Anime is a popular style of Japanese animation used in cartoons. This characteristic art style emerged in the 1960s, both in cartoon anime and the related comic book manga. Its popularity increased markedly during the 1990s and still continues to grow.
Anime characters typically have large, expressive eyes, and extreme emotions are commonly displayed. Loss, death, unrequited love, and betrayal are popular themes, especially in series aimed at adults rather than children. As such, sad characters such as the one in this drawing guide are a staple in many anime.
Today, over 400 studios produce anime, and others have adopted the style outside of Japan. More than half of the world's animated television shows are considered anime.
Would you like to draw a cartoon of a sad anime girl? This easy, step-by-step anime cartoon drawing tutorial is here to show you how. All you will need is a pen, pencil, or marker and a sheet of paper.
1. Begin by sketching the curvature of the face. Use a long, curved line, and note the contours of the cheek and chin.
2. Sketch the hair, fully enclosing the outline of the face. Use long, curved lines to sketch in the top of the head. Then, use a series of curved lines of various lengths to complete the locks of hair around the face. For each lock, use two curved lines that meet at a sharp point. Note how some of the locks overlap one another.
3. Continue drawing the long hair as if it is blowing in the wind. Use curved lines of various lengths. At the end, allow the lines to meet at jagged points. Use additional curved lines to add texture to the hair.
4. Draw the girl's neck and torso. Extend a pair of lines downward from the head to form the neck. Then, extend curved lines from just above the base of the neck. Bring them together at a point. This outlines the inside of the shirt collar. Form the sides of the collar using curved triangular shapes. From the collar, extend curved lines on each side to form the shoulders. Use sets of parallel lines to demarcate the sides of the vest.
5. Continue to texture the hair with long curved lines running the length of it, allowing them to meet at points. Use thick curved lines to indicate the eyebrows.
6. Draw the first crying eye. Use a thick curved line for the eyelid. Beneath it, outline the eye using curved lines that meet at points. Use a curved line, doubled back upon itself, to enclose the tear. For the eye itself, enclose several increasingly smaller circles within one another. Shade one to indicate the pupil. Add dimension by drawing a curved line above the eyelid.
7. Draw the remaining eye. Again, use a thick curved line for the eyelid, and enclose the shape of the eye beneath it. Draw a teardrop shape at the corner, and enclose several increasingly smaller circles within the eye. Shade one to indicate the pupil.
8. Use a curved line to draw the small nose, and enclose several teardrop shapes streaming down the cheek.
9. Add additional detail to the hair as necessary. Then, use curved lines to sketch the frowning mouth and chin.
Color your anime girl. Anime often employs bright and fanciful colors, so be creative.
According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica , the cross is "the principal symbol of the Christian religion." Millions of people wear a cross on a necklace or employ the cross in body art or to decorate their homes, vehicles, or clothing.
The cross as a symbol has a long history spanning numerous non-Christian religions. Simple X or + marks are found in prehistoric cave drawings. In ancient Egypt, the cross-like ankh or crux ansata - translated "cross with a handle - was often depicted in the hand of the pharaoh or of various deities. It was used both as a fertility symbol and to represent life. W. E. Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words also notes that the cross or t was used as a symbol for the Chaldean god Tammuz.
For 300 years after the founding of Christianity, there is no historical evidence of the use of this symbol in worship. It came into popularity when promoted by Roman Emperor Constantine, between 306 and 337 A.D. Throughout the Middle Ages in Europe, the cross was used as a religious symbol. The design, for example, adorned the shields of knights and crusaders. The cross also appears in much of the religious artwork from the sixth century onward, appearing in paintings, on the cover and pages of religious texts, and in architecture, especially of churches.
Would you like to draw your own cross? The stylized cross in this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial features a rose wound about it.
All you will need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and an eraser. Note that in each step, new lines are highlighted in blue, while lines drawn in previous steps are shown in black. At times, you will need to erase lines in order to complete the step. You may also wish to use colored pencils, crayons, markers, or paints to shade your finished drawing.
"The eyes are the window to the soul." So states an antiquated maxim. To scientists, however, the eyes are very interesting. For example, researchers are currently developing technology that could use patterns in the iris of the eye to identify people, much as the fingerprint is used currently. Movies and television have long depicted such technology, but it may soon become a reality. In fact, some airports are already testing this 'eye ID' technology.
To artists, the eyes hold another interest. The eyes are surrounded by many, many small muscles, and the movement of these muscles is an indicator of emotion on the human face. Our eyes, for instance, can show whether we are happy, sad, angry, frightened, excited, or bored.
The eyes, then, are an important means of expressing these emotions in the visual arts, yet many artists find the eyes to be one of the more difficult portions of the human face to capture accurately. What is more, it is almost paradoxical that the eyes are one member largely responsible for our ability to draw the eyes of another.
Almost every drawing or painting of humans or animals includes eyes, whether open or closed. As such, many styles have developed. The simplest eyes involve nothing more than a solidly shaded dot. Other simple eyes consists of a circle with a shaded dot inside it. The Japanese manga and anime art styles often lend straight lines and squared corners to the shape of the eye.
Would you like to draw a pair of eyes? Perhaps you are working on a portrait of a friend or family member. Now, the complicated task of drawing realistic human eyes is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing guide.
All you will need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and an eraser. You may also want to use crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints to shade your finished drawing. Notice that each step of this drawing guide includes an illustration as well as explanatory text. New lines added in each picture are highlighted in blue.
The type of bone typically rendered in cartoons - and in this drawing guide - is known as a long bone. Long bones are hard and dense. They give the body strength and structure and are used to help you move around. Long bones can be found in the arms, legs, wrist, ankle, and fingers. The thigh bone, or femur, is a long bone.
Long bones and filled with both yellow and red bone marrow. Red marrow produces blood cells and yellow marrow is used to store fats.
Why do we feed bones to dogs? Bones contain minerals and nutrients. They also satisfy a dog's desire to chew, which in turn helps clean their teeth. Additionally, the dog food that we feed our pets today was not invented until 1860. For thousands of years, family dogs were simply fed table scraps. This often included bones and undesirable portions of meat.
Would you like to give a dog a bone? This easy, step-by-step dog bone drawing guide is here to help you draw one. All you will need is a sheet of paper and a pen, pencil, or marker. You can use this same bone drawing guide to depict a skeleton, a dinosaur dig, or the flag on a pirate ship.