The Pokémon franchise has been popular among children, teenagers, and even adults for over two decades, beginning with the release of the first Pokémon video game in 1996, and the television series in 1997. Today, with new technologies such as the Pokémon Go! app for tablets and smartphones, the characters have retained their immense popularity.
Pikachu is perhaps everyone's favorite character. Pikachu is an electric mouse Pokémon, capable of blasting lighting from his cheeks. He, along with his trainer, Ash Ketchum, is the star of the movies and television show.
Would you like to draw your very own Pikachu? Now you can, using this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial.
All you will need is paper and a writing implement, such as a pencil, pen, or marker. You may also want to gather crayons, colored pencils, or markers to color your finished drawing.
Each step in the drawing guide is accompanied by an illustration. The new marks in each step are highlighted in blue. Draw your lines lightly at first, as you will need to erase some of your original lines as you complete your sketch.
Are you ready to begin your very own Pokémon adventure? Pikachu, I choose you!
Begin by drawing a curved line. This line will be the top of Pikachu's head.
Extend a line downwards from each side of your first line. Curve the lines outward slightly.
Connect the two lines with a curved line. The result will resemble an irregular circle.
Draw the body using one long, curved line. This line will attach to each side of the bottom of the irregular circle.
Draw a curved line at the bottom of the body, within the shape.
Erase the guide line from the bottom of the shape.
Draw Pikachu's arms. For the left arm, draw an oval overlapping both the body and head. For the right arm, draw a curved line extending from the head to the middle of the body.
To form the feet, draw an open oval extending from each side of the lower body.
Detail the feet with toes, drawing two slightly curved lines at the tip of each foot.
Next, add fingers to Pikachu's hands. At the end of each hand, draw a zigzag line.
Erase the guide lines from within the bounds of the arms, hands, and feet.
Draw Pikachu's right ear using two curved lines. The lines will extend up from the right side of the head, ending in a point.
Draw Pikachu's left ear tilted to the side. The ear will consist of two curved lines, extending up and to the left, from the left side of the head. The ear will end in a point.
Draw a curved, slanted line near the top of each ear. Draw an oval on each cheek.
To form the tail, draw a zigzag pattern consisting of five lines. The lines nearer the body will be shorter, increasing in length as they near the end of the tail.
Draw a similar zigzag line below the first. The lines should be closer together near the base of the tail, farther apart towards the end.
Connect the two lines of the tail with a straight line at the tip.
Now, you will draw the face. Draw a circle for each eye above the cheeks. For the mouth, draw a very loose "W" in the middle of the face. Connect a large "U" shaped line to the bottom of the "W."
Add some more detail to your drawing. Draw a smaller circle at the top of each eye to form the pupil. For the nose, place a dot above the center of the "W." Form a tongue inside the mouth using a slightly curved line. Add a horizontal zigzag pattern to the base of the tail.
Finally, color your Pikachu. Pikachu is typically bright yellow with black ear tips, red cheeks, a pink tongue, and brown at the base of his tail.
Have you ever wanted to be able to draw a beautiful rose? This easy step-by-step drawing tutorial outlines the steps necessary to draw a cartoon style rose, complete with leaflets.
This project has a lot of details, but you can complete it easily by carefully following the instructions below.
In each step, previously drawn lines are black and the new lines added to the sketch are blue in color.
You won't need any special tools to complete this sketch. Follow this simple guide using any type of paper, as well as a pencil, pen, marker, or other writing tool. If you'd like, you can color your finished product.
Would you like to draw a beautiful flower? Doing so is simple with this drawing tutorial. By following the step-by-step instructions in this drawing guide, you will soon be able to sketch your own rose, complete with leaves and a stem.
You will not need any special tools to create this drawing, only paper and a writing implement - a pencil, a pen, or a marker.
Sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing some of your lines as you go along.
There are many details in this drawing, but the illustrations below show you each step. In each image, the blue line is a new addition to the drawing.
"The eyes are the window to the soul." So states an antiquated maxim. To scientists, however, the eyes are very interesting. For example, researchers are currently developing technology that could use patterns in the iris of the eye to identify people, much as the fingerprint is used currently. Movies and television have long depicted such technology, but it may soon become a reality. In fact, some airports are already testing this 'eye ID' technology.
To artists, the eyes hold another interest. The eyes are surrounded by many, many small muscles, and the movement of these muscles is an indicator of emotion on the human face. Our eyes, for instance, can show whether we are happy, sad, angry, frightened, excited, or bored.
The eyes, then, are an important means of expressing these emotions in the visual arts, yet many artists find the eyes to be one of the more difficult portions of the human face to capture accurately. What is more, it is almost paradoxical that the eyes are one member largely responsible for our ability to draw the eyes of another.
Almost every drawing or painting of humans or animals includes eyes, whether open or closed. As such, many styles have developed. The simplest eyes involve nothing more than a solidly shaded dot. Other simple eyes consists of a circle with a shaded dot inside it. The Japanese manga and anime art styles often lend straight lines and squared corners to the shape of the eye.
Would you like to draw a pair of eyes? Perhaps you are working on a portrait of a friend or family member. Now, the complicated task of drawing realistic human eyes is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing guide.
All you will need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and an eraser. You may also want to use crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints to shade your finished drawing. Notice that each step of this drawing guide includes an illustration as well as explanatory text. New lines added in each picture are highlighted in blue.