How to Draw Squirtle
Use the video and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw Squirtle from Pokemon. A new cartoon drawing tutorial is uploaded every week, so stay tooned!
Intro: Start off with a pencil sketch. In the beginning stages, don’t press down too hard. Use light, smooth strokes for sketching.
Step 1: Start by drawing a circle near the top, right side of the page to leave room enough for the body. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It’s just a guide for Squirtle’s head.
Step 2: Next, draw two intersecting lines across the circle, one vertical and one horizontal. Bend the lines a bit so that they contour to the shape. The vertical line should be closer to the right side, and the horizontal line should be closer to the bottom. These will be construction lines that will help you place Squirtle's facial features later on.
Step 3: Now draw guides for Squirtle's eyes by drawing two shapes right on top of the horizontal construction line and on either side of the vertical line. The shapes are similar to half ovals. Draw a tall arc on top of the horizontal construction line and then close the bottom of the arc with a line.
Step 4: Under the eyes, draw a guide for Squirtle's mouth. The shape for the mouth is similar to a sideways letter D or a wide letter U with a line over it. Use the horizontal construction line and the bottom of the main circle to help you with placement.
Step 5: Draw an oval under Squirtle's head as a guide for the body. The oval should be a bit bigger than the original circle for the head. The oval should be slightly tilted, and the top should be missing because it's behind the head.