How to Draw Anime Cloud Strife

Artist: Dawn / September 10, 2013
How to Draw Anime Cloud Strife

Step 1.


Make three circles, one for the head, another for the torso and one for the lower part of the body. Connect them all together with a body guide, then sketch in the facial guidelines.

Step 2.


You will start the second step by sketching out some of the collar, as well as the shoulder padding which is like an armor type of padding.

Step 3.


Sketch out the small framed face like so, then sketch in the hairstyle completely which is the bangs, and long straight hair. As you can see the hair is in motion so you will need to sketch out the hair as you see it.

Step 4.


Draw in the serious eye style like so, then add the nose, mouth and marks on her cheeks. Also add some detailing around the eyes.

Step 5.


Here you will begin to tackle the task of drawing the upper body. Anime Cloud Strife will be dressed similar to how the real Cloud dresses. Draw the shoulders, and arms, then sketch in the strap across the chest which is from the shoulder pad. Add de   

Step 6.


Add the pin stripes which flow vertically down the top, then sketch in the head emblem on the shoulder padding. Don't forget to draw in the zipper as well as the detailing on the strap like the buckle and belt holes.

Step 7.


And lastly, sketch the shape of her waist and hips like so, then draw the pants, belt around the waist, then more of her hair. Add the body detailing like the navel button and pelvic indents on her body. Erase your mistakes too.

Step 8.


That's it you are all done with drawing anime Cloud Strife. Now you can color her in to bring this version of Cloud to life.

Comments (3)
Emilylovescookies · 5 years ago
Thankyou Dawn! It turned out so well! I love this drawing! I hung up X3 :drool: :inlove:
Dawn · 4 years ago
Awww, thanks so much! I wish I could see it :/
Emilylovescookies · 4 years ago
:hai: il try posting it :/, idk if I want to dawn D: :fear: :speechless:
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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: September 10, 2013
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Description: I know almost everyone that comes to Dragoart has heard of Final Fantasy and Cloud Strife. Today I will go ahead and use a suggestion by showing you "how to draw anime Cloud", step by step. I know Cloud Strife is kinda already an anime character because of the movie, but this is my female interpretation of Cloud. Besides the Katy Perry anime lesson, this one also happens to be one of my favorite as well. I love how even though this is a female, she still looks very much like Cloud and can totally pass as his sister. The hairstyle, cut off style shirt and hip style pants makes this version of Cloud attractive and fun to recreate. I know you will enjoy drawing anime Cloud Strife because I liked making the lesson. I shall return with some other cool tuts so keep those eyeballs peeled.