Hi. I’m Jay French at jayfrenchstudios.com
and I’m going to show you how to draw anime humans. Again, there are a lot of different
styles in anime, but we’re going to do kind of the more of the more common style. Exaggerations
that are specific to anime usually consist of very pointed chins and some of them they’re
actually sharply angled like this. They usually and I’m going to do a female character here.
So they tend to have very rounded cheeks, not unlike the Disney style. They have almost
no lines for the nose, just basically a shadow more than anything. Another distinctive thing
about anime is almost no reference to the lips, except for a bottom line shadow. Now
where you get a lot of concentration in anime is in the eyes. Most of it is done with a
top and bottom line and it’s very dark and distinctive, whereas the side lines are much
more minimal, much less emphasized. Very big pupils; you always want a big circle of highlight
is actually drawn. Because you want anime eyes to look like they can go well up with
tears at any moment. Distinctive eyebrows. And here’s something very common with anime,
is to have hair in the face. But don’t worry about those lines that are actually going
through the eyebrow, crossing over, watch some anime and you’ll see that’s commonly,
they’re both shown. So we’re going to show, and also have some wild hairstyles. And they
have overly small necks and the details are often minimized in certain areas and maximized
in others. We’re going to do this one in a funky leather jacket. The advantage here is
that you don’t have to have a lot of details. They don’t tend to detail hands as much in
anime. Although they always get proportions accurate and realistic. But a lot of anime
style is about minimism, minimalism. As few lines as possible to get your point across.
And there we have a jacket. And that’s how you draw people in anime.