Anime and Manga Drawing Tutorials and All Things Anime

Tag Archive for Anime Faces

16 Examples of How to Draw Chibi Anime Facial Expressions

Anime chibi happy face

This tutorial looks at drawing chibi character facial expressions. Chibi characters are highly simplified versions of the anime or manga style drawn with huge heads and tiny bodies. Chibi expressions take the bare minimum needed to convey a certain emotion and can save an artist a lot of time. For this reason they can even be used as “cut-ins” in more serious styles of anime or manga.

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How to Draw Anime Lips Tutorial

Anime open mouth lips

This tutorial explains how to drawing anime and manga style lips in different variations from different views (front, three quarter and side). It focuses on female lips but some examples can also be used for drawing male lips.

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How to Draw Different Styles of Anime Heads & Faces

Anime heads

This tutorial looks at how to draw different types/styles of anime and manga heads and  faces going from the more common styles to the more stylized (also known as “Chibi”).

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How to Draw Anime and Manga Male Head and Face

Anime male face drawing

This tutorial shows how to draw an anime or manga male head and face from the front and side views.

Lets start by looking at the defines features of male character drawn in the anime or manga style.

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How to Draw an Anime Girl’s Head and Face

Anime girl face drawing

This tutorial explains how to draw a an anime or manga girl’s head head and face from the front and side views.

Before we begin it might be a good idea to outline the defining features of the anime style.

Most female anime characters tend to have big eyes, a small mouth, nose and chin, and a fairly round face. The lips are either very lightly defined or not drawn at all. The hair is usually drawn in clumps instead of individual strands and often tends to have a somewhat spiky look.

Keeping these things in mind we can begin drawing our character.

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