If you're looking for one of the most fun Dragon Ball characters to draw, then go for Goku! Enjoy drawing her expressive eyes, iconic hairstyle, and small facial features. For added detail, include Goku's muscular upper body clad in his signature red suit.
Part 1 of 3: Drawing Facial Features
Step 1. Draw a frown wrinkle where the center of the eye will be
Take a pencil or pen and draw a small horizontal line, which will be the frown line between Goku's eyes. Then, draw two slashes that extend from each side and point at each other.
Step 2. Draw slanted eyebrows that extend from each side of the frown crease
Place the tip of a pencil or pen at one end of the horizontal line of the frown line and draw a curved line from the frown. Draw a curved line about 4 times the length of the frown line. To draw the top of the eyebrow, draw another curved line that is parallel to the line you just drew, but make the tip wider and apply a vertical line to connect it.
You can darken the eyebrows with pens or colored pencils
Step 3. Create round pupils under the eyebrows
Draw a semicircle that extends from the bottom of the eyebrow. Position it near where the brow meets the crease and darken the pupil so that it is completely dark.
Step 4. Draw the bottom and sides of the eye
Draw a small vertical line between the pupil and the wrinkle line. Then, draw another vertical line on the opposite side, down from the brow so that it aligns with the short line you just made. Then, draw a horizontal line from the end of the long vertical line to the middle of the eye. Repeat these steps on the other eye.
The lower horizontal line is drawn up to about the middle of the eye
Step 5. Make a small nose under the frown crease
Set aside an equal size space with the frown line just below the horizontal frown line and draw a vertical line to the desired length of the nose. Then, draw a horizontal line that curves to the left of the vertical line so that the nose now looks like an upside-down “L”.
To add more detail to the nose, draw a "v" shape below the horizontal line and draw a slash from the top of the nose to the right end of the "v".
Step 6. Draw a confident smile just below the nose
Since the eyes are the most prominent part of Goku's face, his mouth is much easier to draw. Draw a curved line that slopes up to the right. Then, draw small vertical lines at each end so that Goku's mouth looks like a smile or a grin.
You can make Goku's mouth any shape you want. For example, draw simple curved lines to make Goku smile easily
Part 2 of 3: Outline the Head and Hair
Step 1. Draw a line to create Goku's cheekbones and chin curve
Draw 2 small horizontal lines just below the mouth that are half the length of the mouth. These lines will become the curve of the chin. To create the cheekbones, draw 2 slightly curved lines just below 1 eye. Then, draw 1 line just below the other eye.
The cheekbones will also help highlight Goku's eyes
Step 2. Draw the outline of the head from the temples down to the tip of the chin
Draw a small tip next to each of Goku's temples to make 2 small marks. Draw this line down from each end towards the jaw. Make the jaws meet to the curved ends.
Now you have outlined the shape of Goku's face from the temples to the chin
Step 3. Draw large ears on each side of Goku's head
Place the tip of a pencil or pen on one of the previously made temple marks. Draw an ear that curves up to the right before descending at the top end and around the middle of the ear. Then, draw a curved line from the bottom that goes up to the right near the ear canal.
- Repeat in the opposite direction to make the other ear.
- Make the ears extend up to the height of the bottom of Goku's nose.
Step 4. Create a large triangular shape of hair across Goku's head
Place the tip of a pen or pencil in the center of Goku's forehead and bring it down towards one eye. Pull the pencil or pen back up to make a large triangular shape. Repeat along the forehead before you create a large triangle that extends from the sides and top of Goku's head.
Goku usually has black hair, except for being in Super Saiyan form. His hair can change color to blue, gold, or dark red, for example, depending on his strength level.
Part 3 of 3: Drawing Goku's Upper Body
Step 1. Draw Goku's neck and shoulders
Draw a vertical line from the corner of the jaw straight down to the level of the bottom of the chin. Repeat on the other side of the jaw. Then, place the pencil near the top of the line you just drew and draw a straight line that slants from the neck at an angle of 210 degrees to the left. Draw one more line to the right at a 330 degree angle.
These slanted lines will form the rest of the neck that meets the shoulders
Step 2. Draw the large muscle in the center of the chest
Dab a small vertical line in the center of the chest. To create the muscle, draw 2 lines that curve up and out of the top of the line in an "m" shape. Extend it until it is parallel to the shoulder line drawn in the last step.
To add detail inside the bare neck, apply a "V" over the chest muscles
Step 3. Make a vest that covers the shoulders
Draw a thick vest on each shoulder and draw a curved line going towards the center of the chest. Let this line taper.
The vest will cover almost all of Goku's shoulders so draw it almost to where the ends of the shoulders are
If you're going to color the picture, give the vest a dark red or orange color.
Step 4. Curl the ends of the shoulder lines and draw the top of Goku's shirt
Look at the previously drawn shoulder line and imagine going through the vest. Continue this line through the vest and draw a slash down to the left. Repeat for the right shoulder, but make the line curve down to the right. Then, draw a horizontal line under the chest muscles to create the top of the shirt.
Make the ends of the shoulder line touch the edge of the vest
- Look for examples of Goku's drawings in other forms and practice drawing his various styles.
- Use colored pencils or markers to color the picture.
- If you are afraid of making mistakes while drawing, use a pencil and stroke lightly so that all mistakes can be easily erased.