Joker fan art is creepily compelling

Joker came out last Friday, and it seems like everyone is talking about it. It's already made over a quarter of a billion dollars at the box office, and has divided critics and viewers alike with its portrayal of a man and his mental illness.

Whether or not you liked the film, or have even seen it, there's plenty of Joker fan art populating the internet for you to enjoy. We've picked a few of our favourites below.

If you'd like to get involved but need a little help, don't miss our roundup of tutorials on various art techniques (opens in new tab), as well as our post outlining no less than 61 top-class Photoshop tutorials (opens in new tab).

If you haven't seen it, watch the trailer for the film below. And if all this Joker art gets you in a spooky mood, then check out our favourite Halloween Doodles (opens in new tab)

First up is this piece by burinsnap (opens in new tab), which creates a startling atmosphere:

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There's a touch of Michael Jackson about this one by Chaengaroo (opens in new tab).

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We love this depiction by illustrator and comic artist Eleanor Ananda (opens in new tab), which goes for a more realistic depiction of a sorrowful Joker.

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While this piece by illustrator Paula Hsu Art (opens in new tab) has a poetic quality about it.

There's something eerie in the expression in this piece, by Kplaxit (opens in new tab), over on DeviantArt.

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(Image credit: Kplaxit on DeviantArt)

And this one by Minokreit (opens in new tab), also on DeviantArt, is downright terrifying. We love the line art here.

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(Image credit: Minokreit on DeviantArt)

And it isn't just drawings on the Joker that are surfacing. Tjscreates (opens in new tab) has made his own poster in homage to the film, as well as a great process video which shows his work in Photoshop (click the arrow to see it).

Bryanzapp (opens in new tab) has created several different pieces of fan art for the movie. We particularly like the one below.

Plenty of people are creating Joker fan art as part of Inktober. If you want to get involved, see our Inktoker tips (opens in new tab) from those who've succeeded in past years.

Did we miss your favourite piece of Joker fan art? Let us know on Instagram (opens in new tab), Facebook (opens in new tab) or Twitter (opens in new tab)

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Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Deputy Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where her blogging prowess led her to become Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on art and design magazines, including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw, and got the 'Apple bug' when working on US title, Mac|Life. In 2018, she left the world of print behind and moved to Creative Bloq, where she helps take care of the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach through trying to please the Google Gods, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure its content serves its readers as best it can. Her interests lie in branding and illustration, tech and sexism, and plenty more in-between.