How to Draw Chibi Manga

Artist: Jedec / February 18, 2018

Step 1.

First, let me start off with the differences between anime and manga. Here, you can see my chibi anime and chibi manga tutorial side by side. Notice the anime tutorial is a -lot- less detailed? This is because when doing animation, detail is lost due   

Step 2.

When drawing manga, there are a few different types of chibis that you need to get familiar with. The first being the detailed chibi. Notice the strands of hair are defined, the pull up into her ponytail and there's even some ripples in her clothes.    

Step 3.

Next would be the lesser chibi. This chibi has light amounts of detail and still has digits and direction to her clothes. These chibis don't take very much time and will probably be the most commonly used chibi in your whole manga. These chibis are y   

Step 4.

Then we have the stick figure chibi. This chibi takes little to no time to draw and is the "bridge" chibi in your manga plot. This chibi will tell little tid bits of your story that are important enough to be there, but overall have no major signific   

Step 5.

Lets start with the basic circle! This will start building our head. Don't worry if it' isn't perfect. Mine isn't!

Step 6.

From that, add a pointed chin and the top half of the structure for the body. This is only going to be a waist up, so don't worry about legs. Manga's tend to not have full bodies in most of their panes because they won't fit!

Step 7.

When making detailed drawings, start easy and work your way up. Lets start with the bangs in their pretty basic form with no extra lines on them. Make sure the bangs go past the chin!

Step 8.

Now lets move on to her ponytail spikey hair style. Make a sharp half oval at the pull point for her hair on her head and above that do a half oval with another sharp half oval. Then draw out the pieces of hair peeking out from behind her head.

Step 9.

We need a face to go with all that hair! Draw in some half lidded eyes, a soft smirk and some eyebrows and eyelines. You should make the eye lines lighter or thinner than the rest of the lines for the face.

Step 10.

Now to start drawing out the rest of her body. Don't worry about drawing her hand at first, since most of it will be covered by her sleeve. Just draw out her sleeve instead. Draw out her shoulders, half her other arm, her waist and a flare for whe   

Step 11.

Now you can draw in the fingers we didn't draw in the last step. Draw in her collar with the flaps, the top part of her corset, her arm band and the waves in her skirt. With the skirt take it one wave at a time instead of trying to do the whole thi   

Step 12.

Draw in the missing sleeve and hand now that the skirt has been drawn in. Again, most of the hand should be hidden in the sleeve!

Step 13.

Now that the basics have been drawn out, you can start getting into technical detail. Add in some extra pull lines to her head and the top of her pony tail. Add in some extra lines to her bangs to give them depth and notice that every strand of hai   

Step 14.

Now to draw in the design for her outfit! Notice on the corset that all of my lines are pulled to the southern point of her corset. This gives the outfit flow, and is a must if you plan on drawing anything in a corset. You don't have to draw the t   

Step 15.

Lastly, draw in some lines on her collar and flaps to show movement and pull, draw in her collar bones peeking through, draw in a couple of pull ripples for her corset and two little lines that show the skirt pulling into the pull point of the corset   

Step 16.

Congratulations you're finished! I colored this in black and white since most manga is not colored.. however, you can color this however you see fit! Have fun!

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Artist: Jedec
Date Added: February 18, 2018
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Description: Hi ya'll! I hope everyone had a great holiday. I'm back with another tutorial that gets specific with manga! Some people don't know the difference between manga and anime, but they are not the same! Manga is basically the Japanese word for comic, and anime is the animated cartoon version. I -adore- manga because the drawings tend to be far more detailed than anime drawings. Enjoy!