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Uploaded: February 1, 2012
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 16
Updated: February 1, 2012
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Well guys, I told you all that I had some pretty awesome lessons going up today and for the most part I didn’t lie. Here is my other surprise that I have for all you anime lovers. A lesson that will show you "how to draw female anime", step by step and this time I drew her wearing a cute black leather bikini. She has got to be one of the prettiest anime figures I have drawn and I don’t mean that she is THE prettiest anime girl, I mean she is one of the prettiest girls I have drawn. Her body pose was a bit of a challenge, but thankfully I conquered over that feat as I’m sure you will too. Like with the female anime eyes, I also included some helpful tips and tricks that will help you with drawing female anime a whole lot better. If you have always struggled with creating your own anime figure, I’m pretty sure that this lesson will help you with your problem areas. As for the body, well let’s just say that I had a dream that summer was here, but when I woke up there was ten inches of snow. In light of my urning for the summer months, I wanted to create something that resembled fun in the sun while making a tutorial on drawing female anime. I hope you find this lesson helpful, be sure to rate, comment and fav this submission if you want. In the mean time I will get busy creating more tuts for you all. Enjoy folks and peace out!

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How to Draw Female Anime, Female Anime

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STEP 1.

Anatomy Basics| If there is anything most important about any figure, it's definitely the 'waist line' and the 'line of motion' or axial line. These will aid you in the process of drawing logically accurate poses. The hips and shoulders are almost ALIGNED perfectly when compared vertically to one another. It's best to observe references of the female body in motion to get a general idea on how it poses in diverse formats. If needed, get yourself a posable mannequin. Note* A typical height of a female is 6-7 heads. This means, if you stacked the size of their heads vertically, you'd have the average and logical height.
 
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STEP 2.

Figure to Form| To the far left, is the mannequin form of the female body. It will morph into the figure to the middle once attached with limbs and flesh. Notice how the body is proportioned and the hips almost perfectly aligned with the shoulders. Note that female shoulders DO NOT sharpen and erect perfectly straight like the horridly drawn figure to the right. Observation is key!
 
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STEP 3.

Breast Variations| Now, here's a quick front and side turnaround on how diverse sizes of breasts can take affect on the figure. We have the very small, average, above average, and large DD cup breasts. Because gravity is continuously active on objects; the breasts will sink downwards with a sort of protrusion at the tips (nipples). NEVER draw breasts bulging outwards as if there is a force pushing them outwards or upwards, as shown in the figures demonstrated in grey. Also, keep notice on the patterned lines that trim the middle of the breasts on each figure. This dictates how overlaying objects will morph within the shape of its parent (clothes, accessories, etc).
 
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STEP 4.

Hip Varieties| As with the breasts, there are various types of hips sizes and shapes. The hips that are protruding outwards are ones with large buttocks *coughs, Nicki Minaj*. Though it isn't entirely natural, there can be a possibility. To the far left, there are the average hips; the middle are more than average *commonly seen in traditional anime artworks online*; and lastly, the over exaggerated and chunky hips. DO NOT draw them straight and lanky, having no anatomical sense whatsoever.
 
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STEP 5.

Line of Motion| I cannot stress enough how important the 'axial line' or 'line of motion' is within the human form. When bending, the axial line will form a sort of 'S' and it guides the every position of the figure. Drawing the body in a bendy motion will cause stretches to occur at the neck and waist. Practice, practice, practice!
 
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STEP 6.

Okay folks, are you all ready or what? Make the shape for her head and then draw the body guide as well as the shape of the hip area. Add the shoulder guide, and then sketch in the facial guide.
 
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STEP 7.

The center body guide that you drew is actually called a 'line of motion'. This is when your guide should be drawn in a manner that reflects the body's motion or pose. Notice how the waist line correlates with the upper and lower body.
 
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STEP 8.

Using the head guide or shape, begin sketching out the shape of your female anime character's face. Notice how the chin forms a point and the cheeks are high. Draw the curl or piece of hair that is resting on the right side of her forehead.
 
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STEP 9.

Next, using the facial guide, draw in the shapes of her big eyes, and when you do this make sure that the lining of the eye lids are thick or bold. Draw eyebrows and then her nose and mouth.
 
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STEP 10.

Next, draw the flops of her arched bangs like so, and be sure that the ends are pointed and sharp. Once that is done you will need to draw the bunny headband that she is wearing which makes her look like she has a pair of floppy bunny ears. Draw the length of her hair, and have some of the hair resting on her shoulder.
 
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STEP 11.

Draw the front part of her neck, and then draw in her left shoulder as well as the upper chest area. This is where the breast are going to be drawn as well as her leather style bikini top. Draw in her cleavage, and then make the straps which holds up the bikini top.
 
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STEP 12.

Draw the other side of her hair style which is long and straight and then draw the tip of the bunny ear. Sketch in detailing for added texture to the style by adding strand lines and make sure that you add these strands at the root.
 
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STEP 13.

Okay, almost done folks. Draw the other shoulder as well as her arm, wrist, and some more of the material for her bikini. Take your time so her limbs come out portioned.
 
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STEP 14.

Draw in her other arm and then draw the line or arch of her back as well as her hip and butt area. Next, sketch in the rest of her torso as well as the stomach. Lastly for this step draw in her thighs as well as the curl for the thigh.
 
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STEP 15.

For the last drawing step all you need to do is draw in her bikini bottom as well as the waist trim. Draw the bunny tail, and make sure it's ruffled like a cotton ball. Sketch in some last minute detailing on her body and then clean up the drawing.
 
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STEP 16.

Look how nice she looks. Color in your female anime girl and add her to your drawing collection.