how to draw anime body figures

How to Draw Anime Body Figures

Step 1.

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!

Step 2.

Here are different anime female body poses that is commonly seen in comics, series and with everyday drawing. Take a minute to look at the various posses and once you are done move to the first step of the lesson.

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

Step 4.

This is a completed image of an anime female body all colored in and shaded. This is a three part tutorial lesson and this is what you will be learning first. So put your drawing cap on and lets start the tutorial shall we?

Step 5.

Okay start this step by drawing out the guidelines and shapes to form a nice frame for the female anime body. Draw out a circle for the head and then add the facial guidelines. Add a neck line and then the shape of her squared torso. Add one more straight line and then draw out the shape of the bottom part of this female body. Since her legs are crossed you will make an "X" for the limb lines.

Step 6.

In this second step you will start it out by drawing the shape of the chin and jaw. Once that is done add the shape of the neck and shoulders. Draw the curved lines for the eyes and then draw out the shape of the female breast. Add a curvy waist and then sketch out the shape of her thighs.

Step 7.

Okay so now that you have finished three drawing steps on the female anime body you are going to work on adding more shape and definition to the body. Start by drawing out the shape of the head and hair style and then add the bottom eye line. Once that is done draw out the arm lines and then the left thigh. Detail the knee caps and draw the definition line for the pelvis.

Step 8.

Well you have finally made it to the last step. What you will do here is draw or sketch out the bangs of the anime female body. Draw in the pupils and then color them in. Add the eyebrow lines and then the mouth and nose. Give her some collar bones. Detail her torso by adding an arched line for her rib and then an arch line on her breast. Erase all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one.

Step 9.

This is what your drawing should look like when you are done. You have done a great job with this lesson and I know that because of it you will be drawing other anime characters a whole lot better. All you have to do now is color her in and put some clothes on her. You have just learned how to draw a female body anime style. There is two other posses on the way.

Step 10.

Here is the same anime model that we used in the first lesson. When you are done you will have the knowledge of drawing a anime female body from the side. I didn't want to put so much detail and emphases on her chest so I left that kind of boyish. Her hair is even a bit short but that is because it is tutorial on how to draw a female body anime style.

Step 11.

Start this step by drawing out some basic guidelines and shapes to for a frame for the body. Draw a circle for the head and then add the facial guidelines. You will then draw out the shape of the face side view so make sure that you draw the arch of the nose and the shape of the chin. Add the shape of her torso shape and then the pelvis shape. Add the limb guidelines and then the hand and foot shapes.

Step 12.

In this step you will draw out the shaping lines of her face and neck as well as her chest and arms. Once that is done you will draw out the shape of her legs and then her feet and hand shapes.Once you are done your anime female body should look like the one you see here. All you have to do now is color her in and your done. You have just learned how to draw a female body anime style step by step. I hope you learned something valuable that will help you in future drawings.

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Uploaded: December 29, 2016
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 12
Updated: September 19, 2014
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Artist comments

Hello people welcome back to another awesome drawing tutorial here on I am currently watching my sister and brother play Resident Evil 4 for the Game Cube. The game is wicked awesome and fun! We stay up hours playing the game even though it is pretty old. Unlike some people, I like hanging out with my brothers and sisters, they are like the only people you can trust. Another thing about hanging out with your siblings is that they have qualities about them that are attaching! I love them to death!!! Anyways, today we are going to learn how to draw an anime female body! I know a lot of people have trouble with drawing anime females so I came up with a very detailed lesson to help you improve your skills. I used to have a serious problem with the waist and chest area of a female body. I know now that I’m pretty good at it…I mean I’m not that good but I’m just good to an acceptation. I have to work on the bodies a little more before I become really good but as an artist I know that it takes hard work and determination to become the best you can be at something you love to do. So in this tutorial I will show you a few tips and tricks on how to make the female body a little easier. I wanted to make a quality tutorial like the ones you see in the how to draw manga books. I know for a fact, about two years ago I used to rage my searches for how to draw anime female bodies on the internet. The tutorials I found didn’t really help me. I tried my best to make mine a little better than the others. Learning how to draw anime girls is pretty hard. When I got my hands on the aspect I had so much confidence. As soon as I had serious trouble with the drawings, my confidence shot right down T_T. Well I hope this tutorial will come of use. I mean I tried the best I could to make it really awesome and easy enough for anyone to tackle. I gave you three different types of body posses to help make learning how to draw female anime bodies a lot easier. Oh, if you need some more pointers on drawing figures, try this "How to draw figures" step by step and this one "how to draw a body", step by step. Be sure to leave a comment on this tutorial if it helped out!