Step 15: Darken the initial arc behind the head to create the shape of Pikachu's body. Behind the head, draw two thin, curved shapes for the stripes on the back. Don't make these shapes too long. The tips should stretch to about half of the body.
Step 16: Add Pikachu's tail by first drawing a short vertical line to the left of the guide at the top. Now draw the shape of the tail by following the path of the guide. The line for the tail should get closer to the guide the farther down it goes.
Step 17: Now use the guide to add the right edge of Pikachu's tail the same way. Notice how the tail gradually gets thinner at the bottom. Add a short zigzag line inside the tail for the color separation.
Step 18: For a more finished look, carefully go over the final sketch lines with a pen or marker.
Step 19: After inking, get rid of every pencil mark with an eraser for a cleaner drawing.
Final Step: Color your Pikachu drawing using color pencils, markers or even crayons! Color the body yellow except for the tips of the ears, the cheek, the stripes and bottom of the tail. Use black for the ears, brown for the bottom of the tail, stripes and iris, and red for the cheek. Use yellow around the body for a lightning effect. Leave a space between the yellow and the body.
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