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Uploaded: September 15, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: June 6, 2010
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Well Lindsay is uploaded from TDA and now it is time for me to fill another tutorial request on an animated character from the series Fruits Basket. So without further ado let me start this lesson description on “how to draw Tohru Honda", step by step. Tohru is a young girl who is the main character of the animated series by Natsuki Takaya. She is a girl that has an incredible outlook on life especially for someone being so young, an orphan, and who is in high school. Being a teenager is hard enough with all the stresses of school, work, and friends. For Tohru her life is twice as hard because she is an orphan. You see, all this is very new to her, I mean just a little while back she had a loving mother and a pretty decent life. All that changed when her mother Kyoko Honda died in a car accident leaving her to live with her grandfather. Unfortunately her stay at her grandfathers house is short lived due to the fact that his house needs some serious remodeling done. Because of this, Tohru takes it upon herself to take matters into her own hands. She pitches a tent and lives in the woods, and gets a job to support herself. After all the hard work that she has been doing for herself, that too comes to an end when her tent, clothes, her mothers picture and everything else she owns gets buried from a landslide. Before that she stumbled upon a house in the very same property that she had her tent on. That is when she met Yuki Sohma and his cousin Shigure Sohma. When they find out what happened to poor Tohru’s tent they invite her to stay in their house but she has to cook and clean for them in exchange. She excepts the offer and that is the start of the series. She eventually finds out that all thirteen members of the Sohma family are possessed by the animals that are a part of the Chinese Zodiac. The comic is very new to me and I will read it in more depth when I get the time. In the mean time try out this lesson on “how to draw Tohru", step by step”. If you want to read some of the comics, you can go to the main site that makes it possible for you to read them in English just by clicking here. I will be back soon with more drawing fun. Until then peace out and happy drawing kiddies!

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How to Draw Tohru Honda

how to draw tohru honda from fruits basket step 1

STEP 1.

To start this lesson you will first need to draw the guidelines and shapes to make a nice workable frame for Tohru. Start with a circle for her head and then add the facial guidelines. Next draw a neck line and then the shape of the torso. You will attach the limb lines as well as waist line to the torso shape.
 
how to draw tohru honda from fruits basket step 2

STEP 2.

Start sketching out the front part of her hair which is the bangs and then draw out her eyes, eyeballs, and color in a set of pupils. Draw a mouth and a nose too.
 
how to draw tohru honda from fruits basket step 3

STEP 3.

Continue to sketch out her long hair style and then add some definition to it as well. When you are done with that you can now draw out the shape of her neck and then the shoulders of her body which is also her sailor like shirt. Draw the collar and the tie as well.
 
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STEP 4.

You are drawing near to the end of this lesson. What you will need to do now is draw out the stripes on her collar and then detail the bow. Next draw her arms and hands and then the shape of her waist. Draw the lining to end the jacket that she is wearing as well. Before you leave this step be sure that you add detailing to her cuffs.
 
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STEP 5.

Draw lines to ruffle up her short skirt and then add some shading underneath. You will also draw out the thighs of her legs in this step as well.
 
how to draw tohru honda from fruits basket step 6

STEP 6.

Here is your last drawing step and all you have to do here is draw out the rest of her legs and then draw the sock lines and her shoes. Erase all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one as well.
 
how to draw tohru honda from fruits basket step 7

STEP 7.

Here is what your Fruits Basket character should look like when you are done. I hope you had fun learning "how to draw Tohru Honda step by step". Color her in and you are finished.