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Tips for drawing hands for all different ages and body types

Hands are a super important part of characterisation and expression – a character’s hands can tell us almost as much about their age, physical appearance and emotions as their face can! Today let’s take a look at how to accurately draw hands for characters of different body types and ages. How do hands change with

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Different ways to draw anime womens’ noses

The nose is the centre of the face, and despite often being heavily simplified in anime, it’s still a very important part of the face. The nose sticks out from the face, meaning there’s lots of ways we can represent it – using either the parts of the nose, or the shadows made by the

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Use these free apps to help create and draw your backgrounds!

Have you ever struggled with creating backgrounds for your work? Maybe you have a character in mind, but can’t work out how to place them in a scene? Today we’re going to introduce a great hack that professional manga and anime artists love to use! You might have heard of 3D model apps that can

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How to use real life anatomy to draw a perfect open mouth!

Have you ever had trouble drawing open mouths in anime style? It looks really simple, right? Usually there’s just a simple semicircle shape inside the mouth to show the inner shape. But misplacing that shape in the mouth can make the whole balance of the face look strange. Getting the position of that semicircle correct

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Drawing the face from all different angles

Using all different angles in your work is a great way to add some interest and excitement to a scene. Think of a movie, for example – the actor isn’t always shot from the front like a passport photo, right? The same is true of anime and manga. The more interesting angles, the more dynamic

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Use this template to draw a perfect face every time!

Have you ever struggled to get your anime style faces looking just like the ones you see in your favourite shows? You’re trying out the large, anime style eyes and the small nose and mouth… but something’s just not right! Does that sound familiar?? Don’t worry – this is a problem a lot of people

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Learning about legs and their natural range of movement – part 3

Today we’re going to be continuing our investigation of how the legs bend in different poses and situations. This time, we’re moving down to the ankle area. This is an important area to consider when drawing a character walking – we want the ankles to look natural so that the whole image is believable. Don’t

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Learning about legs and their natural range of movement – part 2

Legs make up a whole half of a character’s body, so it’s no surprise that they’re a super important part of getting character poses right. Bent knees are important for poses like crouching, sitting and running, so today let’s learn how to draw them bending at the knee in a natural way! The first part

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Learning about legs and their natural range of movement – part 1

Legs make up a whole half of a character’s body, so it’s no surprise that they’re a super important part of getting character poses right. Today let’s learn all about legs, and how to draw them moving in a natural way! Raised legs When drawing a character raising their leg, it’s important to think about

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How to draw hair in action scenes 

Action scenes are a huge part of many anime and manga series. Getting the movement of the hair right in these scenes will really add to the drama and believability of a scene! When a character hits or takes a hit, for example, the movement of their hair can help add velocity and show the

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