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How to Draw Raichu Pokémon

Easy, step by step Raichu Pokémon drawing tutorial
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Pokémon is one of the most popular franchises in the world. Originally, the Pokémon franchise started with a video game released in 1996.

The video game was so popular that it spawned a cartoon, movies, comics, music, video game series and trading card game that's sold over 30 billion cards.

Today, children and adults still watch the series, read the comics and collect cards that can sell for hundreds of dollars.

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Raichu is a popular Pokémon that evolves from Pikachu when you give it a Thunder Stone. This Pokémon has special electric powers that make it useful on the battlefield. Raichu appears in the Pokémon cartoon series, but you can also collect Raichu cards or read about it in the manga.

With this handy guide, you can draw your own Raichu Pokémon at home in the classic Japanese style.

Start with a pencil sketch so you can erase any mistakes and get rid of the loose sketch lines when you're done. Afterward, use a black pen, pencil or marker to outline your Raichu before you color it in.

You can color your Raichu with anything--markers, crayons, colored pencils, oil pastels, paints or gel pens. Make sure you use warm colors to capture Raichu's electric personality. You might want to use a white gel pen or oil pastel for the highlights on the eyes and nose.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Umbreon Pokémon, Snorlax Pokémon, and Lucario Pokémon.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Raichu Pokémon

Raichu Pokémon drawing - step 1
Raichu Pokémon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 01

1. Start with two black circles, and fill them in. Sketch a diagonal line on top of each circle. Add an almond shape in the middle, then draw a lightly curved line with a loop underneath.

Raichu Pokémon drawing - step 2
Raichu Pokémon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 02

2. Draw another loop inside the mouth to make the tongue. For the left side of the head, draw a vertical curve, then add a horizontal curve to make a dome. Add a semi-oval with a line pointing downward. Draw a round circle on the right, then make a semi-circle on the left.

Raichu Pokémon drawing - step 3
Raichu Pokémon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 03

3. For the left ear, start with a triangle pointing upward, then curve downward and make a spiral. On the right, sketch a curve that leads to a similar spiral.

Raichu Pokémon drawing - step 4
Raichu Pokémon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 04

4. Add curved lines inside the ears. To start the body, make a large semi-circle underneath the head. Draw a misshapen oval to the left that resembles a potato chip. Make a similar shape on the right with a slightly pointed edge.

Raichu Pokémon drawing - step 5
Raichu Pokémon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 05

5. Draw the left leg with two sweeping curves that flatten a little at the bottom and connect to the body.

Raichu Pokémon drawing - step 6
Raichu Pokémon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 06

6. Sketch another semi-oval on the right, then draw an elongated oval underneath. Make sure that the two shapes overlap.

Raichu Pokémon drawing - step 7
Raichu Pokémon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 07

7. Draw a few lines on the feet to make the toes. On the right, draw two large circles with one circle inside the other to make a loop.

Raichu Pokémon drawing - step 8
Raichu Pokémon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 08

8. Use bold zigzag lines on the left to make the end of the tail. Start with two triangles, swoop downward, then make another triangle and connect the tail to the body.

Raichu Pokémon drawing - step 9
Raichu Pokémon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 09

9. Sketch a loose circle inside the body. Add more curved lines for the feet, then draw loops like small hills on the hands.

Complete Raichu Pokémon drawing
Raichu Pokémon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 10

You now have a cartoon Raichu Pokémon! Outline the drawing in black, then grab your coloring tools.

To make your Raichu accurate to the cartoon, color the body light orange. Make the ears, hands, toes and tail brown, then use yellow for the cheeks, zigzag tail and inside of the ears. Add white highlights to the eyes and nose, and keep the stomach white.

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