how to draw anime

Anime cliches I miss because they don’t really do them any more

The sweatdrop

Originally posted by yoshis

Originally posted by akissinthecornfields

Liberal use of the V sign, even in situations that did not call for it and does not require a camera to be present.

Originally posted by kasugano

Falling over because someone said or did something so incredibly stupid it made you lose all strength and will to live.

Originally posted by dyspo


When they do the anime face thing

Originally posted by dario-lucio

Originally posted by animedopedealer

Originally posted by cutebucket

Making characters squishy

Originally posted by pyropes

the dignity laugh

Originally posted by galaxiagorgeous

Originally posted by xosailormars

gravitality  asked:

I have two questions! First: have you ever thought of doing a tarot card suit for your characters? I think it'd work really well for them! And two: help me how do I draw legs

@gravitality

Hi!! I’ve absolutely been thinking about that, yeah, in fact I recently talked about that to my boyfriend just recently. It’ll likely happen after october! And to answer your second question! I made a thing on legs that i hope you’ll find useful!!

So. I’ve already explained basics on legs here, but I don’t think it hurts to go through some extra details to help you understand legs some more.

The very basic thing is to imagine legs as teardrops. Again, this has already been covered in said tutorial above, but I figured it’s still good to mention even the most basic thing that I know of. I still highly recommend you check it out to get in more detail and to see some other examples and practices that you do. But basically, think of legs in the shapes of teardrops, when it comes to shape. If you need a simple stick-figure to connect the legs in the first place, make sure that they bend at the knees a bit so that the legs don’t come off as stiff and unnatural. 

As you can see, this method works perfectly for realistic legs as it does for stylistic ones. Remember to use these as a guideline, never to be the exact base of the legs you will be drawing. If you draw traditionally, remember not to draw these guides too hard, or they will be hard to erase/do freestyle!

But how do you actually draw out the legs without drawing them perfectly straight, as shown to the left? The trick is to add volume to them, and how you do that can be winged to your own liking. The idea is to think in curves. As no leg is perfectly straight. You may make these curves minimal if you don’t want them to be curvy, but keep in mind, still, that not even your own bones are perfectly straight, so it is highly recommended that you make them bend, at least a little. 

It all depends on how you draw them as well. Say you put your legs together, as shown in this picture, what happens to the fat and muscle? Naturally, they press together, much like how thighs squish on the surface when you sit down (I’m sure most people know what I’m talking about). Make sure this shows in your art! This is very important to keep in mind, because it makes it all look more natural and believable. Try to cross your legs or stand up and sit down again for real-life examples!

The same applies for stretching your legs, more or less, except they appear to become more ‘hollow’ and slimmer. They become less soft to the touch, too, and might show. Try stretching your legs and feel where the muscles tense and where it feels ‘hollow’. This is very helpful with your art.

Many leg tutorials talk about legs without mentioning the behind. It requires a tutorial on it’s own, in all honesty, but this is the most simplest way to draw it connecting to the legs. Remember that it comes in many different shapes, and this is just a super basic guide! Two circles overlapping, while following the line and flow of the legs. Remember the muscle/fat as mentioned above!

Okay, so we got the basics of leg shapes figured out? What if you want o draw them in a certain pose, or with a certain silhouette, but perhaps do not have the reference for it? Or you want to blend your style into it? The key is to not shy away from doodling the form. Make mess, draw lightly and don’t care about the anatomy. That way you’ll get everything down without it appearing stiff. You can clean up the sketch later, always, and if you can, use a reference after you have drawn your pose, to correct your drawing.

Remember that the hips do a lot to the pose of the legs! Make sure they are in flow with your legs, so that it can look more natural. Remembers that hips ‘rotate’ with the spine.

I’ve talked about this method before when it comes to posing, and the same applies for the legs. One way to make legs appear ‘steady’ is to picture them standing in a line, and one of those legs need not to stray from the lines too much, making it steady. If you want a dynamic pose despite the steady pose, you can always have the other leg stray from the line, since it only matters that one leg is steady. This method can create good, casual poses without making them appear boring. (also notice how the teardrop shapes are used here, despite the highly stylized legs)

Do you want a highly dynamic pose, or them to appear unsteady, then skip the line entirely and make both legs aim away from it completely. As you can see, the legs appear more moving, in action, as if they’re fighting, falling, or dancing. As you can imagine, this is not a pose that one could stay steady on, suggesting that it’s taken mid-movement. More about posing and this ‘line’ method is talked about in this tutorial.

Hope this helped you, if you have any questions let me know, and if you’d like to check out all my tutorials they can be found here!

anonymous asked:

How do you draw hair? Whenever I try it just *exaggerated hand motion meaning giant mess*

To be honest, that’s pretty much how I draw hair, too. And honestly? Hair is such a complex, diverse thing. There’s a millions of ways to draw hair based on style and texture. I’ve gotten many asks considering hair, and really, I’ve always been a bit confused on how to answer since hair comes in so many different forms. But! Giving it thought, I realized I can give you a really quick, “basic” guide, until I get a more specific question regarding hair.

So, the first step is to draw the hairlines. Hairlines is basically the “hat” of your head, and is what shapes the forehead. Drawing this before you add hair as a guide will be extremely helpful with the hairstyle, and it adds to the the facial features as well. There’s many different types hairlines, as shown here, and they may all vary in height or shape. Go wild, be experimental! Remember that this is a guide, however, so once you have the hair drawn out, make sure that the hairline isn’t as visible as it is here, but drawn as fine lines instead.

The next thing you can do is to draw a point somewhere on the head which will define the volume and the direction of the hair. This is extremely helpful, since you can draw all the hair strands starting from this point. They may start wherever you find fitting, and you may add more than one (although that adds to the complexity!)

The next step is to think in shapes overlapping each other.  For wavy hair, I like to draw the shapes as teardrops. For puffy hair I like to draw it in circles and ovals. And for straight hair, I like to think in rectangles. It’s all very simple: use the guides mentioned earlier to place the shapes on the head, making them overlap each other until you’re satisfied. Be as messy or simple as you want, and draw them however you’d like as long as it works for you. Don’t try to details yet, though, focus on shapes!

Once you’re satisfied with your result, you may draw the details to your liking. This, I think requires a tutorial on it’s own since hair textures can vary greatly. I’ll show you a quick example below, but again, this isn’t something that works with all hair types. And naturally, once you’re done, remove the head-shape outline. I kept it here just so that you could see how the hair is placed on top of it.

And as you can see, this method works with short hairstyles as well!

In fact, it works for any hairstyle, and you may even mix the basic shapes to get a unique look. (Ignore the lack of pen pressure on this one)

Now, I realize that the ‘finished’ result can be a bit difficult for some to imagine drawing. Again, I still think this requires a tutorial on it’s own, but I will show you how I do it with one of the hairstyles. 

(As you can see, I haven’t drawn out the hairline or a “point”, but this isn’t because I don’t need to, but because I already have it mentally drawn out, it’s not required for this drawing. For some hairstyles, however, I do still draw the hairline/point, especially if the hair is pulled back. But for the sake of simplicity, I will keep it, well, simple.)

Notice how I draw the shapes just as mentioned before? Here, I draw very fine lines in vague teardrop shapes, which I overlay as I draw.

Adding more for volume…

Finishing the look, keep adding more layers…

Defining the “point” as a detail, so that it doesn’t look like some horribly made wig…

Keep reading

Mourning bride: “I have lost all” (and I’m just a tad bit perturbed that the flower is really reminiscent of Shiro’s color scheme)

For the Flower Exchange HERE, for the wonderful Cilan(tuckersfelix) on twitter…I’ve been raring to do some sad sheith stuff for a while now so thanks for PROMPTING me to PROMPTLY finish this wonderful PROMPT you provided to accompany this IMPROMPTU ok I’ll stop now

But I do hope you enjoy

((Please don’t reupload elsewhere thank))

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tanovic54321  asked:

I cant draw guys for anything, help a girl out with like drawing male upper bodies and legs

I was actually mid trying to design sci-fi clothing but it just wasn’t working (for now) but I realised I had already drawn an upper body and decided it was perfect for me to use that for a tutorial.

Before I start, I would like you to know that there are a billion different ways you can draw male upper bodies because bodies can vary greatly. I’m going to assume you want me to teach you how to draw a triangle body.  For this tutorial, I’ll be using examples from my own experiences: what I wanted to draw vs what I drew (which ended up incorrect). You can apply this technique to most body types by following the key suggestions that I will show if you’re aiming for this specific type of body proportions (this means that this doesn’t cover the body mass — only the proportions for a typical “triangle” body.)

I would also like you to know that my drawings lately has been a struggle for some unknown reason so the examples will look a little wonky, sorry about that!

So, when I start drawing a male body with a triangle shape this is what it typically looks like (it will vary, still, depending on the body type overall, but this is usually what I draw as a rough sketch). Note the lines and shapes used in the “correct” option. Here is a tutorial I made a while ago explaining the typical shapes I use for male bodies. When I was younger, I used to draw all men like the example to the right. Note how it lacks the shapes shown on the left. I still draw petite guys now and then, but often, this wasn’t what I was trying to draw, it was literally the only thing I could draw. What you should keep in mind is:

  • The size of the neck. A broader neck immediately makes a body look less petite, even with small shoulders.
  • Don’t be afraid to widen the shoulders or make them a little less sloping. If you worry that the shoulders look too small, go outside your comfort zone and make them wider. With time you’ll learn what looks overdone and what does not, it’s all about practice.
  • Keep note of how wide you draw the hips in comparison to the waist. I currently have a problem where I tend to draw the hips too small! The ideal is to not to make them wider than the chest or shoulders.
  • This might be surprising, but keep the focus on the chest as much as you do on the shoulders. The torso itself will that way create a triangle-shape that many often struggle to draw, even with the wider hips!

This is how triangle-shaped bodies can end up looking like (please ignore the one dislocated shoulder). Again, it might vary depending on the body mass such as fat and muscle, but with his mass, it becomes even more clear.

And as you can see, the triangle shape is still very clear even when his muscle isn’t visible.

Now, if you dress the second body type, you’ll notice that the focus become more on the waist and hips more than the shoulders, even if there was an attempt to make them wider. This is a good body type if you’re going for smaller body types, or guys with pear-shaped bodies, teens, etc. But if you’re going for a triangle shape then it’s clearly not doing it. The hips and waist are too exaggerated and his shapes are too soft-looking.

Now there’s always “hybrids” of triangle-shaped bodies. Again, all bodies can vary greatly. You can still make petite bodies with triangle shapes or even wider hips, you just have to be subtle about it and be careful where you draw your lines. So what’s the key secret, you might wonder?

Again, it’s all about the shapes! Again, here’s a tutorial I did earlier on shapes you can use for bodies in case you missed it. As you can see, the key with triangle shapes is wider shoulders that jut out quite a bit, and are quite straight, with more narrow hips. Many overlook the fact that the waist is quite straight and indeed quite shapeless!

But again, bodies vary and so do “hybrids”. For example, the body shown above has slightly sloping and less wide shoulders, the waist curve in a little bit, while the hips are a touch wider. But note how the chest itself is still quite wide! Again, keep the focus on the chest. (Just don’t go overboard like this unfortunate 90′s drawing of Captain America…)

Now, if we compare it to the other version, you can see quite a drastic change in shapes. Notice the clear curve inwards for the waist, and how the hips have a big curve out, and the torso i is nowhere as wide as the triangle body. Notice how the shoulders go down and are much smaller compared to a typical triangle shape.

Just to quickly demostrate: these rules apply to the side as well. Notice how the chest is still in focus and wider at the top as a triangle body. Notice the the straight waist and the wider neck!

As for legs, I don’t really have a tip on “male” legs, really. I have two tutorials on legs in general here and here.  As you can see above, they got different types of legs, with Roscoe’s (left) being bigger than Specs’s. I think the general tip I have is to not make them too round or the hips very big (as mentioned above) if you’re drawing a body with a triangle shape.  

Here’s Rooi, a guy with an hourglass shape, for example! I’ll just stop it at there. ♥ Hope this was helpful! If you have any other requests with bodies, please let me know, especially if you’re looking for a specific type/shape! (I can’t cover all bodies at once, sadly.)

If you found this helpful or like what I do, please consider donating to my Ko-Fi! Thank you. ♥

I finally made some cacti stuff and it was fun : D

coffeecupmaus-deactivated201607  asked:

Ho would you draw shoulders from the side? I've always struggled with that.

I’ve been thinking about it too, and honestly it’s quite troublesome to think about. I never really thought about how I draw it, I just improvise until it looks believable. However, I did notice there is a trick for it…

Okay so here’s the body, right? Ignore the obvious anatomy errors, I’m lazy and tired at the moment, but the idea should be clear. Think of the shoulder as ball-jointed doll. Draw the circle in the motion of the body as the base and…


Bam! Put a teardrop around it! I love teardrops as guidelines so much. I don’t think I have to explain it, do I? I think it speaks for itself; rotate the teardrop and the shoulder should follow it. Use it as a guideline and eventually you won’t have to use it anymore, it’ll be there mentally. I do, however, reccomend you pose in front of the mirror to get more correct results on how the lines will bend with the muscles. Just stand in front of the mirror and move your shoulders around, notice what muscles follows and etc. 

If you need any more help with this, let me know.

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They released a sample of the newest set of BNHA Nitotan plushies and I just–