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How to Draw Bat Monster Characters

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Time for another drawing lesson - and this round, Halloween soon approaching... we're going to draw a Bat Monster.

Looking at the finished drawing above, you can certainly see some bat-like qualities.

Those like large (and a bit odd-looking) ears, and while you can't visualize them just yet... wings spread out, just as you'd expect from the creature, in real life.

The key with this lesson - given that we want it to look monstrous, is to get super creative - and try out some ways that you can make your drawing look BIGGER, scarier, strange...

Different.

Make yours, truly look like a monster!

OK - let's begin.

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Let's Draw a 'Bat Monster'

Beginning with a framework of simple shapes - those like circles, and following up with a series of colored lines - something to help you more easily visualize this creature, even before it comes into view...

Our monster takes form, like this...

Bat Monster

And yes, as you can see - we're going to have it standing upright - wings spread from side to side...

Taking on a more anthropomorphic (human-like) position.

Here are some additional lines...

Bat Monster

As always - the framework is here, to simply help you *picture* the end result - BEFORE, the actual picture is complete.

Whether it's drawing, or anything else for that matter - it's great to have a goal to focus on - something you're aiming to achieve, down the road.

This way, it's easier to press on through, to the end.

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Fading out the framework, draw an eye for your Bat Monster.

Draw yours to look however you like. Meaner perhaps?

Remember... the eye can often *cement* the eventual look of your character - or at least the path you'll take to create it.

It's the window to the soul, and helps to establish character in your character, early on...

Bat Monster

Next up - begin to bring its face into view.

Use the shapes in behind - to help you out, if you like...

Bat Monster

And here - really beginning to see that this monster is going to be 'bat-like'... go ahead and draw in some large ears, beginning with the one that appears closer to you - the drawer/observer...

Bat Monster

Next up, continue to sketch out the body.

I gave my Bat Monster, a mane around its neck. Something unique.

Here's how it looks so far, with the wings now - coming into view...

Bat Monster

Again, notice how the grey areas appear, as you proceed through each step. These of course are the areas, *you've just* drawn...

Helps for visualization.

Bringing the 'spokes' of your Bat Monster's wings into view - followed by some lines which make up its legs...

We're just about done! :-)

Bat Monster

Few more things now.

Bring the feet into view, like so...

Bat Monster

And then of course - a few arcing lines on either side...

Go ahead and complete the Bat Monster's wings, like so...

Bat Monster

OK.

Here it is, minus a framework...

Bat Monster

And much better-looking still...

Here's our character - colored, about to take flight, and of course...

Ready for some serious frightening! :-)Bat Monster

And that's that - yet another cartoon drawing lesson, complete.

Hope you had some fun - that you were super creative in the process...

And will see you again real soon for more!

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