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How to draw Palossand Pokemon

Palossand, known as the Beach Nightmare, is a unique Pokémon introduced in Generation VII. It is a ghost/ground-type Pokémon that stands out with its resemblance to a sandcastle. Palossand is adorned with blue and pink seashells strategically placed over its mouth and around the main tower, while a playful shovel is stuck right on its head.

The Highlights of Drawing Palossand

Drawing Palossand is not merely about capturing its physical characteristics, but it is also about depicting its unique personality. Below are some aspects to pay attention to:

  • Structure: Pay attention to the sandcastle shape, which is the main highlight of this Pokémon.
  • Decorative elements: Don’t forget the blue and pink seashells and the distinctive shovel on its head.
  • Character’s demeanor: Convey the essence of the ‘Beach Nightmare’, the nickname that encapsulates Palossand’s behavior.

When you’re comfortable drawing Palossand, you might want to expand your Pokémon collection. Other similar interesting Pokémon characters to consider are Mimikyu with its cloth-covered appearance and Gengar, the notorious shadow Pokémon.

Mastering the Guide: Step-by-Step Tutorial

Our guide comes with a color-coding system to make your sketching journey more straightforward and enjoyable:

  • Red Color: Signifies the current step you should focus on.
  • Black Color: Shows the lines you’ve already drawn in the previous steps.
  • Grey Color: Depicts the basic sketch that serves as the foundation for your drawing.

This guide comprises 11 steps. The initial two steps help establish the basic sketch. When you reach the penultimate step, you can choose to ink your sketch. Once the ink dries, erase the pencil sketch gently. The last step serves as a coloring reference.

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Q: How can I prevent my sketches from smudging?
A: Use a clean sheet of paper under your working hand to avoid smudging. Alternatively, work from left to right if you’re right-handed or vice versa if you’re left-handed.
Q: What should I do if I make a mistake?
A: Don’t worry about making mistakes. It’s part of the learning process. Use an eraser to make corrections. If the paper becomes worn out, it’s okay to start on a new sheet.
Q: How can I improve my sketching skills?
A: Practice is key in improving your sketching skills. The more you draw, the better you become. Also, try to experiment with different techniques, styles, and subjects.


I hope you enjoyed learning how to draw Palossand. Remember, the goal is not to achieve perfection but to enjoy the process and continually improve.

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