This easy drawing tutorial teaches how to draw a bat in just 8 simple steps.
If you have been looking for a fun bat tutorial, then you are in the right place!
Whether you want to create a real bat, a cartoon bat, or a vampire bat, you can make an amazing bat drawing with these manageable steps.
Bats have become popular with young artists, and while Halloween may be the best time, you can draw them any time of year!
So grab a sheet of paper and follow these drawing instructions.
If you want a Halloween time look, add a night sky with a full moon to draw a spooky scene that would be perfect for vampire bats.
This tutorial will make it so easy, whatever type of bat you decide to draw!
Bats are nocturnal animals which means they are most active at night.
And, did you know there are over 1,000 different species of bats?
Materials for How to Draw a Bat
- Sheet of paper
- Pencil sharpener
You can make a drawing of a bat with just a few inexpensive supplies. You will need a sharp pencil, a pencil sharpener, and a few sheets of paper.
It also helps to have an eraser available if you need to erase anything.
You can use either a pink or white eraser, but a pink eraser may leave marks on the paper.
And these Halloween color by number pages!
Vampire bats are real! But, of the three species of vampire bats, only one species has been spotted in southwest Texas.
While they feed exclusively on blood, they feed primarily on domestic livestock.
How to Draw A Bat Step By Step Guide
Step 1. Draw the Bat’s Head and Eyes
A bat silhouette is very simple to draw as it is mostly a series of circles and a straight line in a couple of steps.
The first step is to draw the head. A bat’s head shape is round, so you want to start by drawing a large circle to create the bat head.
Next, add two smaller circles for the bat’s eyes.
Step 2. Make the Bat’s Nose, Mouth and Ears
The next step is to draw the bat’s ears. Next, add a rounded triangle to each side of the head.
For the bat’s snout, draw a small oval in the middle of the bat’s face.
Now you want to draw a curved line to create a smiling mouth.
Bats are the only mammal that has wings and can fly!
On the other hand, a “flying squirrel” can only glide and not actually fly.
Step 3. Draw the Pupils and Teeth
To give the bat’s eyes a little life, draw a moon shape in the middle of each eye you created in the previous step.
For the teeth, draw two triangular shapes connected to the arched line of the mouth.
Step 4. Form the Body of the Bat
To create the bat’s body, draw a small circle connected to the top of the bat.
Step 5. Draw the Bat Wings
It’s time to create the wings. Start by drawing the right wing on the side of the body using the reference image.
Now create a curved line running from the sides of the head upward to create a point for the tip of the wing.
Next, draw a horizontal line for the wing side and connect it to the bat’s body with a vertical line. Repeat for the left wing.
While a bat is a nocturnal creature, it can still see and survive during the daytime.
They just see much better at night. So while you sleep at night, bats hunt for food and mate.
Step 6. Detail the Wings of the Bat
Create the finishing touches to the bottom of the wing by drawing simple lines in a semi-circle along the bottom of the bat wings.
Step 7. Clean Up the Lines in the Wings
Finish the bat’s wings by erasing the small gap on the bottom of each wing from the horizontal line drawn in the previous step.
Step 8. Draw the Inner Ears, Upper Body Details, and Feet
Finish the ears by adding a curved triangle to the middle of each ear drawn on top of the head.
Finally, to complete the rest of the body, create a small round circle just below the top of the circle drawn for the bat’s body.
The last step is to draw a pair of triangles connected to the bottom of the body for the feet.
Don’t forget to Pin it for later!
- Please see the full materials list above the tutorial for details and links.
- Draw the Bat’s Head and Eyes Using Circles
- Make the Bat’s Nose, Mouth and Ears
- Draw the Pupils and Teeth
- Form the Body of the Bat By Drawing A Circle
- Draw the Bat Wings, Start With a Curved Line
- Detail the Wings of the Bat
- Clean Up the Lines in the Wings By Erasing The Inner Lines
- Draw the Inner Ears, Upper Body Details, and Feet