Baseball is one of the most popular sports in America. It’s so popular there that it is sometimes considered America’s national pastime!
Every year, millions of people tune in to watch their favorite teams and players battle it out on the pitch.
It’s just as fun to play as it is to watch, and if it isn’t baseball season then maybe you can make up for it by learning how to draw a baseball bat!
It can be harder than expected to get a baseball looking correct, but if you have a guide to follow it can be made much easier!
Our step-by-step guide on how to draw a baseball bat will have you celebrating this sport in style!
How to Draw A Baseball Bat – Let’s Get Started!
In this first step of our guide on how to draw a baseball bat, you can start on the basic shape of the bat.
In this step, you may want to use a light pencil until you’re happy with the shape of it. First, draw a small handle for the base of the handle.
Then, you can draw a cylindrical shape that will form the handle of the bat. That will then extend to the body of the bat.
This area of a baseball bat is actually called a barrel! It will then extend until it culminates in the curved, round end of the bat.
Once you’re happy with how it’s looking, you can use your pen to go over the pencil if you started with one. For now, you can draw over the barrel with your pen, and we will take care of the handle later on!
Step 2 – Start working on some details for the handle
In this part of your baseball bat drawing, you can start to add some final lines to the handle of the bat.
It might be tempting to use a ruler for this, but while you can do that it’s better to actually do it free-hand if you can. If the handle has a very slight curve to it, that will make it look like it has a leather grip on it.
Once you’re happy with how the grip looks then you’re ready for step 3!
Step 3 – Now, finish off the handle of your baseball bat
Now that you have the outline of your bat drawn, you can finish off the rest of the handle in this step of our guide on how to draw a baseball bat.
You can use your pen to finish off the end of the handle, which is called a knob.
Now that the entirety of the baseball bat is drawn, you can also start erasing the pencil lines from the first step.
If you used a pen to draw over the pencil, you’ll definitely want to let the ink dry before you start erasing, as you wouldn’t want to smudge the ink!
Step 4 – Add some details to the handle
We mentioned how the handle will look like it’s covered in leather, and we will complete that effect for this step of your baseball bat drawing.
To do this, simply draw some horizontal lines across the handle. It’s a simple trick, but it’s very effective in adding some more texture detail to your baseball bat.
Step 5 – Now, finish off some wood details for the barrel of the bat
It’s time to add some final details in this step of our guide on how to draw a baseball bat. The main thing we will be doing is adding some curvy wood detail to the barrel of the bat.
To do this, you can add some curved and twisty lines within the barrel of the bat. The reference image that we’ve provided will show you how this should look.
Once you’ve added those wooden details, you can also add some details of your own before you move on!
Some ideas would be to draw the logo of your favorite baseball team or brand onto the bat. You could also draw a background, and maybe add some extra baseball kit such as a helmet or a baseball.
Which other fun details can you think of to add to this baseball bat dawing?
Step 6 – Finish off your baseball bat drawing with some color
Now that you have finished your baseball bat, you can have fun coloring it in for this final step of our guide on how to draw a baseball bat!
For our example image, we used grey for the handle of the bat and then used brown for the barrel.
If you use brown for the barrel, you could use a darker shade on the bottom to show where there is more shadow on the bat.
This is just one way that you could color in this drawing, however, and you can really let your imagination run wild!
Baseball bats can come in any color imaginable, so you have a lot of freedom with how you could color it in.
Once you know which colors you will use, you can also have fun experimenting with various art mediums.
You could use some acrylic paints or colored pens and markers for more vibrant colors, whereas watercolor paints and colored pencils would be great for more muted tones.
What will you use to finish off your baseball bat drawing?
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For this drawing of a baseball bat, we kept the details to a bit of a minimum. Now that you have finished drawing it, you could add some additional details to make it more unique.
One easy example would be to add the logo of your favorite baseball bat company. Or, you may want to add the logo of your favorite baseball team instead!
These are just a few of the ways you could add some details to this baseball bat, but what else could you add?
The baseball bat we drew in this guide is made of wood, but you could change it to a different material if you prefer. For example, you could do this easily by removing some of the wood grain details.
This would make it look like the baseball bat is made of metal instead, for instance. What do you think this particular baseball bat could be made of?
Once you have this baseball bat drawing looking exactly as you want it, you could take it even further by adding some more objects. The most obvious choice would be to add a baseball.
The baseball could be flying towards the baseball bat to make it look like it is about to be hit. Or, you may simply wish to have the ball lying next to the baseball bat.
That is one piece of baseball gear you could add, but you can probably think of others as well!
If you really want to take this baseball bat sketch to the next level, you could draw a character holding it. You would have many options for doing this if this sounds like a good idea to you!
First, you would need to decide who is holding it. It could be a unique character, a celebrity baseball player or even yourself!
Then, you can think about whether to draw the character in a cartoon style or maybe something more realistic.
Your Baseball Bat Drawing is Complete!
That brings us to the end of this guide on how to draw a baseball bat!
We hope that you had fun working alongside us to create this cool baseball bat drawing, and we also hope that by following the guide you found it to be much easier than expected.
Now that you have finished this guide, you can keep the fun going by adding your own details.
Whether you add some fun elements onto it, create a background or draw some extra elements there are lots of ways that you can put your own spin on it!
When you’re ready for more drawing fun, you can visit us on our website for more awesome guides! We also upload more guides often, so be sure to keep checking in so you never miss out.
We also hope that you will share your finished baseball bat drawing on our Facebook and Pinterest pages for us to enjoy! We can’t wait to see what you have come up with.