How To Draw Anime Characters

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					Anime characters from TV and manga are now widely embraced by everybody,
especially youth. They are cute and always resemble perfection. It has always been
the subject to some people who enjoy making caricatures. The typical drawing of
anime characters was by hand but because of the outburst of technology, the technique
that is now used for this purpose is computers and animation software. But first of all,
you should have the art of fine drawing, along with the appropriate tools and supplies.
The basic essentials that you would need are a lead pencil, color pencils, and an eraser.
Here are how to draw five different anime characters.
  1. Anime Girl 鈥?Draw an intersecting horizontal and vertical line (form a cross).
Then draw a pentagon shape around the cross. The size of the pentagon you are
making reflects how large the face of the girl is. Draw the character 鈥檚 hairline by
drawing a horizontal line at the topmost point of the pentagon. This line should be the
width of the face. Outline the girl's eyes by adding two ovals on either side of your
vertical line. Make the ovals evenly spaced. Add a smaller oval inside each oval to
create an iris. Add eyelashes to the girl 鈥檚 eyes by tracing a horizontal line above
each oval and filling it dark. Draw the chin just above the pentagon with a horizontal
line. Draw the girl 鈥檚 neckline by placing two vertical lines on either side of the
chin just below the pentagon frame. Add eyebrows and eyelids to your character's
eyes by drawing an arched line the same width as the eye just above the eyelash line.
Add another just above this to denote the eyebrow. The arch of each line should
mirror the oval shape of the eye, so the wider the eye, the wider the eyebrow and
eyelid will be. Fill in the eyes with glares and pupils. Place the nose by drawing an S
shape just below the intersection of the cross. Then draw a small slit below it for the
mouth. Add hair both above and slightly below the hairline you drew earlier. Finish
the face by placing ears on either side of the head that land just below the bottom of
the eyes.

  2. Anime Boy - Draw a simple circle, round circle. Add a half-octagon shape to the
bottom of your circle. Erase the bottom of your circles until its edges meets the
boundaries of the half- octagon. Draw a horizontal and vertical line across the center
of the face. Place large, open circles for eyes across the top half of your horizontal
line, with eyebrows placed evenly above each eye. Place those by putting a dot just
below the center of the cross. Add two lines on either side of the chin to create a neck.
Add in hair into the boy 鈥檚 look.

  3. Chibi- Draw one big circle, usually perfect circle. Then draw two circles inside
for the eyes, usually chibi eyes are big. You may or may not draw a nose, below the
eyes. Add the mouth with a simple straight line and slightly curved line below it
connected. Add the hair. Then draw the body. Chibi bodies are chubby, very small
compared to the head and so are the arms and legs too. Lastly, add shadows and fine
lines.

 4. Anime Animal - Start with a big circle for the head and then add the facial
guidelines. Draw the shape of the floppy ears as well as the shape of the face. Draw
two circles for his eyes. Leave three shapes in each eye white to make eyes look
gazing. Then draw a nose and some hair on top of his cute head. Finish drawing out
the ears by adding tips and the front and hind legs. Draw him a jowl line and
eyebrows. Finish drawing out the face 鈥檚 shape and sketch the hind paws. Add a
curled up tail and toe lines in his front paws.

 5. Anime Eyes 鈥?Draw two sideways almost curved lines. These will be the upper
and lower lids. Add two colored-in triangles for eyelashes on the upper and lower lid.
Give a lid fold. By drawing a large oval in the eye, and add a line above the upper lid.
Draw another circle inside that circle for the pupil. Incorporate a large thick line for
the eyebrow.

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