Note that the eye line from ear to ear should be roughly five eyes wide. This means that your eyes have an eye length between them. Draw simple curved lines above the eyes for eyebrows. Their placement doesn’t matter quite as much as the other elements of the head, though you might like to experiment with different eyebrow placement and shape.
Add the eyebrows. Eyebrows can be straight (if you want an innocent or afraid look) or they can be arch-shaped (if you want a serious or neutral look).
Manga eyes generally have a top and a bottom with suggested sides or corners. The eyebrow follows the shape of the upper eyelid to some degree.The distance of the eyebrow from the upper eyelid is proportional to the eye’s height.
The upper eyelid casts a shadow on the eye, as in the photo.Girls’ eyes usually have more highlights in them and their eyelashes are longer than boys’.
Lightly draw the base lines. If you accidentally erase some hair, redraw the hair. This might give you a chance to fix the hair, if needed. Always remember to use pencil.
To get the proportion right, find the halfway point on the vertical guideline and draw a horizontal guideline across the width of the head. This is the eye line.
And Drum roll! Our work here is done. Here is the final result after adding all the features to the face. I’ve also given our manga girl a neck, shoulders and some hair. Now all you have to do is clean it up by gentle erasing the unnecessary lines.
Follow these basic principles to learn how to draw any Manga character’s face. Change the facial features and hair to suit the character. Learn about this history of Manga, too.
Put a little line on the point where the first vertical line cuts the circle. This is the nose.
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Find the center of the circle and draw a vertical line beginning at the top of the circle and ending below the circle by about half the circle’s length. This will be the guideline for your character’s chin.
There are limitless options for noses, but in general, Manga noses are simple shapes with the bottom always at the nose line, but you can experiment with as complex a shape as you want. Noses in Manga are sometimes shaded and sometimes not. Sometimes they have nostrils and sometimes they don’t. Do what looks best on the character.
Whether the hair is long and sleek or short and spiky, divide it into sections and outline those rather than trying to draw every strand of hair.
You may try hair blowing in the wind. This works really well with female manga.
Eyes do not pass the jaw lines.Ears go from top of the eyes to the bottom of the nose.Male eyebrows are thicker and closer to the eyes.The nose is in the center of the face when viewing from the front.Female usually have smaller mouth and nose.
Before adding the mouth, you should erase the base lines. The mouth will be placed on the vertical line and just under the nose. But before erasing, mark the point where the mouth will be so it will be easier.
Don’t panic if you had erased the lines before marking the spot, it is easy to understand where it should be.
Like with any other art, you need to be calm when you are drawing and “enjoy” yourself. Add your “own” style. This is your drawing at the end. If you don’t like what you draw, don’t get too upset. You’ll get better as you keep practicing.
Practice makes perfect! Stay focused on your work and what you’re drawing. Add some shade to her lips so that it would look as if she put on lip gloss. Add shades in the iris to make the eyes look more realistic.
Use minimal shading. You can make her look cuter by adding some freckles. Draw eyelids to make her look like she had half-closed her eyes to make her look sleepy or like she is trying to flirt. Drawing also involves some natural talent.
You may not be very talented at drawing, then try finding another thing that you may be gifted at. You can also use two little dots for the nose.
Draw the chin with the help of these two lines. The two points where the circle and the horizontal line touch, mark the point where the jaw will start and the tip of the vertical line will be the tip of the chin.
I’ve been trying over and over again to try to draw the perfect head and mouth, but I can’t do it. How can I improve?
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How can I tuck the hair in and out without erasing and messing up the picture?
Place the nose below the second guideline. And the mouth goes on the third line.
After you’re happy with a hairline, draw a guideline where the hair should part. This will make it easier to give structure to more complex hairstyles.
Next, you should block out sections of your Manga character’s hair. Note that the hair strands on each side of the part are combed in the same direction as the other strands of the same side. Also, note that the hair lies outside of the circle guideline you drew in step one. This gives the hair a more realistic, believable look.
The first step to adding hair is drawing the hairline. Keep it simple until you get more experienced.
These are general rules for drawing Manga eyes. After you are familiar with Manga style, you can break these rules and get more creative.
Draw the eyes, nose and mouth. Remember that the nose must not be aligned with the eyes, and there must be a reasonable space between the mouth and the nose.
Draw the mouth. Start with a short line, shaped like an arch. Then draw the same line, but this time upside down so that it looks like a pout. Add another little line under the mouth. This is the lower lip.
Can I add ears and hair to it without it messing up the picture completely?
Keep practicing and you will get better. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Just make it the best that you can make it. It does not have to look exactly like the drawing that you are copying it from.
This is going to be a girl, and the first thing we’ll do is draw the outline of the face. For this, we use guidelines. These will help us in two ways: (1) to place the facial features, and (2) to prevent us from drawing a lopsided manga face.
Note that older characters have longer chins and more slender faces, and younger characters have shorter chins and rounded faces. From the bottom of this line, draw two curved lines (as shown) ending at the sides of the circle.
There are many different anime types, including cartoons, realistic, or fantasy drawings.
Now you need to shade the hair for the final touch. In general, Manga artists pick a section of the hair to be highlighted and shade accordingly. Hair is typically shiny and therefore shaded with high contrast. In other words, the change from dark to light happens abruptly over a short distance rather than gradually over a longer distance. Use a photographic reference for help on highlighting hair.
You can draw wavy hair and add lines to it to add detail, or simply look at one of the other ‘how tos’ and draw it from that.
There are some differences between the male and female manga face: The male has a sharper look. The eyes are smaller. The eye lashes aren’t as long or they may not be visible at all, as in this case. And the eye brows appear thicker and closer to the eyes. The mouth and nose are usually bigger than the female’s as well.
Yes, add in the ears as shown in the article before you draw in the hair. You could draw the ears in lightly and erase them in spots depending on where the hair lands.
For this how to draw manga faces tutorial, you’ll need the following drawing tools: pencil, eraser, ruler or a digital drawing application like PaintTool Sai or Photoshop.
Draw the eyes between the first and second line. Note, the distance between the eyes is an equal eye space. Find out more about drawing anime eyes here. And the eyebrows go above the lines.
For the eyes, draw two ovals between the two lines. The lower tip of the oval should “slightly” touch the lower eyelid when the upper part of the oval should look like it was “half-covered” by the upper eyelid.
(Check the image for this step for some more help.) Although, if you want to give her a “surprised” look, the upper part of the oval nor the lower part should not touch the eyelids “at all”. Add little circles inside the eyes.
These will be the sparkles. Then add the pupils. The pupils should be large but if you want to give her a “frightened” look, the pupils should be small.
And that’s it. Now that you have learned “how to draw a manga face”, use the guidelines and the tips below to draw another one.
Next draw a straight horizontal line in the center of the circle.
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It helps to look at hairlines in pictures of real people and then draw clean lines where their hairlines are. By doing this, you will get a good grasp of how hairlines should look.
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To begin your Manga character, first draw a circle. This will be the top of your character’s head and help shape all the other aspects of the head, such as the eyes and mouth.
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These will show us where to draw the eyes, nose, mouth, ears and chin on our manga character’s face.
Lastly, draw the mouth line (between the lips) halfway between the bottom of nose guideline and the bottom of the lip line.
When you draw manga faces, keep in mind that there are various styles and shapes that you can do. It depends on the type of character that you want to create. For now, this guide shows you step by step how to draw a basic manga face.
Now draw a vertical line that divides the circle into half that is a little longer than the diameter of the circle and a horizontal one that the two lines make a 90° angle. (Draw the second line a little lower from the diameter of the circle.)
Drawing the eyes is the most difficult of them all. Start off with two lines on the horizontal baseline on the top, shaped like an arch. The lower lines of the eye should be straighter than the ones on the top but should still not be too straight.
The lower lines should be shorter than the ones on the top but not too short. Add some eyelashes, both on the top line and the lower line.
Now it’s time to draw the jaws and cheek. Starting from about the second line, draw a line slanted that reaches the third line on both sides.
Be original with every character— the eyes are the most defining part.
Start off with a circle for the head. You can use dividers if you want a perfect circle. As you keep on practicing, you will be able to draw a perfect circle without any need of dividers or anything else.
(Do not put too much pressure on the pencil while drawing this as this is “just” a baseline and you will have to erase it when you’re done.)
And finally, it’s time to add all the features that make up a face!
Then draw more slanted lines to form the cheeks like so. Since it’s a girl’s face the cheek bones should have a soft appearance.
Halfway between this nose line and the chin, draw a short horizontal line. This line is the shadow below the lower lip.
Now that we have finished drawing the shape of the face with these helpful guidelines, we now know where to put every thing; from the top of the head to the eyes to the chin.
Start by drawing a circle and then dividing it in half with a vertical line that passes the bottom of the circle.
Some Manga artists draw the chin with sharp points like a square at the end of the chin and base of the jaw. But at first, stay as curvy as possible so you can get the style down.
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The ears, top to bottom, go from eye line to the nose line, the bottom of the nose just touches the nose line (as shown), and the corners of the eyes (corners of the top eyelid for big-eyed characters) go on the eye line.
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Drawing is a great hobby if you have enough patience. Some drawings can take days to complete or even weeks when some of them are done in a couple of hours. This article will help you draw a manga (girl) face by following these easy steps.
Halfway between the eye line and the chin, draw another horizontal line. This new line will indicate where the bottom of the nose should go.
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The ears usually start from around the top of the eye to the bottom of the nose.
I made a face chart that you are free to use as an easy guide when you draw faces from the front. Also be sure to check out this other tut which explains how to draw anime heads step by step from a three quarter angle.
Draw another horizontal line a little higher than the first one. This line should be parallel to the first one. The eyes will be placed between the two of them.
Here are some tips to remember when drawing a manga or anime face.
The final touch: Draw lines that curve slightly inward down from the chin. These simple lines form your character’s neck. In general, men have thicker necks than women, but keep in mind that the age of the character matters as well. In Manga, very old and very young males are usually drawn with skinny necks. You can shade the neck and face if you wish but keep it simple and don’t overdo it.