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How do I find my style when I just copy other people’s drawings? When I try to do it myself, it loooks really bad.

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).

Covering four different poses, you’ll finish this tutorial with a solid understanding of how to use foreshortening to your advantage.

To draw an anime character, start by drawing a big circle for the head and then sketching the neck and shoulders. Next, draw an outline for the face that includes a chin and ears. Once you’ve sketched the face, add the eyes, nose, and mouth to your drawing. Finally, sketch the hair and clothes. When you’re finished, erase any overlapping lines and color in your drawing. To learn how to draw a full-body anime girl, keep reading!

The artist takes you on her personal journey and shows you how to publish a manga of your own. Throughout the video she creates a single manga page from start to finish, clearing up some of your more complicated ‘how’ questions.

If you can keep up with the video you’ll take away some valuable lessons about workflow and how to quickly conceptualize, ink, and color your own anime art.

Pick up some tips in this video like “when the mouth is open, always show at least one row of teeth” to take your manga art to the next level.

When drawing hair, remember that hair doesn’t always hug the skull. Try to make it look fluffy by having it extend over the sides of the face. Also, don’t try to draw every single strand; basic outlines or “clumps” works better.

Lastly, consider making the hair appear more dynamic by drawing it blowing slightly to one side.

Practice makes perfect so follow along in your sketchbook and take down any important details that jump out. You could even do this digitally and follow along with the video in another window.

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.)

Over a time-lapse video the artist narrates what makes each eye unique while drawing the eyes of 20 characters from popular anime. Yes, twenty!

Add the guidelines face and body curve. For the body curve guideline, draw a triangle for the upper body shape and a semi-circle for the hips.

Anime backgrounds are very technical so this can be a huge benefit to anyone just getting into this style.

This video is a must-watch if you want to make your own manga or anime comic.

This video comes from the same artist as above, yet here she uses a significantly different method to conceptualize the pose.

Gravity, cloth weight, and body position are a few of the lessons you’ll learn in this video covering the basics.

Put a little line on the point where the first vertical line cuts the circle. This is the nose.

Just because anime and manga have simplified color and bold linework doesn’t mean you can’t change the style. Plenty of anime styles use more realistic designs.

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This tutorial is packed full of memorable information teaching you how to draw the arm—muscles and all—in many different poses while sticking to the anime style.

You may try hair blowing in the wind. This works really well with female manga.

Nice and slow with easy instructions, you can comfortably watch this tutorial while you draw your own version.

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.)

You’ll learn how the artist develops a unique manga character from start to finish and how they make various styling decisions.

Lips are often simplified down to a line, but some styles or characters are blessed with a little more shape.

Draw the draft for the dress. You can dress the character with a dress you like.

The artist takes you through the full process of creating a comic book page from start to finish.

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.

Using manga studio in this guide you will learn which tools to use and how to ink a pencil drawing digitally. If you want to learn how to add color then watch part 2 of the video.

Using the popular art program Paint Tool SAI the artist creates lineart drawn freehand and adjusts everything on the fly.

You can draw the hair however you’d like to for your character. If you want to make it more realistic, maybe add a few curls or stray hairs.

This video will quickly clear up all your questions and get you excited to start your own manga!

Draw along for practice and by the end of the tutorial you’ll understand how to draw a manga-style nose from both the front view and a ¾ view.

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Quick and easy to follow, drawing out each lesson will help solidify the theory in your mind and train your hand to make the right strokes.

  • Like with any other art, you need to be calm when you are drawing and “enjoy” yourself.
  • Use minimal shading.
  • You can make her look cuter by adding some freckles.
  • You can also use two little dots for the nose.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Practice makes perfect!
  • Add shades in the iris to make the eyes look more realistic.
  • Stay focused on your work and what you’re drawing.
  • 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.
  • Add some shade to her lips so that it would look as if she put on lip gloss.

This tutorial goes over how to choose your skin tone and shows you a few traditional techniques to use when shading.

The artist teaches you how to think about shadow placement and shows a simple but effective way to pick better shadows and highlights for your base skin tone.

If you love anime & manga then of course you’d wanna draw it.

Although the final image is complicated, this tutorial is packed well and spread out over two parts. By the end you should have a basic idea of how to use color when painting anime-style art.

Can I add ears and hair to it without it messing up the picture completely?

If you want to cram in a little extra practice, the artist shows how to dress the characters and shade them accurately.

By now you should be familiar with using guidelines and sticking to general rules when constructing a face.

Come up with a story first. Then, you’ll need the ability to draw out that story. If you need any more help, you can go to any book store and find manga to give you a look on how a good story is written out.

Or, borrow some manga from your library. Keep practicing, as it can take time to get all the pieces sorted.

The best trick for drawing hands well is to study your own hands first. Notice the shape, color, texture, angles, etc. Draw your hand in dozens of different positions and in different lighting. This isn’t a shortcut, per se, but it’s an exercise that will improve your drawing.

When trying to paint realistic versions of anime characters it’s best to use a picture as a reference. Maybe even grab a sleek anime art book of your favorite series and use that concept art as a reference.

Grab some watercolors or colored pencils and get ready to paint outside the lines!

The artist teaches some neat tricks to keep the anatomy of manga characters looking proportional.

In this walkthrough the manga artist shows you what to consider and introduces you to the art of backgrounds.

Try sketching it lightly at first, then darken it later. it doesn’t have to be perfect.

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Follow along and you’ll have one female and one male head in a ¾ view in just 20 minutes.

  • QuestionI keep trying to do it right, but I always mess up. How can I improve?penny penguinTry sketching it lightly at first, then darken it later. it doesn’t have to be perfect.
  • QuestionWhat different types of anime drawings are there?wikiHow ContributorThere are many different anime types, including cartoons, realistic, or fantasy drawings.
  • QuestionHow can I draw female floating hair while making it look decent?wikiHow ContributorIt depends on how you want the hair. If you want it sort of like in the wind, draw the hair more messy and tilted to one side of your character’s face. You may edit as you like as well, so it looks “decent”.
  • QuestionHow can I draw manga hair?wikiHow ContributorYou 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.
  • QuestionCan you suggest a female hair style?wikiHow ContributorYou may try hair blowing in the wind. This works really well with female manga.
  • QuestionHow can I tuck the hair in and out without erasing and messing up the picture?wikiHow ContributorLightly 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.
  • QuestionCan I add ears and hair to it without it messing up the picture completely?wikiHow ContributorYes, 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.
  • QuestionWhat tools do I need when drawing manga?wikiHow ContributorA 2B pencil (or any pencil, but a 2B pencil is better), a soft eraser and blank paper.
  • QuestionHow do I find my style when I just copy other people’s drawings? When I try to do it myself, it loooks really bad.XXDead_InsideXxTry to draw something you want to, instead of copying others. If you don’t like the style you drew in, try another one until you get your own. Everyone has their different style, so find yours.
  • QuestionI’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?wikiHow ContributorKeep 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.

Totally! It will take some time and a lot of practice to get good, but think how great you’ll be by the time you’re an adult if you start now!

Each of these 4 tips is bound to improve your female gestures.

Learn how to apply this into your own work with techniques you can gather along the way. The coloring of the lineart is very detailed and clearly enhances the overall feel of the finished piece.

It’s an in-depth, information-packed webinar that’s almost an hour long. Don’t let the length scare you away though. After watching the video you’ll know exactly how to use Manga Studio to create your own manga pages from scratch.

How can I tuck the hair in and out without erasing and messing up the picture?

Skipping out on the shoulder muscles is one of the biggest beginner mistakes you can make.

Clothes are affected by many forces causing folds that make them difficult to draw.

With a guiding voiceover you’ll end up with a basic male anime head that can fit with all of your work.

Are you still struggling to get you anime faces right even though you’ve been practicing for a while?

Have you been planning to create your own manga but just feel discouraged?

The best way to improve is to keep practicing. You can watch anime to get an idea of how anime characters look. Another way to improve is to draw with friends, so they can give you new tips and techniques.

  • Sometimes males have wider hips than most, for the right effect you have to make sure that the waist isn’t too curved, or he might look like a girl
  • When erasing, use a good eraser. You do not want to have black smudges on your character.
  • Not every eye has to look like it has like 100 stars!
  • Don’t go too overboard with the chin, as it won’t look right.
  • When drawing a full body pose, pay attention to the overall of your drawing. Don’t rush into the details of a specific part early on. If needed, sketch a general shape or blob of your vision in the beginning to help guide your composition.
  • Instead of drawing really dark lines, start with very light lines. Sketch it out at first, and then you can make them darker when you finish.
  • When you do sketch lines, draw LIGHTLY.
  • Take your time! If you rush it will look messy.

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Español: dibujar un personaje de anime, Português: Desenhar um Personagem de Anime, Italiano: Disegnare un Personaggio Anime, Français: dessiner un personnage de dessin animé, Русский: нарисовать персонаж аниме, 中文: 画动漫人物, Deutsch: Eine Animefigur zeichnen, Bahasa Indonesia: Menggambar Karakter Anime, Nederlands: Een anime karakter tekenen, ไทย: วาดตัวการ์ตูนอนิเมะ, Tiếng Việt: Vẽ một nhân vật truyện tranh Nhật Bản, العربية: رسم شخصية أنمي, 한국어: 애니 캐릭터 그리는 법, 日本語: アニメキャラを描く

Remember: You’re still gaining knowledge and growing. It’s not about the end product you create, but rather what you learned in the process.

You can use it for digital paintings in the anime style, or in your own style, and it’s versatile enough to give manga/anime artists everything they need.

Add the eyes, nose, and mouth. Also add the details for the ears and the eyes.

What about other tidbits of advice like “the forearm is the same length as the upper arm” and “the elbow is always at the belly button”?

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It’s software like Photoshop but dedicated to manga & anime drawing.

Instead of a voiceover with this video you’ll find loads of useful text on screen.

Get back to basics with this clear step-by-step tutorial that teaches you every construction trick in the book.

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The cheerful tea-loving narrator makes this tutorial easy to follow and fun to watch. You’ll learn how to draw both a muscular man and a skinny teenage boy standing at different angles.

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.

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There are many different anime types, including cartoons, realistic, or fantasy drawings.

This video is a silent time-lapse where the artist reveals their brushes, color techniques, and general blocking out strategies to paint a background.

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The eyes and head are enlarged, the facial features are simplified, and the backgrounds are often highly detailed. If you’ve watched enough anime or read enough manga the style should be ingrained into your memory.

Have you ever heard of the Manga Studio software(now Clip Studio)?

From smiling to screaming, a simplified manga mouth is both simple and incredibly tricky.

When coloring an anime character it’s essential to get the skin right.

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If you’re starting out then learn what they are and how to avoid them. These mistakes are so common then nearly every great anime artist was guilty of doing at least one of them when they were learning!

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.

Starting at the very beginning, this is a quick ‘where to start’ walkthrough that will cover the basics of learning to draw this unique Japanese art style. It sets a good foundation for the rest of your learning so be sure to give it a quick watch.

It’s where an artist paints fast to create a finished piece in the least amount of time possible. Little planning, all creativity.

You can build on your knowledge of proportions all day long.

This tutorial will teach you a new outlining technique for Photoshop that leaves thick, solid lines on top of your artwork.

Pick up a gesture photo set and break out your drawing pad ‘cause it’s time for some pose practice!

Photoshop is an industry standard when it comes to digital art.

If you can keep up with speedpaints these two videos are worth bookmarking.

Drawing crazy long hair with a mind of its own is always fun.

Draw along with the artist and you’ll learn how to conceptualize fighting poses while keeping your characters in proportion.

Once you know how to construct the basic human body(with foreshortening) that knowledge will take your manga art to the next level.

This comprehensive tutorial shows you how to draw relaxed hands using a clear set of construction tips and guidelines.

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This video teaches valuable lessons about style and how to go about creating that classic “romance manga” look.

Manga characters have very unique features unlike any other cartoon.

Some anime is super detailed while others simplify things down for comic effect.

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It depends on how you want the hair. If you want it sort of like in the wind, draw the hair more messy and tilted to one side of your character’s face. You may edit as you like as well, so it looks “decent”.

Here’s a similar video to the one above just covering slightly different topics.

If you’d prefer to watch the video with a voiceover you can view a similar version by the same artist here.

If you are following along be prepared to pause often. This 11-minute video is fast-paced and packed to the brim with useful knowledge.

And if you’re struggling with human anatomy definitely take a peek at these online courses touching on all the bones, muscle groups, and structures that artists need to know.

Draw the basic outline of the face and the ears. The ears should be within the middle line for the eyes up to the line for the mouth.

The other is understanding how to translate ideas, fill in color, and work with software if you’re going digital.

This quick tutorial is an excellent warm-up for your hand teaching you to make broad, loose pencil movements.

This tutorial shows you how to start a loose sketch and move into adding swathes of color, all the while blending and keeping color harmony.

I keep trying to do it right, but I always mess up. How can I improve?

What can I do to determine the best proportions for my Anime characters?

Choose uncomplimentary colors or place the shadows in the wrong place and your character will look waxy and out of place.

How can I draw female floating hair while making it look decent?

By adding dramatic perspective to your drawings you can create dynamic action poses full of energy.

Using this video you can unleash your love for long flowing lines and learn how to supercharge your hair drawing skills.

Learn how to draw the eyes of three different characters in this quick video that takes you from start to finish, discussing the various shapes and what they mean.

We suggest you take it a step further and draw another three on your own to solidify your new found knowledge.

This 40-minute video takes you through a detailed lesson on the anatomy of anime lips and how to draw them. From pouts to smiles, this artist covers it all.

Prepare to be taught by a real manga artist with professional experience in drawing and selling manga.

Backgrounds can be simple or crazy complicated, but all of them require some knowledge of perspective.

A good way to solidify your style is to draw your character in multiple other manga styles. Follow along with this tutorial and try to adapt your character to all six different styles.

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.

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With no voice-over it’s easy to concentrate on getting the features of the female anime characters face right. But it may be harder to follow if you’re used to instruction.

Follow along with each drawing and then apply the lessons you learned to your own drawings after the tutorial.

It probably won’t look great because you don’t want anything else covering the drawing, but if it’s the only paper you have, then use it.

Have you ever heard the saying “the eyes are the window to the soul”?

Learn how to draw a classic manga girl body in this basic tutorial for beginners.

This tutorial builds on your previous knowledge and gives you a bit more freedom, encouraging fewer guidelines and more creativity.

The most popular animes in the world are fighting shows and it makes sense to learn to draw dynamic action poses to match.

Get your pencils out because this video is perfect to draw along with and practice your anatomy skills.

This 24-minute tutorial teaches you the basic proportional differences step-by-step in real time.

This tutorial teaches you all about the muscles in the neck and how they connect to the shoulders. Once finished, you’ll understand how to connect the head to the body in any pose or angle you desire.

This tutorial is a perfect refresher on the proportions of the human body and how to draw using clear measurements.

The artist takes it a step further by discussing how pigtails influence the shape of the hair and the best way to construct them. Lots of info here for anime hair lovers.

Short and to the point, this video is loaded with useful information that’ll hook you up with the right supplies to create your own original manga pages.

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If you practice the techniques in this video your anime faces are guaranteed to improve.

He shares all his tips and tricks on a wide array of topics, from which ink you might use to how to avoid crinkled pages.

Naruto’s storyline was terrific; One Piece has incredible fight scenes and Studio Ghibli tugs at your heartstrings harder than Hollywood’s ‘The Notebook’.

Luckily manga art has a set of tips and tricks to get you going. Starting with the head and ending at the bottom of the torso, this tutorial gives you smart shortcuts to help you accurately construct a make manga character.

Undeniably cute, you’ll have a chance to practice your proportions, poses, hands, feet, and even get into the nitty-gritty of drawing patterned clothes.

From the realism of Ghost in the Shell to the hyper-simplified faces of Dragon Ball Z, this video shows you the options available and how to choose the right style to suit your preferences.

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.

I want to draw organic creases. I’ve tried referencing, but sometimes I can’t find an example of a person who has posed in a certain way with a certain type of clothing. What can I do?

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With no voiceover the artist gently takes you through her process, clearly highlighting the critical construction lines she makes.

Learn the foolproof way to get them looking right with the handy ‘french fry’ visualization trick this artist teaches in their video.

By drawing the same character from many different angles you’ll find the secret behind keeping your character’s features and personalities consistent.

We covered some recommended supplies before but I think this video does a better job explaining how they work in the anime style.

Many different decades even have a significant impact on the style of anime.

This is the beginning of a YouTube series where the artist takes you through the basics of drawing anime.

By the end you’ll know how to import your pencil sketches, set up the right sized document, make panels and ink your rough sketches.

Drawing is complicated but it’s only the first step in learning.

As you follow along you can even take it a step further by adding clothes and coloring with Copic Markers.

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As usual, following along on paper(or a tablet) is highly recommended.

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.

A 2B pencil (or any pencil, but a 2B pencil is better), a soft eraser and blank paper.

This artist covers curly hair, straight hair, long hair, and hair tied up in various fashions.

But when tackling difficult concepts like foreshortening you should take a step back and focus on the fundamentals.

I use an HB pencil or mechanical pencil, then use a 4B to outline, and then a thick pencil, like a 10B, to shade.

Continuing with learning how to shade skin, this short and sweet tutorial builds on what you already know.

Unexpressive features like the nose are often stylized into a simple line or dot. This tutorial goes through the various ways to draw a nose from the simplest line to a more complicated nasal shape.

Learn about the importance of line weight, where to put eyes, and exactly how thick to make the neck along with many other great tips.

If you are struggling to understand how different styles of eyes match different characters, this video will clear up all your questions.

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to form the curve of the bangs accurately and how to add extra detail.

With a chatty and friendly voice she explains how she comes up with poses and reiterates the age-old lesson of ‘practice, practice, practice.’

The proportions are difficult to remember and the placement of the fingers feels almost impossible to get. You could study other examples but the best way to learn is through practice.

You’ve learned how to create clean, stylized manga artwork. You may not have mastered anything but you’ve got some ideas.

Did you know you can apply similar rules to drawing feet too? You’ll also learn a basic trick that helps you use what you learned about hands when you draw feet. An excellent video for getting anime appendages just right.

Sketch the extremities as lines and circles. The circles represent the joints.

Add the guidelines for the face. Draw 3 lines for the eyes’ position and a line for the mouth’s.

Getting hair to fall naturally is no easy feat. When drawing manga it’s standard practice to simplify the hair into large clumps called ‘bangs.’

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When it comes to drawing practice really does make perfect. So bookmark this page because you are going to need it later! It takes anywhere from a few days to a few years to master the anime art style so just keep practicing and never give up!

This tutorial quickly teaches you how to draw age groups accurately and which proportions to change.

Hands are the most difficult human body part to draw(relatively).

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In this video you’ll learn to create a full-color anime scene in Corel Painter. Over a time-lapse the artist talks you through his process, revealing how he paints backgrounds and introduces shading into his artwork.

Get your sketchbook out because this artist wants you to draw along with her!

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.

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In this speedpaint we get an inside look at the artist’s process creating two anime characters in a unique setting. It’s a lengthy video detailing the early concepts all the way to the finishing touches.

If you’ve been working your way through this list you will have a solid understanding of how to construct a standing human body. Or at least you’re well on your way.

Drawing an anime character is just like the adventure the character travels through. This task can be tricky though, so here’s a step-by-step guide.

These frame the torso and make a big impact on the final design.

Pull out your sketchbook, grab a pencil, and follow along with this simple tutorial on how to draw a cute anime girl!

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.

Sketch a circle and a vertical rectangle. Draw a straight line connecting the two shapes. There should be about a half centimeter of space between the rectangle and circle

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Erase the draft lines and add more details. You can add more creases in the clothes and hair details.

The male head is similar in many ways to the female one, but there are a few fundamental differences that set it apart(hint: it’s not just the hair length).

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.

To get the most out of each video I suggest watching it through once(I watch at 1.5x speed) and then going back to the start and drawing along.

You’ll need to pick a style to work in, organize a story, and master the art style. It takes a while but this video can help.

I think this could pair really well with some of our recommended manga books—especially for beginners.

Draw them like realistic animals, but with a little less detail. You will want to add a lot of curves, or your animal will just look stiff. Also, when drawing an animal as a pet, make it look cute, so people will get the idea that it is tame.

By the end you’ll know how anime hair reacts to styling and the most common ways it is stylized. And keep coming back to this even if you struggle on the first run through. It gets easier with practice.

While sharing his knowledge he inks the background of an interior scene explaining the complex perspective calculations and adding final detailed touches.

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.

Consolidate all the knowledge you’ve gained so far and learn to draw a full-body manga witch in this handy video.

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.

Manga artists rely on the eyes of their characters to communicate unspoken feelings and stories. Eyes are expressive features that help viewers tell the difference between characters, convey emotion, and suggest personality.

The artist draws two characters from start to finish explaining in detail how he constructs the hair and what outside factors he considers.

If you follow along you’ll learn how to draw a hand from the top, from the bottom, and in a closed fist.

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.

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If you follow along you’ll end up with a cute manga schoolgirl and a lot more knowledge about quickly constructing the body in a simple anime style.

  • QuestionWhat would be the best way to draw animals?wikiHow ContributorDraw them like realistic animals, but with a little less detail. You will want to add a lot of curves, or your animal will just look stiff. Also, when drawing an animal as a pet, make it look cute, so people will get the idea that it is tame.
  • QuestionHow would I go about purchasing top grade drawing paper?wikiHow ContributorCheck the grade you want to buy online or on in your favorite local art supply store’s website. If you cannot find the grade, ask the retailer to supply it. If they cannot, then try a different retailer who knows their paper grades.
  • QuestionCan a kid draw anime?wikiHow ContributorTotally! It will take some time and a lot of practice to get good, but think how great you’ll be by the time you’re an adult if you start now!
  • QuestionWhat is a trick for drawing hands well?wikiHow ContributorThe best trick for drawing hands well is to study your own hands first. Notice the shape, color, texture, angles, etc. Draw your hand in dozens of different positions and in different lighting. This isn’t a shortcut, per se, but it’s an exercise that will improve your drawing.
  • QuestionHow can I draw the hair so that it looks good? wikiHow ContributorWhen drawing hair, remember that hair doesn’t always hug the skull. Try to make it look fluffy by having it extend over the sides of the face. Also, don’t try to draw every single strand; basic outlines or “clumps” works better. Lastly, consider making the hair appear more dynamic by drawing it blowing slightly to one side.
  • QuestionWould this look good on lined paper?wikiHow ContributorIt probably won’t look great because you don’t want anything else covering the drawing, but if it’s the only paper you have, then use it.
  • QuestionHow do I know what hair goes with the body?wikiHow ContributorYou can draw the hair however you’d like to for your character. If you want to make it more realistic, maybe add a few curls or stray hairs.
  • QuestionHow do I make an anime comic?wikiHow ContributorCome up with a story first. Then, you’ll need the ability to draw out that story. If you need any more help, you can go to any book store and find manga to give you a look on how a good story is written out. Or, borrow some manga from your library. Keep practicing, as it can take time to get all the pieces sorted.
  • QuestionHow can I improve my anime-drawing skills?wikiHow ContributorThe best way to improve is to keep practicing. You can watch anime to get an idea of how anime characters look. Another way to improve is to draw with friends, so they can give you new tips and techniques.
  • QuestionWhat is the best pencil to use?wikiHow ContributorI use an HB pencil or mechanical pencil, then use a 4B to outline, and then a thick pencil, like a 10B, to shade.

Body proportions change with age. A toddler’s head tend to be almost as big as their bodies while fully grown adults are about eight heads tall.

But this tutorial takes it a step further teaching you how to construct a sitting body in a specific style.

This video takes you through some of the many ways to draw manga eyes in a helpful step-by-step fashion.

All of the proportions stay the same—you just need to learn is how to manipulate them.

Even though the video is comprehensive and detailed it only takes 22-minutes to watch.

Learn how to integrate clouds into a dusk-type setting and discover a quick yet effective way to paint the silhouette of trees.

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If you’ve never heard of the thunderbolt technique then you’ll really enjoy picking that up and adding it to your repertoire.

When you start out drawing manga there are a few pitfalls and lazy ‘tricks’ that almost everyone is guilty of doing.

Add the shape of the girl such as the face, the arms, neck and body shape.

How To Draw Anime: 50+ Free Step-By-Step Tutorials On The Anime & Manga Art Style

Try to draw something you want to, instead of copying others. If you don’t like the style you drew in, try another one until you get your own. Everyone has their different style, so find yours.

Drawing a manga face correctly takes time and practice. But these few tips can help speed up your learning timeline.

This tutorial helps you lock down your facial constructions with a series of easily repeatable steps. If you follow along you’ll end up with three perfectly constructed female faces looking at different angles on your page.

In the past we covered a series of tutorials on chibi drawing but this comprehensive list of videos will teach you how to draw in the manga art style from beginning to end—even if you have zero drawing experience.

Simply put, manga is the comic book and anime is the actual animated content(learn more about the differences here). For artists looking to learn the style there is no major difference.

With no narration you can get your pencils out and get some practice in. But you’ll have to be a self-starter because it’s not that easy to follow without advice.

This comprehensive tutorial distills the complicated anatomy of a foot and teaches you simple construction techniques to keep your drawings accurate.

Are you wondering how to start sharing your stories with the world?

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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