How to draw Nidorino from Pokemon step by step with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions.
Nidorino is a light purple, quadruped Pokémon. It has several darker purple spots across its body. It has large, spiny ears with teal insides, narrow black eyes, and a long snout with two pointed teeth protruding from the upper jaw. It has a ridge of toxicity on its back, and a long, pointed horn on its forehead. The horn is harder than a diamond and is capable of secreting poison on impact. Its short legs have three claws on each foot. This is a only species; the female counterpart is Nidorina.
Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below
You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below
I like to start with a guide for the head. A simple, rough circle would be good for that. It is not perfect, just enough to get the shape. I do not use the instructions for the body, but most people do, so after completing the drawing I have made a rough guide to the shape of the body. If you are doing this on paper, remember to draw as lightly as possible, as this will be deleted. If you are doing this on a computer, it may be easier to reduce the opacity so you can see what you are doing!
I usually start with the head. Here, I draw shapes, along with the nose, mouth and jaw!
Now you can draw in the horns! It will go down a bit. You can also draw eye and sticky teeth. I also went ahead and expanded where we left with the head, (which would turn it into a back) and start the chest, which would be cut off by the leg.
I continued with both ears. Big ears and slightly jagged
Now you can draw in the ear opposite you. I also started by painting in the mountains near my head. Nidorino has run along its back, and this is a good place to start them since we have finished the first part. You can also draw plates so that in the next step you can continue with the legs. I left some gaps in my line.
Now you can draw in stocky legs, ending in 3 toes. I also continue under the belly, which will bend around the shape you use for your guide.
You can complete your Nidorino by sketching in the rest of the ridges along its back, and hind legs. In my drawings, other hind legs are concealed behind the front legs, but you are more welcome to create. The hind legs have only two toes.
You can now delete the guides and ink in your drawing if you choose.
Here, I added color flat and changed the color of the linework. I chose the color using the color picker to copy the color of the spots, and make it a bit darker, and that was the color of my lines. On a digital program, you can change the color of your lines by locking your lineart layer (or keeping the opacity, depending on the program) and then coloring only on it. You will only be able to draw content on that layer until you unlock it. It can be helpful for more than that, though! Be creative about the colors you use. You can change the color of your eyes, or create a shiny Nidorino. It’s all up to you how you choose to color it.
Here I added some ball of celebrities! To choose colors, I used a color of Nidorino, but you can make it warmer or cooler, depending on the atmosphere you want, or just use a vibrant color! You can create any effect just by the color you use for shading! I added a bit of sunlight to the display of the light source (and I did it in the color I used to cover the shadows.) I put down the color that I wanted to have a shadow, and then set my layer You can also adjust the opacity of this layer.) Your shadow will be where the light will not hit. It can be difficult and can take a lot of thinking, but try to have fun with it!
You can keep it shade, 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 placed where the light will hit, but depending on how you want it to look, you may not want it too bright.
This is the color wheel in the SAI Paint Tool, where you can select the color you want to use. When choosing colors for shading, it is best to stay away from the edges! Sometimes, black and white work, especially with certain art styles, but most of the time it is better to use color of color! Along the edges of this box, we are black and white of course, but as you can see in the upper right corner, we have a very pure color! I try not to use that when shading. Inside the box, we have darker and brighter shades of color, without turning black or white. I also almost express cooler or warmer shades that you can use for shading. Test and see what you like best!
Now you can choose a background if you want! My background is not the best, you might be able to find something better! But, I will show you how I did this. I started with a background color for under Nidorino, and behind it something darker, to show that it is farther away. Then I create color in the sky, creating a slight gradient. The sky is a part of the background that you can be especially creative! Depending on the color of the sky you can even change the color of your shadow to the corresponding! how to draw nidorino
And I shaded it! Think about where the darkness will depend on your light source.
I added some rocks and a highlight to complete it. Remember to spend your time and creativity with it! You do not always follow an exact guide. Finalize or color your character.
You can refer to the How to draw Nidoran (male) pair of it on my website.