Anime is the art and manga is the Japanese version of graphic novels, which are read from right to left.
Sketch additional lines as guides to determine the size of the eyes and the ears.
Draw a circle, with a line indicating the center of the face’s plane, down the bottom hemisphere of your circle and coming to a point at the chin. You can adjust this line to get different face shapes for different types of characters.
Draw the base of the face then draw the facial features then copy the picture but change up the outfit or the colors.
Finish drawing the rest of the face. A straight or curved nose, a small mouth. Boys noses are bigger: when showing happiness they’re usually high up and rounded, slanted eyebrows show anger, upwards slanted eyebrows show surprise etc.
It depends on what size or type of head you’re drawing. Drawing a circle for manga/anime helps to measure the length and width of the top part of the head. So drawing it unevenly can make the balance of the upper face confusing.
A perfect circle is probably best.
Draw one eye. Fold the paper vertically into 2 halves, and trace the eye you drew on the opposite half of the paper.
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Draw guidelines to mark the areas of the face such as eyes, nose, and ears.
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Complete the shape of the head by sketching the shape of the jaw/cheeks and the chin. The chin shouldn’t be a complete curve like a semi-circle. The outline should clearly change direction when it does, but it should do so in a way that is curved and subtle.
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Look at pictures of real faces, and try to have a set point from which the lighting is coming from.
Sketch a line from the top of the circle to the area where the chin will be located, to determine the center of the face.
What do you start with drawing when copying a manga/anime face?
Ink your drawing, and color, if desired. Traditionally this is done in watercolor and ink, or CG, experimenting with different media.
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That depends on your type of drawing that you want. Shojo manga and anime often have exaggerated facial features, so the eyes will be pretty big. However, if you are doing shonen, they will be a normal size.
Draw in the eye line. This should appear about halfway down the eyes. Again, your eyes will vary depending on the character you’re drawing. Girls/young children/heroes/protagonists’ eyes tend to be larger while boys/ tomboys/adults/ and antagonists have narrow eyes, but it’s really up to you.
Eyes are one of the most important features of manga, they say a lot about the person and their mood. Drawing the eyes narrowed shows thoughtfulness/ anger, drawing them bigger and rounder with bigger pupils shows surprise.
Eyes that are drawn wide open with small pupils shows fear.
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First determine the size of your character’s lips. The Cupid’s bow is less intense for a male character than it is for a female character. Try not to extend the lips past where the outer part of the eye reaches.
When it comes to manga, you should draw thinner lips than normal.
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Sketch the details of the face using the lines as a guide. Use this article to help you draw eyes. Female eyes are much bigger than male eyes. They get especially big in shojo styles, where the focus is on emotion and expressions.
Her nose isn’t usually more than a dot or a curved line, unless you are drawing her in profile view. Female characters are drawn with soft, subtle lines, while their male counterparts are angular and jagged.
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When you are bringing the chin down don’t make it too pointy or too soft and make the cheekbones sharp and the lips thinner instead of thick
Complete the shape of the head by drawing the lines for the cheeks, jaw, and chin. Draw these with pronounced lines that change direction sharply. You don’t have to freehand this. Draw yourself some guidelines, such as a line going straight through the head and past it, or use a ruler.
Sketch the lines for the hair, neck, and torso as needed. Look at a reference picture of the shape of the neck and torso is a bit tricky.
Use a smaller tipped drawing tool to refine the artwork and add more detail.
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Try to experiment. You never know, you may make up your own style of drawing. Try to learn more about drawing faces. You can never learn too much. There are heaps of places to get info; the Internet, wikiHow, coloring books, TV shows (such as Naruto), and anything you think you can get information on.
In the end, anime boils down to a style born from cost-cutting methods in animation production. Do not limit yourself to outright copying or tracing pictures, and do not limit yourself to a single conventional look.
Occasionally reference anime with not-so-conventional and expressive art styles (e.g. studio Ghibli, Gainax/Trigger, Mamoru Hosoda movies), realism, or even western cartoons. It will greatly help with drawing expressions that feel alive.
Read/watch anime and manga so you can see the anatomy/face shapes/eye styles/etc.. Try drawing people you see in real life as anime characters. When you see a pose you like while you are watching or reading, pause the show (or bookmark the page) and grab a sketchbook.
Draw it to the best of your ability. Eventually, you’ll have a sketchbook full of reference poses you can consult whenever you need it.
Try copic pens; you can buy them in art stores. Normal art pens/pencils will work, but copic pens are the best, which is why they cost more.
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To draw a female face in anime or manga, start by drawing a circle for the forehead and a straight line from the top of the circle to where the chin will be. Next, sketch the chin and cheeks, making sure that the lines change direction but that the curves are subtle. Draw lines as a guide for the size of eyes and ears, then sketch the details of the features. Finally, add lines for hair, use a smaller tipped tool to add more detail to the face, remove the sketch marks to create a neater outline, and add the base color of your work.
Drawing an anime face in the same way that a professional does is something that you can learn to do at home too. With a little patience and practice, following these steps will help you to achieve your desired anime drawing style. Let’s begin!
I made this piece with the Salamangreat archetype in mind 😊 They are legit phenomenal and super flexible to allow any type of playstyle! Also I just love the designs! They’re animals with fire as the main concept for their designs. I call this one “Crash” because the user in the animation of VRAINS, Takeru Homera, always seems like one of those “Heroic” type characters, kinda like All Might. However my “Salamangreat Crash Dragon” is basically a “what if he was turned evil” sort of monster. There are always various moments in television where the protagonists seem to turn evil, so I thought to myself, “Why not him?” (This is also the reason as to why I added the Aura behind it. To show how it isn’t a “Good” character). The most difficult part of this piece would have to be the drawing of the character itself. I kept drawing and erasing, drawing and erasing, which in turn, made it very hard for me to actually start the tracing itself 😂 But eventually I got down to it, and decided!
Draw the hair. This is the fun part! Anime/manga hair is very unique and you can make it however you want.
Sketch lines to determine the area where the eyes, nose, and mouth will be located.
Español: dibujar un rostro anime, Italiano: Disegnare una Faccia in Stile Anime, Deutsch: Ein Anime Gesicht zeichnen, Português: Desenhar um Rosto de Anime, Français: dessiner le visage d’un personnage de dessin animé ou d’un manga, Русский: рисовать аниме и манга лица, 中文: 画漫画风格的头像, Bahasa Indonesia: Menggambar Anime atau Wajah Manga, Nederlands: Animé en Mangagezichten tekenen, 한국어: 만화 캐릭터 얼굴 그리기, العربية: رسم وجوه شخصيات الكرتون, ไทย: วาดหน้าคนแบบอนิเมะหรือมังงะ, 日本語: アニメキャラの顔を描く
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Add accessories, ornaments, etc… Bows or hairclips are a cute way to distinguish one female character from another.
Add the details of the face and ears. Male eyes are much smaller than female eyes and the noses are more pronounced. They are usually drawn with angular lines.
How do I come up with a name for my character? I never know what to name them!
Progress during coloring, this angle is so hard for me, good practice
How do I draw lips? I can never seem to draw them correctly.
Sketch the hair and hairlines. Manga boy hair is much more limited in style than it’s female counterpart, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be creative. Find a way to make it your own.
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Quick sketch. Wanted to go back to pencil and paper instead of the usual CSP pro. Forgot I didn’t have Ctrl + Z handy so it got sorta messy lmao.
Think of something unique. Maybe try mixing some names together or incorporate a physical attribute of your character into the name.