Guide to drawing male heads and face characters
The goal of this tutorial is to help you draw the face of a young male character.
In this article, TipsMake.com will show you how to draw the heads and faces of anime and manga characters from the front and side views.
The goal of this tutorial is to help you draw the face of a youthful character. Male characters in manga and anime at this age tend to have large chin, long faces, with smaller, narrower eyes when compared to female characters or younger male characters. However this note may also vary depending on the author's chosen style.
If you paint with pencil and paper, create very light lines for the original stroke because you will need to remove some excess after finishing.
Step 1: Draw the character's head
Draw a vertical line as the main axis between the faces to align both sides. Bring the focus into a circle or slightly oriented into an oval, from which to draw two straight lines facing the inside of the face, gradually curving to form a chin.
Draw the chin with a small curve but don't be too sharp or the character will look less masculine.
View from the side
Draw the top of the oval.
Put the pen into a bump around the eyebrow area, then a dent to turn to the nose. Important in this step is that you determine the position of the nose so that it is relatively standard, can be further edited in step 4.
Next, draw a straight line from the tip of the nose to the chin. Add a curve from the chin to the top of the ear to form the lower jaw, draw a curve underneath the line and draw a bit, still starting from the chin point to clearly outline the larger chin of the character. male.
Step 2: Draw the character's ears
To draw the ears of male anime and manga characters, first divide the head into four equal parts like the picture, draw the ear on the third part from the top, close to the chin.
With the view from the side, the ear will lie back to the back of the head.
Add small details to the character's ears, because unlike women, the ears of female characters are often covered by hair so they don't need to be too fussy in this part.
Step 3: Draw the character's eye
The younger the character, the bigger the eyes. In this case, the character is a young man so his eyes will be smaller than a boy's.
Based on the horizontal baseline, split the first part drawn above and draw the eye under this line, the distance between the eyes depends on your estimation, depending on the style and character type.
Note, the eye is in this position when the character is in a normal state, if the opening is larger (unexpected state), the eye will override the base line, if the eye is in a closed state (going to sleep) then it will lie under.
Draw eyebrows above the eyes. The eyebrows of male anime characters and manga are often drawn thicker than that of females, especially with older characters. However it also depends on style.
In this step, you only need to outline the eye shape, giving simple strokes. Go through every detail, then follow the steps below.
Step 4: Draw the character nose
Draw the nose with a small straight line on the vertical baseline dividing the face. The nose tip actually doesn't need to be painted, it's hard to locate the nose. In addition to the small line just drawn, add a small line representing the nostrils, located near the middle of the lower half of the face, slightly higher than the horizontal baseline.
With the side view, you draw with the character's mouth in the next step because the strokes will be more seamless.
Step 5: Draw the mouth of the character
Finally, locate the lower lip of the mouth with a line between the tip of the nose and chin, and then draw the upper lip a bit above.
The lower lip will be a short stroke, the upper lip is longer, is a gentle curve, breaking a small fold in the middle. Note that the male character will have a wider mouth than the female character
Step 6: Draw character hair
Now you add hair to the character. Hair will overlap some other features that have drawn on the face. Delete the parts covered by hair after you finish.
To get anime-style hair, draw into clusters with big pointed tails.
To help you better understand how to draw hair, divide the hair into three different sections (front, side and back / top).
- Red : front hair section
- Green : the side hair
- Blue : the hair behind and at the top of the head
Dividing in this way is useful when you want to draw pulled or blown hair in different directions.
Step 7: Add smaller details on the face
At this step you can clean up the drawing and remove the guidance frame lines created in the previous steps, adding smaller details such as eyelashes, pupils and highlights. After that, you can also focus on thicker lines, add black or shaded with a pencil (depending on what you want) on the eyes and eyebrows. You can also create lashes for eyelashes and add some details to the hair.
After completing these steps, you have a complete drawing of the face of the male anime character. You can leave it as it is, but if you want the image to be a bit deeper, move on to the next step to shade the face.
Step 8: Fill the shadow with the character
You can add some very basic nuances to the drawing to make the work more prominent, shaded for some areas needed, for example:
Shadow poured from hair to forehead and sides of face
- Shadow poured from eyelids to iris
- The ball poured into the inner part of the ear
- Shadow at the bottom of the nose
- Shadow poured from face down to neck
The head and face of the male anime character can vary depending on the style but in general the older the character is much more different than the female character. Younger characters often have female-like faces, and older characters are often drawn with longer faces, smaller eyes and more clearly defined facial features.
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