How to draw Batman

How to draw Batman. You are currently reading a “learn how to draw Batman” tutorial for manga, cartoon and comics. In this tutorial, I will show you how to draw a really beefy version of Batman and a classic version of Batman. There are two video tutorials and two versions of step by step images. We will start with basic sketching and move on to drawing a quick concept to and finishing with the rendering of Batman for comics.

Here is a bigger and more muscular style Batman (Dark Knight).
*Scroll down to the bottom to see another version of the drawing*

how to draw muscular Batman

how to draw muscular Batman

Below is a drawing video tutorial on how to draw a beefed up Batman.

I am very excited for the upcoming movie “The Dark Knight”, directed by Christopher Nolan. I really like how his Batman is portrayed (Christian Bale). In this movie, the Joker (Heath Ledger) will be even more menacing than ever before(I hope)!
Learn how to draw and sketch super heroes from the basic sketching out of construction lines to drawing and rendering gray scale values for comics, cartoon, illustrations, manga, and anime.

Taken from Wikipedia: “In the original version of the story and the vast majority of retellings, Batman’s secret identity is Bruce Wayne, an American millionaire (later billionaire) playboy, industrialist, philanthropist. Having witnessed the murder of his parents as a child, he swore revenge on crime, an oath tempered with the greater ideal of justice. Wayne trains himself both physically and intellectually and dons a bat-themed costume in order to fight crime. Batman operates in the fictional American Gotham City, assisted by various supporting characters including his crime-fighting partner, Robin, his butler Alfred Pennyworth, the police commissioner Jim Gordon, and occasionally the heroine Batgirl. He fights an assortment of villains such as the Joker, the Riddler, the Penguin, Two-Face, Poison Ivy and Catwoman. Unlike most superheroes, he does not possess any superpowers.”

“The Dark Knight Rises is an upcoming American superhero film under the development of Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, and Jonathan Nolan. Based on the DC Comics character Batman, the film will be the third and final installment in Nolan’s Batman film series.”

Below are step by step images to complement the above video tutorial.

Step 1: I just roughed out a light drawing of a basic male head and torso (body). In image 2, I began to add Batman features such as bat ears, the utility belt, and Bat gloves. In step 3 and 4, I started to refine his costume and added the mask. Also, I added more muscle definition in the drawing. Follow the video tutorial for more detailed instructions.

how to draw batman step by step

how to draw batman step by step

Below is a classic version of Batman

how to draw Batman

how to draw Batman

Below is a video tutorial how to draw Batman, original version.

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Bob Kane’s original version of Batman is not that muscular; he just looks very athletic.
If you just want to take a look at some male basic anatomy tutorials to supplement the Thor tutorial, go watch Drawing body muscle torso anatomy video and Drawing arm muscles bicep tricep video. Both are useful for studying muscles and human anatomy for artists.

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Below are some drawing video tutorials of superheros that you might be interested in
How to draw Superman
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– How to draw female face.
– How to draw man’s body muscle torso.
More superheroes drawing video tutorials go How to draw Fantastic 4 Susan Storm (basic comics style drawing with pose) and watch How to draw comics superhero spiderman, and my How to draw comics character Hulk, it also has coloring or paint over tutorial. Also the new arrival video tutorial, How to draw Captain America. And an older video tut, How to draw comics Emma Frost and How to draw Batman or Darknight. More drawing tutorials are coming up…stay tune!

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About Xia Taptara

Xia Taptara (黃曉聲 Huang XiaoShēng), currently a freelance concept artist for games and films, formerly a character concept artist for ArenaNet/NCsoft (GuildWars & Guildwars 2). I also work on various projects for Game of Thrones, Square-Enix, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Fight Games, Disney Interactive, and many publishers & clients. I use Wacom Tablet Intuos and Photoshop CS2,3,4,5 to do most of my professional art work. I use pencil, pen, and traditional medium in my free time. I founded ( in 2007 to motivate myself to create more and better art. Also I get to draw and paint whatever the hell I want to. Hopefully I can inspired some young soul and old soul alike. *QUESTIONS & COMMENT: PLEASE POST THEM ON THE BLOG. Or CONTACT ME via idrawgirls Facebook page. DO NOT E-MAIL ME. Thank you. ;-)
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12 Responses to How to draw Batman

  1. Emmanuel Birks says:

    Hey 😀 could you make a tutorial of how to paint and draw catwoman??

  2. Samuel says:

    Hey can you make a tutorial of how draw the batmobile

  3. deedee says:

    Where can I find the tutorial for hands and legs?

  4. Andy says:

    I was looking for a more realistic batman, not cartoon, so I really enjoyed the tutorial it was awesome and my batman turned out great! Thank You!! 😀

  5. Fatty pants says:

    I love it!!!LOL

  6. Christian says:

    Can you show how to draw the joker Please and amazing tutorial of batman your really Good

  7. Xia Taptara says:

    Search Google or Youtube for “how to draw joker idrawgirls”, you will find.

  8. gg says:

    wat pencils do u use and wat paper is the best to draw on

  9. Xia Taptara says:

    2B or 3B and Any white paper is good to draw on or buy a sketchbook.

  10. jeanie says:


  11. Zelda says:

    I just made my first Batman, I am so happy 😀 😀 :D. pS, i have exam in 3 hours :/

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