How to Draw the Riddler
Use the video and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw the Riddler, Batman's enemy from Batman: The Animated Series. A new drawing tutorial is uploaded every week, so stay tooned!
Intro: Start off with a pencil sketch. In the beginning stages, don’t press down too hard. Use light, smooth strokes for sketching.
Step 1: Start by drawing an circle near the middle of the page. This will be the basic shape for the Riddler’s head. Leave enough room at the top for his hat and and the bottom for his chin. The circle doesn’t have to be perfect. It’s just a guide.
Step 2: Next, draw two intersecting lines across the circle, one vertical and one horizontal. Bend the lines so that they contour to the shape. These will be construction lines that will help you place the Riddler's facial features later on.
Step 3: Draw two small half circles as guides for the Riddler's eyes. Draw the guides sitting on top of the horizontal construction line and on either side of the vertical construction line. The half circle on the left should be a bit smaller because of perspective.
Step 4: On the right side of the Riddler's head, at the end of the horizontal construction line, draw a curved line similar to a backward letter C. This will be a guide for the Riddler's ear.
Step 5: Under the circle, draw an angled line with two corners at the bottom. This will be the Riddler's jaw and chin. Notice that the corners at the bottom kind of line up with the eyes on top.