How To Draw Pikachu

I choose you! Pikachu! Gotta catch’em all.

Today, let’s learn how to draw Pikachu from Pokemon. Pikachu is cute and shoots lightning, what isn’t there to love about this cute yellow Pokemon?

How about being easy to draw? Follow our 12 steps below and you’ll be drawing your own Pikachu in no-time! There are a few tricky parts but nothing too difficult.

This drawing challenge is doable for both kids & older beginner artists.

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Art Supplies

Here’s a list of supplies we recommend to use, however, feel free to use whatever you can find around the house!

  • Pencil, Marker, Sharpie, Pen (Anything you can draw with!)
  • Paper (We love marker paper but use anything you can find).
  • Colored Markers (if you want to color the drawing).
  • Your imagination (feel free to change colors or add things to the drawing!).

A Few Tips Before You Start Drawing

  • Pikachu has long, skinny/thin ears. Try not to make them look too thick.
  • Pikachu’s tail is shaped like a lightning bolt. It sticks up in the back and goes up to and sometimes above the head in height.

Let’s Draw Pikachu  – Step By Step

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Step 1: For the head, draw 3 separate curved lines. Leave some space between each line, so they do not connect to eachother.
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Step 2: Draw the ears from the empty spaces on the top of the head. Try to avoid making the ears too thick.
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Step 3: Start with the left most line and draw up. Do the fingers then draw a line back down into the head line.
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Step 4: Start with the top line and draw towards the fingers then down and back inside.
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Step 5: Draw 2 slightly rounded lines going down on each side to form the body.
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Step 6: Finish off the body and draw 2 feet.
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Step 7: Start on the bottom and zig zag like a lightning bolt until the top. Go around and back down.
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Step 8: Fill in the red areas above with black or close to black color.
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Step 9: For the eyes, leave little white circles inside and color the rest black.
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Step 10: Draw a little filled circle for the nose. Then draw the mouth.
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Step 2: Pikachu has 2 large red circles on it’s face. Draw and color those in with a red color.
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Step 12: Now you just need to color to finish Pikachu. You can add a bit of shading if you’d like but it is not necessary. Great work!

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We have printable coloring pages and printable step by step instruction guides to help you learn to draw. Head on over to our coloring page section of our website to search and download them all!

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Printable Pikachu Coloring Page

Here’s where you can download the Pikachu coloring page & step by step instructions. You can use the coloring page to practice coloring the character and the step by step instructions are great if you are not near a computer or phone and want to try this lesson out!

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