How to draw Anime face

How to draw Anime face with video tutorial and step by step easy to follow images. In this tutorial you will learn how to draw a girl or woman face in Anime Style. You will learn to draw a facial structure using geometry combination. You will learn to draw Anime eyes along with how to shade them correctly. With face, eyes, nose and mouth within the head, you will also learn how to draw hair Anime style in this video tutorial.
Learn how to draw Anime girl and Manga from rough basic geometry sketch to finish Manga drawing tutorial. Easy to follow video and steps instruction. Let’s continue on to Anime or Manga style drawing step by step and video.

Here is the final image of Anime face drawing:

draw Anime face

draw Anime face

Here is another video explain how I construct Anime facial structure and proportions. Part 1 of 5 in drawing Anime faces video series.

Also Step by Step drawing still images process below:
Here is a drawing for Anime girl 3/4 shot. And now I am going to explain how I drew it step by step. This one easy and simple drawing as possible. Another quick and easy tutorial!

Let’s draw!
1) I start with an circle shape drawing (but imagine it’s a sphere). On this one I am going to draw a 3/4 face shot.
2) Then I add a triangle shape slightly off to the left from middle of the bottom to make a chin.
3) Since you imagine this in a sphere. I then draw a horizontal contour along the surface of the three dimentional egg shape. This horizontal line should stay along the middle of the sphere surface and that’s where humans eyes should be line up with. And the vertical line again curves along the surface of the egg shape that where the nose and lips should line up in relation to the face.

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how to draw Anime face step by step

how to draw Anime face step by step

4) Following the marks I made. I first drew a mark for nose and mouth. The nose should be place half way in between the horizontal line and the bottom edge line of the circle. The mouth usually half way between the nose and chin.
5) After that, I then I draw the eyes and eyebrows along the horizontal line. Also I add in her relatively large pupils. Remember the closer one should be slightly larger than the further (just tiny little bit). But I think you could also get away with equal size sometimes.
6) At this stage, I have all the important facial feature mark. Then I begin to draw hair line starting from her forehead.

how to draw Anime face

how to draw Anime face

7) I draw the hairline to frame her face. When do the anime or manga hair, make it simple, simplify big clump of hair and make if jaggy (I might do a tutorial on this later.)

8) The top of the head should be additional half a circle tall, measure from the top of the existing circle.

10) It’s getting there! Finally, I clean up the construction lines at this stage. Then I just look at the overall proportion and check if it’s ok then I add a slim neck and shoulder.

11) Done! Now you have anime or manga face sketch. From here, you could tighten up the drawing more or you can go into coloring you Anime face in Photoshop or whatever you prefer.

Finished Sketch of anime face.

draw Anime face

draw Anime face

Here is a video instruction how to draw anime girl face (older version- 2009.)

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You might also interested in Manga hair tutorials, how to draw Manga hair 4 different ways and How to draw Manga short hair cute spunky girl.
You might also be interested in more Anime Face Tutorials:
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-how to draw Anime girl side view
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-how to draw realistic Manga face

Hope that’s helpful!!!
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About Xia Taptara

Xia Taptara (黃曉聲 Huang XiaoShēng), currently a freelance concept artist for games and films, formerly a character concept artist for ArenaNet/NCsoft (GuildWars & Guildwars 2). I also work on various projects for Game of Thrones, Square-Enix, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Fight Games, Disney Interactive, and many publishers & clients. I use Wacom Tablet Intuos and Photoshop CS2,3,4,5 to do most of my professional art work. I use pencil, pen, and traditional medium in my free time. I founded ( in 2007 to motivate myself to create more and better art. Also I get to draw and paint whatever the hell I want to. Hopefully I can inspired some young soul and old soul alike. *QUESTIONS & COMMENT: PLEASE POST THEM ON THE BLOG. Or CONTACT ME via idrawgirls Facebook page. DO NOT E-MAIL ME. Thank you. ;-)
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22 Responses to How to draw Anime face

  1. Pingback: How to draw Anime girl face proportions and structures. | art lesson online

  2. Derpppppppp says:


  3. Grant200200 says:

    Could you do this girl from a front view

  4. Xia Taptara says:

    Thank you Win, glad I can help. I also use Wacom Tablet and Photoshop most of the time. Best of luck and enjoy your art.

    Thanks again

  5. Win Corduan says:

    Thanks so much for your help. I appreciate being able to look at both a video and a tutorial that breaks down the process. Now to try to put it into use. Since I have Parkinson’s I don’t draw with my hands directly, but use a computer program (Jasc Paint Shop Pro 7), which can be of great help in getting lines where I want to, but also limits the miniscule adjustments I can make. If I get it to come out, I’ll send you a link to the picture. :)

  6. Xia Taptara says:

    Keep it up and be patience. Practice. thx

  7. Hannahmik says:

    Your drawing is soo coool and so helpful. But for a kid like me. I don’t get it. LOL. I wish it was easier. x,x

  8. Kelsie Bruce says:

    Cool.I am a big fan of anime.

  9. Xia Taptara says:

    Do what you have to. However you need to get it done, get it done.

  10. superBall says:

    very well made, im having trouble drawing in such small scale, usually i need the whole paper to draw something decent
    thanks for the tut

  11. Zakire93 says:

    h i dra sometimes and its nice that you let people online how is looking for something like that her thx for all

  12. Xia Taptara says:

    LOL, no problem.

  13. Archangelginan says:

    for god sake, your drawing is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool~!!!!!! and very very very very very helpful!!! thank you very much, i’ll train hard from now!!!

  14. Xia Taptara says:

    Hi, sorry for the late reply. That tutorial is a bit fast, yes. E-mail me then I will send some more tutorials that might be helpful to you so that you can actually progress. It was meant to be watch a few times to get the most out of it.

  15. Gabbypotot says:

    wow. i like it . wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  16. Gabbypotot says:


  17. Xia Taptara says:

    LOL, congratz! Glad I can help. Keep it up. 😉

  18. Anastasia says:

    Very helpful! I was proportioning the eyes wrong to the face in certain poses and your tutorials had me spotting the small details I needed to correct. I still have many hurdles to cross though. Mainly drawing the 16 other people in my cheer squad accurately…!

  19. Aubreygobres says:

    that was awesome

  20. Xia Taptara says:

    Yes, it goes very fast though it explains everything you need to know like layers opacity, etc. I recommend you watch it multiple time. E-mail me your email address, I will send you some tutorial that will help.

  21. idrawgirls says:

    Watch it a few times, it goes very fast since it has four characters in there.
    First and formose, take your time in drawing and painting. Know what you want to achieve.
    Read all of them carefully.
    Focus on value when painting

    I use a few layers at the time then I merge them all. Focus on value (light and dark). Be honest and trust your eye because your brain will tell you otherwise. Draw what you see, not what you think the object should look like.


    Color read this:
    Using Overlay

    here is how to set it up

    3 rules of Painting

    Color vs Value
    Value Exercise

    How to improve your drawing 5 steps:

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    Look around on the right column of the blog, you should be able to find some key tips you can utilize.


  22. Phill12 says:

    Your tutorials have helped me a bunch the only premium tut ive had trouble with is the Arche type premium tutorial it was a bit to fast and i couldnt keep up with it but it might be just me not being used to my tablet or photoshop. I love manga and anime style and thats what I was used to. All the practice in realistic style stuff has improved me big time especially the shading and eyes and well everything. One question though did you go to school to learn what you know or were you self taught if so which school did you go too. Again thanks for your time and as soon as I get used to my tablet ill get started on some of your digital tutorials. Thanks again finding your website was one of the best things that could have happened to me.

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