Any part of the body that has less exposed to light will be darker (for example the head will cast a shadow on the neck). So we will shade accordingly.
For a more detailed tutorial on coloring an anime character you can see:
Sketch additional shapes as a guide to create the human figure.
Be careful not to smudge it. Use good color pencils and make sure you erase the pencil when you outline with pen. Make sure the ink is dry too.
We will not go into the details of drawing those in this tutorial as they are already covered in other tutorial on this website. You can refer to the following for more information:
Below is the full break down of how to draw an anime girl in the front and side views.
Drawing both views at once is a good exercise. If you are good at drawing one particular body part in one view but not so much in another this can help you.
The legs should be about half the length of the entire body.
Start by drawing the head without any of the small details. In the front view you can draw a circle to help you get the shape of the top of the head. In the side view it will be a slight oval.
Drawing a human body is a challenging project, but here are some simple steps to get you started.
You can find a full tutorial on drawing the details of head here:
Sketch the male figure by using the shapes as a guide. Also study about the human anatomy.
There is a lot keep track of when drawing a full body of an anime character. You have to make sure to have good proportions while still maintaining the style. Fortunately most average anime style bodies are still somewhat close to real bodies in their proportions so you can look at real people if you need some reference material.
Sketch the female figure by using the shapes as a guide. Also study about the human anatomy.
The shape of the body (when drawing the front view) should be similar to an hourglass.
If you need help drawing a male anime character you can see:
For the clothing we will draw a few basic items. We will draw a shirt, shorts and socks.
If we were doing a more realistic looking style the body would be about as wide as two heads side by side (not including the hair). But since we are drawing anime draw the head slightly bigger than that so the body will be smaller in comparison.
After you have the main body parts drawn out draw in the details such as the hair and various facial features.
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For the front view of the girl you should start by drawing a vertical line. This will help you make both sides of the figure more even. If you are drawing two views at once you can add the horizontal lines to make sure that the different body parts match up in both views.
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Looking at the Perspective Drawing Tutorial for Beginners and How it Relates to Anime may give you some insight into this.
You could tilt the paper a bit and draw the head. Then you may draw the body as shown straight.
In this tutorial you will find very detailed step by step illustrations and instructions on how to draw a female character in the anime and manga style.
Since this type of clothing is fairly thin and tight it will follow the overall outline and shape of the body.
One of the most important thing to keep in mind when drawing the full figure is the proportions or the relation of one body part to another. Everything has to be the right size or your character will look odd.
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For drawing a female anime character in three quarter view you may want to see:
You can draw some small circles to help you get the shape of the shoulders. Later on we will also draw these to indicate joints.
In this tutorial we will draw as if our character is standing in fairly normal lighting conditions either outside or indoors and facing towards the light source that is up above her.
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Draw the arms starting from the shoulders and work your way down to the fingers. Keep a close eye on your proportions when drawing.
The chest appears less muscular and is smaller, as are the legs. Young children usually don’t have sharp chins.
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Sketch the wire frame of the human body with these basic shapes and lines.
Also important to note is that in the breakdown below can be drawn in a slightly different order but yo do want to start with the head and the body.
How do I use perspective and make them tilt their heads? Is there a certain shape or guideline for me to use?
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Clean up your drawing. For the sake of the tutorial I will leave some of the guidelines but you don’t have to.
Start by drawing some lines that indicate each item of clothing. Draw these lines in smooth curves that hug the shape of the body. (For example the top of the socks should not simply be a straight line but a curve to show that the fabric of the socks actually wraps around the leg)
For the finishing touches we will add some basic color and shading.
Try using lines and measurements. After you put your first eye in, use a light pencil and a ruler to draw lines across the top and bottom of the eye. Then, measure the width of the eye. The inside of the second eye should begin one eye’s width from the first one.
You may notice that in the front view the feet go slightly past the bottom vertical alignment line. This is NOT a mistake. This is because if we rotate the person on the spot her feet would reach closer towards the viewer in the front view than in the side view.
You draw male body parts like you would draw anything else: do research, have a picture of a male body for reference, sketch guidelines, draw over them, and then erase them so you can make it more in your own style.
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For separate sized shoulders, use different-sized circles to help draw the width of the body. For the chest, draw a small hill above the shoulder wire frame, and draw a smooth way down, making sure it isn’t too long.
Certain styles may deliberately exaggerate certain proportions (like the big anime eyes for example) there are still rules to follow when drawing.
The feet (when drawing the side view) should be about as long as the distance from the wrists to the elbow.