Batman started off as a comic book super hero back in the 1930’s. The comic book hero was published by DC Comics and continued to stay a regular published comic for quite sometime. As we all know Batman’s real identity is Bruce Wayne and he is a wealthy industrialist that resides in Gotham City. I am just going to give you the run down on the Joker from all of the Batman movies since this tutorial is really on how to draw Heath Ledger as Joker. Now in the first Batman, it shows Bruce Wayne as a child witnessing his parents getting shot down by Jack Napier who robbed them after they were coming out of a theater were the family had just got done watching a flick. Bruce’s thoughts of that night haunt him everyday. As you know Bruce is Batman, so while he was on an investigation on a villain that has been terrorizing the city, he noticed similarities between the Joker and the man that killed his parents. Eventually he came to the conclusion that the Joker was infact Jack Napier. The joker is described as being a homicidal maniac that goes on killing sprees leaving behind a path of death and destruction. Even though the character of the Joker was only portrayed in the first Batman movie, we get to see him again in the fifth installment to the Batman series. This time the Joker is portrayed in the sequel to Batman Begins and the new movie is called The Dark Knight. Heath Ledger plays the Joker like you never seen him before. He is dark, scary, cruel, and full of evil. Some say that when Heath was playing the Joker in this film, his true dark side was shinning threw in an eerie way. He also played in many other films such as Candy, Monsters Ball, A Knights Tale, 10 Things I hate About You, Brokeback Mountain, The Brothers Grim, I’m Not There. He played many other roles as well; these are just the movies I’ve seen him in. I sketched this tutorial of Heath Ledger because he died around the same time the movie was due to be released. I liked him as an actor and I also thought he was a very good looking man. So I hope you all enjoy this tutorial on how to draw Heath Ledger as the Joker form the new Batman movie The Dark Knight that is being released on July 18th of this year. The instructions are very thorough and detailed to help explain the weird looking shapes and guidelines. Have Fun.