How to draw a vampire bat

Grid step

You can print out the base construction lines and start drawing on tracing paper or you can draw the grid layout yourself using the following steps… Show more

1) Draw a rectangle that will define the conditional proportions and boundaries of the chosen drawing.
2) From the middle of the rectangle, draw one vertical and one horizontal line equally dividing the shape.
3) Draw another horizontal line equally dividing the upper half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a horizontal line equally dividing the bottom half of the rectangle.
4) Draw a vertical line equally dividing the left half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a vertical line equally dividing the right half of the rectangle.

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Step 1

Mark off the width and height of the picture. Draw a centre line. Draw an oval to define where the bat’s head will be.

Step 2

Draw an oval for the body. Add guidelines for the wings.

Step 3

Outline the wing bones, legs, and the proportions of the bat’s head.

Step 4

Draw its legs, eyes, and ears.

Step 5

Draw in detail the lower edge of the wings. Detail the shapes of the bat’s ears and eyes.

Step 6

Draw its nose. Add the teeth, nose, and the bases of the ears. Detail the shape of the mouth.

Step 7

Contour the bat, trying to vary the thickness and darkness of the line. Outline the shapes of the clouds. Erase all the guidelines.

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