How to Sketch an Anime Kiss

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STEP 1. Here is a little pre-tip before the actual drawing steps. The guidelines won't have the blue profile face and chin because it obstructs the drawing. Just in case you need a guide for getting those chins in. Here it is. The arrows show how the chins are almost on the same curved line. Hope this helps. Now on with the steps!   STEP 2. We are taking a shortcut in the guidelines. Draw the two circles with the long lines for the neck, shoulder and Usui's hand. Sketch them with a No. 2 pencil. Remember to do it lightly for easy erasure.   STEP 3. You might need to click on the picture to see where to draw both their eyebrows, eyes and hair. Give a curve to the spiked hair. The circle guidelines helps you to do that.   STEP 4. Now draw in their mouths, cheek, jawline, and necks. Watch closely where these relate to the guidelines and draw lightly please.   STEP 5. Take your time while drawing this picture because in this step you need to pay close attention to how her hair spikes and the empty area for his hand. Remember to draw in her ear.   STEP 6. Try looking closely to where his hair appears in relation to the guidelines for more accuracy. Don't forget his ear and hair behind it.   STEP 7. Now draw in his hand holding a lock of her hair and the rest of her spiked hair.   STEP 8. Draw in the rest of his spiked hair, collar, and shoulder (at the bottom edge, there is the top of his tie).   STEP 9. Your drawing may look like this or you might have your own version. At this point, you can color in your picture with a medium of your choice.   STEP 10. Here is the basic color combination of the Usui and Misaki. Following this step are tips on sketching/drawing an anime kiss or any kiss.   STEP 11. The letter "S" is a great solution on drawing the two lips together in the "S" fashion.   STEP 12. If you need help with the eyes, click on this picture.   STEP 13. Click here for a great tip on the upper lip rule!   STEP 14. Check out this cool peek at different viewpoints of a single kiss. Notice the "S" rule and "upper lip with nose" are in the bottom side profile pictures.   STEP 15. Without lighting, we have a flat subject. That's what makes Usui & Misaki so interesting, dramatic lighting. The red arrows are direction of light. Blue arrows are the shadows him being turned away from the sun, and is Misaki in his shadow. Here are three common sources of lighting that helps bring out certain effects in a face. DRAMATIC is made by overhead light. This can be in midday sun or strong moonlight. MYSTERIOUS is made when the lighting comes upward or beneath the face like holding a candle or flashlight. You'll see this effect used a lot in graphic or noir novels. CONVENTIONAL is the most popular. It is made at a 45-degree angle light placed to the side, above the subject and slightly toward the foreground.   STEP 16. Last but not least, I want to show you how great a pencil is. And you can get these same effects with a regular No. 2 pencil. The first picture shows how to hold your pencil for Overhand (great for writing & details) and Underhand (great for shading large areas in wide strokes). You can practice tone shading and take it a step further with the Tone Exercise. I'm closing now. Let me know what you think of this tutorial. I love hearing from you. Fav, comment, or click on "Love it," to show your support! Luv and hugs to you all!   Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. Step 7. Step 8. Step 9. Step 10. Step 11. Step 12. Step 13. Step 14. Step 15. Step 16.