Today I’ll be showing you how to draw Moltres, Pokemon #146. Moltres is the first generation legendary fire Pokemon, and looks like it was inspired by the phoenix. Moltres, along with his counterparts, Zapdos, Articuno, and Lugia, are probably most well-known for starring in Pokemon the Movie 2000. So, grab your pencil and let’s learn how to draw Moltres!
To get Moltres started, we are first going to draw two circles, one larger one for the body, and a smaller one for the head.
Next, connect the two circles to form Moltres’ long curved neck, and give him a triangular beak attached to the smaller circle.
Draw two long lines sticking out from Moltres’ body to give us a general guideline for his wings.
Now we need to draw a jagged line running along the guideline from the last step to form Moltres’ fiery wings.
Inside each wing draw another jagged line to give Moltres some more flame detail.
Next, draw Moltres’ small diamond shaped eye, and another large tuft of flames sticking out of the top of its head.
Just like we did for its wings and head, we need to draw Moltres’ tail using more jagged and messy lines.
Next, draw two large oval shapes underneath Moltres’ body to form his thighs.
Sticking out from those ovals, draw two thin legs extending straight forward.
Lastly, give Moltres’ his feet with four claws on each foot.
All that’s left to do now is to give Moltres some color. Since he is basically made of fire, his body is mostly shades of yellow and red, with a brownish colored beak and legs. I hope you enjoyed learning how to draw Moltres with me. If you did, be sure to share this tutorial on social media and stop back for plenty more! Happy drawing!