Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Bat" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw a small circle as a guide for the bat's head. the circle doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a guide.
Step 2: Draw two intersecting lines inside the bat's head to help you place the facial features later on.
Step 3: Draw two triangle-like arcs on top of the head as guides for the bat's ears.
Step 4: Draw an oval under the head as a guide for the bat's body. The top of the oval should touch the tips of the horizontal intersecting line. The length should be about twice the size of the bat's head.
Step 5: Draw the first part of the guide for the bat's wings on the sides of the body. The lines start at the ends of the horizontal intersecting line in the head and move outward, and they curve up, then down like a hill. Draw the lines lightly at first to get the structure right. The length of these lines will determine the final size of the bat's wings.