|Hey everybody, I was thinking the other day how many people have said to me, "I can't draw, I don't know how!" Well, starting today, no more excuses! I'm going to do a tutorial, starting with the basics, and teach you everything I've been taught and learned as an artist. I may not be a professional, and If you already know everything I'm saying, fine. Don't read it. But if you want to learn some of the fundamental basics of drawing, particularly manga, and you're sick of copying other's work, I'll help you to create your own stuff. I'll teach you things like perspective and proportions, along with tips and tricks I've learned or heard about over the years. So to start off, here's a tutorial on drawing an anime face, straight on. I know it's kinda boring, but I'm just getting started, and the exciting stuff is soon to come. so here it is...|
a circle. If you have trouble with that, use a compass or try the "box"
method (decscribed below).
1. Draw the eyes inside the lines.
Make sure the eyes stay level with the line and that they are evenly spaced
with the center line and the sides of the head. The eyebrows should rest
just above the eyes (duh).
1. There really is no specific way to draw hair, it can be as wild and crazy as you want. Just use the sphere of her head as a guideline and think of where the source of the hair is when you draw it. I think spiky hair is cool, but I wanted it to be long too.
1. Add detail.
special note: in manga drawings, eyes are the most crucial feature on the face. (that's why they have the most detail) usually manga eyes have a light reflection or two and the top of the cornea melds in with the pupil. Develop your own technique, because they define the face.
1. Erase the guidelines and strengthen the lines that you're going to use. Now it's ready for photoshop. If you want to ink it, that's fine too. I usually ink my drawings, but I thought I'd try to do a CGed pic from a pencil drawing instead this time.
1. Draw a square, use a ruler if you're not too good at judging proportions.
2. Draw a horizontal and a vertical line through the middle of the square
3. Using these guidelines, drawing a circle is much simpler