How to Draw an Anime Front Face

Artist: Dawn / April 18, 2014
How to Draw an Anime Front Face

Step 1.


Basic Skull Anatomy Of Front Face| When you're drawing the face shape of an anime character, it's important to understand the undermining functions that make the facials work and how they're placed. Here is an anime skull that is clearly much differe   

Step 2.


Facial Proportions| Generally, in most anime that people are commonly interested in, is the style that have the exaggerated sized eyes, and lightly defined nose, mouth, and brows. If you're going to draw in that style, understand that the eyes take u   

Step 3.


Try to get yourself familiarized with the various poses that you can stylize your character in. When you're illustrating a manga comic, you're going to have to get used to drawing numerous face positions. What if you don't know how to draw your chara   

Step 4.


Shadow Breakdown| Here's my basic breakdown on how I shade and highlight anime eyes. I start off with the simplest upper lid which dictates my next move wisely. I go ahead and add the inner iris and lower lid to add depth. Then, coloring around a pre   

Step 5.


This step is for those that plan to draw a character with an intention clothing design, and want to shade/color their artwork. Remember that the direction will effect the shadows and reflective light on an object. Where ever your light source is hitt   

Step 6.


Start off by sketching out the guide for the head, and the facial guidelines.

Step 7.


Draw the definition of the face or actual structure of this anime girl's face.

Step 8.


You will cap off the open area of the face by drawing in bangs for the hairstyle. You can choose to draw any anime hairstyle you wish.

Step 9.


Let's begin the process for drawing the anime eyes. Start with the thin eyebrows, then draw in the thick, chunky eyelid lines that are in a slant pose.

Step 10.


Finish the eye shapes and when you do so add some shading inside the eyeball right at the top edge.

Step 11.


Add the nose, mouth and blush marks on the cheeks.

Step 12.


Draw in the shape of the head which will also act as the hairstyle. You will then add the bumps for the ears.

Step 13.


Add the headband like so, then proceed to step fourteen.

Step 14.


Continue to draw in the long hair that has a razor cut style at the ends. This is also where you will sketch in her neck shape.

Step 15.


Lastly, draw the shoulders, arms, and shape of her torso. You will also sketch in some detailing at the base of her neck. Erase all the mistakes and guides.

Step 16.


Go ahead and color in your drawing of the anime face you created by using this lesson. I hope you enjoyed this tut, don't forget to upload your finished artwork.

Comments (1)
angel12310 · 5 years ago
Very cute! I was able to do it. I kind of messed up on the eyes but the rest i did ok on
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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: April 18, 2014
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Description: I know a lot of you have been waiting a while for more lessons that are helpful with drawing faces especially from a front view. Here is one for you all to have some fun with, it's "how to draw an anime face front view", step by step. I've included some helpful tips on drawing the anime eyes, mouth and face. There is also a step that describes the skeletal view of an anime character or figure. I hope this lesson will please a lot of people that come to Dragoart looking for helpful anime tutorials. Adios folks, I will be back tomorrow.