Hello, Hannah here! Today I’m going to do a step-by-step tutorial on how to draw an anime girl!
-Start out by getting comfortable and drawing the upper eyelashes. You can draw them in any shape you want. This will serve as a layout for the rest of the face.
-Next, draw the eyeball. This can also be any kind of shape, but a round-edged square is always best to start out with. Draw a small line for the eyelid of the eye facing closest to you. It’s easy to start seeing that the face is turned slightly.
-Now you’ll be adding the rest of the facial features. Girls in anime usually have small noses, so make a nose in a way that looks like a sideways “V.”
Anime girls also have small mouths, but instead of just drawing a curve for a smile or whatever you choose, try adding missing pieces to make the drawing “flow.” You will also be adding the eyelid of the other eye, along with the pupils. Looks a bit creepy right now, doesn’t it?
-Next is the chin and side of the face. You will want the side of the face to come as close to the eye as you can without it looking odd. For the cheek, it needs to be rounded and should start at about the tip of the nose and curve inward toward the mouth.
The start of the chin should start slightly under the mouth. Be sure to add the bottom lip, but that’s up to you, because some anime girls don’t always have that bottom line.
-Then you’ll draw in the rest of the bottom of the face. It should curve very slowly in toward the eye, but don’t overdo it.
-Add the eyebrows! These can be shaped in any way, but they should be slim. Anime girls have slim eyebrows to make them more feminine looking.
-Now it’s time to add the neck. The neck shouldn’t be overly big, but it can’t be “Disney princess” style thin either. It should be somewhere in between. Start out by drawing a slightly curving line a very short distance away from the chin.
The back of the neck should be, depending on how big the drawing is, about a centimeter away from the line that finishes off the rest of the face. In this tutorial, it will be covered with hair so you don’t have to draw the entire ear.
-Finish the rest of the neck and draw the chest portion of the body. The shoulder farthest away should come up until it almost touches the chin, and the shoulder should curve a lot. The closest shoulder should curve down and curve slightly and go down again. Draw in the lines above the chest and the straps for the blouse.
-Draw the outline for the hair. The hair can be in any style you want. For this picture, we will be drawing long flowing hair.
-Go over the outline of the hair with a darker pencil. Go over the lines of the body with that same pencil while you’re at it. End by finishing the blouse.
-Go over the darker pencil with a Sharpie. It would be advised to use an ultra fine point Sharpie. When you’ve gone over every line, gently erase the pencil lines. The edges of the blouse should have a “fuzzy” look to them.
-We’ll stop on the body for now and move to finishing the eyes. The pupils can look any way you want, but for this, gently darken the top half of the eye.
-Then you will want to darken the bottom half. Be sure that the top half is slightly darker than the bottom half.
-Then you’ll need to draw the extra lines in the hair. You can draw lines to give the hair a layered, wavy look. Again I say, don’t overdo the amount of lines you use though.
-Go over the lines with your Sharpie pen. You don’t have to go over every line, but at least go over half of them.
-In the last step, shade the picture. When shading the hair, be sure to leave a white sketchy area, which is to show the light shining on the hair. These lines should go around near the top of the head, and other certain areas of the hair. But we won’t be drawing the background.
Shade the blouse. The straps on the bottom half of the blouse should be darker than the top.
Now you are finished, and she looks beautiful!