How to Draw a Cartoon Bat
(the Easy Way)
Don’t be scared! Despite his sharp fangs and blood red color, this
awesome bat is, in fact, a friendly little mammal with all kinds of
amazing skills. Learning how to draw a cartoon bat needn’t take you
until twilight either – simply follow our simple steps and you’ll be
flying in no time!
have long been associated with vampires and witchcraft, but the reality
couldn’t be further from the fiction. Having said that, drawing a
bloodsucking bat is kinda cool, so that’s what we’re going to do! Pens
at the ready and don’t forget the garlic to ward off any unwelcome
STEP-1: The Bat Basics
The first thing we need to do to learn how to draw a cartoon bat is to
draw some simple shapes which will form the basis for our brilliant
two large curved lines with a circle in the middle to represent the
wings and head. From here, we can add some more details to really bring
our bloodsucker to life!
STEP-2: Adding to The Basics
Now that we’ve got our rough outline, let’s start adding some details
to help our blood red buddy take shape! At the top of the circle (the
head) draw two large ears, remembering to make the ends nice and
learning how to draw a cartoon bat cool! It won’t surprise you to learn
that bats have an awesome sense of hearing and communicate with their
buddies using ultrasound!
In fact, a bat’s hearing is so sensitive, it can even hear the sound of a moth flapping its wings! Once
you’ve drawn the ears, draw a smile at the base of the head, followed
by another curved line beneath for our bat’s small body.
STEP-3: Let’s Get Batty about Detail!
The next stage in learning how to draw a cartoon bat is adding some
more details, including those all-important wings. Using the large
curved lines you drew earlier as your basis, draw a series of curves
which meet at sharp points. Remember the Batman symbol?
Keep this in mind and you’ll be doing just fine! Next, draw a small
triangular-shaped nose and add some sharp fangs to the mouth. There is
a wide variety of bats in the world, some of which eat flowers, fruit,
insects and…wait for it…blood!
However, despite the vampire
legends, these blood-sucking bats don’t attack humans – instead, they
feed on small mammals such as mice. At the base of body, draw two short
legs with an upside-down ‘V’ shape at the bottom to represent claws.
There, our brilliant bat buddy is ready to fly!
STEP-4: It’s Time to Take Flight with Color!
Our bat is now looking pretty awesome, but we just need to add a few
more details before our winged friend can take flight and hang out with
his other furry buddies.
are mammals, but often get confused with mice or other rodents – in
fact, in some European languages, the word for bat is ‘flying mouse’!
However, make no mistake, these little critters are most definitely not
Let’s add some more details to those ears – draw two traingular shapes with a jagged edge to represent fur.
draw two large eyes – although most bats have poor vision, none of them
are actually blind. Instead, they use their awesome sense of hearing to
get around. Our flying friend is almost ready for some vivid color! Rub
out any lines you don’t need, then select a black pen to draw the
Once you’ve done this, take your favorite shade of
red and color in the body then use a darker shade ofthis color for the
inside of the ears and the legs. Color the eyes in black, remembering
to leave a small area white for the highlight. Then, you can draw
around this highlight area in red to create an awesome looking bat!
We’re done – it’s time to fly off into the night! Now you’ve learned
how to draw a cartoon bat and impress your family and friends with your
awesome artistic skills, you can experiment by creating more bats in
different colors to keep our little buddy company. Have fun!