Draw and color anime girl step by step

Draw and color anime girl step by step process another attempt! My last attempt to revive the old drawing of Anime looking character was not so successful. So I take a different direction. I am looking at a simpler and going with a fewer values.

Because of last time I try to maintain the simple anime face and try to render everything else out…it clashed. Now, I am doing less but adding more of other element instead like designs, costume and such. It works out better than last time so it looks like I will be able to finish it in a couple sessions. It takes a lot of thinking than I think it would. Since I am doing the realistic render/ painting concept at work all day. It’s a little tricky to switch the mentality and simplify and make good looking cartoon.
If you are looking for more of simple and typical Anime style drawing tutorials, you can go to How to draw Anime face, How to draw Anime girl, and How to draw Manga hair 4 different ways.

advance coloring anime girl with bounce light

advance coloring anime girl with bounce light

Here is a drawing video tutorial of the above anime girl I did a long time ago.

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Below are step by step images tutorial coloring Anime girl character.

how to color anime style advance

how to color anime style advance

Now it’s going to the direction that I want. Still there is some work to be done, clean up,
And I will finish it soon.

Hey, thanks for all the feedback GUYS!!! Appreciate :)
I clean up her skin tone on the chest area, I figured it doesn’t need that many values as I previously painted. Sometimes it’s necessary to scale back the value range and keep it simple for the sake making it looks better. :)
I change the leather color to white because white make it look more futuristic/ sci-fi and that what I am going for in this one. Brown leather color usually goes well with fantasy, western, etc.
Here is almost final version…
And of course…THE SUNSET way in the back behind them buildings for Pokepetter.
I think I am going to call it done here for now then go work on something else. I might have some idea to go further after that. But for now here it is 😛

painting Anime girl hitgirl

painting Anime girl hitgirl

Here is a final version of Anime girl with guns

advance coloring anime girl with bounce light

advance coloring anime girl with bounce light

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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 IdrawGirls.com (TheArtClasses.com) 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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7 Responses to Draw and color anime girl step by step

  1. Machine_2 says:

    wow, really cool tutorial

  2. Travis says:


  3. Xia Taptara says:

    LOL, sorry, this one is really old. One of the very first video I made back in 2007 Cheers!

  4. Bob Bello says:

    I love it even silent, no problem. It’s just that there’s not even music, zero sound, so I thought my speakers have died 😉

  5. Xia Taptara says:

    Thanks, no some especially the more complex tutorial has no video. It will take way too much time.

  6. idrawgirls says:

    Thx, the audio should work just fine. It’s youtube.

  7. Bob Bello says:

    This is the best anime tutorial I’ve seen on your site, so far, but … no audio? Ir is there something wrong with my TV? 😉

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