Don’t exaggerate her body. Real women don’t always look like Victoria’s Secret models. Just draw like you see her in your mind’s eye. Or have someone pose for you, then draw the person in an anime style.
To draw an anime girl, start by lightly sketching the wire frame outline of a young girl. Next, build the rest of her body by adding shapes to the wire frame, then use the shapes as a guide to create the girl’s figure. Add details like her hair, clothing, and accessories, then use a smaller tipped drawing tool to refine your drawing. Draw the final outline over your sketch with ink or a darker pencil, then erase the sketch marks from the paper. If you’d like, add color to your anime character to bring her to life!
Design a hairstyle for your anime character. Here in this illustration, it is a simple style that can be achieved by sketching slanted and curved strokes. You can also add a bow or a pin or any accessory on the hair for design.
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I am finding the hair difficult, I just can’t seem to get it right. How can I draw it better?
You can now sketch the eyes. Position it with the help of the crossed line as an outline. Add small curved strokes for the eyebrows. Sketch an angle for the nose and two small curved line for the lips to make the character looks like she is smiling.
I can’t seem to do the eyes right? Could you explain them a little better?
I’m finding it hard to draw the hands, hair and clothes. What should I do?
Ponytails are easy to start with. Remember to make strands of hair and that drawing in a space between the two sides of hair in her face will look better. Keep practicing––hair is actually not that easy to render when drawing, as it requires careful lines and good shading.
Color your drawing. You might want to make it neutral colors, so they look good, not so they clash. The choice is yours though, team orange and purple if you like. It’s your drawing.
You can clothe your anime girl in whatever designs you wish. If you are just getting started, stick to basic shapes, like A-line dresses.
Use the stick figure as guide to drawing the girl’s body, add shape to the drawing. Take note of the proportions and where joints are located. Add a crossed line to the face and thorax to help you determine accurate positioning of body parts later.
Sketch the eyes. Position it, or, more conventionally them, with the help of the crossed line as an outline. Add small curved strokes for the eyebrows. Sketch an angle for the nose and a small curved line for the lips.
Choose a design for the character’s outfit. School uniforms are a common choice. A simple blazer and pleated skirt would be nice.
Make an outline of the anime girl using stick figures and shapes. First, sketch a circle for the head. Add an angled shape on the lower part of the circle for the chin and jaw. Use a short line for the neck.
Connect a curved line from the neck down to where the pelvis would be located. Draw a four-pointed shape for the thorax and attach more lines for the limbs. Use a triangle as guide for the hands.
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Follow these images for other suggestions you can use for the school uniform of your anime character.
Keep practicing until it becomes what you expect of it. You can erase many of the unwanted lines once you have the lines that do work — perhaps the problem is that you have too many lines at the moment.
Whenever I draw it always seems to “line” like, I can’t get my drawing to be solid looking. How can I make it look less line driven?
Make an outline of the anime girl using stick figures and shapes. First, sketch a circle for the head. Add an angled shape on the lower part of the circle for the chin and jaw. Use a line for the neck down to where the pelvis would be located.
Draw an inverted dome shape for the thorax and attach more lines to the limbs. You can use a triangle as a guide for the hands.
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Anime is a style of animation/drawing originating from Japan. Most anime drawings include exaggerated physical features such as large eyes, big hair and elongated limbs. In this tutorial, you will learn how to draw an anime school girl, an anime girl in swimwear, a teenage anime girl, and a younger/child anime girl.
Darken the outline of the body and choose a design for the character’s swimwear. A two-piece is a simple and common choice.
Design which hairstyle to use for your anime character. You can use curved strokes to make the hair look wavy. Add a C shape on each side for the ears, peeking a little from the thick hair of your anime girl.
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Is it okay for me to look at references and copy the pose but change the hair and other details?
Using the stick figure as a guide, add shape to the drawing. Take note of the proportions and where joints are located. Add a crossed line on the face and thorax to help you determine accurate positioning of body parts later.
Since this character will be wearing a swimwear, indicate where the breasts are located using two Teardrop shapes. Add a small slanted stroke for the navel.
Make them either large and shiny or slightly squinched up and imperfect. Make tears at the very corners and the skin around the eyes slightly redder then normal.
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Eyes are hard to do. Remember that the eyes are made up of shapes. See How to Draw Anime Eyes for more help.
I can never find the right place to put the nose, how can I know a natural place to put it?
Here are other suggestions you can use for your anime character.
There’s no specific place to put the nose, it’s just whatever feels natural. Usually the position of the nose varies based on who/what you’re drawing. Anime people usually have their noses around two thirds of the way down the person’s head.
Just try to experiment with different nose positions and see which one looks right.
For the hands, it can be easier if you have someone have their hand in the position you want to draw the hand. You can also use your own hand, but it is a bit harder. For the hair, it should never be flat to the outline of the head.
First, draw the back of the hair, like a bottom layer, then the bangs, then add anything else that you think would look good or natural. But in most anime/mangas, the hair can sometimes have a gravity-less look, so just draw what feels natural to you.
For the clothes, draw a rough sketch of the outfit on a separate piece of paper, then draw it on, try to stay near to the body’s shape, unless you want the clothing to be baggy.
Sketch the wireframe of a young girl, but draw a larger head to represent a child’s proportion.
Yes, that’s a great way to develop your creativity and own drawing style.
Try drawing lightly rather than pressing down so that your pencil is just barely skimming the paper. Additionally, make sure that you have a good eraser – whether it’s on your pencil or separate from it.
When an eraser is hard and inflexible, it’ll just smear your drawing.