"Smile, because it confuses people. Smile, because it's easier than explaining what is killing you inside."
- The Joker
The Joker is a DC Comics supervillain, the arch nemesis of Batman. The Joker has been the enemy of Batman from the beginning; he first appeared alongside the Dark Knight in the debut issue of the Batman comic book in 1940.
The Joker is a criminal mastermind and expert chemist who employs weaponized props, including deadly gags items and acid-spraying lapel flowers. The Joker is generally considered to be an insane villain with a warped sense of humor. His origin story involves a dip in a vat of acid, which bleached his skin and turned his hair and lips an unnatural shade.
During the 1990s, the Joker picked up a romantic interest and sidekick - Harley Quinn, his former psychiatrist.
Did you know? Batman writers planned on killing off the character of the Joker during his first comic book appearance. He was "spared by editorial intervention," and has since been Batman's archenemy for eight decades.
Would you like to draw the Joker? This easy, step-by-step DC Comics character drawing tutorial is here to show you how. You will need only a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished character.
1. Begin by using curved lines to sketch the Joker's face. Use long, curved lines to draw his cheeks and chin, which is a sharp point. Use shorter lines to outline the brow bone.
2. Draw the Joker's nose, erasing guidelines as necessary. Use two curved lines that meet in a sharp, downward facing point.
3. Draw the Joker's sinister eyes. Outline each eye using two curved lines. The shape should be pointed on each end. Then, draw a small circle in each eye.
4. Draw the Joker's smiling mouth. First, outline his thin lips using curved lines. The upper and lower lips should meet at a point on one side. Connect them on the opposite side using a jagged line, enclosing the teeth. Draw a curved line to separate the upper and lower teeth. Then, draw straight lines extending from the lips to differentiate the individual teeth. Notice that the teeth look crooked and uneven.
5. Enclose the Joker's ear using a curved line. Draw a sharp backwards "S" shaped line to detail the inner ear.
6. Enclose the Joker's hair using a series of curved lines. Notice the rounded indention on the forehead, and how the hair on top of the head forms locks with sharp points.
7. Draw long, curved lines descending from the head to form the neck and shoulders.
8. Sketch a triangular shape just below the neck, forming the collar of the garment. Then, draw curved lines alongside the nose and corner of the mouth, transforming the smile into a demented snarl.
9. Use curved lines to sketch the floppy bow tie beneath the garment's collar.
Color the Joker. He typically has a pale face, red lips, yellow teeth, green hair, and outlandish clothing.
Have you ever wanted to be able to draw a beautiful rose? This easy step-by-step drawing tutorial outlines the steps necessary to draw a cartoon style rose, complete with leaflets.
This project has a lot of details, but you can complete it easily by carefully following the instructions below.
In each step, previously drawn lines are black and the new lines added to the sketch are blue in color.
You won't need any special tools to complete this sketch. Follow this simple guide using any type of paper, as well as a pencil, pen, marker, or other writing tool. If you'd like, you can color your finished product.
Would you like to draw a beautiful flower? Doing so is simple with this drawing tutorial. By following the step-by-step instructions in this drawing guide, you will soon be able to sketch your own rose, complete with leaves and a stem.
You will not need any special tools to create this drawing, only paper and a writing implement - a pencil, a pen, or a marker.
Sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing some of your lines as you go along.
There are many details in this drawing, but the illustrations below show you each step. In each image, the blue line is a new addition to the drawing.
"The eyes are the window to the soul." So states an antiquated maxim. To scientists, however, the eyes are very interesting. For example, researchers are currently developing technology that could use patterns in the iris of the eye to identify people, much as the fingerprint is used currently. Movies and television have long depicted such technology, but it may soon become a reality. In fact, some airports are already testing this 'eye ID' technology.
To artists, the eyes hold another interest. The eyes are surrounded by many, many small muscles, and the movement of these muscles is an indicator of emotion on the human face. Our eyes, for instance, can show whether we are happy, sad, angry, frightened, excited, or bored.
The eyes, then, are an important means of expressing these emotions in the visual arts, yet many artists find the eyes to be one of the more difficult portions of the human face to capture accurately. What is more, it is almost paradoxical that the eyes are one member largely responsible for our ability to draw the eyes of another.
Almost every drawing or painting of humans or animals includes eyes, whether open or closed. As such, many styles have developed. The simplest eyes involve nothing more than a solidly shaded dot. Other simple eyes consists of a circle with a shaded dot inside it. The Japanese manga and anime art styles often lend straight lines and squared corners to the shape of the eye.
Would you like to draw a pair of eyes? Perhaps you are working on a portrait of a friend or family member. Now, the complicated task of drawing realistic human eyes is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing guide.
All you will need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and an eraser. You may also want to use crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints to shade your finished drawing. Notice that each step of this drawing guide includes an illustration as well as explanatory text. New lines added in each picture are highlighted in blue.