In this basic anime-style tutorial, we will tell you how to draw anime easy. We know that many of our readers love and practice this style of drawing. In fact, we have prepared quite a few more anime guides.
At first we do not see any signs of anime style. In this step, we need to outline the traditional stickman of a young guy who is studying in secondary school. You can see narrow shoulders, a narrow pelvis and a prominent neck. You can read more about building a young man’s figure in this drawing tutorial.
Let’s work with the head and torso. In this step, we draw a couple of crossed lines on the face of our anime character. The lines should converge at right angles. The horizontal line should be located slightly below the conditional middle. These lines will help us draw facial features in the next steps.
After that, we can connect the chest and pelvis with smooth lines. Try to bend sharp bends. In the pelvic area, draw two concave lines to get the result as in our sample.
Circle legs with smooth lines. You can see a very smooth and uniform narrowing of the hips towards the knees. Shins have a slightly noticeable bend in the upper third.
Now we are starting to draw an anime face. Here you can see the rounded contours of large eyes and the sharp contours of the hairstyle.
In fact, we have an excellent guide on this topic, do not forget to read this article. Do not forget that the face in the techniques of drawing anime is very important, because the main detail is done exactly on the face of the character.
Add the contours of the clothes. In our case, it is a fitted pullover and a strict shirt. Avoid too wide and noticeable bends. The body should very slightly expand downward. We also have a special lesson on how to draw anime style clothes. Take a look there if this step is causing you difficulty.
Let’s start detailing our character. First, we will erase the extra lines from his face and head. Draw large pupils with white highlights inside. Paint the bangs with large, contrasting jagged lines. In face painting, it is very important to position the pupils correctly. In our case, if you did everything correctly, you will get the feeling that the character is looking directly at you.
So we continue the guide on how to draw anime easy. Let’s remove the extra lines from the body of our character. We outline the outer contours of the pullover and apply several folds of fabric that look like slanting lines. Draw the final contours of the shirt collar.
In this step, we will outline the final contours of the sleeves. There is also a rather difficult point here – these are the contours of the hands. As you know, we could not leave a difficult moment without a special tutorial. You can read all about drawing anime hands, fists and fingers in this article.
Repeat the steps in the previous step to make our character’s legs and lower torso more complete. Do not forget about the small folds on the fabric near the sneaker. This is a very important detail that makes the whole picture more realistic.
Apply light shadows to the lateral edges of the trunk and medial edges of our character’s extremities. Use lightweight single-layer hatching with minimal pressure on the pencil.
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