How To Draw Gengar

Drawing Gengar

Do you ever want to draw Gengar but don’t know where to start? Don’t worry – it isn’t as hard as it seems! With a few simple steps you can bring Gengar’s iconic look to life in no time.

Step 1: Sketching the Basic Outline

To begin, lightly sketch the outline of Gengar into your paper with a pencil. Gengar is a purple ghost-type Pokémon from the Kanto region. It consists of a round head, pointy ears, a wide-mouthed grin and a tail. Gengar also has a single horn on its forehead, two gloved hands and a sleeping face that appears on its belly when it gets weak. When sketching, try to give Gengar a jaunty angled posture – it’s part of his charm!

Step 2: Adding Detail

Once you’ve created the basic sketched outline, you can start adding detail to the drawing. Pay close attention to Gengar’s unique features like the horn on its forehead and the sleeping face on its belly. Use the pencil and the eraser tool to add and remove lines until you are happy with the look. Make sure to draw Gengar’s eyes slightly angled and a small zig zag held in its mouth.

Step 3: Shading

Now you can start shading your drawing. Gengar’s colour is a unique purple, so be sure to try and match the shade as closely as possible. Use the pencil to add shadows to the drawing – Gengar has a large head and tail, so make sure to make it stand out! Add highlights to the horns and the eyes for a brighter finish.

Step 4: Finalizing and Colouring in

All that’s left to do is to finalize and colour in your drawing! You can do this by adding a light shade of colour to the entire drawing or by shading only certain areas. To add colour to your drawing, use colour pencils, markers or watercolours. Once you are happy with the colouring, you can add a simple background or scenery to give Gengar’s drawing a more complete look.


Drawing Gengar may feel a bit daunting at first but with a few simple steps you can easily make a beautiful drawing of this unique Pokémon. Start by sketching the basic outline, then add detail and shade before finally adding colour. With practice and patience, you will be well on your way to taking your drawing skills to the next level!

Robert Ortiz is an artist who has been writing about art and design for over ten years. His writing focuses on the creative process of art, from the conceptual to the material, and highlights its importance in our daily lives. He has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Texas at San Antonio and has also attended other prestigious art schools like Savannah College of Art and Design. He has a passion for exploring the boundaries between fine art, design, commercial work, and technology. His work extends to social media campaigns, website development, magazine articles, video tutorials and more.

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