Color the drawing with the tools of your choice. Watercolor is recommended, but you can also use colored pencils.
Use a pencil and draw a stick figure. Draw an egg shape for the head and then draw the rest of the body using lines. You should be able to find the pose you like easier this way. Keep the limbs of the body proportioned with the head, so that the head is not too big for the body.
This stick figure is sort of like the skeleton of your anime boy.
Whatever you want! I want to draw an anime James McVey, so he will have brown hair and blue eyes.
Draw the face in a sweeping motion. You can choose any expression for your anime boy, but most anime boys have sharp, defined features, with eyes slanting more at an angle towards the middle of the face.
Draw a horizontal line across the middle of the face for the placement of the eyes, and a line vertically down the middle for the nose. The example here uses a normal smile and short, unkempt hair. As you did for the body, darken the lines you want to keep for the little details.
Add a bridge and a tip to the nose. Longer strands at the base of the neck are very popular in recent animes.
Try something in the style of Fruits Basket. Their characters are a good base for beginning manga-styled drawings.
I suggest looking at reference pictures online. When you find the pose you’re looking for, test the proportions on the character (i.e. where the pivotal points are and their distance from the torso).
It will take practice to get proportions down, but it can be done!
By practicing a lot. It can take years of persistent practice to become really good at drawing. Try to focus on one subject matter (such as the one in this article) at a time until you get really good at it, then move on to other things.
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I am trying to draw the same character, but in a different position. How can I make sure that the same proportions are being applied into the second drawing/pose?
Draw the clothing for the figure. Since the figure is already complete, all you have to do is add onto the body the outfit you want for him. You can draw the neckline of his shirt and sketch the zipper of pants.
Go over the final rubric for the details of his outfit in darker strokes.
Start sketching that certain feature on a separate piece of paper until you get it the way you want, then transfer it onto your art.
Español: dibujar un chico de anime, Русский: нарисовать мальчика из аниме, Português: Desenhar um Menino de Animê, Italiano: Disegnare un Ragazzo in Stile Anime, Deutsch: Einen Anime Jungen zeichnen
Do the same as the steps before, but just add a school uniform. For instance, when you’ve already drawn the layout in pencil you should work up a design for your uniform, add that to your figure, then use the pen and then erase and you’re done!
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Add some form to your stick figure. Add circles where there are joints and form the body by adding more lines. Darken the lines that you will use to start distinguishing the contours.
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Just keep practicing. Use some references. Look at some eyes that you really like from different artists and incorporate them into your style.
What type of pencils should I use if I’m want to draw realistically?
How can I improve the way I draw the important features of anime?
Ink the drawing with a black, sharp pen (make sure it’s fine point but defined). Remember to add fine details like the pupils of his eyes. Add some shadows in his hair to give it volume and depth. Broaden the shoulders a bit to make him more masculine.