How to Draw Anime Characters
tep by Step Guide to Draw Your Own Original Characters From Simple Templates | Includes Manga & Chibi
by Fluffels House
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 29 Jun 2021 | Archive Date 30 Jul 2021
Take your passion and love for anime into a whole new universe of wonder and creative expression.
Are you absolutely in love with anime and want to learn more about how to create such wonderful characters?
Maybe you’re an aspiring artist who wants to express their creativity in some new and powerful ways.
Or do you already draw quite a bit, and you’re simply looking for a few new skills and techniques to add to your toolkit?
As diverse as the world of anime is, there’s still room for more. The potential for character development -- and even whole new stories -- is something truly infinite.
The best part?
Drawing anime characters is so much more than just scribbling a few lines on some paper.
You’re entering an entirely new world of possibility -- and empowering yourself to become its creator.
Whether you’re a new artist or a seasoned veteran, bringing life to your drawings is a multidimensional pursuit. At first, it might seem a bit daunting and like there’s too much going on… but it doesn't have to be this way.
Starting with the basics is crucial, and from a solid foundation of new techniques combined with the proper tools and utensils, you’ll soon find yourself capable of drawing anything your heart desires.
In How to Draw Anime Characters, you’ll discover:
* The most important things to be aware of when setting up your office of creativity -- empowering you to tap into that flow whenever you like
* The vast difference between pen and ink choices (and how you can choose the perfect fit for you and your unique style)
* 5+ of the most powerful drawing exercises you can use every day to launch your art into a whole new space of glamor and awe
* How to choose the right colors and shading techniques so that your anime stands out from the rest and fully embodies your vision
* A deep artistic look at muscle definition, facial contour, and other fine details of your anime art to really bring your characters to life
* Step-by-step guides with simple templates for each of the 6 major archetypes of anime, showing you how to start designing your own characters today
* A bonus look into the finer nuances of caricature -- and how to give even your fantasy figures a very realistic look
… and much more.
Getting started with a new hobby like drawing anime characters is a beautiful thing. It’ll keep your mind busy, your brain active, and your creative expression flowing endlessly.
The techniques are simple and can be expanded upon tenfold.
This isn’t an elite method of artistic expression reserved only for a special few.
No, anime drawing is something anyone can become very good at, no matter what level of experience you currently have.
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 27 members
I am very impressed with this book. From the tools required for drawing Anime and Manga to the drawing skills required, and illustrated examples of them, this is a book for beginners and more experienced artists alike, and I enjoyed reading it. Highly recommended.
Thank you NetGalley amd Fluffels House for this one! I feel this is not only really helpful but also good for everybody, no matter what level you're on! this book showed me that I can do it and other people can too, it's all about applying what you've learnt and practicing the techniques! I recommend it for all of you!
A great in-depth book on how to draw anime characters. There’s information about the Japanese nib and nib holder, ink to use etc I like the step by step pictures. I’d have liked more pictures and examples though. All in all a good, thorough guide to get the budding artist started. Thank you to #netgalley and the publisher for allowing me to review this book.
I love drawing, and for the ones who are trying new art types and also the ones who never picked up a pencil to draw, this book is super helpful! It helped me a lot with things like inks and the step by step pictures. Really loved it.
Really good tips, especially for beginners. I think anyone could learn to draw with the detailed notes and step by step sketches. It’s really made me think differently of the way to draw characters. I guess that’s where I was going wrong! Good price for the content. Many thanks to netgalley and the publishers for my copy to review.
Informative and does the job. More description and explanation of different art concepts than the books I used to look at when I was a kid. I think this will be a very good reference book for people of any age looking to begin drawing anime characters!
I have been trying to learn how to draw human figures in any style really, but anime character styles have been really fascinating to me. This book goes into detail on how each of the elements of the human body would look like in the style and it was fun to learn a few more new things. Thank you to netgalley for providing me with this book.
This is a really helpful guide especially for beginners. I liked that it starts with some simple drawing exercises to get a feeling for your pencils and how to work with them. From there on it advances from drawing the face over body parts towards more complex poses and specific characters. Since it‘s starting from scrach but also explores more difficult aspects like shading and colouring this book can be interesting for experienced artists as well. I really enjoyed reading it and now I feel like I really can do it and you can, too. I would just have liked a little more pictures and examples.
I found this to be really helpful. I like how everything was broken up, like the drawing exercises, explanations, and it even provided background context to things like color theory. It starts off with the basic facial features and goes into anatomy drawing. The guides were great for practice as well. Definitely recommend this to any beginners out there! Thank you NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for my copy!
This is a very helpful book for people who are interested to learn drawing the anime style art form. I found it very helpful and have tried the exercises and guides which were in the book. This book covers the basics and it is a good one for people, artists who are just starting out.
If you want to learn how to draw anime characters this is the book to buy. It not only teaches you how to draw but also teaches you about your tools and when to use them before you even start drawing. Just an amazing how to book and now I have new techniques to use when drawing. highly recommend for anyone learning to draw even if you aren't interested in anime.
I actually passed this book to my older son who is very into drawing anime, manga and his own comic characters as I decided h was far more qualified to give an accurate review. This is what he said: I would definitely recommend this book for a beginner artist. The book has a good cover of the basics for drawing characters and people, Even going as far as describing the materials you should use and how to use them correctly. The character designs go from poses and body structure to expressions and how to truly build your character. While the book has a good grip of the basics needed to start drawing characters, it lacks information that could be of use to much more experienced artists. Tools such as digital drawings aren’t included for example. Out of 5 I’d give this book a 4 since it’s perfect for starting, yet I feel it lacks something for those going beyond the beginning phase.
It's a great book for beginners! I enjoyed it. I would recommend to a friend interested in learning to draw anime styled characters.
How to draw anime books are always a hit, and part of my job is acquiring these books for my school district's citywide digital library. This is exactly what I'm looking for: clear instructions, strong art, good visuals.