How to Draw Batman the DC Way in 1982

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Batman Guide Part 1

 For decades, DC Comics had artist Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez constantly update a "style guide" that other artists to use as a guide for how to draw DC's most famous characters. It was used for new artists at DC but most commonly it would be used for companies who wanted to license DC Comics characters for their products. Here is the 1982 color guide (Garcia-Lopez also created black and white versions for each drawing) for Batman and his friends and foes (all pieces inked by Dick Giordano, with logos by Todd Klein). Thanks to the Jose Luis-Garcia Lopez Facebook Fan Page for posting the entire guide!

 Here is Garcia-Lopez's main guide for how to draw Batman. 

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Batman Guide Part 2

 Here is Garcia-Lopez drawing Batman in a heroic pose.

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Batman Guide Part 3

 Here is Garcia-Lopez showing batman in a variety of poses.

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Batman Guide Part 4

 Here is Garcia-Lopez showing Batman in his standard "surveying his city" pose.

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Batman Guide Part 5

 Here is Garcia-Lopez drawing Batman in a couple more action poses.

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Batman Guide Part 6

 Here Garcia-Lopez works the famous Bat-Signal into a couple of classic shots.

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Batman Guide Part 7

 Here Garcia-Lopez gives the guide to drawing Robin.

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Batman Guide Part 8

 Here Garcia-Lopez draws the Dynamic Duo in action.

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Batman Guide Part 9

 Here Garcia-Lopez draws Batman and Robin in a striking pose.

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Batman Guide Part 10

 Here Garcia-Lopez draws Batman and Robin in a classic action pose.

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Batman Guide Part 11

Here Garcia-Lopez draws Batman in profile, alongside another pose by the Dynamic Duo. 

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Batman Guide Part 12

 Here Garcia-Lopez draws Bruce Wayne changing into his Batman costume. 

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Batman Guide Part 13

 Here Garcia-Lopez draws Batman fighting the Joker. 

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Batman Guide Part 14

Here Garcia-Lopez draws Batman fighting the Riddler.

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Batman Guide Part 15

 Here Garcia-Lopez gives the guide for how to draw Batgirl. 

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Batman Guide Part 16

 Here Garcia-Lopez draws Batman, Robin and Batgirl together, along with some shots of them in their vehicles. 

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Batman Guide Part 17

 Here Garcia-Lopez draws spotlights on four of Batman's most famous villains, the Riddler, the Penguin, Joker and Catwoman. 

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Batman Guide Part 18

  Here Garcia-Lopez draws some more spotlights of four of Batman's most famous villains, the Riddler, the Penguin, Joker and Catwoman. 

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Cronin, Brian. "How to Draw Batman the DC Way in 1982." ThoughtCo, Jan. 13, 2017, thoughtco.com/how-to-draw-batman-the-dc-way-4122894. Cronin, Brian. (2017, January 13). How to Draw Batman the DC Way in 1982. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/how-to-draw-batman-the-dc-way-4122894 Cronin, Brian. "How to Draw Batman the DC Way in 1982." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/how-to-draw-batman-the-dc-way-4122894 (accessed January 20, 2018).