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How to Draw Batman

In this drawing tutorial, I will tell you about how to draw Batman. This menacing, dark superhero is one of the most popular subjects to draw. To be honest, this is one of my favorite comic book characters, so I tried to make this guide extra cool.

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Basic Information on How to Draw Batman

How to draw Batman? Even in a cartoon or chibi style, this is still a cool and dark Gotham Knight. Therefore, with the help of details and coloring, we will make this guy very impressive and formidable.

In the first steps of the lesson, we will draw the basic parts of the body using simple geometric shapes. These will be the most important steps of the entire drawing guide. Here I will stick to the usual proportions of a simplified drawing style. Then I’ll add details of Batman’s appearance that are recognizable to any comic book fan.

Finally, I’ll complement our favorite dark knight image with a dark color scheme. I’m sure we’ll draw a very cool superhero.

You are ready? If so, then it’s time to start the lesson!


  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser
  • Coloring supplies

Steps on How to Draw Batman

Time needed: 35 minutes

How to Draw Batman

  1. Sketch out the Head and Torso.

    The head is very large and is located in the center of the leaf. The body is much smaller and narrower. Overall it looks like a keyhole silhouette. These are quite strange proportions, but it is typical of the cartoon style.
    batman sketch for kids

  2. Draw Batman’s ears.

    The contours of the ears are one of the most important features of Batman’s appearance. Let’s add this now. There are many variations of Batman’s ears, in our case these are long ears that are located laterally.
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  3. Draw the ears and the opening of the mask.

    Batman masks almost always cover the entire face except the eyes, nose and mouth. Let’s mark the areas of these faces that are not covered by the mask. In our case, large eyes are located below the conventional middle of the face.
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  4. Draw the arms.

    Drawing hands is always quite difficult. In this tutorial, we don’t draw this, but we will outline the outlines of the arms with two smooth lines on the side of the torso.
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  5. Draw the legs.

    Draw a horizontal line that matches the lower arms from the last step. Add a few more lines to draw the legs. The length of the legs should be less than half the length of the body.
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  6. Add details.

    Draw the bat logo on the chest and the Batman belt using a couple of lines. Try to draw these details as symmetrically as possible.
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  7. Make final touches.

    The cape is a must-have accessory for Batman. Let’s draw a cloak with characteristic curves on the bottom. The cloak should noticeably but smoothly expand downward. Add the mouth line and the tops of the shoes as well.
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  8. Erase the guidelines.

    In the end it should look something like this. If you see too many inaccuracies, find the step with the error and fix it.8 how to draw batman for kids

  9. Color Batman.

    Different versions of Batman’s appearance are associated with different armor color schemes. Today I decided to use the classic color combination of blue, gray and yellow.
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Additional Content

It was a great job with the art lesson. However, I have something else in store for you. Here you can find Batman coloring, a short version of this tutorial, and another way to draw. Save this PDF so that this mini set will always be with you.

Alternative Ways to Draw Batman

There are so many ways to draw Batman. Even within the cartoon style, we can draw any superhero in different poses, from different angles and in different clothes.

Method 1: Drawing a Dynamic Pose

In this case we see Batman in a dynamic pose. Unlike our basic lesson, here you will have to draw hands. As I said, this is not the easiest thing, but in the end you will paint a very lively and dynamic picture. There are also unusual body proportions due to the angle and dynamic pose. This is a very interesting drawing lesson.

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Method 2: How to Draw Cartoon Batman

This is another variation of drawing Batman. This is a slightly cartoonish style, which is perfect if you are drawing some kind of funny story, card or decoration for Halloween. In previous lessons we drew cartoonish but very impressive Batmans. But in this drawing guide it looks completely different.

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Method 3: How to Draw Batman for Kids

This is one of the easiest variations of drawing Batman. At the same time, I tried to create this with the most convenient sequence of steps. First, I sketched out the head, torso, arms and legs of our superhero. Then I added details and drew out the costume.

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It wasn’t too easy, was it? I hope you draw a great Batman in a cartoon style. Please write in the comments about how well you did with these drawing guides. Don’t forget to visit our website to get the latest drawing lessons.

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