How to Sketch an Anime Face

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STEP 1. The first step consists of the simple face shape like you see here. This anime girl is bending her back as she looks at the viewer. Draw in the simple lined nose as well.   STEP 2. For the next step begin sketching out the shapes of her eyes. Start with the thick, long eye shape and with this formation add the lashes and eye crease. You will also add the eyebrows too. To end this step, simply sketch out the mouth and bump for the bottom lip.   STEP 3. Draw the eyeballs, then color in the pupils. Make sure to leave a glare in the eye.   STEP 4. This anime girl's face is practically done. What you will do here is draw in the heavy looking bangs, then draw in the long straight length of her hair. Again, her head is tilted back as she looks at us.   STEP 5. You will now sketch out the shape of her neck, then draw in the shoulder. Draw the shirt line on the shoulder as well as the collar.   STEP 6. We will finish off the hair by sketching out the chunk that is shown on the opposite side. When that is done add strand detailing as well as some of the indent from the top of her head.   STEP 7. The sketch of this anime girl is done. Now you will start the shading process. If you plan on just coloring in the drawing traditionally, then go ahead and do so. If not, begin adding some light shading to the entire face. You will lighten the areas most exposed to light and darken areas hidden from light like the right side of the face.   STEP 8. You will fill in the entire hairstyle. Do this is a slightly darker shade because you will need to add highlights which means the darker the base the more you can define.   STEP 9. Now you can add shading to the body and clothes like so, then touch up some areas where needed.   STEP 10. As you tweak the shading process as you lighten areas and darken others, the end sketch should look like the drawing you see here. I hope you had fun folks.   Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. Step 7. Step 8. Step 9. Step 10.