Mew is a catlike psychic-type Pokémon of Generation 1. Mew debuted in the 1998 film Pokémon: The First Movie, also called Mewtwo Strikes Back.
Though mammalian in form, Mew has the ability to float or move freely in both air and water.
Mew is not known to “evolve,” or grow, into any other type of Pokémon. Its rival Mewtwo was cloned from one of Mew’s eyelashes.
What are Pokémon? These fantastic creatures, ranging from the cute to the ferocious, were the brainchild of Satoshi Tajiri. The inspiration for these “pocket monsters” arose from Tajiri’s childhood hobby of insect collecting.
The first Pokémon video game was created for use with the Game Boy system in 1996. Its success in Japan quickly spread throughout the world, and a cartoon series, card game, and other merchandise soon followed.
In the game, Pokémon “trainers” collect the animals from the wild, tame them, and prepare them to battle other Pokémon. Uniquely, the Pokémon can be stored in small containers called pokéballs and brought forth at will, similar to the concept of a genie in a lamp.
As a legendary Pokémon, Mew is rarely seen, both in the games and in the animated series. It is said that Mew’s DNA contains that of every other Pokémon, giving it the unique ability to learn any fighting move. Mew can also make itself invisible, adding to its mystique. It only reveals itself to those who are “pure in heart.”
Would you like to draw an adorable Mew? You can when you train hard with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial. All you will need is a sheet of paper, a pencil, and an eraser. You may wish to color your finished drawing.
Mew, I choose you!
Gengar is a dual-type shadow Pokémon of Generation I. He is both a ghost and poison type Pokémon. Gengar evolves from Haunter when he is traded from one Pokémon trainer to another. If given the Mega Stone Gengarite, it can evolve into Mega Gengar. It dwells anywhere there are shadows including caves, spooky buildings, night time city streets, and even in the corners of rooms.
Gengar has the unique ability to hide itself perfectly in the shadow of any object. Gengar can also fly through the air and absorb heat from its environment, leaving a cold chill in its wake.
It is mischievous and enjoys practical jokes, especially those that frighten its victim. It often pretends to be someone's shadow before scaring them with its antics.
In the Pokémon animated series, which debuted in 1996, Pokémon trainer Ash Ketchum first meets Gengar in the episode entitled "Tower of Terror." Ash finds himself spending an uncomfortable time with a Gastly, a Haunter, and a Gengar while in Lavender Town.
Gengar has appeared in movies, cartoons, video games, and manga. He has also inspired trading cards, plush toys, clothing and home decor items, and even popsicles and lollipops.
Famous Gengar include Agatha's Gengar, which battled and defeated Ash's Pikachu, and the Giant Gengar which was awakened to fight a giant Alakazam near the ancient city of Pokémopolis.
Would you like to draw Gengar? This easy, step-by-step Pokémon drawing tutorial is here to help. All you will need is a pencil, a sheet of paper, and an eraser. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.
Gengar, I choose you!
Lucario, the Aura Pokémon, is a dual-type fighting and steel Pokémon of Generation IV. Lucario evolves from Riolu and can mega evolve when exposed to the Mega Stone Lucarionite.
Lucario are extremely rare. They live in the mountains and hunt in packs. Lucario are prideful Pokémon but are also very loyal to their trainers.
Lucario has the ability to sense and manipulate "aura," energy put off by Pokémon and their trainers, using small organs on the back of its head. It can read the thoughts and feelings of others up to half a mile away.
Would you like to draw the doglike Lucario? This easy, step-by-step Pokémon drawing tutorial is here to help. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper.
Lucario, I choose you!
Jigglypuff is a dual-type Normal and Fairy-type Pokémon of Generation I. Jigglypuff evolves from the smaller Igglybuff, and when given a Moon Stone, it becomes Wigglytuff.
Pokémon trainers seeking to capture a wild Jigglypuff look for the creature in grassy meadows. Did you know? Most Jigglypuff are females. Only 25 percent of Jigglypuff are males.
Jigglypuff are round and rubbery, like a balloon. In fact, Jigglypuff are actually filled with air. They can float by filling themselves with additional air, and a defeated Jigglypuff will deflate until it becomes flat.
In Japanese, Jigglypuff is called Purin, the word for custard or pudding. The English name Jigglypuff is also descriptive of the creature's jelly like appearance.
Gamedaily ranked Jigglypuff as third among its "Pretty in Pink" video game characters.
Jigglypuff is best known for its song. In battle, Jigglypuff mesmerizes its opponent with its large, expressive eyes. Then, it begins to sing a lullaby to cause its attacker to fall asleep.
In the animated series, one wild Jigglypuff followed Ash, Pikachu, and their friends, intent on singing its entire song to them without anyone falling asleep.
Because of the soothing quality of the song and Jigglypuff's innate ability to match its song to its listeners' brainwaves, the audience was soon in dreamland. The angry Jigglypuff would then draw on the faces of the sleepers in retaliation.
Jigglypuff first appeared in the anime episode entitled "The Song of Jigglypuff." In addition to the Pokémon movies and animated series, Jigglypuff has been immortalized in video games, the Pokémon collectible card game, toys, clothing, accessories, school supplies, and more.
In 1998 and 1999, Jigglypuff, along with several other Pokémon, adorned Boeing 747 aircraft.
Would you like to draw an adorable Jigglypuff? This simple, step-by-step Pokémon drawing tutorial is here to show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.
Jigglypuff, I choose you!
Pichu is a tiny, electric-type baby mouse Pokémon. Pichu was part of Generation II, first introduced in the Gold, Silver, and Crystal Pokémon games of 1999.
Pichu evolves, or grows, into Pikachu, which in turn evolves into Raichu if given a Thunder Stone.
Pichu can use its electricity to shock others, even humans, but it is not skilled at doing so. It may accidentally discharge or even shock itself if it tries to store too much energy, or if it laughs or is frightened.
Well-known Pichu characters include the Pichu Brothers, who appear numerous times in the cartoons. Another is the Spiky-eared Pichu, a female Pichu with three tips on one ear. She has been known to come to the assistance of Pikachu and Ash.
Ben’s Ukulele Pichu carries a ukulele - a musical instrument similar to a guitar - on its back. Did you know? Pichu’s name is derived from Japanese words meaning “sparkly” and “squeak.”
As a Generation II Pokémon, Pichu is absent from the earliest video games, trading cards, and cartoons. The Pokémon franchise began in 1996, with the release of the first video game for the Game Boy system. It didn’t take long for “pokémania” to sweep the globe.
Would you like to draw an adorable little Pichu? As a Pokémon trainer, you can consider this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial to be part of your training. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.
Pichu, I choose you!
Ever since its video game release in 1996 and the anime series debut in 1998, Pokémon has been popular among children, teenagers, and adults. The character Charizard adds humanity's centuries-long fascination with dragons to this exciting world.
To draw your own Charizard, follow this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial. All you will need is a piece of paper and something with which to draw. You may also want to use crayons, colored pencils, or markers to color your work.
In each illustration, new lines are highlighted in blue. Draw your lines lightly at first, as you will be erasing many to complete your drawing.
Are you ready to begin your Pokémon adventure? Charizard, I choose you!
"Judy in disguise, well that's what you are
Lemonade pie with a brand new car
Cantaloupe eyes come to me tonight
Judy in disguise, with glasses."
- "Judy in Disguise," John Fred and the Playboy Band, 1967
Eyeglasses, also called glasses or spectacles, were first invented in 1268. For nearly a thousand years, glasses have been helping people see better.
In the past, wearing glasses came with negative stereotypes, such as being a "nerd," weak or elderly. This changed during the early 1900s when American presidents and movie stars were photographed and filmed wearing glasses.
Today, however, glasses are often seen in a positive light. People who wear glasses may be identified as "smart," as a teacher or researcher. We can see this in popular culture. For example, the genius Gretch Grundler and the teacher Miss Grotke in the animated series Recess each wore glasses. Glasses can also symbolize maturity.
A number of people who don't need glasses for medical reasons wear them simply as a fashion statement. This is especially the case with tinted sunglasses, but transparent lenses may also be worn. Characters such as Wonder Woman's alter ego Diana Prince and the Flash's friend Felicity Smoak have helped reframe glasses as a part of the persona of intelligent and powerful women.
Would you like to draw a cute cartoon of a girl wearing glasses? This easy, step-by-step cartoon drawing tutorial is here to show you how. All you will need is a pen or pencil and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.
The term manga (pronounced mon-ga) refers to a Japanese art form similar to the American comic book. Manga originated in the late 1700s, and since the 1950s, manga has made up a large portion of the Japanese publishing industry, and are popular throughout the world.
Manga comics are not just for children. Many are produced with adults specifically in mind, as are novels in many other parts of the world. Manga cover a wide range of topics, including children's stories, drama, mysteries, detective stories, fantasy, science fiction, supernatural fiction, and historical fiction. Most are originally published in black and white as magazine serials. If popular enough, the stories will be collected together in volumes called tankōbon.
Manga is set apart from other, similar comics by its distinctive drawing style. Manga characters typically have large, often rectangular eyes, and other features may be exaggerated as well.
For example, male characters often have spiky hair and enormous muscles. Females may be drawn with an exaggerated figure, short dresses, long legs, and intricate hairstyles. At times, human characteristics are combined with those of animals, for example, Inuyasha's feline ears and Goku's primate-like tail. This style is shared by Japanese animation, referred to as anime.
If you are drawing your own manga characters, you likely want to get their hair just right. Doing so is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step anime hair drawing tutorial.
To draw your manga character, you will need only a pencil, a sheet of paper, and a good eraser. In each step, illustrations and explanatory text are provided to guide you through adding or removing lines. Soon, your manga character will be ready for action!
Hawks are hunters, birds of prey known as raptors. Hawks of various sizes are found all over the world.
Falconry, also called hawking, has been a popular sport for centuries. Falconry involves training a hawk to hunt prey on command. Since this was a sport of royalty, falcons were often seen in artwork.
One such example is that of the book De Arte Verandi cum Avibus, or On the Art of Hunting with Birds, written in the 1200s and featuring many illustrations.
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Today, hawks appear in such art forms as sports team mascots and cartoon characters. Included among these are DC Comic's Hawkman and Hawkgirl, and Looney Tunes' Henery Hawk.
Would you like to draw a cartoon hawk? Doing so is easy with the help of this simple drawing guide. All you will need is a pencil, a sheet of paper, and perhaps a good art eraser. You may also wish to employ crayons, colored pencils, paints or markers to shade your finished drawing.
Emojis are small drawings that can be added to text messages or emails to convey emotion. The unicorn emoji was released in 2015. It is used to represent the mythical beast, whimsy, fantasy, uniqueness, and the LGBTQ community.
What is a unicorn? This horse like creature was believed to have a spiral horn protruding from its forehead. The horn was often thought to have magical powers, such as healing. Unicorns are mentioned in ancient Mesopotamia, Greece, the Middle East, China, and India. Some translations of the Bible into English mention the unicorn; likely, the Hebrew word re'em referred to the rhinoceros or aurochs, a type of wild bull.
Legends of the unicorn were often cases of mistaken identity. The spiral tusk of the narwhal, a type of whale, was mistaken for that of the unicorn. When the science of paleontology was in its infancy, sketches were misidentified as those of unicorn skeletons.
As recently 1809, unicorns were still believed to exist. The Encyclopaedia Britannica of that year stated: "There can, we think, be little doubt that the unicorn exists in Africa not far north of the Cape of Good Hope, and perhaps, at some distant period it may be as well known as the elephant or the hippopotamus is at present."
Science still has not uncovered evidence of the unicorn, but it is alive and well in the imaginations of many. Today, the term "unicorn" is often used to describe something that is rare or especially unique.
Would you like to draw the mystical unicorn emoji? This easy, step-by-step emoji drawing guide is here to show you how. All you will need is a pen, pencil, marker, or crayon and a sheet of paper.
Anime is a popular style of cartoon animation. It can be hand drawn or computer generated. Anime can be recognized by the large, expressive, often rectangular eyes of its characters, as well as the spiked nature of many hairstyles.
Anime's history dates back to at least 1917, when the first known Japanese animation was produced. Today, this art has grown to include more than 400 production studios. Not only do they produce cartoons for children, but dramas, romances, and action series for adults as well.
The love of anime has grown far beyond manga comic books and animated cartoons. Many fans dress as their favorite characters, acting out battles or scenes in a hobby called cosplay. In Japan, otaku, or anime fan culture, extends as far as themed restaurants staffed by costumed employees. Fans desire to enter real spaces that mimic their favorite fictional worlds as closely as possible.
Would you like to draw an anime girl face in 3/4 view? This easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial is here to help. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper.
"Lips, however rosy, must be fed."
- Ovid, Roman poet, 43 BC to 18 AD
Lips have long featured in popular culture. Since time immemorial, poets have waxed romantic about the fleshy protuberances surrounding the mouth that form the smile. William Shakespeare cast young Romeo to swoon over his Juliet: "Thy lips, two blushing pilgrims ready stand." Love letters are sealed with a kiss, and school supplies, clothing, and everything in between may be emblazoned with puckered lips, especially near the romance-themed holiday of Valentine's day. They also represent iconic logos, such as the tongue and lips logo of the Rolling Stones.
Lips, however, have many important uses besides kissing. Lips are a tactile organ, meaning they have nerve endings that are sensitive to touch, heat, and cold. Babies and small children thus use their lips to learn about their world. Lips are also forming the smile, a form of non-verbal communication.
Lips are also important in speech and food intake. We use our lips to articulate different sounds when we talk. People with hearing loss can even increase their understanding of a conversation by lip-reading, or watching the shapes made by the mouth. Our muscular lips also enable use to keep food inside our mouths and create the airtight seal necessary to draw liquid through a straw.
Would you like to draw cartoon teeth and lips? How about a smile? This easy, step-by-step cartoon drawing tutorial is here to show you how. You won't need any lipstick - just get your pen, pencil, markers, or crayons and a sheet of paper.