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8. One box becomes two

In nos. 1-6, new information is added to the box. Similar to the revised drawings featured on the previous pages, the amount of information contained in the drawings done at the level of an absolute beginner is different to that in advanced work. This is illustrated by the difference between nos. 1 and 8.

The observer (the person who set the task of drawing the boxes) would be expecting only to see what was asked for, that is, a square box. Nos. 6 to 8 exceed these expectations. You cannot say that nos. 6 to 8 are mistakes. In fact, each one is an effective clue that shows individualistic interpretation.

It is invaluable to give the drawing an element of surprise and incorporate extra information into it that would make it more interesting. Of course, to do this you need to be able to sketch. But on top of that, you must also come up with an ingenious theme, character pose and design.

Anime Sketch Fighting Pose

Although the character in nos. 9 and 10 is one and the same, you can see how they differ not only in design but also in personality It is a subconscious prerequisite in the reader's mind tor main anime and manga characters to be attractive. It is what is expected. By adding depth to their attractiveness, we can surprise the reader by surpassing their expectations It marks the first step when someone says your drawing is "good," but a real beginning when they say it is "great."

You can also draw in accordance with reader's expectations like in the coterie magazines. For instance, looking at the boxes on the previous page, although the animator can draw up to level 8, he or she doesn't because readers are expecting to see a level-6 drawing. Similarly, an animator, instead of drawing a realistic illustration, draws manga with simple strokes and creates suitable characters such as the Simple deformed(SD) Character

If you can hold a pen and draw straight lines in pencil, you will be able to draw.

Practice drawing the 8 boxes (cubes) on the next page freehand. These boxes are drawn freehand without thinking about perspective and the vanishing point. Up close, they may look a little strange. But they pass for three-dimensional shapes.

The picture above is simply an arrangement of parallel lines drawn without using a ruler. It looks fine to you, doesn't it?

Freehand Drawing Straight Lines

The same method can be used for drawing a character's face. As long as if you visualize the image in straight lines, your lines will not be out.

The picture above is simply an arrangement of parallel lines drawn without using a ruler. It looks fine to you, doesn't it?

The same method can be used for drawing a character's face. As long as if you visualize the image in straight lines, your lines will not be out.

Freehand Drawing Straight Lines

A view from pround level

A view from above

A view from ground level

How to draw with accurate perspective is explained in specialist books but you don't have to be able to draw with precision like an architect. Once you get used to it, you won't need to use a ruler or think about the vanishing point.

To draw straight lines freehand...Draw a line on a blank sheet of paper from one point to another, imagining the end result in your mind and remaining aware of the pencil point. You do the same with your sketches, just on a larger scale.

A view from above

A view from above

A view from pround level

A view from above

A view from ground level

Start drawing for real! But before that...

It's OK saying you'll start drawing, but what are you going to draw?

Do you get hold of the pencil willy-nilly? Are you going to draw a RPG (Role Playing Game) Character? A manga character? A character in a fight? Or, are you planning to draw an illustration or a poster? Charts of characters' Basic Expressions? It doesn't matter if what you draw is a scribble. Only, make sure you have a concrete image of the character, the scene and the pose.Good pictures start with character design. .

Once this is decided, you draw the outline of the movement to create a general image. You don't have to worry about drawing the hands over and over again or if there is enough room for feet on the page A good picture has a solid outline. This is the first step in a sketch

First Step Sketching AnimeAnime Poses Outline

Don't just look at these poses. Think about the outlines for your favorite animators' and artists' illustrations and drawings toe.^

I Several poses are shown below. Pay particular attention to the bending of the backbone. The human body is quite flexible and the backbone is curved even in a standing position.

A character's individuality is evident even without such details as hairstyle, eyes and creases in clothes. Your job is not simply to decide the pose. It is also to direct and thereby incorporate more information about the character into the drawing This is subliminal information

For those of you with doubts on your ability to draw, take a look at the sketches below. When It comes to using only lines and circles, it is not really a matter of making judgements about skill levels. But these sketches do actually decide about 40% of what makes a good drawing.

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Before you begin...

Now flesh out the outline!

How Draw Human FiguresAnime Boy Sketch Outline

■ Generally, people think that getting the balance right in a sketch is hard. But it isn't really. Think of the simplest polygon. When you are drawing an illustration, you don't have to draw a square. However, you must decide which direction each part of the body is facing. And once you have got this you will be fine.

Flower Anime Action Character

As long as you can draw square boxes, you will be able to draw characters.

It is time to think about body proportions now.

Which of the six types shown below appeals to you the most?

The OVA (Original Video Anime) ? Manga? Illustrative? You may have tried to imitate the style of your favorite manga artist or animator, but it just doesn't look the same.

So far, the characters you have sketched differ in body proportions and design to the characters you like.

We don't have to analyze the body proportion of characters in great detail. All I ask is that you are aware of which type/s you want to draw.

So far, the characters you have sketched differ in body proportions and design to the characters you like.

We don't have to analyze the body proportion of characters in great detail. All I ask is that you are aware of which type/s you want to draw.

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1. Comical Animation Character

Large head, hands and feet. Not much definition of joints and muscles. Limbs look small compared with the head.

2. SD Character

A small body with a large head. Not particularly comical or cute.

3. Bishoujo (Young, pretty girl)

A thin waist and slight definition of body contours. Joints and muscles are defined.

4. Shoujo Manga (Gal's Comics) character

Overall very thin with long legs. For girls, body contours are defined but the head is small. Boys are drawn almost the same but with broader shoulders.

5. Comical SD Character

Unlike the SD Character on the previous page, this type looks funny with thin arms but big hands, legs and feet.

6. Real Type

The length of the body torso and legs are roughly the same. Girls do not have exaggerated narrow waists.

It is time to think about body proportions now.

Comical type

SD Character type

Game Character Proportions

Popular type

SD Mascot type

Different Body Types Anime

Real type

Character drawing differs with the subject. It is not simply about body proportion. Depending on whether it is manga or an illustration, for example, the same character will have very different features. Compare the different drawings of the same character below, especially looking at the ways the eyes and hands have been drawn. Do you notice how some features have been drawn in detail while others have been omitted.

Comical type

Popular type

SD Mascot type

Real type

SD Character type

Chapter 2 Different Ways to Draw Characters1 Expressions

Have you ever looked at a drawing you've done through the back of the paper?

You can easily see distortions in a sketch if you do. Especially those faces looking straight out.

These distortions come about when you are preoccupied with flat outlines and not not thinking in 3-D..

What can be done about it? The answer is think polygons. The drawing below, a common one in video games, is like a piece of sculpture, isn't it? You don't have to be able to draw it. What's more important is that you acquire a feel for it. It is very abstract. But the feeling is important. If you have this, your drawings will have the power to move people.

Think back to the square boxes in Chapter 1. They are the simplest polygons. Next, we will take a look at how characters'

bodies can be made up of polygons.

This is the first stage. Take care when drawing the mouth. The lips jut out but are not curved. So it looks as if they are just stuck on.

A simpler polygon looks like this.

You can't put your finger on it but something is wrong with this drawing.

The completed drawing: The professional's work

The drawing went wrong at the initial stage. Look at the eyes. First, look at the size of them. The left and right eyes are slightly different. Then, look at where they are. The position of the eyes is off and this is the most common reason for a picture looking odd. The height of the eyes is unnatural because they are not aligned parallel with the inclination of the face (the outline of the head). It would be the same curved. Look at the completed drawing below.

Johsuanava Biz AnimeMidline Off Centre
The midline is off center.

The eyes are not the same height. The cross-lines on the face are at completely different angles.

Anime Facial Angles

The lines for the height of the eyes should be parallel. The cross-lines on the face should cross the midline at right angles.

It is basically the same for exaggerated Anime characters as well. When you can draw faces as cubes without having to think about it, you know that you have improved a great deal.

Picture That You Can Draw

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Different Ways to Draw Characters' Expressions

Drawing For Real! Parts of the Face and Position

Anime Face Position

As explained on the previous page, when drawing the face, the most important line that you draw is the cross-line. It is the first one you draw and decides position and direction. Drawing the features, the eyes and the hairstyle may be more fun but it is the cross-lines that decide the character design. So, pick up a pencil and have a go at drawing the real thing

1. First of all, the horizontal 2. Next, the midline is drawn 3. Then, the horizontal lines that decide cross-line decides the height of vertically on the full face. This the positions of the mouth and the eyes. line marks the bridge of the eyebrows are drawn. The distance nose. between these two lines decides the size of the eyes. The knack when drawing the c . p. . character below is to draw these lines

Exaggerated Type Lharacter wide apart so that the eyes are big

Real Type Character

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4. The position for the nostrils is marked on the line for the bridge of the nose. The eyes are drawn on this line and their size roughly estimated. The general rule is that the lower the position of the eyes, the more childish the face (See the drawing below).

5. Above the line that decides the height of the eyes draw another line to decide the size of the ears. The height of the ears is about where the frame of a pair of glasses would sit. Normally the position for the corner of the eyes is about where the root of the ear is. But the more you get used to it, the more you can play around with the positioning to make more exaggerated characters.

6. The outline between the eyebrow line and the eye line hollows out. This makes the depressions for the eyes. Mistakes are often made at this point. Even those people who are fairly good at drawing end up drawing the base of the nose from the eye line. Have a look at the bridge of your nose in the mirror. See how it starts between the eyebrows, depresses in between the eyes, and then sticks out.

Make sure this width is right.

Make sure this width is right.

Lips Nose Make

7. The width of the lips is marked on the horizontal line for the mouth. Take i care with the eyebrows because it is easy to draw them uneven. The same with the lips. If they were uneven, even a smile would look contorted. The chin is tapered. The Real Type Character has a broad chin and the Exaggerated Type, a chin concentrated at the center of the face. Be aware of the jawbone in the Real Type

7. The width of the lips is marked on the horizontal line for the mouth. Take i care with the eyebrows because it is easy to draw them uneven. The same with the lips. If they were uneven, even a smile would look contorted. The chin is tapered. The Real Type Character has a broad chin and the Exaggerated Type, a chin concentrated at the center of the face. Be aware of the jawbone in the Real Type

Finished!

Character.

Character.

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Once you get the hang of it, you can start the drawing from the nose or the mouth. But make sure it doesn't end up like this one on the left. What is wrong with it? It looks distorted because the head is too small.

Cross-Lines For Different Characters' Foreheads

Exaggerated Type

Simple Type

Real Type

Real Simple Exaggerate TypeHow Draw Human Figures

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Different Ways to Draw Characters' Expressions

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Draw Faces from Several Directions.

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Drawing Game Characters LessonsDrawing Anime Faces Lookingup

In a real story, you have to be able to draw not just faces in profile but laces in all sorts of positions such as looking up and down. The following views are drawn with the cross-line.

Below we have the basic set of head positions for the characters featured in this book. Once you can draw these, you can probably create your own work.

Oblique from behind: Level of difficulty 3

Don't forget the thickness of the ears. Make sure the horizontal eye-line remains level.

Oblique left: Level of difficulty 2

Even though this is one that people can draw, it is also easy to get the perspective out. Pay attention to the size of the eyes.

Basic 1 (Frontal): Level of difficulty 1

Asymmetry is most obvious in this position. The width to the left and right of the vertical midline must be the same.

Basic 2 (Profile): Level of difficulty 1

The knack is to distance the base of the nose and eyeballs further apart than you would first think. Take into consideration the height of the nose between the eyes. The bottom lip protrudes less than the top.

Lips PerspectiveHow Draw Human FiguresJohsuanava Biz Anime

From below: Level of difficulty 5

Pay attention to the line from the tip of the chin to the eyes. The position of the nostrils is higher than you would first think.

From above: Level of difficulty 5

The positions for the top of the nose and the mouth are almost exactly the same. The angle of the eyebrows changes the down-looking position of the head. Refer to this position for each character in the pages to follow.

Oblique left and right + From slightly above: Level of difficulty 3

Take care with the size of the head. People tend to draw the ears and the nose too close together. The drawing will be ^unbalanced if the head isn't thick enough.

'The scale of difficulty is 1 to 5.)

Scale Game Difficulty

Oblique left + From below: Level of difficulty 5

Once you can draw this, you can improve the variation in your drawings dramatically. This angle must be practiced because it is commonly used. Make the curves of the eyes and the head parallel so that the eyes don't droop. Take care where you draw the hairline because it differs depending on the character.

Nose Appears Wide Oblique Angle

Oblique right + From slightly below: Level of difficulty 4

The inclination of the eyes is difficult to get right. Make the chin and forehead parallel. Do the same with the eyebrows and eyes.

How Draw Human Figures

Oblique right: Level of difficulty 4

This angle often appears in interview tests at animation studio companies. How the parts on the other side of the nose-line (the cheeks, eyes, eyelids and eyebrows) are drawn is very important. It is a good indication of your drawing ability. Pay attention to the distance between the eyes and ears.

Ear Drawings From Different Angles

This is at an angle so it is not exactly a full view from above. Nevertheless the nose and mouth are drawn close to each other. Right-handers generally tend to have difficulty in drawing this position properly.

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Different Ways to Draw Characters' Expressions

Introduction to Different Types of Characters

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Girl Character

Characters' Expressions by Type/ Head Exaggerated Type A/Girl

■ This character is a mix between Takarazuka (an all-women theatrical company in Japan) and Gakuen (School Life) genres. Her traits are the exaggerated hairstyle and eyes Once you have mastered these two characteristics, you should have no problem drawing this type of character. Take care with her glossy hair, highlighted lips and liquid eyes.

Manga Boy Head PositionsJapanese Anime Girl With Droopy Hair

Characters' Expressions by Type/ Head

His personality differs depending on the story. He is flashy and tries to be cool but most of the time he has a comic role. His droopy eyes are evidence of this. He is often up to something devious but his plans usually backfire. He's a character that you cannot help but like though. He always falls for the leading heroine.

His personality differs depending on the story. He is flashy and tries to be cool but most of the time he has a comic role. His droopy eyes are evidence of this. He is often up to something devious but his plans usually backfire. He's a character that you cannot help but like though. He always falls for the leading heroine.

Don Forget Character
The ears are thin and pointed. Don't forget the earring.

Characters' Expressions by Type/ Head Exaggerated type B/Girl

She is naturally friendly and in most scenes she is smiling. Draw her with droopy eyes to express her cheerful, gentle personality. Her hairstyle is exaggerated because she is a Fantasy Genre Character. Don't waste time trying to figure out why she has this hairstyle. Just accept it as on of her trait.

Game Put Bindi Picture

Something symbolic like a bindi is on her forehead for emphasis.

The eyes are droopy and positioned low on her face. The eyes are very wide apart giving her a fish-like face. There are sparkling highlights in her eyes.

Curly eyelashes are drawn on half the eyelid, lengthening towards the corners of the eyes.

Are these drops of sweat? No, they are symbols.

The lips are drawn with one line. The nose and lips are very close together.

A pointed chin.

Take care when drawing the hairline on the temple here.

The lips are drawn with one line. The nose and lips are very close together.

A pointed chin.

The hairstyle is her biggest trait. Strands of hair curve back over her head.

Take care when drawing the hairline on the temple here.

Something symbolic like a bindi is on her forehead for emphasis.

The eyes are droopy and positioned low on her face. The eyes are very wide apart giving her a fish-like face. There are sparkling highlights in her eyes.

Curly eyelashes are drawn on half the eyelid, lengthening towards the corners of the eyes.

Are these drops of sweat? No, they are symbols.

The nostrils are drawn with a short line. The nose is small and slightly upturned.

Don't forget the loose strands of hair. They curl inwards.

Drawn Anime Fringes

Define the jawbone.

The hair is long and fastened at the back of the neck.

Define the jawbone.

The hair is long and fastened at the back of the neck.

Half Face Anime Boy DrawingsHow Draw Anime Curls

Characters' Expressions by Type/ Head

A cool Bishounen (Young, attractive boy). He has hidden subtlety and coldness. Express his androgynous beauty with a flouncy fringe and glossy hair. Like the girl, he has a symbol decorating his forehead. With his eyes positioned low, he has the look of a young boy about him. But he is maturer than his appearance suggests.

The fringe falls gently to one side and curls in. Usually to about chin-level.

Girl With Fringe

His hairline is not drawn as one line unlike the girl's.

His forehead is the same shape as the girl's.

Fierce almond eyes. The lines for the whites of the eyes stretch as wide as possible. No eyelashes.

Must wear earrings. Usually they are silver.

Thick lips. His mouth is wider than the girl's.

This isn't part of the cheek. It is the jawbone sticking out

A pointed chin.

The highlights in the hair indicate that the hair has been slicked down. The hair continues down to the nape of his neck. This character usually has dull blond hair.

His hairline is not drawn as one line unlike the girl's.

His forehead is the same shape as the girl's.

Fierce almond eyes. The lines for the whites of the eyes stretch as wide as possible. No eyelashes.

Must wear earrings. Usually they are silver.

Thick lips. His mouth is wider than the girl's.

This isn't part of the cheek. It is the jawbone sticking out

A pointed chin.

The bridge of the nose is quite prominent but viewed face on this is not obvious.

The corners are slightly upturned in a grin.

The bridge of the nose is quite prominent but viewed face on this is not obvious.

The corners are slightly upturned in a grin.

Upturned Eyes Girl
His earlobes are bigger than that of the Type B girl's, but not particularly thick.

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Characters' Expressions by Type/ Head

Anime Mouth Expressions Mischievous

Characters' Expressions by Type/ Head

A lively, energetic girl. She often plays the role of childhood playmate to the hero. She is courageous and never gives up. This character has exaggerated eyes. Take care to get the size and height of eyes right especially face on.

Anime Types Mouths
Characters' Expressions by Type/ Head
Upturned Nose TypesAnime Mouth Expressions Mischievous

Characters' Expressions by Type/ Head

Out of all the boys featured in this book, this character has the roundest face. Like the girl, he is lively and cheerful. His energy is expressed in his large upturned mouth and sparkling eyes. He is quite mischievous.

Mischievous Anime Expression
A large mouth. The bottom lip is drawn with a definite line.

Quite a long fringe. The simple bunching of hair is common in Anime characters.

The chin is slightly broad.

The eyebrows start with several vertical lines. They turn upwards and their distance from the eyes widens at the ends.

The double eyelid line joins the eyebrow above the inside corner of the eye.

The lines at the top of the eyes turn downwards. A lot of the whites and the irises are visible. Make sure to draw the whole eye.

The triangular shapes at the bridge of the nose are drawn for emphasis.

The cheeks are drawn with a definite curved line.

The fringe sticks up in 2 or 3 bunches.

The cheeks are drawn with a definite curved line.

The fringe sticks up in 2 or 3 bunches.

Quite a long fringe. The simple bunching of hair is common in Anime characters.

The chin is slightly broad.

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Lines are drawn showing the hair slicked down at the back.
Drawn Anime FringesDrawn Anime Fringes

Characters' Expressions by Type/ Head

Androgynous, boyish and energetic. A diplomatically cheerful group leader. Draw her with nicely varied clear lines. She often wears simple accessories that are connected to the story line in some way rather than as decoration. The lines for the upper eyelids, eyebrows and chin are drawn in thick strong curves to express her liveliness. Her girlish femininity is expressed in a natural way in the thinness of her chin and neck, the absence of the jawbone and the lines drawn beneath the eyes. '

Draw Anime Face And Head Boys And Hair
The hair sticking up shows her energy.

There is shading under the bottom lip. The lips are slightly thick. The mouth turns up at the edges conveying liveliness.

Distinguishing her chin from the boy's, it lacks the boy's breadth and is pointed.

The iris is vertically long. Her pupils are made up of several lines.

The eyelashes are long and curve outwards.

The eye line is drawn thickly for emphasis. A definite double eyelid.

Lines on the face express liveliness.

The nostrils drawn horizontally makes the nose look forward facing, whereas vertical nostrils make it look as if it is sticking up. (Refer to p. 62).

Not particularly full cheeks. Rather boyish features.

The neck is thin suggesting fragility.

The eyebrows start off thick and thin out towards the ends.

Bold contours from the tip of the nose to the tip of the chin.

There is a break in the line at the end of the nose.

The chin line is boyish and straight.

The neck is thin suggesting fragility.

The eyebrows start off thick and thin out towards the ends.

Bold contours from the tip of the nose to the tip of the chin.

There is a break in the line at the end of the nose.

The chin line is boyish and straight.

Manga Hairstyles Profile
Soft wavy hair. It is a natural-looking hairstyle. Feathery hair conveys liveliness. No highlights.
Character Looking SpaceSoft Wavy Hair

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