how to draw anime characters

How to Draw Anime Characters

Step 1.

Since we are drawing two characters you will need two head shapes as well as two shoulder guidelines. Sketch in the facial guidelines as well.

Step 2.

Begin with the character to the left. Define the shape of his face and then include an ear. Sketch in the hairline which is low on his brow.

Step 3.

Up next, draw in the thick lining to form the shapes of the eyes like so. When that is done you can add a crinkle between the eyes.

Step 4.

You will now finish the eyes and then sketch in the inner ear detailing as well. Once that is done you can draw the drips of black down the ends of the mouth, then add a piercing to the bottom lip. Sketch out the anime character's nose as well.

Step 5.

Draw in the neck and shirt collar followed by the crinkled clothing which will make up the shoulders, and arms or sleeves.

Step 6.

Okay guys, we will finish the first anime character by drawing the head and hair. This should be long and pointed on the sides. When that is done draw the hand and all the wrinkles on the shirt.

Step 7.

Begin drawing the face for your other anime character. This is just the lining for the nose, lips, chin and jaw line.

Step 8.

Using what you made in step seven, draw in the thick, bold shaped eyes like so, then create the mouth, other side of the cheek and then some lashes.

Step 9.

Draw in the long, straight hairstyle next, then add the trim line across the bangs. Don't forget to add the bun too.

Step 10.

Lastly, draw in the neck and the upper body as well which is covered by a shawl of some sorts. Add the crinkle, wrinkle, folds and creases to add texture detailing to the clothing. Erase your mistakes and guidelines.

Step 11.

Here is the line art for your anime characters drawing. If you want to add or take away something go right ahead, but when you're done, be sure to color in the drawing.

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Uploaded: April 20, 2015
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 11
Updated: April 23, 2015
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More anime lessons coming your way and this time I will be showing you how to draw anime characters, step by step. These two figures are both males and have been in my sketch book for a long while now. I always wanted to uploaded this art as a lesson by never got around to it. So today, hopefully you guys can have fun with this concept and even add your own personal touches. This drawing was actually made in an attempt to make it look like an actual anime scene from a series. Instead I turned it into a lesson on how to draw anime characters. Have fun and stick around because I have other tuts coming your way.

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