How to Draw THE JOKER (Comic Version) Drawing Tutorial

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It’s week two of VILLAINS MONTH! In this next tutorial we’re going to tackle the most notorious of Batman’s rogues, the Clown Prince of Crime and Batman’s ultimate arch-nemesis, THE JOKER!

THE JOKER is, arguably, DC’s best and most popular bad guy. Much like Batman, he’s had so many portrayals. And I’m not talking about live action adaptations (I already have two Joker tutorials of those portrayals, if you’re counting). I’m talking about the way comic artists have drawn him.

The Joker has always been mysterious. No one knows his origin story and though there have been many different stories, none of them have been confirmed as the definitive origin story. It’s all hearsay, and perhaps that’s the intent. We’re not supposed to know. This allows artists to be a little more free with the way they draw The Joker. He has been portrayed as older, with thin, green hair and high widow’s peaks. He has also been portrayed as young, muscular and tattooed. Sometimes he’s a sleek, well-dressed gangster. Sometimes he’s a bloodlusting monster with tattered clothes.

But every depiction has a constant. The green hair, white face, and pointy chin, to name a few. And of course, that maniacal smile. That’s the classic look. And that’s what I tried to convey in this tutorial.

Happy drawing,


The Joker, Clown Prince of Crime, is Batman’s arch-nemesis. An agent of chaos known for his malicious plots, wacky gadgets and insidious smile, he has caused Batman more suffering than any other villain he has ever faced. His origin, name, and true motivations remain a mystery.



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