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How to Draw Cute Chibis

Artist: PuzzlePieces / November 11, 2010
How to Draw Cute Chibis

Step 1.

We'll start off with the kinds of chibis that you run into. First we'll look over the regular chibis. These ones are almost child like in size, save for the oversized head. These are very common. See how the head almost makes up 1/3 of the body, that   

Step 2.

After that we'll look at the shape of the chibi head. It's round and kinda of plump, almost like that of a child's though the features are much more exaggerated. I've included examples for you of the head of in four different views. See how in the pr   

Step 3.

Now we'll start on the different parts of the body. First the hands. You can go as detailed or as simple as you like. I've included some samples for you that show different poses for the hands as well as different types. You can show no fingers but h   

Step 4.

Now for feet. Like the hands you can go as detailed or as simple as you like. A simple way is to end the leg abruptly with just a square end. Next is to give a just a tiny bit of definition of a foot, sort of just hinting that it's there. Next would    

Step 5.

Now we'll look at faces. The features are exaggerated, like the eyes are big and change with the different expressions and the mouth can go from tiny to massive with just a change of mood. Chibi faces are very very expressive.

Step 6.

Chibis can have all sorts of ears as well, simple round ones, short or long pointed ears, animal like ears and even realistic like ears.

Step 7.

Now we can put what we learned to use and draw us a chibi. First we'll start off with a frame to work off of.

Step 8.

Then we'll flesh it out and map out the features for the face.

Step 9.

Next we'll define the shape of the body more and do a rough sketch for the face and the ears.

Step 10.

Next we'll give her some hair. You can really get funky with the hair for Chibis, it can be huge and exaggerated like the other features of the body, or you can keep it simple and almost normal looking.

Step 11.

Now we can give our chibi a nice little outfit and dress them up so their not so naked.

Step 12.

Now it's tiem for the inking and the defining of all the details. Use a dark color or black and a smaller brush than what you did the sketch in and trace and draw all the details that you want for a chibi. Then you'll be all set to color. Have fun an   

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Artist: PuzzlePieces
Date Added: November 11, 2010
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Description: Here is a little tutorial with tips for "<em><strong>how to draw cute chibis</em></strong>", step by step. The different types of chibis, hands, feet, ears and faces, I've got just what you need here.