Step-by-Step on How to Slowly Draw an Anime Girl

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Step-by-Step on How to Slowly Draw an Anime Girl
Learn to draw anime girls, step-by-step. (Patrick Ryan/Lifesize/Getty Images)

Anime is the term for Japanese animation and can be seen on TV or in movies. Anime may come from Japanese comics known as "manga" which are monthly or weekly anthologies that have a huge following. Pokemon is an example of children's anime. Urusei Yatsura (Lum), Fushigi Yugi and Marmalade Boy are anime characters that teens might watch.

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Things you need

  • Paper
  • Pen or pencil

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  1. 1

    Draw an outline of an anime girl by making a circle for her head, body and limbs using a pencil. Define the face further by making her chin pointed. Part her hair so that the right side is shorter and layered compared to the longer left side of her face. Have only one eye showing and draw a large eye with very pointed long eyelashes. Sketch her ears, mouth and nose. Look at examples of anime girls on the Internet or in magazines and copy facial features that you like.

  2. 2

    Complete drawing in her hair and draw only the left ear. The other ear should be covered with her hair. Add the anime girl's neck. Sketch her shoulders and then draw a short-sleeved T-shirt on to her torso. Add a necklace around her neck that ends between her neck and her waistline.

  3. 3

    Draw the anime girl's sitting body with her knees raised. In this drawing, you only see her left arm as the right arm is hidden behind her body. Her left hand should be drawn with her palm down and flat with outspread fingers as if she is supporting herself sitting on the floor. This particular anime girl is wearing tight trousers that are form-fitted to her calves and hug her body with a low waist. Draw on a belt around the top of her trousers.

  4. 4

    Add any details you would like such as rings on her fingers and belt loops on her belt. Her feet should be flat on the floor. You can change the expression on her face to make her smiling or not smiling. Erase any areas you are not pleased with and try again until your anime girl looks exactly like you want her to.

  5. 5

    Colour in your drawing with pencil crayons, pastels or paint. You can make her a blonde, brunette, a redhead or give her black hair. You decide whether she will have blue or brown or green eyes. Add colour to her T-shirt and trousers. This particular anime drawing is based on Emo, a girl anime, however, you can make your anime girl look the way that you want her to.

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