If you’ve wanted to learn how to draw Magikarp, this tutorial is for you! Magikarp is often considered the “most useless” of all Pokemon. But don’t let this fool you— he is a fan favorite, and one of the most popular Pokemon of the series. So go get your pencils ready and let’s learn how to draw Magikarp!
To get Magikarp started, we are first going to draw an oval shape with a line dividing the middle for Magikarp’s body.
Next, draw the outline of Magikarp’s tail extending out from the back of his body. His tail should be narrow near his body, and expand outward toward the end to create the tail fin.
Next, draw a few ribs in Magikarp’s tail and draw another line along the outer edge of his tail that connects all the ribs together.
Next we will need to draw Magikarp’s pectoral fin. We will be doing this in two parts. First, draw the outline of the largest part of Magikarp’s fin close to the middle line of his body.
Just like we did for Magikarp’s tail, draw a few ribs in his pectoral fin and connect them together with a line along the outer edge.
Next we will need to draw Magikarp’s simple donut-shaped mouth near the front of his body.
To complete his face, draw Magikarp’s long whiskers near his mouth, and a very big oval shaped eye with a small dot inside for the pupil.
Draw a large spiked fin on the top and bottom of Magikarp’s body. The top fin should have three points, and the bottom fin should have four.
Lastly, draw Magikarp’s scale pattern as shown in the image.
Give Magikarp some color, and he’s all done. Ready to flop around and defend his title as the most useless pokemon! I hope you had fun learning how to draw Magikarp with me. Be sure to come back for plenty more tutorials, and check out the rest of our Pokemon tutorials too (we have tons) Happy drawing!