Learn how to paint a bat to make these spooky and fun Halloween painted rocks. Follow along with these step by step instructions and you’ll be hiding bat painted rocks in no time!
From time to time I receive messages on our Facebook page requesting certain rocks. When I was asked about a bat rock I thought I had to do it!
I have a list of rocks that I want to paint this Halloween. A bat was already on my list. But after the request, I pulled out a rock and got started right away.
This friendly bat rock is very forgiving since, for the most part, all you are working with is black!
However, I have a few tips to help you pull this one off with ease.
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Step by step instructions for this bat painted rock
Start by planning out your wingspan. Don’t worry too much about the details you will be adding these later. Just the basic width of your wings.
Next, place your head right in the center and add a few triangles for ears.
Add on the body, a simple U shape, and then rough out your wings. Again, we will be cleaning these up a bit later. A few curves and points. Try to make them even.
Now color in your bat, with the exception of where your eyes will go.
Add in a layer of white for your eyes.
101 Tip: If you are worried about the eyes being a perfect match make them enough of a difference that it looks on purpose! With a cute design, it looks great to have them uneven.
While your first layer of white is drying, it often takes two coats, add on your red smile. If the smile looks too thick, wait until the red is dry and paint some black on top to make it appear smaller.
Also, add on a couple of cute teeth. Again, don’t worry about a perfect point here. Touching up at the end with your black will make them nice and sharp.
After your second layer of eye whites are dry add in a nice big pupil.
While those dry clean up any lines tips etc with your black, this is why I love my 1M Posca paint pens.
Last add in the little white highlight in the eyes. Make sure the black is completely dry before this step. you want it nice and white, not gray.
Then your friendly little bat is finished!
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