Pokémon is a worldwide phenomenon, and no wonder. Feels like there’s one for everyone. So many cool designs and personalities. Colorful, cute, fierce, frightening, weird, all kinds of creatures imaginable.
Pokémons create a vast collection of creatures to wonder about and experience. It’s only natural to feel the need to draw one. So let’s start with how to draw a Pokémon like Pikachu!
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How to Draw Pikachu
Of course, Pikachu has to be the first one we go for, the main character among Pokémons.
Pikachu might not be the easiest to draw, but it does look cute. If that gives you the motivation and energy to draw it. Focus on hands/paws and also keep your eye on the eyes (pun intended).
If you like, you can add some electric effects easily with color dodge layer mode (assuming you draw with a drawing tablet).
How to Draw Charizard
Charizard is right among the top of Pokémons regarding Ash’s collection or roster if I may say, a massive dragon with a flame on top of its tail.
Almost as cool as Pikachu? It might not be the easiest to draw, but how cool a creature is it?
The creature design is spot on, and in a fully evolved form really does give a punch against its enemies.
Charizard being a dragon, you can easily search different dragon tutorials if you are looking to draw Charizard as a realistic dragon, which would be cool. Or if you want to draw it in anime style, just focus on the head and form first. And don’t forget the precious reference images.
How to Draw Dugtrio
What makes Dugtrio easy to draw is the cylinder shape of the creatures. And when you have drawn one, you can copy the first one and multiply it to create a total of three. Now you have easily created a Dugtrio by just creating one.
How to Draw Voltorb
Basically just like with Electrode, draw a ball and eyes, and you have drawn Voltorb. It doesn’t really require too much experience to nail down Voltorb’s features.
How to Draw Gastly
Continuing the ball-shaped Pokémons. Gastly differs from the other ones by having a smoke-like effect surrounding the creature. So if you want a slight challenge, draw Gastly and add the smoke effect.
Smoke might not be easy to draw if you haven’t drawn something similar before. If you have drawn clouds, smoke doesn’t differ too much from it. Just color the clouds with a darker color, and you have smoke.
How to Draw Haunter
You can get far by just drawing a circle and modifying the spikes to create a Haunter creature. Add hands, and that’s all there is to draw, basically.
If you are struggling with your hands, you can always photograph your own hands and draw them. Slightly modify the hands, and you have a nice Haunter drawn. Maybe not the easiest, but then again, not too hard either.
How to Draw Magnemite
Simple shapes and creature design all in all. Coloring and creating a nice metallic shading is smooth with this Pokémon. Magnemite is formed from 3 major shapes: a center ball and two similar magnets on either side. Design-wise, this is easy to draw. However, the magnets might give you a bit of trouble.
The benefit of drawing this Pokémon is that you practice the 3D side of thinking. You first figure out how to draw one of the magnets in one view, and then you have to draw the other magnet from another view. This way, you will practice the mind to rotate the object inside your head. This is a useful skill and something an artist needs to have.
With a simple shape like a magnet, you can practice drawing in 3D while having fun drawing a Pokémon.
Magnemite offers you a natural starting point for metallic shading too. As Magnemite has a metallic body, you can also practice how to cel shade and color metal. Lighting and shading are very different from metal as opposed to leather, for example.
How to Draw Togepi
The eggshell is broken, and a cute little creature jumping in it. You can start by drawing an egg and then adding cute little eyes and simple hands, and you have created Togepi. Togepi is rather easy to draw as the form is very familiar to most of us. Also, the hands and feet are very simple in design.
We can probably agree that drawing Pokémons can be easy and fun at the same time. These are fun little creatures with simple shapes and forms. If one likes to challenge him or herself, just select one of the legendary Pokémons and draw one of those.
If you want a real challenge, go and draw a Pokémon as a realistic creature, like the strongest Pokémon in the world, Mewtwo.
Drawing Pokémon, luckily, isn’t as hard as it may seem. You have seen a Pokémon you would like to draw, so the best way to move forward is to gather as many reference images as possible from that Pokémon you want to draw.
If you are unsure of your skills and feel unprepared to draw something super complex, start with something simple, like Electrode. Start with something simple, just to gain some confidence before going full in and drawing Pikachu, for example.
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