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Draw: Anime Characters

Hey guys, sorry for the wait -- I've been out for a long time, I'm sure some of you have noticed. . . Or not. Anyways, here is my latest Instructable -- and before I get some mad ranters, let me go over everything that is wrong with my drawing:

Yes, that is a Kyoshi Warrior, or at least a reinvented version. My friend drew a picture of one for a story and I chose to redraw it for her (For better or worse) -- and for those hardcore Avatar fans, there are some obvious faults in it. First, the sleeves are different -- these are more kimono-like rather than the classic ones in the television show. Second, some of the proportions are wrong, despite the many backbreaking hours over perfecting my work. Third. . . Well, I could go on for a while. My point is that I don't want any comments raging over her appearance.

Now, my Instructable is NOT perfect, but there is someone out there who is close to that standard. Should you want to dig deeper into the art of anime, Cynthia2901 is an incredible instructor for such things.

Now, without any further ado, here is my 23rd Instructable.
 
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Step 1: The Base

This is more of my personal way of making anime, but I find it as an excellent start for anybody. To begin, draw a line where you would like the middle of your character to be. Draw a triangle on it, being sure that it is perfectly symmetrical along the line. Well, perfect is overkill, but it never hurts. This triangle acts as a measurement for the shoulders -- width and slope. For a view that is not head-on, I would suggest making the triangle 3D to keep your bearings along the drawing, but that gets a touch difficult.

From here, create the shoulders and head -- generally, males will have a larger shoulder width than females. Relaxed, the shoulders are at an angle. The purpose of the triangle is to measure that slope.
DaMalua22 days ago

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thehbird6 months ago

awesome

craftyv1 year ago
I must admit I don't like Anime much mainly because of the violence and cruelty on some of them (not all). Nevertheless your drawings and the method are very well done.
Thergox (author)  craftyv1 year ago
Well, there isn't a whole lot on other television shows, unless you're into Soap Operas ;) Thanks for the compliment!
Soksume1 year ago
a·nime
/ˈanəˌmā/
Noun
Japanese movie and television animation.
Thergox (author)  Soksume1 year ago
I think I might have fixed it, but if there is any other change I should do to it, please let me know.