Ash Ketchum. Goku. Lelouch Lamperouge. "Kirito" Kazuto Kirigaya. Takeya Ikuhara. Junpei Kousaka. Rin Okumura. Gray Fullbuster. The list could go on as we consider the "classic" male anime or manga character. With piercing eyes and unruly locks of dark hair, these anime look-alikes often steal the show.
Anime is a style of Japanese animation that is now popular all over the world. Anime characters typically have large, expressive eyes, a colorful appearance, and even more colorful personalities.
Did you know? The first anime was produced in 1917. The modern style emerged during the 1960s. In 2016, 60 percent of the world's television cartoons were anime.
Would you like to draw an anime boy's side profile view face? This easy, step-by-step anime side view or manga drawing guide is designed to show you how.
You will be using guide lines - namely, a circle and perpendicular straight lines - to help you draw the face with the proper proportions. As you go along, you will need to erase these guide lines.
1. Begin by drawing a circle. This will serve as a guide line for crafting the shape of the head.
2. Draw a straight vertical line and a straight horizontal line through the center of the circle. The lines should cross at a perpendicular angle exactly at the circle's middle. The horizontal line should extend some distance beneath the circle, forming a "t" shape.
3. Begin sketching the lower face. The face should be located in the lower-left quadrant formed by the perpendicular lines. Use short, curved lines to sketch the nose, lips, chin, and neck of the anime side view.
4. Use a short straight line and a short curved line to enclose the mouth.
5. Use a "C" shaped line to outline the ear. The ear should cross the vertical guide line, appearing in both lower quadrants of the head. Then, use a series of short curved lines to detail the inner ear.
6. Erase the circle from the lower left quadrant of the head. Then, erase the perpendicular lines. You now have a clean outline of the anime side profile head. He's bald, a state which the next will rectify.
7. Use a series of curved lines of various lengths to sketch the hair. Notice how the lines meet in gentle to sharp points, forming locks of hair. These locks are especially prevalent around the face and at the back of the head. Use another curved line to draw the back of the neck.
8. Erase the guide line left by the original circle that appears within the outline of the hair. Now, you again have a clean outline.
9. Detail the hair with a series of short, curved lines that meet at jagged points. Detail the face by drawing the eye. Use three curved lines to sketch the triangular shape of the eye, allowing the lines to extend past the forward-facing short side of the triangle. Darken the eyelid, and draw several successively smaller ovals at the front of the eye. Shade between the two smallest to form the pupil. Draw a curved line parallel to the top of the eye, defining the lid. Use a pair of curved lines to draw the eyebrow, pointed on each end.
Color your anime side view head. You can stick with the "classic" hero we discussed at the outset, or color your character any way you would like. Make his hair black, brown, blonde, red, grey, or white - or, get really creative with colors like blue, pink, or purple!
Have you ever wanted to be able to draw a beautiful rose? This easy step-by-step drawing tutorial outlines the steps necessary to draw a cartoon style rose, complete with leaflets.
This project has a lot of details, but you can complete it easily by carefully following the instructions below.
In each step, previously drawn lines are black and the new lines added to the sketch are blue in color.
You won't need any special tools to complete this sketch. Follow this simple guide using any type of paper, as well as a pencil, pen, marker, or other writing tool. If you'd like, you can color your finished product.
Would you like to draw a beautiful flower? Doing so is simple with this drawing tutorial. By following the step-by-step instructions in this drawing guide, you will soon be able to sketch your own rose, complete with leaves and a stem.
You will not need any special tools to create this drawing, only paper and a writing implement - a pencil, a pen, or a marker.
Sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing some of your lines as you go along.
There are many details in this drawing, but the illustrations below show you each step. In each image, the blue line is a new addition to the 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.