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Drawing the face from behind, at an angle

Drawing a character from behind might seem easy, since the face isn’t entirely visible, but it can actually be quite tricky to get this angle right. When drawing illustrations, there will be times that call for this back view, so let’s see how we can draw it right! In particular, let’s focus on how all

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Drawing the face in profile – Part 2

The side view of a character’s face is perhaps one of the most iconic views in anime illustration, and one that is very different from Western comic book styles. This can make it a hard one to master. We’re going to break it down for you today into some super simple, super reliable steps, so

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Drawing the face in profile – Part 1

The side view of a character’s face is perhaps one of the most iconic views in anime illustration, and one that is very different from Western comic book styles. This can make it a hard one to master. We’re going to break it down for you today into some super simple, super reliable steps, so

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Pro tips for drawing anime eyes! Different types of highlights

One of the most important parts of character drawing is the eyes. The eyes are made up of various elements, but this time, let’s look at all the different types of highlights we can see in anime eyes. You’ll see how the image of a character can really change greatly depending on the position and

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Pro tips for drawing characters in movement: Let’s talk about jumping!

Today, let’s continue our series on moving characters, with a lesson on jumping! We’ll be focusing on three types of jump that are often seen in manga, but usually not in other illustration styles, or in real life. This makes them quite unique, and tricky! So let’s take a look at some tips for those

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Pro tips for drawing characters in movement: Let’s talk about running!

When drawing a character in movement, it can be even harder to keep the pose looking natural. In order to do this, it’s important to think about the character’s core, and the centre of gravity so that the character looks like they are stable and balanced. In this series of articles, we’re going to be

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Pro tips for drawing characters in movement: Let’s talk about walking!

When drawing a character in movement, it can be even harder to keep the pose looking natural. In order to do this, it’s important to think about the character’s core, and the centre of gravity so that the character looks like they are stable and balanced. In this series of articles, we’re going to be

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Differences between men and women’s bodies in anime

Anime and manga illustration is a style that involves both simplification and exaggeration. This means we see a very clear difference between men and women characters in anime and manga. Today we’ll be looking at some of those differences, as we study men and women’s bodies. If drawn using these techniques, you should be able

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Drawing ears from different angles

Ears were already a tricky part of illustration, but when it comes to drawing the ears from all different angles, things get even more complicated! Let’s talk about how to draw ears, where the ears should appear on the head, and how the ears look when viewed from all different angles. How are ears drawn?

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