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Anime Art - Basics



You need:

Pitt Artist Pen Fineliner in black, grip pencil


Manga, originally from ancient Japan, is immensely popular to this day and is used to depict fantasy as well as serious subjects in a comic book format. The word "Manga" comes from "man" (whimsical) and "ga" (drawings) and can therefore be translated as whimsical drawings or pictures.

This Faber-Castell drawing set contains everything you need to get started in the manga world and shows you how you can create your own manga world step by step.

basic forms

Basic shapes are a great way to sketch figures. Hold the handle. Use the motion of your entire arm to draw a series of circles. Use your shoulder instead of your wrist to swing the pen around the page. Using the same technique, draw a big eight. To repeat.

As a warm up exercise, sketch the following shapes:

Square (1)
Circle (2)
Rectangle (3)
Triangle (4)
Cylinder (5)

Helpful hint

Practice drawing all types of lines: straight, curved lines, and lines of different lengths and thicknesses. An even, smooth line will make your finished drawings look shiny.

Draw the head

Sketch in pencil. When you are happy with the drawing, use the PITT artist pen S, then erase the pencil lines.

1. Draw a circle and use horizontal and vertical lines to divide it into four equal sections.

2. Draw a fine square around the circle with a pencil. This will help in placing additional shapes that will be needed to form the head. Draw a downward-facing triangle in the lower half of the circle. Erase away the bottom tip of the triangle to create a chin.

3. Draw angled vertical lines to connect the chin with the circle and create the edges of the cheeks.

4. The eyes should be drawn from the center line of the circle to the top of the triangle. Draw small ovals on the outer edges of the circle for the ears. Position the nose on the center line where the circle and triangle intersect. Center your mouth in the triangle.

5. Draw the neck by drawing two vertical lines down from the triangle. The neck can be thick or thin, depending on the character you are drawing. Make the neck pretty thin for a girl, thicker for a boy, and as wide as the jaw for a goon.

Create emotions

Create facial expressions by using different shapes for eyes and adding lashes and eyebrows. Downward pointing eyebrows indicate anger. Upward eyebrows indicate curiosity or concern. Female characters usually have thin eyebrows while male brows are thicker. Younger characters have very large eyes and no eyelashes. The mouth and nose are always very small.

Happy / laughing: Draw a semicircle for an open happy mouth. Eyebrows are arched upwards, and the closed eyes are two arches. (A)

Frustrated: Draw two small arches for closed eyes, tilt the eyebrows in a V shape and add a curl for the mouth. (B)

Angry: Draw slanted thick eyebrows in a V shape. Draw a rectangle for a mouth and a horizontal line to show partially clenched teeth. (C)

Sad / crying: Draw eyebrows inclined upwards to show concern. Draw the eyes as two small arcs and add tears. (D)

Scared: Draw the eyes wide and a large circle for a panting mouth. (E)

Draw the body


A body can be created with a variety of triangles, cylinders, conical cylinders, and ovals. Start with two triangles that overlap at the pointed ends. Sketch a third triangle down, which is at the top of the top triangle. It should be about half the size of the first two triangles. Together, these three triangles form the basis for the torso and hips. (A) Use wider and heavier shapes for male figures. Men have broad shoulders and narrow hips (B), women have narrow shoulders and wider hips.


The palm can be drawn with a trapezoid. Add conical cylinders to create fingers and a thumb.


Draw a small cylinder for the neck, then add the head.


At each corner of the top triangle, draw an oval for the shoulders. Add the arms by drawing two conical cylinders one below the other. Leave a gap in between and draw an oval to represent the elbow. The wrist should end at the bottom tip of the bottom triangle. Add a small oval at the bottom of the arm for a wrist. Add the hand.


The legs are shaped with conical cylinders and an oval for the knee. (The knee should overlap the top cylinder.) Draw a small oval for the ankle and a triangle for the foot.

Body in motion

The body is an agile system. He does not have a natural rigid position. These drawings are examples of bodies in motion. Notice in these sketches that some of the shapes below are still visible, showing how they relate to each other as you move. Shorter lines indicate a smaller range of motion. (A) Show the impact by short lines extending from the point of contact. Wrap lines around the body to indicate that a character is twisting. (C)

Helpful hint

Use a stencil to create lines that show movement, momentum, speed, direction, excitement, and energy. Use radiating straight lines behind a figure to indicate a running person. Use the curved lines on the template to represent a swinging motion.

The general principles of light and shadow also apply to forms of the human body. When the light source is near an object, the shadows are dark and harsh. When the light source is further away, the shadows are lighter and softer.


Clothing and accessories with small details such as bows, capes, jewelry and swords personalize and define the character. Fluttering clothes or flowing hair will help show movement. (A) See how the ribbons on this warrior's headdress give the illusion that he has just moved. (B)

Light and shadow

Light and shadow give the objects dimension. When light hits an object, it creates highlights and shadows. Choose a location for a light source. Draw light lines from this position to the outer edges of an object. The surface opposite the light source will be in shadow.