How to Draw Cute Girls

Artist: camiiie / December 10, 2010

Step 1.

First of all we'll be diving this tutorial into two types the head and the body! As seen from different basic tutorials from this site I'll just be giving a run down for this tutorial so that you may have an idea on how to make your cute girl/bishouj   

Step 2.

Let's first discuss about the head! the head is the most essential piece on making a character!xD well self-explanatory. lol. in this example there are three types of cute girls you can create: Bubbly/energetic: these are the most common among the   

Step 3.

let's talk about the hairstyle! there are a lot of different hairstyles out there but I'll just cover the basic ones for now LOL

Step 4.

Normal: these are the types that is straight and has volume, it has an uneven end on it's strands, common of all hairstyles that are used are straight! long or short

Step 5.

curly hairs: mostly used for rich and popular cute girls in anime series, it can vary from super curly to mild curly, this one has big curls which gives it a nice volume look!

Step 6.

Wavy: it's a combination of straight and curly xD mostly used for characters that gives off a sweet and gentle feeling :)

Step 7.

Fly-away/Spikey: Mostly used for boyish types of cute girls or the mischievous types xD these are mostly short hairs and has less volume than the previous hairstyles

Step 8.

Straight: mostly used for the loners or the scary type of cute girls, it has no volume at all and has even and straight line cuts!:3

Step 9.

now that we're done with the basic hairstyles you can also apply those to ponytails! :D

Step 10.

Let's talk about eyes! it's the most essential in making up a character since this will be based on her personality let's start off with normal type. it is usually drawn like a window,that has an arc above and has shorter straight lines at the bott   

Step 11.

Tsundere/Tough Eyes: This type of eyes gives a more fierceness to the character, that says that they're very upfront and strict, guys are mostly scared of this character but are easily loved and considered cute with with their tough appearance on th   

Step 12.

Gentle-eyes: these are usually used by the gentle,sweet,quiet and shy type of cute girls/bishoujo. it's made up the combination of normal and tsundere type of eyes but has a softer look, it's square like the tsundere type but unlike the tsundere ty   

Step 13.

Body: Cute girls have slimmer and slender bodies unlike all girls, they're much more fragile and has childlike appearance except for the chest part LOL Normal: in this sample,it's usually used by the Childish/Girly types mostly have short skirts   

Step 14.

Boyish Types: it's usually worn by the boyish/tomboys kind of cute girls, they mostly wear short shorts lol xD and loose shirts that has numbers,sports like patterns, and anything boyish you could have imagine.

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Tsundere: they usually wear cute stuff as well but keeps it to a minumum,their posture is usually strict and high top, you usually see them with their hands cross on their chest when talking, this will usually be the tsundere or the rich or popular    

Step 16.

Gentle Type: They usually have this posture and a gentle feel into it, they usually wear long skirts that are conservative. You will usually see these types with gentle/shy/loner

Step 17.

Now let's put that all together to make a cute girl! here's the first step you'll be making! create your sketch first!

Step 18.

in drawing a figure it is best to draw first a stickman! that way you can experiment some pose that are too darn difficult to draw! then just follow the stickman by emphasizing the body parts

Step 19.

just simply trace over your sketch draw the dress that you want to put in your character, can you guess which type of cute girl this is?:3 I'll teach you how to do the skirt thing in another tutorial

Step 20.

Now to draw the head! as seen from the previous steps we already discussed on how to draw the eyes just put the eyes in the middle of the head then place the nose in the middle, then for the mouth just simple draw a half circle for it's smiling face    

Step 21.

now for the hair! just simple trace around the head for it's form! :) you can just simply draw whatever hairstyle that comes to your mind xD just give it light strokes downward to make it easier :3 and for the ponytails just stroke it upward :D I'll    

Step 22.

now we're done with the line art! just remove the sketch layer of your drawing then create a group layer for the coloring! :) Tip: I used Ink pen for this line art on paint tool sai which is kinda like a pencil! it gives you the thin strokes that    

Step 23.

Color the base!it has to be under the line art layer! I'm using paint tool sai so when coloring I use the pen tool size 14 that is really handy for the nooks and cranny of the picture! and very useful tip! when using paint tool sai it's very to color   

Step 24.

let me just tell you what the layers will look like in order! I've just grouped them in one folder same with the group folder of line art! as you can see the colors are under the layer :3 I also labeled them! so that I won't get confused on whichever   

Step 25.

now coloring the eyes! use a much darker color than the base for the half of the eye! here's a sample of what am I talking about. the White spots are the cause of the light source :3

Step 26.

Now for the skin! I've used shades of oranges for the skin's shade :3 it looks nice right? and it pops out more when you use pale yellow as your base :D don't forget where your light source is okay? and for the rest of the base,if you're having a    

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Artist: camiiie
Date Added: December 10, 2010
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Tags: draw anime, draw girls, how to draw cute girls
Description: This is a tutorial that will give you full of tips on “<em><strong>how to draw cute girls</em></strong>”, step by step! This lesson is really long but it's pretty fun too. I've included lots of steps that will guide you on the different types of eyes, mouths, faces, and bodies to draw cute anime girls in. You must figure out on how to draw the anime eyes, faces, expressions and various styles to create the perfect personality for your character. I had lots of fun with this, and I know you will too! I hope you'll like this lesson as much as I have enjoyed it so much! Thanks for viewing and good luck with the long tutorial! Don't get too lost :)