How to Draw Manga Males, Draw Anime Males

Artist: Ghostiy / May 12, 2011

Step 1.

First off, lets get some basics down. Learn your anatomy. Medical diagrams are a good place to start. Highlighted are the main muscle groups shown when drawing. Certain groups will show more than others depending on how your character is built.

Step 2.

Shown here are 3 of the body types you can get. Skinny, medium build, and body builder. Most artists tend to stick between skinny and medium. Its difficult to get a head to look right on a very large body, and its not typically 'pretty'. But don't be   

Step 3.

Jawlines are essential to the feel of the character. In figure a, the chin comes out a bit, and the jaw is wider and much more square. This is typical for a male with a high amount of testosterone. Figure b shows an effeminate male, with very smooth   

Step 4.

Eyes are important. They tell alot about the characters personality. Here are some examples. a) fairly wide and open, but on edge. It doesn't feel as though its that wide naturally, so usually used for a scared character. b) Quite laid back. It i   

Step 5.

Now lets start on that picture. Rough out the skeletal base. Nothing fancy. The blue line shows his motion. Its good to get the angle of motion and center of gravity right before going any further.

Step 6.

The basic shapes for the torso are a little bit complicated. The ball at his stomach is where everything pivots. The top half mimics ribs, and has 2 squares for the pectorals. The bottom is just the pelvis. Usually a triangle would suffice.

Step 7.

Add in the arms and legs. Cylinders work well for this part. The feet are a bit more difficult. The best thing to do is look at a picture of feet and work out the shapes that you see. Use squares and circles for the hands. Tip time: Notice how the   

Step 8.

Add in the basics for the head. Map out where you want the eyes. Use a triangle or Diamond to place the nose.

Step 9.

This step is optional. I like to flesh out the torso, even if clothes will be covering it. Notice how the right side is stretched and the left is scrunched due to his pose. Also take note of what muscles appear. His abs aren't visible because hes ben   

Step 10.

Start on the smaller points. The face, hands and feet are a good place to begin. Look up some shoe styles and try copying from them. Tip time: Notice how the left foot is less detailed? Thats because the further away an object is from the viewer,    

Step 11.

Add hair and anything around the head area. In this case, the scarf. Due to his motion, the scarf would fly back.

Step 12.

Draw out the basics of the top. Personally, I don't add creases or folds yet. Look in some magazines to find a style that suits the character.

Step 13.

Add in pants. Because they're fairly tight, they follow the original guides closely. With this type of material, knowing about leg build is useful when shading comes around because it would cling to the shape of his legs. Add some basic folds. Becaus   

Step 14.

Nearly done! Add the main theme of your picture. In the case of this particular one, feathers. If doing this digitally, put these on an new layer as you may have to erase some overlaps. I also added belts for fashion purposes. If you didn't do it bef   

Step 15.

Finally finish off with any extras. The flying feathers and fire all move in the direction of the scarf. This gives more movement. Also, erase any overlaps, like the hair under the feathers. Complete. Well done! Keep practicing!

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Artist: Ghostiy
Date Added: May 12, 2011
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Tags: draw anime people, how to draw anime, draw anime boys
Description: A tutorial on male anatomy, perspective and male facial points.