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This is my way to draw anime.

I am only going to shew you how to draw one character but using some of my techniques you should be able to make as much as you want.
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Draw a cube with the ratios about 1 high and 3/4 wide.

You can change this depending on your character

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Draw a cross on the side of the box.

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Evenly split the front face into 2 columns and 3 rows.

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Rub out the center line in the botem third and draw a triangle

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draw a line connecting the bottom and far right sections of the X.

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Draw a line connecting the bottom of the triangle to the middle of the far verticle.

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Draw a slight curve in the box on the bottom right.

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Draw a circle which should cover the top 2/3 of the box

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Add a ear on the / bit of the X about halfway up.

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Using a rubber, rub out the construction lines and you should hopefully be left with this.

Then smooth it a bit.

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Draw a center line down the middle.

This shouldn't be straight as faces are not 2 dimensional. If you run your finger down the middle of any face it comes out at your eyebrows then goes in for your eyes and back out for the nose and your chin and lip go back in.

A tip I use is to shape it between the left and right side.

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Draw two almost vertical lines.

One should be just inside the curve on the off side of the face.

The other should be near where the face turns and becomes the side of the head.

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The next two lines take use of the center line.

Make them pointing a bit in the other direction then in the last step so we get them Anime sort of eyes.

The right one should be a bit further away from the center line due to perspective blah blah blah......

Also make sure the far eye is a lot shorter than the close eye.
sgabrielson2 years ago
I like the box technique never seen that before great for beginners :D
60965 sgabrielson5 months ago

it looks pretty hard. Iam not really a good drawer so i might try it.

That kinda looks like ange (can't spell ange)
thelp4 years ago
The whole thing with the box can be taken out entirely.
this looked diffaclet at the start , but hey i keep trying and its geting better!!!!!
This is rather convoluted for something you can usually freehand really easily...
aznpudding6 years ago
interesting technique, but it seems a bit over complicated with all the boxes and x's and lines
jwlyon14 years ago
I like that box construction method, haven't seen that before. Thanks.
Mine sucked.
But i suck ath drawing
Do you have to be good ath this ore can you practice like whith almost all else?
My first anime drawing wasn't all that good either. my second one improved significantly. just keep at it!
roxasbri5 years ago
eh, he got the jist of it great intructable!
turtleshane6 years ago
what about hair?
No offense, but your manga kinda stinks... Good instructable though for those who do not know how to draw!
Show us your manga then ;P
I think this is my best. I drew the drawing with pencil, but the coloring was done on a photo editing software. That was done by myself as well. You can see more of my drawings at
Legend of Zelda.jpg
Mm, sorry, but since your profile says that you are 14 and your name here is "PineapplebobTheGreat" I'm guessing that you're not remy. That drawing is by Remy on deviantart.
you're on dA?
thats pretty nice,i'm sketching something up right now, i'll post it so you can see mah style :P
here it is!
You're fantastic. I love LoZ.
Thanks. Good luck with your hunt for Kira. (lol, i dunno)
That is really good
Thanks. Took me a long time.
Wow that is actually very good. Good job. Just a Q what pencil do you use?
I use different types of pencils, mostly just a number 2. I did use a charcoal stick for the shading.
ANTQNUT6 years ago
Jupitane6 years ago
Not to be mean or anything but theres no point for all the boxes... just learm how to draw.... not trying to be mean or anything.
Keith-Kid7 years ago
Someone should make an instructable about drawing anime hands At least for me, the hands are the hardest part of drawing anime Also nice instructable.
I dunno about "anime" hands, but lookit here:

One of my favorite hand tutorials.
Ringo112336 years ago
no offense but that does not look much like anime maybe you can get insperation from my favorit anime Naruto. One more thing anime is the show version of manga mabye you should name your instuctable how to draw manga. bye from Ringo11233
jacumaru6 years ago
i want to know what program u made that character IT is pivot or not?
arrow shot6 years ago
i cant focus on 1 drawing for too long so i never use any advanced, is this box technique suppose to make your drawing look 3-d ? i just do the face divider technique...simple and effective, good for short doodles
tudgeanator6 years ago
Sgtsaddle7 years ago
I think the box technique is necessary, if the drawer is of low skill. Excellent!!!
mangadragon7 years ago
I also think that the box step is a bit much, and the outline could be smoothed out a bit, but overall, this is quite nice.
EnigmaMax7 years ago
the box-like technique at the beginning isn't necessary at all...
True, not really necessary, but it does say "my way to draw anime".
MoreSo7 years ago
I liked it a lot, and it introduced me to a great way of drawing that I could only admire before. Now I can draw it.

But I was just wondering if you had taken your images from or if they had taken these images from you? I'm just curious.

Thanks anyway! .
Doctor What7 years ago
Looks like Aang.
your right, it just needs the arrow. (I love that show) (I have the complete book 1&2 set)
bob314157 years ago
Hi I'm from Ecuador. Your instructable is very funny! LOL!!!!
Im From America. Your country is very funny! ..haha
Ecuador is america. Us isnt the only america! Thes south and central america too. WHy do People Ignore The rest Of America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Because Central And South America Aren't
hey! i'm riiiiiight in the middle of north and central!
Super_David (author)  bob314157 years ago
Gjdj37 years ago
Awesome. Are you adding it to the "Life's Burning Questions" thing?
Super_David (author)  Gjdj37 years ago
very very good instructable! i was going to do this, but you beat me to it. :D