Dragonball Z is one of the most popular series in the world! This action series has spanned anime shows, movies, video games, different spin-offs and many more.
At the center of the series is the hero Goku who uses his powers to save people and do good for the world. He also has a really cool visual design, which can make it lots of fun to learn how to draw Goku.
This can be easier said than done unless you know what to do, and luckily this guide will show you everything you need to know!
We hope you have an awesome time recreating this iconic hero in this step-by-step guide on how to draw Goku.
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How to Draw Goku– Let’s get Started!
One of Goku’s most distinguishing features is his black, spiky hair, and that’s what we will start with in this first step of our guide on how to draw Goku.
To do this, we will be using some slightly curved lines that end in pointy shapes for the spikes. These can be a little difficult to get right, so be sure to follow the reference image closely!
Then, you can use some rounded lines for the ears and jaw of his face under the hair.
Then you’re ready for step 2 of the guide!
Step 2 – Now, draw the face and chest for Goku
For the second step of this Goku drawing we will be drawing the face and chest details for him. First, use some straight and curved lines for his eyes and eyebrows, along with some smaller ones for his nose and mouth.
Then we will be drawing his chest, and this part could be a bit tricky as well! Goku’s design is very detailed, and there will be lots of lines for his muscle definition and even more for his clothing.
Be sure to follow the reference image very closely as you draw, as it will help you to get the details and proportions for this part of the drawing.
Step 3 – Next, draw his sleeves and his first leg
Continuing on with this step of our guide on how to draw Goku, we will be adding some more of his outfit. First, you can use some straighter lines for the sleeves of his outfit.
Then, we will be using some horizontal lines for his belt. With these drawn, we will be drawing his first leg on the left.
Much like the top, there are a lot of creases in the fabric, so there will be a lot of tricky line details. Once again, as long as you follow the guide closely then you will have it done in no time!
Step 4 – Draw the other leg for Goku
You’ve done one leg for your Goku drawing so far, and in this one we will add the other leg.
To do this, simply replicate the other leg that you have already drawn. With that leg done, we can then add his boots.
It will be drawn using both some round and straight lines, and then there will be some straps tied around it.
Once these legs and shoes are complete, we have just a few details to add before you color Goku in.
Step 5 – Now, finish off your Goku drawing
In this fifth step of our guide on how to draw Goku, we will be finishing off by drawing his arms. They will be bent and end in closed fists to make him look ready for action.
His arms are very muscular, which can also make it tricky to get right. Once again, it would be recommended to replicate the lines in the reference drawing as closely as you can.
Once you have drawn the arms, you have finished the drawing! Before you move on, you could also add some details of your own.
Perhaps you could draw a background to replicate your favorite Dragonball Z scene, or you could draw some characters to go with him.
You could also add some details to his outfit to change it up a bit or change some aspects like his facial expression or pose.
There are so many options available to you, so be sure to have fun with it and get creative as you have fun finishing off this image!
Step 6 – Finish off your Goku drawing with some color
You have reached the final step of your Goku drawing, and now you can have some fun finishing off with some colors!
Goku’s outfit has some bright orange for most of it with some dark blues for the other aspects.
Then he has some dark black for his hair, but if you wanted to show him in his super-Saiyan form then you could use some bright yellow for his hair instead!
Then you can decide what art mediums you will use to achieve the colors that you want. Some colored pens and markers could be great for some brighter colors that will be similar to the colors in the show.
You could also use some watercolors or colored pencils for some more subdued colors if you would prefer that kind of look for the drawing.
What colors and art mediums will you use to finish off your Goku drawing?
Your Goku Drawing is Complete!
All six steps of this guide on how to draw Goku are complete, and you have ended up with an incredible drawing!
This was a tricky drawing because of all the details, so in this guide we aimed to break it down into smaller steps so that it would be easier to manage. Hopefully it was easy and fun for you to do!
Don’t forget that you can also take this drawing even further with your own details.
We mentioned a few ideas such as drawing a background or some more characters, but these are just a few ideas. What else can you think of to put your own spin on this picture?
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