In this tutorial you will learn how to draw an anime character for beginners. I hope you enjoy this simple instruction.
Now I will show you how to draw an anime character for beginners step by step. Here is a very simple way to draw that any beginner will master.
Table of contnent
- Introdution to Anime Character Drawing tutorial
- Steps on how to draw an Anime Character
- Digging deeper into Anime Character drawing
- Additional Content
Introdution to Anime Character Drawing tutorial
Anime is a very popular drawing style. Anime may seem like an extremely simple style, but it takes a fairly high level to draw even the simplest anime. In our case, we are looking at a drawing of an anime boy. In this example, we will show the main patterns and features of drawing in this unusual style.
The drawing shows a boy who is dressed in a shirt and trousers. The boy has a large head, expressive eyes, a small torso and short limbs. Try to keep these proportions in your drawing. Remember all the drawing steps so that in the future you can easily draw such a character if necessary.
If you have all the art supplies at hand, then you can start the lesson. I wish you creative success!
- Coloring supplies
Step-by-Step Anime Character Tutorial
Time needed: 30 minutes
How to Draw an Anime Character for Beginners
- Draw the head and torso.
Depict the head as a rectangle with rounded corners and add the small torso. Now it looks a little like the outline of a mushroom. Don’t try to draw perfectly straight lines in this step.
- Add elements of the face.
At the bottom of the head draw two eyes and use a short line to draw the mouth. The eyes of any anime character are an incredibly important thing, in fact.
- Depict the rest of the elements of the head.
Draw the ear on the side of the head. Sketch out the small eyebrows. The upper edge of the ear almost coincides with the upper edge of the eye. The lower edge of the ear coincides with the line of the mouth.
- Draw the hair.
Using short strokes, draw the spiky strands of the hair on the head. Too much detail here will hurt the cartoonish anime style. Use broad, sketchy strokes.
- Depict the legs.
In the lower part of the torso draw the legs of the same shape as in my example. Compare the sizes of the legs and head. Use the anime character’s head as a guide.
- Add the arms.
With the help of smooth lines depict the arms that fit snugly against the body. The hand is one of the most difficult parts of the body to draw. However, here it looks very very simple.
- Sketch out the clothes and shoes.
Outline the shirt and shoes. Depict the belt at the waist. You can choose any costume for your anime character according to your taste.
- Correct inaccuracies.
Now you can carefully remove all the extra lines in your drawing and correct the mistakes.
- Color the drawing.
Color the skin beige, paint the hair black. Color the clothes blue and gray.
Digging deeper into Anime Character drawing
Of course, you won’t be able to learn how to draw anime after just one lesson. You can practice regularly and draw different characters in different poses to improve your skill regularly. Try to focus on body proportions and facial features first, because these are the main challenges in drawing anime.
You can draw anime eyes separately from different angles and shapes. Large, expressive eyes are the hallmark of any anime drawing technique. You can also slightly change the poses of the characters that we have drawn and draw according to your idea. This will greatly help you master the unusual proportions of this style.
For maximum convenience, we offer you this PDF archive. Here you will find additional materials for drawing anime and a more detailed focus on the most difficult moments. With the help of this PDF, you can practice drawing anime anywhere, even without the Internet.
I hope you’ve discovered some of the tricks of drawing anime. This is a very popular and cool style. Today, anime artists are in great demand because media studios are creating a huge amount of anime content.
If you practice regularly and draw a lot of different anime characters, over time you will become one of the best anime artists ever.