Start off with the basic guides for your anime girl frame. This is an essential step because the framework that aids in proportionally drawing facials and body pieces, works. Try drawing the circle with a compass or tracing over a circular object. Also DO NOT draw the guides small! Try to fill up 3/4 of your paper size.
Ok, because we're drawing a timid and young anime girl, we will have to keep the face shape soft and pointed at the chin, keeping it close to the eye. The eye should fill 3/4 of the facial space in order for her to look very feminine and innocent. If you'd like you can stylize the inside of they eye to anything you want!
Next, it's time to finish off most of her facial details, like earrings, nose, mouth, piercings, and brows. You can stylize the piercings to anything fitting to your tastes. Here, I made a basic character trait of Scene possible.
Then, we will sketch out the bangs of the hair first, keeping the edges TAPERED and razored. You DO NOT want thick pieces of hair, creating a sludgy and bulky appearance. Keep each individual hair strands varied, since you don't want the same bang variations in width the same.
Let's work on the bust now! This was my favorite part, mainly because of how the neck transitions into the petite shoulders and breasts. Try to refrain from drawing the shoulders too wide or, even worse, too small! The shoulders should stay within the length of the exaggerated bangs.
Finish up with a few extra clothing modifications and we're ready to finalize!
Once you've proofed your drawing and have the lines cleaned, you can ink it out! I prefer using Sakura Micron ink pens for the lines. Make sure you are certain that your drawing is proportioned before you ink or color.
This is the colored - rendered piece I finished up during livestream. It takes time, patience, and practice to create traditional appealing anime characters. Make sure you're aware of your boundaries personally and traditionally. Thank you so much for viewing this tutorial and I hope you had fun!