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How to Draw a Bat In 5 Simple Steps

You might have believed that drawing a bat is a challenging endeavor, and there are valid reasons for feeling that way. Indeed, the bat is a complex creature; it shares some similarities with a rat, but it’s not exactly the same. It possesses wings, but they don’t resemble bird wings. So, where should one begin? Should you simply attempt to draw Batman instead? Absolutely not! With the guidance of a seasoned artist, drawing a bat is much more straightforward than you might think. Plus, you can skip the conversation with your children about how bats are not birds.

As Fall rapidly approaches, your kids’ doodles are probably leaning more towards Halloween-themed drawings. If you’re tired of seeing a massive cockroach that bears no resemblance to a bat, we have a solution that has been approved by a 9-year-old and is suitable for you and your children: a collection of Halloween drawings by our resident illustrator, Connor Robinson, broken down into 5 simple steps that are easy to follow. These steps include drawing a pumpkin, a cat in a hat, the moon, and, of course, a bat.

Let’s be honest. Teaching your children how to draw a bat, or anything else for that matter, is just as crucial as acquiring an arsenal of dad jokes and Halloween puns. Unlike the former, drawing has no expiration date, and with more practice, kids can develop a skill that will stay with them for a lifetime.

So, how exactly do you draw a bat?

What You’ll Need:

  • Drawing paper
  • Pencils
  • An Eraser
  • Crayons (optional)

Step 1: Begin with the head and body

Start by drawing a triangle with curved edges; this will serve as the bat’s head. Connect the head with an oval shape at the bottom of the triangle to form the body. Then, draw a short wavy line horizontally underneath the head to accentuate the neckline.

Step 2: Outline the ears, wings, and add a tail

Drawing bat ears becomes easier when you think of them as ovals with pointed edges, almost like teardrops. Create two ears on each side of the head. You have the freedom to make them as big or as small as you like. For the wings, draw a curved arc starting from the head and use short, smaller curved lines to connect them to the body. Finally, complete the bat’s tail by drawing an upside-down triangle at the bottom middle of the body.

Step 3: Create a face and add feet

Yes, bats have feet, and this is where you draw them in. Imagine an extra-long letter “m” connected to the body. At this point, you can begin adding features. Draw two large dots for eyes, a teardrop for the nose, and a slight curve to highlight the mouth.

Step 4: Include fur and fingers

Bats have fur, and their wings feature long fingers that provide support and enable them to maneuver. Draw short curved lines across the wings to emphasize the fingers, then scribble several tiny “w’s” around the bat’s body to represent the fur.

Step 5: Finishing touches

Your bat is nearly complete. Add two tiny teeth and additional markings inside the nose and ears to bring your drawing to life. That’s it! You’ve successfully drawn a bat! Encourage your kids to add color for a fun and spooky touch. You can also incorporate a moon and a jack “o” lantern to create a complete Halloween picture.

Alexia Young

Hello and welcome to the world of Alexia. I am a passionate and dedicated artist who loves to create beautiful, mesmerizing art for everyone's walls. I believe in the importance of encouraging people to express their creativity and be happy.

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