How to Draw a Fat and Simple Chibi

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Hey everyone! I'm just an average 16 year old who loves to draw. I hope you'll find my tutorial...

Hey guys!  This tutorial is made for beginners.  Or people who are new to the chibi concept.  It's a very easy tutorial and I hope you guys have fun following it.  I'm also deeply sorry about the quality of then images.  Scanning is too much work considering that my scanner takes forever to load.  Feel free to share your drawings in the comment box below!

Approx. Time: 5-10 mins.  Maybe even less...

Step 1: Head

Start by drawing a circle.  In this tutorial, you'll be drawing chibis sideways.  Draw a line around the circle slightly below half of it.  Draw another line down from the center of the chibi's head and work your way down.  

Step 2: Modify Head

Now add a little bump to the side of the face.  Make sure it's a little bump.  Try to make it noticeable too.

Step 3: Add Body

Now draw in the fat body.  You won't need any measurements or grids or tracing paper.  Just start the body from somewhere near the center of the circle.  Give it an outward curve for the upper body.  Then go straight down for the legs.  The arms start of tiny and enlarge towards the hands.

Step 4: Guiding Line

Draw another line around the head.  The space in between these two lines will help you tell how big the eye's are going to be.  Of course, you won't be using ALL the space inside for the eyes.  The top line is just for you to see where your chibi's fringe would fall.

Step 5: Hair

Now...  Add in the hair!  I know, weird hair.  But be creative with your hairstyles!  Give it an afro if you want.  I'm making my chibi a girl (obviously).  This tutorial is made to teach you how to draw a chibi form not the design.

Step 6: Eyes

Now for the eyes.  As I mentioned before, this is about the chibi form, not the design.  Tips for the eyes:  Do not make the eye on the farther side of the face the same size.  Instead, try making it thinner but keeping the same height.

Step 7: Clothes

Unless you want a naked chibi, leave it as it is.  Be creative with it's outfit (unlike me -.-||| ).  Don't worry about the clothing folds and all. Just try to make a simple outfit first.  I might make another tutorial on clothing folds.  Although I'm not an expert at it.  

Step 8: Facial Features

Add the nose on the intersection.  Again, make it a little bump.  I prefer to position the mouth under the nose but that's just me.  The position is up to you.

Step 9: Darken Outlines

Darken all the outlines.  In my case, the face.

Step 10: Feet

For those who dislike 'peg' legs, give the chibi a little bump at the feet.  

Step 11: Erasing

Erase all the sketch lines.  Or at least TRY to.  To be honest, this step took me the longest due to my fat eraser.  

Step 12:

Tada!  Color it in or shade it in and you're done!  I prefer to shade but again, personal opinion.  

Hope this helped you!

~End of Tutorial~

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40 Discussions

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pikagirl8840

4 years ago

rock chibi! (please let me know if there's anything I need to improve :-D)

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LucarniMpikagirl8840

Reply 1 year ago

Maybe lower the eyes a little, and you’re all good!

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Tamara_Ridgewell

1 year ago

Omg! I just started and i'm terrible,but working on it

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bombaliera700

1 year ago

Thank you soooo much! <3 It helped me alot now I can draw chibi characters! I AM SO HAPPY THX!! :D <3

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Sugarrrer

1 year ago

Wow my chibi actually looks cute! Thnx for being a great teacher without meeting me!

lol didn't feel like making the eyes, hair, and clothes original and in my style so I just copied

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Team_Rocket_Rocks

1 year ago

This tutorial helped me with my chibi so much! Thank you!!

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ClockQuirkCrochet

1 year ago

Thanks for this! I started drawing chibis as a kind of art therapy and I've absolutely fallen in love. This will let me create so many new characters!

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ShavanaT

1 year ago

yayayyayayayayyayayayyaa

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FodayT

1 year ago

Lemme send u guys a picture when I am done....

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FodayT

1 year ago

OMG This works so good!

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stars-cream

3 years ago on Introduction

I like your instructable. Thank you. But I'm to bad at hair. What can you advise me?

That is awesome! I like to draw manga and this chibi tutorial is great! Keep on going with the awesome drawing tutorials!

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red raven

4 years ago on Introduction

hey thanks your the first person to actually help me with this. ive been looking all over to find someone that could help me draw them thank you and your drawing is pretty good