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How to draw Houndoom Pokemon

Welcome, artists and Pokémon enthusiasts! Are you ready to expand your drawing skills and bring a dynamic Pokémon character to life? Join us on an artistic journey as we guide you step-by-step to draw Houndoom, a Dark/Fire-type Pokémon introduced in Generation II.

Delineating Houndoom: Features to Highlight

Just like its pre-evolved form Houndour, Houndoom shares a canine-like structure that gives it a unique appeal. As you sketch, pay close attention to these defining features:

  • Size and Structure: Houndoom is a larger Pokémon with black fur, a brown underbelly and muzzle. Its size and proportions distinguish it from its pre-evolved form.
  • Bone Accents: Bone-like bands around its ankles and rib-like structures on its back give it a distinctive, exoskeletal look. A small skull emblem lies in between the bone on its neck, serving as an iconic symbol.
  • Head Details: The curved horns on Houndoom’s head, as opposed to traditional ears, add a unique aspect to its appearance.
  • Tail: Houndoom’s long, skinny tail that ends in an arrow point brings a special touch to the overall design.

You may consider drawing Houndoom alongside Tauros or other Dark/Fire-type Pokémon like Tyranitar for a dramatic ensemble sketch.

Understanding Your Guide: Mastering the Steps

Our step-by-step guide, with a total of 14 steps, simplifies the drawing process using a color-coding system. The first 2 steps focus on crafting the basic proportion sketch with light pencil strokes. The color-coding mechanism works as follows:

  • Red Color: Represents the current step in your drawing journey.
  • Black Color: Illustrates the lines drawn in previous steps.
  • Grey Color: Provides the basic structure for your sketch.

Once your sketch is complete, you may choose to ink it in the second last step. Be sure to gently erase the pencil lines once the ink has dried. The final step offers a coloring reference to bring your Houndoom to life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make Houndoom’s bone-like accents stand out in my sketch?
To make Houndoom’s bone-like accents prominent, pay attention to the thickness and contrast of your lines. A stronger line weight can give these elements a sense of depth and importance.
What technique should I use to accurately depict Houndoom’s horns?
Houndoom’s horns are a defining feature. Use smooth, curved lines to capture their unique shape, and shading to create a sense of volume and curvature.
How can I create a dynamic scene with Houndoom and other Pokémon?
To create a dynamic scene, consider the relationships and interactions between the Pokémon. For example, Houndoom could be in a protective stance over Houndour, or engaging in a friendly spar with Tyranitar.


Now you’re well on your way to mastering how to draw Houndoom, a truly unique Pokémon. But remember, artistry, like any skill, is a journey not a destination. Keep practicing and you’ll see your progress blossom.

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