Anime & Manga Drawing Guides

If you want to properly learn how to draw anime & manga characters, you need to learn the fundamentals. AnimeOutline is one of the best and largest resources for quality, original anime and manga style drawing tutorials. Check below for some step by step drawing guides as well as other anime related tips and advice!

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Anime Head & Face Drawing Tutorials

Anime Clothes & Accessories Drawing Tutorials

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Anime Drawing Tips

Hereare some simple tips to keep in mind when implementing the above anime drawing guides.

Why are proportions important in drawing anime?

A key part of any drawing is learning proportions.

Proportions are important in drawing anime because they make a character look morerealistic. Proportion also helps with exaggerations, so the characters don't end up looking cartoony or too fake-looking. The proportions of different bodytypes vary from person to person: for example it is rare for an adult female tohave broad shoulders and narrow hips.

It's important that you don't draw the head too big or small in proportion to therest of the figure - otherwise, your character will look like a bobble head.

Proportions of an anime body

The proportions are different for males and females. This is because males andfemales have different body shapes and sizes generally so we want to ensure that when drawing anime characters, they reflect that.

When drawing an anime body, we use circles (or heads) to define the proportions.

  • For a girl, we use the proportions of 1:7
  • For a boy, we use the proportions of 1:8

Differences between drawing a female anime character's body and a male anime character's body

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