how to draw mei, my neighbor totoro

How to Draw Mei, My Neighbor Totoro

how to draw mei, my neighbor totoro step 1

STEP 1.

Begin by making a circle for the head of Mei. Sketch in a facial guideline as well.
 
how to draw mei, my neighbor totoro step 2

STEP 2.

The next thing you will do is draw out the actual structure of her face. Notice how the cheeks come outward a bit. This is because she has a toddler like face and as you know toddlers have chubby cheeks. Draw the hair line on the side of her head along with the two little balls from her hair-tie. Shape out an ear, and then draw the lid line of her hat.
 
how to draw mei, my neighbor totoro step 3

STEP 3.

Up next you will continue with drawing out the rest of the large rimed hat, and then draw in her bushy pigtails like so. They sort of look like pom poms. Next, draw in her face starting with the eyebrows, and shapes of her eyes. Sketch in a small nose, as well as her mouth and baby bangs.
 
how to draw mei, my neighbor totoro step 4

STEP 4.

Well guys, all you need to do now is sketch out her shoulders, and then make the short sleeve dress cuffs. you still see a little bit of her arm. Draw in the bow-tie shirt collar like so, then draw the straps for her dress. Also add a button as well. You're basically done. All you have to do is erase your mistakes as well s some of the guidelines.
 
how to draw mei, my neighbor totoro step 5

STEP 5.

Here is the end results when you are finished. Grab your coloring tools because you are about to bring Mei from My Neighbor Totoro to life.