Shoo Rayner demonstrates how to draw a realistic bat that can be scary, funny, or friendly for children's books. You will need a pencil, pen, and eraser to help you achieve texture. With a light pencil sketch, draw a round head and an oval body. But don't worry too much about accuracy, because there are many types of bats that look different from each other. Your bat needs large ears, a tail, a short forearm and a long upper arm. But most of the bat's wing is its three fingers and a thumb. Then your bat will need short, small legs, and 3 arcs to connect between its fingers to form the wing. The last arc is actually attached somewhere on its leg rather than its body.