2 Ways to Draw an Anime(Manga) Face | Front and 3/4 Views

In Art, Tutorials by Toni Justamante Jacobs

Anime, also known as manga, is one of the most popular art styles. You can find tons of anime comics, movies, and drawings in general on the internet. The cool thing is that in this tutorial I will teach you how to create your own anime drawings.

In this tutorial, I am going to teach you how to draw anime´s faces in 2 different ways. One will be drawing a front depiction of an anime face, and the other will be how to draw an anime face from a 3/4 perspective. I have made the tutorials pretty easy with a step by step guide for each one.

FIRST TUTORIAL: HOW TO DRAW AN ANIME( Manga) FACE

STEP 1- DRAWING THE JAW

You should start by drawing the Jaw. Draw two diagonal lines for the jaw and connect them. These 2 lines will be the chin. We will draw also two almost vertical lines for the sides of the face.

STEP 2- DRAWING THE CROSS

We will draw a cross in center of the face. We will draw the different facial features along the arms of the cross.

STEP 3- DRAWING THE EARS

The ears will be drawn as two curved lines align with the horizontal line. The interior of the ear will be drawn also as curved lines.

STEP 4- DRAWING THE NECK

The neck will be quite easy to draw. Just draw to curved parallel lines coming from under the jaw.

STEP 5- DRAWING THE NOSE

The nose will be the next step. You should draw it aligned with the bottom of the ears.

STEP 6- DRAWING THE MOUTH

STEP 7- DRAWING THE EYES

The eyes will be drawn aligned with the top of the ears.

STEP 8- DRAWING THE EYEBROWS

On top of the eyes, the eyebrows will be drawn as two curved lines.

STEP 9- DRAWING THE HAIR

The top part of the hair will be drawn as long tufts of hair coming down covering the top parts of the ears and part of the eyebrows.

The bottom part will be surrounding the neck and laying on top of the shoulders.

STEP 10- FINAL LINEART

Finally, we will draw the final lineart on top of our dummies drawing. Also, we will add some shading under the jaw and inside the eyes, Also, we will proceed in thickening the bottom lines under the nose, jaw, eyes, and ears.

Shading has an easy of making drawings appear so real and flawless. So go on and make the strokes of your drawing darker. If you are interested in knowing more about how to shade with a pencil, you can check my free tutorial clicking here.

If you are interested in developing your anatomy drawing skills and learn how to draw characters digitally, you should check my drawing video course. You can find more information clicking the image below:

SECOND TUTORIAL: HOW TO DRAW AN ANIME(Manga) FACE 3/4 VIEW

For the second tutorial, we are going to just focus on drawing an anime face from a 3/4 view

STEP 1- DRAWING THE JAW

You should start by drawing the Jaw and left side of the face. First, draw a curved convex line for the forehead, next a concave line for the side of the face . After you should draw another convex line towards the center and another one after to the right. The pointy end will be the chin.

STEP 2- DRAWING THE CROSS

The cross should be drawn as to curved lines, one vertical, connecting the center of the chin with the top of the forehead. The other line should be horizontal and should be drawn across the face.

STEP 3- DRAWING THE NECK

The neck will be drawn as to curved lines, one coming from under the jaw and the other one paralleling it that will connect the ear we will draw next with the upper part of the torso.

STEP 4- DRAWING THE EARS

The ear will be drawn as a curved line align with the horizontal line. The interior of the ear will be drawn also as curved lines.

STEP 5- DRAWING THE EYES

The eyes will be drawn aligned with the top of the ears.

STEP 6- DRAWING THE NOSE

The nose will be the next step. You should draw it aligned with the bottom of the ear.

STEP 7- DRAWING THE MOUTH

As shown in the image above, directly under the nose, draw a short horizontal line. Both sides of the mouth will be aligned with the center of the eyes.

STEP 8- DRAWING THE EYEBROWS

On top of the eyes, the eyebrows will be drawn as two curved lines.

STEP 9- DRAWING THE HAIR

To draw the hair, simply draw the top part as big flocks of hair hanging from the sides of the head and covering eyebrows and ear.

Also, you should erase the cross in the center of the face, so your character looks more polished.

STEP 10- FINAL LINEART

Finally, we will draw the final line art on top of our dummies drawing. Also, we will add some shading under the jaw and the cheekbones. We will darken also some of the lines so we can give more depth to our character’s line art.

CONCLUSION

Now, you have learned two different ways in which you can draw an anime face. Just stick close to the steps I have outlined above so you can achieve similar results to mine. You can try to create your own versions too, you do not have to stick to the styles I used above. If you are interested in a more free step by step drawing tutorials similar to this one, feel free to visit the Drawing Tutorials section.

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How to Draw an Anime Face Front View: Step 1- Draw The Jaw Step 2- Draw The Cross Step 3-Draw The Neck Step 4-Draw The Ears Step 5-Draw The Eyes Step 6-Draw the Nose Step 7-Draw The Mouth Step 8-Draw The Eyebrows Step 9-Draw The Hair
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Toni Justamante Jacobs

About the author: Hi, I’m Toni Justamante Jacobs. I´m a professional Concept Artist and Illustrator with more than 10 years of experience in the industry. Some of my clients are Gameloft, Fantasy Flight Games, Kunlun Games and Games Workshop. Currently, I´m working at Socialpoint as an in-house Senior Concept Artist.