Learn how to draw a great looking Joker with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Joker.
"Smile, because it confuses people. Smile, because it's easier than explaining what is killing you inside."
- The Joker
The Joker has been the enemy of Batman from the beginning; he first appeared alongside the Dark Knight in the debut issue of the Batman comic book in 1940.
The Joker is a criminal mastermind and expert chemist who employs weaponized props, including deadly gags items and acid-spraying lapel flowers.
The Joker is generally considered to be an insane villain with a warped sense of humor. His origin story involves a dip in a vat of acid, which bleached his skin and turned his hair and lips an unnatural shade.
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During the 1990s, the Joker picked up a romantic interest and sidekick - Harley Quinn, his former psychiatrist.
Did you know? Batman writers planned on killing off the character of the Joker during his first comic book appearance.
He was "spared by editorial intervention," and has since been Batman's archenemy for eight decades.
Would you like to draw the Joker? This easy, step-by-step DC Comics character drawing tutorial is here to show you how.
You will need only a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished character.
Step by Step Instructions for Drawing the Joker
How to Draw a Great Looking Joker for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin by using curved lines to sketch the Joker's face. Use long, curved lines to draw his cheeks and chin, which is a sharp point. Use shorter lines to outline the brow bone.
Easy Joker Drawing - Step 2
2. Draw the Joker's nose, erasing guidelines as necessary. Use two curved lines that meet in a sharp, downward facing point.
Easy Joker Drawing - Step 3
3. Draw the Joker's sinister eyes. Outline each eye using two curved lines. The shape should be pointed on each end. Then, draw a small circle in each eye.
Easy Joker Drawing - Step 4
4. Draw the Joker's smiling mouth. First, outline his thin lips using curved lines. The upper and lower lips should meet at a point on one side. Connect them on the opposite side using a jagged line, enclosing the teeth. Draw a curved line to separate the upper and lower teeth.
Then, draw straight lines extending from the lips to differentiate the individual teeth. Notice that the teeth look crooked and uneven.
Easy Joker Drawing - Step 5
5. Enclose the Joker's ear using a curved line. Draw a sharp backwards "S" shaped line to detail the inner ear.
Easy Joker Drawing - Step 6
6. Enclose the Joker's hair using a series of curved lines. Notice the rounded indention on the forehead, and how the hair on top of the head forms locks with sharp points.
Easy Joker Drawing - Step 7
7. Draw long, curved lines descending from the head to form the neck and shoulders.
Add More Details to Your Joker Picture - Step 8
8. Sketch a triangular shape just below the neck, forming the collar of the garment. Then, draw curved lines alongside the nose and corner of the mouth, transforming the smile into a demented snarl.
Complete the Outline of Your Joker Drawing - Step 9
9. Use curved lines to sketch the floppy bow tie beneath the garment's collar.
Color Your Joker Drawing
Color the Joker. He typically has a pale face, red lips, yellow teeth, green hair, and outlandish clothing.
Check out our character drawing guides, where you'll find other DC Comics heroes and villains, including Batman and Harley Quinn.
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