The Joker (The Dark Knight)

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Some would argue that this is the best JOKER iteration of all time. It’s not hard to see why — Heath Ledger did a spectacular job of portraying Batman’s most infamous arch-nemesis in the film, The Dark Knight.

Nowadays, Heath Ledger’s Joker is universally loved. He received a lot of praise and won accolades for this role. But it wasn’t always like this. Back in 2006, NOBODY wanted Heath Ledger to play the Joker. He was too much of a teen heartthrob to be taken seriously.

“Joker is seriously a screwed up character and I don’t think that Ledger has what it takes to portray that,” said one commenter.

But we all know what happened next. The Dark Knight was a huge hit, commercially and critically. And ironically one of the highlights of the film was The Joker himself. Unfortunately Ledger passed away before he got universal recognition for the role.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the tutorial. Don’t forget to stay tuned till the end, where I answer a question about when I’ll be doing more anime drawings. Timestamp at 24:06.

Happy drawing,

P.S.: Want the mug? Check it out here!


The Joker was a psychotic anarchist mastermind who portraying himself as an agent of chaos, who rose to power in the criminal underworld by thrusting Gotham City into turmoil and drawing Batman ever closer to crossing the fine line between heroism and vigilantism. Described as a “psychopathic, mass murdering, schizophrenic clown with zero empathy”, he is potent in both mental combat and strategic planning, and his physique was defined by his clown makeup and gruesome Glasgow smile to add sick comedy to all his crimes and misdeeds.


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