In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Bat in 6 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Bat.
Here are some interesting facts about the N American Bat you might find interesting.
- The forelimbs of bats are webbed and developed as wings, thus making them the only mammals that can fly.
- There are about 1,100 bat species worldwide.
- About seventy percent of bats are insectivores, however some are frugivores, or fruit eaters.
- Bats range in size from Kitti’s Hog-nosed Bat measuring 29–33 mm in length and 2 grams in mass, to the Giant Golden-crowned Flying-fox, which has a wing span of 1.5 m and weighs approximately 1.2 kiolgrams.
- Bats are also sometimes called ‘flying rodents’ or ‘flying rats’.
To start drawing the Bat you’ll want to print this page or following the next 6 steps in sequence.
Step 1: Begin by drawing the outline of the Bats head.
Step 2: Draw the upper portion of the Wings on each side of the body.
Step 3: Add the details to the Bats wings.
Step 4: Add the details to the face and finish the Bats lower body.
Step 5: Sketch in the legs and feet to the body.
Step 6: Complete the lower webbing to the Bats wings and you’re finished.
Here’s what your Bat should look like after you’ve followed each Step:
Use this Shaded version of the Bat as an Example of how to give it a Realistic Look.
Here’s a cool video on how to draw a Cartoon Bat:
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