Anime has rising up recently, the adorable and expressive anime face has its magic to our eyes. now for you who are still learning how to draw and really interested in making anime character, I’ll give you basic anime face tutorial. OK, stop the talking and start the walking.
Since the anime face are the most expressive part of anime character, you need to pay extra attention on how they drawn.
We’ll start with the most popular anime eyes, the large anime female eyes.
Please remember to took the references from real eyes instead of manga eyes only. Just like this eye image bellow.
Start with upward curve line, and you also need to make it more thick.
Next, draw lower curve line, it supposed to shorter and more thin than the upper curve line. Add the eye lid at the left of upper curve line to make it more realistic.
Draw an oval shape within the upper and lower curve line.
Next, draw the pupil in the center of oval shape.
Add the shadow inside the eyeball.
And finally, add highlight at the upper and lower eyeball, please remember that the highlight determined where the light source came from. In this case the light source came from right side.
Other Face features
The nose was rarely drawn in anime, occasionally the nose represented by the wedge, shadow and nostrils. You can simplify it by just drawing wedge to represent the nose.
The lips occasionally defined by 3 line, upper short line, middle line and shorter curve line for the lower lip. In the case of women lip, the middle line often defined by “v” shape line. You even can simplify it by removing the lower and upper lip, and leaving the middle lines.
The ears in anime occasionally drawn with lobe directly attached and simple helix. for the simplified version, the helix removed and only leaving simple curve line.
For the beginning, draw a circle. You don’t have to make it perfect circle, a round look shape would do fine.
Draw a cross along your character face, this line will act as guideline to the character facial features.
Divide the half of horizontal guideline into two. It would guide you, where you gonna put the character eyeballs.
Also remember that the distance between eyes are equal with one eye. Too close or too wide will make your character looks like a weirdo.
Add the nose and lips, always refer to the guide line.
Add the eyeball, pupil and the ears. Remember that the ears are parallel with the eyes.
Add the eyebrows and the hair and Viola! You are done!
I will cover how to draw hair in the next tutorial. I hope you are enjoying my tutorial, subscribe to our RSS feed for the next manga tutorial.