knight, the Caped Crusader who defends Gotham City from the clutches of evil. You can learn how to draw Batman with the help of this superhero drawing tutorial.

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Batman debuted in the Detective Comics #39 in 1939. He became an orphan when his parents were killed, and he declared war on the city's criminals. He dedicated his life to protecting the innocent.

Unlike most superheroes, Batman doesn't have superpowers. Instead, he is a billionaire who uses his money to create crime-fighting technology. He wears a mask and cape to keep his identity secret. Along with Superman and Wonder Woman, Batman is a member of the Justice League.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Deathstroke, The Justice League Logo, and The Flash.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Batman

Batman drawing - step 1
Batman step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 01

1. Begin by sketching Batman's face. Use curved lines to outline the back of his head, the point of his ear, the round forehead, squared chin, and "M" shaped opening around the mouth. Don't forget the triangular eyes. Draw the frowning mouth, lower lip, and wrinkle at the side of the mouth using curved lines.

Batman drawing - step 2
Batman step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 02

2. Use two lines that meet at a point to enclose the remaining triangular ear. Then, use curved lines to sketch the shoulders, the bulging biceps muscles, and the fist. Then, draw curved lines across the chest, just below the shoulder.

Batman drawing - step 3
Batman step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 03

3. Band Batman’s arm with a curved line, indicating the top of his glove. Complete the fist using overlapping curved lines for the fingers. Then, enclose several curved triangles on the back of the globe.

Finally, use curved lines to begin sketching Batman’s pectoral muscle and muscular remaining arm.

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Batman step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 04

4. Use a series of curved lines to complete the forearm and the hand, with the fingers curved across the palm. The hand is holding something - the Batarang! Use curved lines that meet at sharp points to begin sketching this bat-shaped boomerang.

Batman drawing - step 5
Batman step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 05

5. Complete the outline of the bat using curved lines that meet at sharp points. Notice the bulges of the bat’s ears, tail, and wingtips. Then, use long curved lines to sketch the muscles of Batman’s chest and torso. Finally, band the arm with a curved line to complete the glove, and draw the triangular spikes on the back of it.

Batman drawing - step 6
Batman step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 06

6. Extend a long curved line to form the front of Batman’s leg. Draw parallel curved lines across his stomach to form the utility belt.

Band the belt with straight, vertical lines. Then, use curved lines to complete the torso of Batman’s suit.

Batman drawing - step 7
Batman step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 07

7. Use long, curved lines to complete Batman’s leg and begin sketching the remaining leg. Notice the contours of the muscles of the upper leg and calf, the gently pointed foot, and the bulging knee.

Batman drawing - step 8
Batman step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 08

8. Complete the remaining leg and foot using a curved line. Indicate the knee cap with a “U” shaped line. Then, draw an inverted “V” below each knee to indicate the top of the boots.

Extend long curved lines between the arm and leg and behind the feet. The lines should meet at sharp points, outlining the cape.

Batman drawing - step 9
Batman step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 09

9. Use long, curved lines to complete the cape below Batman’s arm. Texture the cape with long curved lines.

Then, draw the Batman logo on the superhero’s chest. Sketch a small bat, just like the Batarang, using curved lines that meet at sharp points. Then, enclose the bat within an oval.

Complete Batman drawing
Batman step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 10

Color your cartoon of Batman. He’s worn many different uniforms over the years, but his most famous is black and grey with yellow accents. Sometimes, he even dresses in blue and silver!

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