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!
Begin by drawing a small circle in the middle of your page. This will form the head.
Next, draw two highly curved lines on the top of the head. These will form the horns.
Begin to detail the face by drawing a vertical curved line in the center of the circle, and two more curved lines on the right of the circle.
Form the snout by extending a curved line from the bottom of the circle, and connecting it with the curved line you drew within the right side of the circle. Draw another curved line at the end of the snout.
To form the jaw, draw a curved line from the base of the left horn to the tip of the snout.
Erase the guide lines. These include the original circle and the line crossing the snout.
Draw the neck. Draw two curved lines extending from the bottom of the head, then connect these at the bottom using a shorter curved line.
Draw a roughly circular shape below the neck. This will form the body.
Sketch in the arms and legs. The left arm consists of two curved lines extending from the body. The right arm is drawn using four curved lines that intersect the body and neck. For the lower legs, draw each using two curved lines.
Draw a circle at the end of each arm. This will form the hand. For each foot, connect the two sides of the leg using a bulbous, curving line.
Draw three claws on each foot. To draw a claw, extend two curved lines from the foot. The lines will meet in a point. Connect the lines on the other end using a short, curved line. Each claw will resemble a curved triangle with a rounded base.
Erase the guide lines that cross the claws, leg, and arm.
Draw three claws on each hand. Begin each claw by drawing a curved line that begins on the outside of the hand circle, curves outward, and ends within the circle. Then, draw a second, shorter curved line from the midpoint of the first, ending within the circle. Finally, connect the two line ends with a short, curved line. Also, draw a curved line through the middle of the hand to add detail.
Erase the guide lines from the hands.
Draw the tail by extending a curved line from the leg and from the foot, meeting in a point. Finish the tail by adding another curved line between the body and the foot.
Draw a curved line from the left side of the body to the right leg. This details the belly. Draw a flame at the end of the tail. Begin on one side of the tail tip, drawing a squiggly, jagged line. End the line at the other side of the tail tip.
Add detail to the tail by drawing a curved line.
Draw the wings. For each wing, extend a wavy line up from the shoulders, then curve it outwards and down. Draw a similar wavy line beneath the first. Repeat on the opposite side. Draw the eye using two curved lines. For the nose, draw two short, curved lines at the tip of the snout, and draw a longer wavy line above the left nostril. Draw a triangular tooth at the edge of the mouth.
Draw a curved, "M" shaped line to connect each wing tip to the back. Detail the wings using two curved, vertical lines on each. Complete each eye using a curved line, a small circle, and a dot.
Erase the guide line from the neck.
Color your Charizard. To color him in the classic style, shade his body orange, his wings and eyes teal, his belly light yellow, and his tail flame bright yellow. The claws may remain white.
According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica , the cross is "the principal symbol of the Christian religion." Millions of people wear a cross on a necklace or employ the cross in body art or to decorate their homes, vehicles, or clothing.
The cross as a symbol has a long history spanning numerous non-Christian religions. Simple X or + marks are found in prehistoric cave drawings. In ancient Egypt, the cross-like ankh or crux ansata - translated "cross with a handle - was often depicted in the hand of the pharaoh or of various deities. It was used both as a fertility symbol and to represent life. W. E. Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words also notes that the cross or t was used as a symbol for the Chaldean god Tammuz.
For 300 years after the founding of Christianity, there is no historical evidence of the use of this symbol in worship. It came into popularity when promoted by Roman Emperor Constantine, between 306 and 337 A.D. Throughout the Middle Ages in Europe, the cross was used as a religious symbol. The design, for example, adorned the shields of knights and crusaders. The cross also appears in much of the religious artwork from the sixth century onward, appearing in paintings, on the cover and pages of religious texts, and in architecture, especially of churches.
Would you like to draw your own cross? The stylized cross in this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial features a rose wound about it.
All you will need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and an eraser. Note that in each step, new lines are highlighted in blue, while lines drawn in previous steps are shown in black. At times, you will need to erase lines in order to complete the step. You may also wish to use colored pencils, crayons, markers, or paints to shade your finished drawing.
The type of bone typically rendered in cartoons - and in this drawing guide - is known as a long bone. Long bones are hard and dense. They give the body strength and structure and are used to help you move around. Long bones can be found in the arms, legs, wrist, ankle, and fingers. The thigh bone, or femur, is a long bone.
Long bones and filled with both yellow and red bone marrow. Red marrow produces blood cells and yellow marrow is used to store fats.
Why do we feed bones to dogs? Bones contain minerals and nutrients. They also satisfy a dog's desire to chew, which in turn helps clean their teeth. Additionally, the dog food that we feed our pets today was not invented until 1860. For thousands of years, family dogs were simply fed table scraps. This often included bones and undesirable portions of meat.
Would you like to give a dog a bone? This easy, step-by-step dog bone drawing guide is here to help you draw one. All you will need is a sheet of paper and a pen, pencil, or marker. You can use this same bone drawing guide to depict a skeleton, a dinosaur dig, or the flag on a pirate ship.
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!