How to Draw a Vampire Bat – Prepare for Halloween!


Hello my friends and welcome
to another Tuesday of tutorial! I am Leonardo Pereznieto and today
we will draw a vampire bat. I know this is a little bit early for
Halloween but what happens is that in the next four weeks I will be
promoting, my new book that is finally going to come out! ๐Ÿ™‚ But for today, let´s draw the bat. We mark the size we want,
and then with loose strokes, we sketch the general shape of the body
… then the wings … and some of the internal structure…
the ears and the face. Which will be more or less square. The arms will be on the sides. As you can see, I´m drawing
with a white pencil, on black paper. He will have the snout open because he is going to be ferocious [laughs]. We drew the fangs, the eyes,
and begin to bring light to the drawing. I didn´t say ¨shade¨ the drawing
because we are actually drawing in negative. Adding the lights. Here will go the other arm,
and I erase this part, because I want to do it more rounded. Like so. The wings looks somehow like an umbrella. We make it a little bit thiner because
we don´t want it to look chubby. And then we begin making the fur. We accomplish this by making small lines. Like this… Of course we press more with
the pencil where we want it to look lighter. We make the legs…
we refine the line, and we make more detail and texture to then shade,
or give light! [laughs]. We continue on the other side. I really hope tonight, nobody
has nightmares because of my drawing [laughs]. We draw this in a more or less
uniform way. Although as I want to show some
curves or waving, we give more light to some areas, for example close to the little bones. There are other areas as you see, that I leave, practically with no pencil marks, so that they look as if there were in shadow. Up to now, I have been using
a white pencil called ¨Col-Erase¨ which has the advantage that it can be erased and also smudged. In fact here I will smudge, and erase. However, it doesn´t draw very
intensely so now I switch to this other one, which cannot
be erased very easily, but that I will use to reinforce the areas,
that I want to highlight. For example, here on the border,
and up here. Very good! This side is the one that will be
receiving the most light.. like this. To reinforce some shadows,
we can use the eraser. I will love it if you let me know
in the comments what do you think about it! We do the last details, extend this
part of the wing… And it´s ready! If you enjoyed it, please give it a LIKE!
share it to your friends and subscribe to Fine Art-Tips. You know where to follow me
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on Tuesday ๐Ÿ™‚ Subtitled by Grethel Trejo

94 thoughts on “How to Draw a Vampire Bat – Prepare for Halloween!

  1. the color contrast on your camera is very low makes you video look very old maybe turn the color up a tad bit other then that awesome video the bat looks terrific and I'll keep a look out for your book let us know where they'll be selling them at thank you and have a great day

  2. genial mรกster me encanta ese efecto y contraste que da el color blanco en el papel Negro usted es.genial ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. hello Leonardo wow the bat as well as being a very reserved and intelligent animal is also a beautiful animal and fascinating then your design is gorgeous as always the technique of chiaroscuro, I like very much compliments once you recreate some fairy magic world know? ? !! thank you so much if you do this design ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Hi would it be possible if you could drow using this same technique dog West Highland Terrier I've got one and it would be amazing if you would show how to drow one using black background and white pencils That drowning it's amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  5. Of all of your art, I enjoy your Life drawings and paintings the most. I like the scenery and objects that you create, but the living creatures and people are my favorite ones that you make.
    Thank you for yet another fantastic drawing!

  6. Beautiful as always Leo! I love how you reversed the process and added light instead of dark to achieve the affect you wanted. Very inspiring.

  7. been subbed for a long time, and always loved every video you put out, cant wait for the book! Definitely gunna have to get that one ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Thanks for keeping that in mind I love your work it keeps me motivated ๐Ÿ™‚ can't wait for yours next videos x

  9. All of your artwork is Brilliant, I absolutely love your real life drawings of animals and Illusions. I'm gonna give this a go because you make it look so easy to do, Thank You For sharing your artwork!

  10. wow good job
    but I think less is more.
    strange is perfect.
    bright is art.
    do you think u can make a grafic novel.
    of bat man.

  11. wow!!! you make it look so easy!.. its wonderful the gift and skill you have!!! congratulations. i enjoy watching your videos even if i can't draw at all.

  12. Gosh your good. I love drawing its the only thing i do. I love your work. You have such a good talent. That dragon you made is so perfect and this is so…. uhhh i cant words this is so fantastik <3
    Love your work and this really inspireres me to draw more. could you draw a dinosaur???

  13. Awesome, perfect for halloween! If you want to make a less fierce bat, giant fruit bats are pretty cute. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. I love your negative light drawings (white on black) they inspired me to do some of my own. they are my favourite style of drawing now. I think I will be investing in your book as well ๐Ÿ‘Œ

  15. Boo-tiful!!! This is awesome Leonardo!! I love Hallowe'en!! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ

  16. when you done the fur, did you switch between the 2 pencils to get a contrast in light, or did you just use one pencil for that?

  17. I think all your demonstrations are amazing. I pre ordered the book as soon as I heard it was available to do this and now I am looking forward to receiving it. Thank you so much for all you do.

  18. Hallo, thanks for teaching us more and more every week in fact I can even watch your videos without actually drawing along because of how calm and enjoyable your videos are, also I wanna ask can you please do a Fox illustration in water color? I wanna do one but it seem hard to do it without instruction, thanks.

  19. Negative drawings are addictive,,, I love drawing ghost towns that are in the desert, the moon and stars really make the drawings pop.

  20. Love the technique! I typically work in negative… didn't know it was called negative though… I tend to look at it as topographic in nature…high points and low points or elevations and depressions. Helps me plot shadow locations and proper values. Thank you for sharing.

  21. very very good amigo Fine At-Tips cada vez me sorprendes y espero verte haciendo estatuas de plastilรญna ok thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. That bat came into my nightmare ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    I love all your tutorials ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’œ

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