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How to Draw Pacman Pixel Art

Easy, step by step Pacman Pixel Art drawing tutorial
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Have you ever played Pacman? You can play Pacman any time with the help of this interactive Google Doodle from 2010. You can also learn how to draw Pacman pixel art. You'll shade boxes on a grid to achieve this classic video game art style.

What is Pac-man? He is the main character of "an action maze chase video game" in which he gobbles up dots while avoiding the ghosts Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Clyde.

His shape has been described as a cookie with a bite out of it or a crescent moon.

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Pacman is well suited to the pixel art style due to his simple form. After all, he was originally designed for early, highly pixelated game displays used in arcades and home video game systems like Atari during the 1980s.

Did you know? Despite the fact that Pacman is a very old game, some surveys have shown that 94 percent of Americans recognize the character. In 2010, Pacman was named the Most Recognized Video Game Character by Guinness World Records.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Steve from Minecraft, Princess Zelda, and PS4 Controller.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Pacman Pixel Art

Pacman Pixel Art drawing - step 1
Pacman Pixel Art step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 01

1. Begin to outline the circular shape. Start with a row of six squares at the top. Diagonally from one side, draw two sets of two squares and a single square.

Pacman Pixel Art drawing - step 2
Pacman Pixel Art step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 02

2. Frow the single square, shade two columns of two squares, and a column of six squares.

Pacman Pixel Art drawing - step 3
Pacman Pixel Art step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 03

3. Continue shading the circular outline of the character. Use vertical and horizontal pairs of squares as well as single squares, all connected at the corners.

Pacman Pixel Art drawing - step 4
Pacman Pixel Art step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 04

4. Shade blocks to create the bottom of the circle. Use segments of two and six blocks, connected at the corners.

Pacman Pixel Art drawing - step 5
Pacman Pixel Art step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 05

5. Continue the shape of the circle with segments of two blocks and single blocks, connected at the corners. Then, begin outlining the open mouth. Use segments of two blocks slanted on the opposite diagonal.

Pacman Pixel Art drawing - step 6
Pacman Pixel Art step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 06

6. Continue to create the open mouth by connecting segments of two blocks each. At the corner of the mouth, switch the direction of the diagonal to begin tracing the top of the open mouth.

Pacman Pixel Art drawing - step 7
Pacman Pixel Art step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 07

7. Continue connected segments of two blocks each at the corners to create the top of the open mouth. At the tip of the lip, switch to a vertical segment to begin tracing the circular face.

Pacman Pixel Art drawing - step 8
Pacman Pixel Art step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 08

8. Finish inclosing the circular shape of Pacman by connecting single blocks and two-block segments at their corners.

Pacman Pixel Art drawing - step 9
Pacman Pixel Art step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 09

9. Inside the circle, just above the open mouth, outline a fat plus ("+") shape. Inside it, use an "L" shaped line to enclose a "V" shaped segment of three blocks. This is the character's eye. Shade the larger portion of the shape, but leave the "V" unshaded.

Complete Pacman Pixel Art drawing
Pacman Pixel Art step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 10

Color your pixel art cartoon of Pacman. He is usually bright yellow.

Want to draw Ms. Pacman - Pacman's wife - instead? Simply put a bow on her head!

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How to draw: Pacman Pixel Art - all drawing steps
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