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STEP 1. The basic fundamentals of drawing a chibi head are pretty easy. All the chibi heads you will see me ever draw all stem from a basic circle. It doesn't have to be perfect, but go ahead and draw out a circle that's as evenly round as you can get it. (You can see that even my circle isn't even.)   STEP 2. Now from your circle, you can create multiple different head shapes. 1 is a rounded cheek. 2 is the basic pointed chin. 3 is a rounded version of the pointed chin. 4 is the flat chin and my favorite. 5 is a frontal view of the pointed chin.   STEP 3. To draw a profile, you can draw an upside down egg shape and just add on a pointed, or rounded nose so the face isn't just flat. Most chibis don't have noses when doing the frontal or 3/4 view, however if you leave the face with just the egg shape, it can turn out looking too flat or strange.   STEP 4. Now choose your head that you wish to work with. I will be choosing #4 for my tutorial, but you are welcome to choose whichever you want to draw. I have drawn out facial guidelines that you should draw on whichever face shape you choose.   STEP 5. Here is my starting face shape. I have lightened the lines just so I can leave them up for you for most of the tutorial. Do not erase them until you are finished using the facial guide lines though!   STEP 6. Now for the face. There are a variety of different eyes you can use for your chibi! I will be showing you a few. These eyes are the least complicated to draw and are great for beginners but still leave you with a really great looking chibi. You just draw two circles where you want your eyes to be placed, draw in a crescent shape to show the break between the iris and white of the eyes, and then draw in the three little lashes! Simple, quick and looks great!   STEP 7. If you chose a 3/4 head, make sure when drawing your eyes that the eye that will be furthest from you on the face is thinner than the one that will be closest to you. Do not shrink the eye or make it much smaller than the other, just make it thinner.   STEP 8. Here is another eye type I will use for examples. For this chibi you do want to keep your eyes large because they are the focal point and will draw the most attention.   STEP 9. When drawing your eyes on you chibi, make sure the smile is always split down the center and even. Also, be very careful not to draw your eyes too close together or too far away.   STEP 10. The chibi eyes should be in the center of each half, and low on the face. This is another example of eyes you could draw, and the eyes I will be using for the rest of the tutorial!   STEP 11. Great! Now we have a chibi head and a face. Now you can go ahead and pick a hair style that you want to see on your chibi. I like the messy hair styles on chibis so I'm going to draw that. Make sure when you have parted hair on your chibi that you go opposite directions so you can make the parted hair obvious. It can help to put a little dot where you want your part to be so you have a starting point.   STEP 12. Now we can draw in a neck and shoulders just so we don't have a floating head. Now you can either keep the line that crosses the neck, or erase it. Either is completely acceptable but I will be erasing mine.   STEP 13. Great! Now you have your very own chibi head! I hope this tutorial helped, and happy coloring!   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.