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Drawing an Anime Head Front View in Sai

Artist: Paprenjak / August 30, 2014
Drawing an Anime Head Front View in Sai

Step 1.

Hey! Let's get on business right away. I doubt this is your first tutorial on heads but as usual start with simple guidelines. Draw a circle. It doesn't have to be a perfect one. If you do have a tablet, you can lower your eraser tool's density in SA   

Step 2.

Now, draw a vertical line going through the center of the circle. That will be your chin guide line. Also draw a horizontal line which is touching the circle's down pole. The horizontal line will be a guide for curving the face into the one point - c   

Step 3.

Next, let's start shaping the face. Start with slightly curved lines from each side of the circle. The lines should be placed a little below the circle's widest left and right spot. If you can't imagine that, draw the horizontal line through the cent   

Step 4.

Alright, now, as you see in the picture, the lines I was talking about in the previous step came to the guideline you made earlier. Before you meet the lines into the chin, I reccomend making some kind of sign (a line, spot or something) for the poin   

Step 5.

I made some minimal guidelines for the eyes, mouth and nose. Start erasing the guidelines a bit (the density eraser tool I was talking about earlier won't completely erase the guidelines but their opacity will be smaller). I tend to put the nose a bi   

Step 6.

Shoujo mangas are girls mangas so characters are pretty feminine, even boys, yep. Their hair is soft and silky. Girls tend to be cute (clothes,face...) and pretty or so called bishoujo's. Also when I draw the mouth ( and this means even in my other d   

Step 7.

And here's my finished sketch. I did really quick coloring. If you'd like to know how I color, message me or leave your wish in the comments. Good luck and see ya. :3

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Artist: Paprenjak
Date Added: August 30, 2014
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Tags: how to draw anime, how to draw manga
Description: So basically, this is a quick tutorial on this common head shape. It is mostly used in shoujo anime and manga. I use it for girl's head shape and sometimes for boyish guys ( as in guys who are under 15 - 16 yrs old). Hopefully I'll be doing also the official male shape of head since I don't count this one as a REAL guy shape of face B). Enjoy.