In this drawing tutorial, we’re going to look at how to draw a bat. Not a baseball bat, but a flying mammal, bat. Many people are terrified of bats. I’m not really sure why this is the case because bats are pretty much harmless to humans. (They are pretty scary looking though.) I would say that the only time you have to fear a bat is when that bat is really a vampire flying around. So, let’s get started and draw a bat.
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Now we’ll move on to drawing the wings of the bat. Draw a few lines like the ones in the picture to indicate the top portions of the wings. It’s okay to make these lines a bit jagged. By making the lines jagged, you will make the bat wings look a little more realistic. Also, draw a couple of rounded triangles for the ears coming from the smaller circle.
In this step, we’ll continue with the wings by drawing several lines down from the pinacle of each wing. Again, these lines can be a little jagged. Also, add some details to the face and a couple of lines on the inside of the ears to make the ears a bit more realistic.
Now we can finish off the bottom of the wings of the bat. These lines should curve upward. Add some nostrils to the nose on the face and some fangs and teeth in the mouth. Don’t forget that bats have legs, so add them in this step of the drawing.
You now can use the shapes and lines to finish the drawing of a bat. Go over your lines with ink and erase any lines that you no longer need. Add a bit of shadow under the wings and under the body of the bat and you’re done!