Articuno, the Freeze Pokémon, is a Legendary dual-type Ice and Flying Pokémon of Generation I. It is one of the three Legendary birds of the Kanto region, along with Zapdos and Moltres.
Articuno has not been observed to evolve to or from any other Pokémon.
Articuno's wings are rumored to be made of ice. When it flaps its wings, moisture in the surrounding air freezes, producing a snowfall. Did you know? In Japanese, Articuno's name means "Freezer."
Articuno is an extremely rare Pokémon, dwelling on cold mountain peaks. It first appeared in the Pokémonanimated series in an episode entitled "Moving Pictures."
Would you like to draw the majestic Articuno? All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.
Articuno, I choose you!
Umbreon is a dark type Generation II Pokémon. It is one of the many evolutionary forms of the foxlike Eevee. Eevee may evolve into Umbreon if it has high friendship stats and is trained either at night or alongside a Moon Shard. Umbreon is also referred to as the Moonlight Pokémon.
Umbreon is doglike in appearance, with long legs, ears, and tail. It is rare in the wild, more often found in urban areas and under human care. Umbreon hide in the darkness, and use their glowing yellow rings to frighten opponents.
Umbreon can also produce a poisonous sweat. Umbreon are known for their ability to heal and protect themselves and others in their group. Moonlight can also cause their fur to glow and give them additional abilities.
Did you know? Umbreon's Japanese name means "blacky," describing its dark coloration. Umbreon has appeared in Pokémon movies and television series, as well as the collectible card game, video games, clothing and accessories, and toys. Its image is popular alongside its "brothers," such as Espeon, Jolteon, and Flareon.
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Umbreon, I choose you!
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!
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!
Dragonflies are colorful insects often found near water. In fact, baby dragonflies are born in water. Similar to the way a tadpole becomes a frog, swimming dragonfly nymphs eventually take flight. Dragonflies can have lifespans of several years; most of this time is spent in the nymph stage. Some adult dragonflies even migrate across oceans, and they have been clocked at speeds up to 60 miles per hour.
The fossil record shows that dragonflies are a very ancient species. Ancient dragonflies were much larger than those of today; some had wingspans of nearly three feet. Dragonflies are hunters, and they eat insects such as mosquitoes and moths.
Dragonfly images have been identified on age-old art forms, including pottery shards, Egyptian amulets, and rock paintings. Today, they are often pictured in jewelry and other decorative items. A cartoon dragonfly named Evinrude is featured in the 1977 Disney film The Rescuers. In Japan, dragonflies "are symbols of courage, strength, and happiness," and their images appear on vases and other items, both new and old.
Would you like to draw your own dragonfly? This simple, step-by-step dragonfly drawing tutorial is here to help. All you will need is a pencil and a piece of paper. You may also wish to use paints, crayons, markers, or colored pencils to shade your finished drawing, as dragonflies come in a wide range of often metallic colors.
Human faces are, of course, found in art dating back to the time when people first started drawing other people. We see examples of this early artwork in ancient hieroglyphics and on the painted walls of caves.
Lips are a prominent feature of all faces. Controlled by numerous muscles, the lips play a large role in human facial expression. Using our lips, we express happiness by smiling, sadness by frowning or pouting, and anger by pulling the lips back in a snarl. People often make their lips more noticeable by applying colorful lipstick or shiny lip gloss.
Did you know? Most animals, especially reptiles, don't have noticeable lips. Mammals are the only animals that have muscles directly connected to the lips, and some fish have lips that are adapted into special sensory organs that help them find food.
Even when the lips aren't visible they have a role in artwork, as in, for example, Franceso Hayez's 1859 painting The Kiss. Comic book style pop art from the 1960s to the present often accentuates the lips, using bright shades of red, pink, or even black. Today, images of lips are often used to symbolize love, kissing, and flirtation. They appear on Valentine's Day cards, clothing, and school supplies, among other items. Because of their role in romance, some cultures require women to cover their lips with a veil when in public.
Would you like to add a pair of lips to your drawing repertoire? Doing so is now easier than ever with the aid of this simple, step-by-step drawing guide. You will need only a pencil, a sheet of paper, and a good eraser. For each step, pay careful attention to the illustrations as well as to the explanatory text. In each step, the blue lines indicate what you will draw next. In some steps, lines are removed. When finished, you may color your picture using crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints.
Are you ready to draw a flashy set of lips? Keep a stiff upper lip and get started with this helpful tutorial.
"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!
Hair has been important to human culture at least since the time of the ancient Egyptians. Hair styles then came to represent social standing - for example, facial hair in men was a demarcation of royalty.
This was so important to that culture that Hatshepsut, the first female pharaoh, had herself depicted with a beard in temple carvings and paintings. In the Bible, Samson's great strength was dependent on his not trimming his hair. In the Victorian era, it was customary to keep a lock of hair in order to remember a deceased friend or family member.
Indeed, hair is still an important part of our lives. Many people expend great amounts of time and money on styling their hair. Would you like to learn how to draw hair? This simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial explores a classic hairstyle - that of pigtails, or hair tied back on each side of the head.
Did you know? The term pigtail originated in the American colonies in the 1600s. It described a "twist" of chewing tobacco, made from curling several leaves together and then drying them. It was so named due to its resemblance to the curly tail of a pig. Later, it was applied to braids or tied bunches of hair that were worn by both men and women.
All you will need to complete your drawing is a pencil, a sheet of paper, and a good eraser. Each step of this drawing guide includes an illustration as well as explanatory text.
Hair is something very important to most people. It is one of the first features other people see. Because of its prominence, hair styles have held meaning throughout history.
For example, cutting the hair short has at times been a sign of rebellion. During the English Civil War, some soldiers cut their hair in defiance of the spectacular curls worn by men of the king's court at that time. During the 1920s, women adopted bobbed or cropped hairstyles as a sign of rejection of the traditional roles of females.
At other times, the opposite has been true. In America during the 1960s, the group known as "hippies," who rejected many societal norms, famously wore uncut hair. In some religions, refraining from cutting the hair is a sign of piety or the adoption of special vows. The longest hair ever recorded was grown by a woman in China. The hair was over 18 feet long and had not been cut in over 30 years.
Would you like to learn how to draw a person with curly hair? Doing so is easier than ever with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial. All you will need is a pencil, a sheet of paper, and a good eraser. In each step, the illustration and its accompanying text will guide you through adding and removing lines until your drawing is complete.
What color will your hair be? There are no limits except the crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints you have on hand. Did you know? All the different variations of natural hair color are the result of just two pigments, called eumelanin and pheomelanin. The former shades black and brown hair, while the later lends itself to red hair. Blonde hair results when there is little of either pigment produced in the hair, and grey hair results when all production of melanin ceases.