How To Draw a Bat

how to draw a bat

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Bat in just 6 easy steps. This step by step bat drawing lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final drawing of a Bat. Draw the red lines in each step below, the black lines that are shown in steps 2 – 6 are lines that will have been drawn in previous steps.

Before we start learning how to draw a bat, here are some interesting facts about Bats you might find fun:

  • The forelimbs of bats are webbed and developed as wings, thus making them the only mammals that can fly.
  • There are about 1,100 species of bats worldwide.
  • About seventy percent of bats are insectivores, meaning they eat insect; however some are frugivores, or fruit-eaters.
  • Bats range in size from Kitti’s Hog-Nosed Bat measuring 1.5 inches (32 mm) in length and weighting less than an ounce, to the Giant Golden-Crowned Flying-Fox, which has a wing span of nearly 5 feet (1.5 meters) and weighs approximately 2.5 pounds (1.2 kilograms).
  • Bats are also sometimes called ‘flying rodents’ or ‘flying rats’.

Here’s a BONUS Video of Our How To Draw a Bat Easy Drawing Lesson

You can follow along with the video or use the simple drawing steps below the video as a guide!

How To Draw a Bat – Step-by-Step Guide

To start drawing the Bat you can either print this page or scroll down, following the next 6 steps in sequence. This also makes a great pattern for drawing a bat on a pumpkin, or a template for carving a Halloween Jack-o-Lantern!

Step 1: Begin your bat drawing by sketching the outline of the Bat’s head

how to draw a bat

Step 2: Next, draw the upper portion of the wings on each side of the bat’s body.

how to draw a bat

Step 3: Draw the limb details to the Bats wings. These look like three bat fingers on each wing.

how to draw a bat

Step 4: Draw details to the face and finish drawing the Bat’s lower body. You can give the bat any expression you’d like!

how to draw a bat

Step 5: Sketch in the legs and feet to the body.

how to draw a bat

Step 6: Complete the lower webbing to the Bats wings and you’re finished drawing a bat!

how to draw a bat

Well done! Here’s what your bat should look like after you’ve followed each of the How To Draw A Bat steps:

how to draw a bat

You can use this SHADED VERSION of the Bat as an Example of how to give your bat drawing a Realistic Look.

how to draw a bat


You did it! Congratulations on drawing a BAT! Your first try may not have gone as smoothly as you had hoped, but I’m sure after another attempt or two you will see a big improvement. The best way to learn how to draw a bat is with practice.

Are you looking for another animal to draw? How about learning how to quickly and easily draw a horse?! Take a look here for another quick and easy drawing tutorial: How to Draw an Horse

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