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Uploaded: May 31, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 4
Updated: May 12, 2010
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Today at DragoArt.com we will be learning an excellent and fun tutorial on "how to draw Pikachu", step by step. Ah, he’s my favorite Pokemon of all the episodes and movies. Pikachu is supposed to be a short and stocky mouse that has electrical abilities. This particular Pokemon has short yellow fur, brown striped markings on its tail and back. These species also have pink colored cheeks. This is where the electricity comes from. First it generates and focuses all its energy into the cheeks and then it unleashes an awesome thunder fury. As seen in most Pokemon episodes, Pikachu’s eat wild berries. They pick them from berry bushes and trees and then electrify them to roast. If there’s a large group of these Pikachus, and they feel threatened, they will summon up an electrical thunderstorm. This can cause immense damage. Do Pikachus evolve like all the other Pokemon? The answer is yes they do, they evolve into a Raichu. A Raichu has an appearance of orange fur, a long tail with a tip the shape of a thunder bolt, a white underbelly, and brown stripes on its back, and yellow cheeks. In the video games, Pikachu can evolve into Raichu by being applied with Thunderstone. Unlike the Pikachu, a Raichu can produce up to a hundred thousand volts of electricity. Wow that’s a lot eh? So I started drawing the Pikachu right after drawing Ash Ketchum. I thought to myself ‘why not draw Pikachu too so Ash has his friend on the website.’ So that’s how I started doing the tutorial for this little critter. First I started out from scratch by using my Wacom Intuos3 tablet and using the drawing program Adobe Photoshop CS. Then I made the tutorial out of Pikachu. It took me a total of two hours to draw him. I know two hours is pretty long for drawing an easy critter! Well I hope you enjoy this tutorial. I intend it for it to help you in your drawing techniques. Have fun with Pikachu and don’t forget Ash!

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How To Draw Pikachu

how to draw pikachu from pokemon step 1

STEP 1.

In this first step you will be drawing out the shapes and guidelines for Pikachu. Start by drawing an egg shape that is lying sideways. Now draw in a big "+" sign for the facial guidelines as shown. Then draw a wide "W" for the top of his mouth. From the head shape you need to draw the shape of his body that basically looks like a big marshmallow. Now draw the remaining guidelines for his ears and his arms.
 
how to draw pikachu from pokemon step 2

STEP 2.

Now here in this step you will be drawing out the small circles on his cheeks. Next draw a small mouse shaped nose and his open mouth with a tongue inside. On the right draw a long sugar cone shaped ear and then draw out a long lightning bolt shaped line for his tail. Continue to draw out his arm and small tiny hand as well as shape his body better and give him a left foot.
 
how to draw pikachu from pokemon step 3

STEP 3.

Now as you can see you are going to be draw two medium sized circles for his big open eyes. Shade them in leaving a hint of white in the corners as shown. On the left draw another sugar cone shaped ear and then his right arm, foot, and hand. Finish off this step by drawing the other side of his tail. Now you can erase all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step 1.
 
how to draw pikachu from pokemon step 4

STEP 4.

This is what your finished Pikachu should look like when you are fully done drawing him. Now all that is left to do is coloring him in. That will do it for this tutorial on how to draw Pikachu step by step.