The Joker from the DC comics Batman is one of those supervillains who are so cool that they are equally (or even more) famous as their superhero counterparts. And his popularity went up a notch with his portrayal in the Dark Night Series by the Hollywood actor Heath Ledger. Here, you can attempt a portrait of Ledger’s avatar of the Joker. Follow the step-by-step instructions and see what you can achieve.
Start with an oval, like you do for any character drawing, along with two intersecting line within it for facial guidelines.
Now use these guidelines and draw an outline for the eyes, nose and mouth as shown in Picture 2.
Remember the disheveled hair of the Joker in the film? Now it’s time for you to work on it and bring (or at least try to bring) the same effect.
See Picture 4 and make the simple lines as shown to make an outline for your Joker’s jacket.
Now, carefully check how the shape of his face, his cheek bones and chin, has been drawn over the outline made in step 1. Follow the picture and do the same.
Now add a few lines as shown in the picture for the creases on his forehead.
Now, time to give your Joker his characteristic makeup, starting with the dark makeup around his eyes. For now, just make simple lines encircling the eyes as done in the picture.
Follow the picture carefully to see how to shape the nose.
Now work on the mouth in the same manner, using Picture 9 as your guide.
Time to add some details to the hair you drew in step 3.
Work over the outlines you made for your Joker’s jacket so it can look more like a suit. After all, our supervillain is always well dressed.
See Picture 10 to get an idea about how you can draw the shirt collars, followed by the top of a tie visible over the vest.
Your picture is done; just fill the areas around his eyes and his upper forehead as shown in the final picture to make your drawing of Heath “The Joker” Ledger look neater.
It might take you more than one attempt to get the drawing perfect, so don’t lose heart if your first attempt does not look that great. You might even want to take a break from the Joker and spend some time practicing your artistic skills with an original comic Batman drawing.