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How to Draw Correct Bat Parts on Anthros by shorty-antics-27 How to Draw Correct Bat Parts on Anthros by shorty-antics-27
Here be a finished tutorial! For a long time I wanted to do a tutorial on bats... and little by little I've been getting more motivation to do so every time I saw a incorrect bat. IT WAS DRIVING ME CRAZY.

SO, if you're wanting to have a bat character (WHO IS COMPLETELY A BAT. NO HYBRIDS AND WHATNOT) then please draw the bat correctly. Look at references. Don't just guess. AND DON'T DRAW CANID PARTS ON A BAT. GRAAAAAAAHHHHH.
I also think I'ma keep the bat character I made up at the bottom. :'D I LOVE Lesser False Vampire Bats. They are so cute. <3

The photo is thanks to :iconnicovala:, and the original is here: [link]
(yes, I did get permission!)
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DEAFHPN Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you I am having such a hard time with this ;d I love this!
honeyandhemlock Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm new to drawing in general, and very new to anthros.  I was planning on my first anthro character being a bat, and planned to draw my bat with paws and a canid nose.  Now I'm thinking it might be a bat/cat because I really like how both animals look.  This is so helpful for the bat aspect and steered my in the correct direction so thank you so much! (Also thanks for saving me from having a typical and terrible oc)
shorty-antics-27 Feb 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome~
Taqresu650 Jan 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
YES! Someone who gets this right. This would be extremely helpful. I wanted to make an Anthro bat OC, and I know about Bat anatomy, but I didn't know how to start on actually drawing them. Now I'm trying to think of clothing (t-shirts can't exactly work if you know what I mean). I was maybe thinking of a Poncho-like thing. My favorite bats a Silver-haired bats (You can thank the awesome Silverwing series for that).
Skianous Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn, I was just looking for some useful tutorials to help me draw my Vampire bat character ! Thanks a lot, it's just like you read my mind !

Awesome work on that tutorial by the way :)
SpudCreations Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This will be extremely handy. I've been workin on an anthro bat character, and she's....not exactly realistic when compared to this tutorial, then again I didn't design her based on any real bat. Based on this example I'd give her a realism rating of....3. I didn't give her dog feet I can tell you that, although I didn't know what kind of feet to give her because I couldn't find any good refs for bat feet, so they kinda look like clawed monkey feet... Her face was entirely stylized and kind of canid, but not enough to say she looks like a dog. I did give her a more humanesque body though, the only real thing tying her into being a bat is her armwings.
RB9 Sep 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's quite helpful:)
ScarletDragon18 Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful! I'm learning how to draw bats, and this will help me do it right! ;)
NixKat Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool.
PhrogSpawn258 Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A very helpful tutorial, and I'm sure it will help if I ever do get round to drawing an anthro bat. However, telling people what not to do in red seemed a bit extreme to me.

I didn't know about the wing vein, so I'm going to try and remember that. :)
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