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How to Draw Nidorino

Artist: AllyS / January 28, 2014
How to Draw Nidorino

Step 1.

I like to start with a guide for the head. A simple, rough circle should be good for that. It doesn't have to be perfect, just enough to get the shape. I don't use guidelines for the body, but most people do, so after completing the drawing I made a    

Step 2.

I usually start with the head. Here, I drew the shape, along with the nose, mouth, and jaw!

Step 3.

Now you can draw in the horn! It should point downward slightly. You can also draw the eye and the tooth sticking out. I also went ahead and extended where we left off with the head, (which will turn into it's back) and started the chest, which will   

Step 4.

I continued by drawing in both of the ears. The ears are large and somewhat jagged

Step 5.

Now you can draw in the inside of the ear facing you. I also started by drawing in the ridges closest to the head. Nidorino has ridges all the way down its back, and this is a good place to start them since we have finished the head. You can also dr   

Step 6.

Now you can draw in the stocky legs, ending in 3 toes. I also continued the underbelly, which will curve around the shape you used for your guideline.

Step 7.

You can finished up your Nidorino by sketching in the rest of the ridges along its back, and the hind leg. In my drawing, the other hind leg is concealed behind the front leg, but you are more than welcome to get creative. The hind leg only has 2 toe   

Step 8.

You may now erase your guidelines and ink in your drawing if you choose to.

Step 9.

Here, I added the flat colors and changed the color of the linework. I chose the color by using the color catcher to copy the color of the spots, and made it a bit darker, and that was the color of my lines. On a digital program, you can change the c   

Step 10.

Here I added some cel shading! To choose the color, I used a shade of Nidorino's color, but you can make it warmer or colder, depending on the atmosphere you want, or just use a funky color! You can create any effect just in the color you use to shad   

Step 11.

You can keep it cel shaded, OR you can blur or soften the edges to make it softer, which I did for this piece. I also added some highlights. The highlights will be put where the light will hit, but depending on how you want it to look, you may not wa   

Step 12.

Here is the color wheel in Paint Tool SAI, where you can pick the color you want to use. When choosing a color to shade with, it's best to stay away from the edges! Black and white work sometimes, especially with certain styles of art, but most of th   

Step 13.

Now you can choose a background if you want one! My background isn't the best, you could probably come up with something better! But, I'll show you how I did this. I started with a ground color for under Nidorino, and behind it something darker, to s   

Step 14.

And I shaded it! Try to think of where the shadows would be depending on your light source.

Step 15.

I added some rock and a highlight to finish it off. Remember to take your time and be creative with it! You don't always have to follow a tutorial exactly. I hope you enjoyed this tut, and thank you for viewing :)

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Artist: AllyS
Date Added: January 28, 2014
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Description: Well, it seems I'm back for a bit! I'm very sorry for the inactivity on here. Anyway, since I haven't really done anything on this site for awhile, why not make a tutorial? I personally love Nidorino, and I do hope you like it!