How to draw Magikarp Pokemon




Bianchi decided to draw them all! Or at least almost all ^_^. I present to you Magikarp, don’t make fun of him or he will get even with you once he is level 20! ^_^

As always all the blue and green lines are just construction lines and will be erased later so do not push on your pencil too much ^_^ I will try to be super efficient with text so will only describe steps that require some explanation.

Step 1

Make sure to leave enogh free space on paper for future steps. You can see how much space you will need from the size of paper of this picture. Notice that the elipse is really flat on the left side and the vertical line is rounded and more to the right from centre.

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Lighten all the construction lines by “stamping” the kneedable eraser on paper. Make sure to refer to the picture above as you need to ink only some parts of the cinstruction lines.

Step 10

Wait till the ink is nice and dry and erase all the construction lines.

Step 11

To add colors, make sure to sketch the color outlines with the right color first.

If your goal is to become a real Mangaka and design your own manga characters make sure to try to draw Magikarp from memory several times. Always compare the drawing to the original and correct any mistakes you see. Do this till you are happy with the result. It doesn’t have to look exactly the same, don’t sweat the details. The point is that you get the main shapes right and that it looks good. This is the best way to build a huge library of manga shapes in your memory that you can use to draw and design your own manga characters ^_-.

Draw with passion! ^_^


(lines by Bianchi)