Today I will show you the basic principles of drawing chibi characters. This is not a literal instruction, but an approximate scheme for drawing any chibi character of your choice.
As you know, Chibi is a special drawing style. According to the concept of this style, the characters should have a rather funny look and distorted proportions. A distinctive feature of the chibi is a very large head and a very small body.
To draw a chibi with high quality and style, you need to try to do it as often as possible. Over time, you will notice very marked progress. However, I am sure that many of you will learn how to draw chibi quickly and efficiently.
So grab your favorite pencils, paper, erasers, provide quality light, and start drawing. I hope that my guide will be really useful for you, dear readers.
- Coloring supplies
Time needed: 25 minutes.
How to Draw a Chibi Character
- Draw the face.
Draw the lower part of our chibi character’s face. Place this shape in the center of the piece of paper. It looks like a smooth, inverted arc.
- Depict a hairstyle.
Draw the outlines of the hair. If you are drawing a girl, create a fluffy hairstyle or long hair. Also you can just draw the top outline of the head if you want to draw a bald character.
- Draw the body.
Be careful with the proportions in this step. Chibi do have a very small body.
- Add arms and legs.
Small, rounded limbs are typical for the chibi style. The hands and feet look like small, rounded shapes.
- Draw the facial features.
Big eyes are a clear legacy of anime. It’s not hard to guess that the chibi style originated from anime.
- Draw the clothes.
Choose clothes for your chibi character according to your taste. Avoid unnecessary details, try to get by with a few lines.
- Color the drawing.
Use the most appropriate colors for your chibi character.
So, we have finished drawing the chibi character. I hope you got a great result. For your comfort, I have prepared a special pdf version of this tutorial: