Methods to Draw an Anime Boy Full Physique Step by Step

This step-by-step tutorial explains how to attract an anime boy with detailed proportions of all the physique and common recommendations on attaining an anime look.

Anime boy full body drawing step by step
Anime boy full physique drawing step-by-step

The boy on this tutorial is meant to look between 10-15 years outdated. Relying on the artists fashion typically older anime characters will be drawn to nonetheless look pretty younger. Usually the extra stylized the characters the youthful they have an inclination to look (“Chibi” for instance).

The examples are of the entrance and aspect view of all the physique (pretty frequent and straightforward to study from). You may strive drawing strive drawing both one or each.

Please remember the fact that though the offered proportions are an excellent foundation they could not match each character and elegance.

If you will be following together with pencil and paper remember to begin with pretty gentle traces as you will have to erase elements of the physique in a few of the steps (for instance when including the garments). The elements of the physique and head proven in blue may also be erased as these are primarily used as guides.

Step 1 – Draw the Boy’s Head

Anime boy head drawing
Anime boy head drawing

Begin the drawing of the boy with the pinnacle.

Anime boy head front view drawing
Anime boy head entrance view drawing

For the entrance view it would be best to first make a straight vertical line that may provide help to see if the pinnacle and later the physique are symmetrical. On the prime of this line draw a circle for the higher a part of the pinnacle after which add the decrease a part of the face.

Anime boy head side view drawing
Anime boy head aspect view drawing

For the aspect view draw the higher a part of the pinnacle as an oval (simply barely so) after which add the decrease a part of the face beneath that. At this stage of the drawing don’t add any of the facial options and simply make the entrance of the face flat as within the instance.

Step 2 – Draw the Higher A part of the Physique

Anime boy body drawing
Anime boy physique drawing

It would be best to draw the physique as proven above. Nevertheless, it is best to first learn the beneath clarification.

Anime boy body proportions drawing
Anime boy physique proportions drawing

A great way to measure the physique is through the use of the pinnacle. Anime characters are inclined to have larger heads in comparison with their our bodies than actual folks (youthful characters particularly). For this tutorial the boy will likely be six and a half heads tall.

To make a personality look youthful you’ll normally need to draw them extra slender than their older counterpart. Muscular characters will are inclined to routinely look older.

The peak of the pinnacle and the “above the legs” space of the physique are shut in peak to half of all the physique.

Usually when doing peak measurement you’ll need the legs held collectively however on this case they’re barely unfold out for a extra pure pose. Whereas that is one thing to pay attention to on this case it has little influence on the peak.

One other factor to pay attention to is that elements of the ft go barely previous the underside measurement line. It’s because you need to measure the peak from roughly the identical degree because the heels. The toes (particularly within the from view) seem to go farther down attributable to “eye degree”.

Fast Rationalization of Eye Degree

Eye degree is actually the extent of the viewers eyes in relation to a given scene. If for instance you have been taking a look at an analogous setup in actual life your eyes can be above the extent of the ft making it seem just like the toes go farther down than the heels. For those who have been to lie down on the bottom and have a look at the ft once more the toes and heels would seem like roughly on the identical degree.

For extra on this learn the next tutorial:

Perspective Drawing Tutorial for Freshmen and The way it Pertains to Anime

Drawing the Physique From Completely different Views

Anime boy front and side view drawing
Anime boy entrance and aspect view drawing

If you wish to draw the physique from totally different views however in the identical pose and place you may challenge a set of traces from one view to the opposite. It will provide help to guarantee that the proportions of the physique in each views are roughly the identical.

Drawing the Entrance View

Anime boy body front view drawing
Anime boy physique entrance view drawing

As already talked about when drawing the boy from the entrance view your most important information will be the middle line.

Drawing the Aspect View

Anime boy body side view drawing
Anime boy physique aspect view drawing

Within the aspect view numerous elements of the physique are curved and angle in barely other ways as is proven within the above illustrations.

Anime boy body drawing step by step
Anime boy physique drawing step-by-step

With the entire above in thoughts you may draw the higher physique.

Within the entrance view first draw the neck and shoulders adopted by the perimeters after which the underside. The elements proven in blue (for this view) are non-obligatory and will likely be erased afterward. It’s nonetheless beneficial that you simply draw them as they make simpler to grasp the construction of the physique.

Within the aspect view Draw a form that appears a bit like stretched out bean. Afterwards add the neck (angled barely ahead) and erase the elements proven in blue (for the aspect view solely).

Step 3 – Draw the Higher A part of the Legs

Anime boy upper legs drawing
Anime boy higher legs drawing

Happening kind the physique add the highest a part of the legs. Make them wider close to the higher center and narrower close to the highest and backside.

Make sure you have a look at the proportions beneath earlier than you begin drawing.

Anime boy leg proportions
Anime boy leg proportions

Usually the legs are the size of half of all the physique (together with the pinnacle) as proven within the illustration.

Step 4 – Draw the Decrease A part of the Legs

Anime boy body lower legs drawing
Anime boy physique decrease legs drawing

Draw the decrease a part of the legs in a approach the place they first get wider as they go down after which narrower once more. The higher half the place they get wider as they go down ought to be a bit shorter than the decrease one the place they get narrower.

Step 5 – Draw the Toes

Anime boy body feet drawing
Anime boy physique ft drawing

Happening from the decrease a part of the legs add the ft. Emphasize that these are male ft by drawing them with the toes pointing outwards (away from the physique). Feminine ft (particularly in anime) are inclined to level extra inwards.

Step 6 – Draw the Higher A part of the Arms

Anime boy body upper arms drawing
Anime boy physique higher arms drawing

As already talked about, you need the character to be pretty slender to emphasise that it’s a younger boy. For remember to draw the arms pretty skinny and with out displaying any muscle groups. Additionally have a look at the reason beneath earlier than you begin.

Anime boy arm proportions
Anime boy arm proportions

The proportions for the arms are proven above. Usually the gap from the curve of the shoulder right down to the elbow is about the identical as the gap from the elbow to the wrist.

The half the place the hand is connected to the arm will go right down to concerning the horizontal midway level of the physique. Please additionally remember the fact that on this instance the arms are held out barely to the perimeters so these joints will likely be just a little increased up.

Step 7 – Draw the Decrease A part of the Arms

Anime boy body lower arms drawing
Anime boy physique decrease arms drawing

Just like the decrease a part of the legs draw the arms from the elbow down getting wider (this space ought to be pretty quick) after which getting narrower once more (this ought to be longer).

Step 8 – Draw the Palms

Anime boy body line drawing
Anime boy physique line drawing

Lastly draw the arms. On this instance it will likely be finished with out an excessive amount of element as is usually the case in anime and manga. As that is an anime character that can also be pretty younger the arms will likely be fairly small in relation to the remainder of the physique.

For detailed examples of drawing arms see:

Methods to Draw Anime & Manga Palms Step by Step

Step 9 – Draw the Particulars

Anime boy body details drawing
Anime boy physique particulars drawing

After you have the entire main physique elements outlined draw the smaller particulars. A breakdown of those is proven beneath.

Drawing & Positioning the Facial Options

Anime boy face drawing
Anime boy face drawing

You may see the proportions and placement of the facial options proven within the illustration above. Draw them as follows:

  • Eyes – beneath the horizontal midway level of the pinnacle
  • Eyebrows – just a little bit above the eyes
  • Nostril – concerning the midway level between the highest of the eyes and the underside of the chin
  • Mouth – barely above the decrease lip which is positioned roughly midway between the nostril and the chin
  • Ears – Slightly bit beneath the highest of the eyes

For an in depth step-by-step information to drawing an anime boy’s face you may see:

Methods to Draw an Anime Boy (12 Steps With Proportions)

Anime boy nose and mouth side view drawing
Anime boy nostril and mouth aspect view drawing

Within the aspect view it would be best to add the nostril and mouth space as proven above. First add the higher a part of the nostril after which challenge a line down from that to the chin. Subsequent utilizing this line as a information draw the decrease a part of the nostril and the lips.

Drawing the Hair

Anime boy hair drawing
Anime boy hair drawing

As is finished in different tutorials right here on AnimeOutine the hair within the instance is cut up into three elements. The are the entrance, sides and again/prime. Proven in purple, inexperienced and blue.

The rationale for that is to make the drawing course of simpler to grasp and manga.

For a extra in depth clarification of this strategy see:

Methods to Draw Anime Male Hair Step by Step

Drawing the Particulars of the Eyes

Anime boy eyes drawing
Anime boy eye element drawing

Draw the internal particulars of the eyes such because the pupils and reflections.

You can even draw a touch of the eyelids barely above every eye and fill within the eyelashes with black or pencil shading.

For some detailed tutorials on drawing eyes within the anime/manga fashion see:

Drawing the Particulars of the Ears

Anime boy ear drawing front and side
Anime boy ear drawing entrance and aspect

You may see the small print of the ears within the instance above. Please bear in mind nonetheless that elements of them will likely be lined by the hair.

Drawing the Knees (Entrance View)

Anime boy knees drawing
Anime boy knees drawing

Draw only a trace of the knees within the entrance view as proven within the instance.

Step 10 – Draw the Garments & End the Line Drawing

Anime boy clothes drawing
Anime boy garments drawing

Over prime of the physique’s define add the garments as if their see although. A wonderful thing about drawing on this approach is that it makes it fairly simple to put the clothes objects.

On this case the boy will likely be carrying a t-shirt, shorts and sneakers.

Drawing the T-shirt

Anime boy t-shirt drawing
Anime boy t-shirt drawing

For the highest a part of the t-shirt draw it just about hugging the form of the shoulders. Make the sleeves “fan out” in the direction of the ends. Go away some house between the physique and the shirt as it is going to grasp from the broader chest space. Lastly make just a little wider in the direction of the very backside as that space will are inclined to fold.

Drawing the Shorts

Anime boy shorts drawing
Anime boy shorts drawing

Draw the shorts ranging from the underside of the shirt and make them wider as they go down.

For extra on drawing anime garments see:

Methods to Draw Anime & Manga Garments

Drawing the Sneakers

Anime boy shoes drawing
Anime boy sneakers drawing

You may draw the form of the sneakers roughly tracing the form of the ft however with a ways between their outlines to account for the thickness of the supplies the sneakers are constituted of.

For extra on drawing sneakers see:

Methods to Draw Anime Sneakers Step by Step

Anime boy body basic line drawing
Anime boy physique primary line drawing

As soon as finished including the garments erase the elements of the physique that ought to be lined by it so that you’ve got a clear drawing much like the above.

Drawing the Particulars of the Shirt

Anime boy t-shirt details and folds drawing
Anime boy t-shirt particulars and folds

Draw a pair of traces on the finish of the sleeves and tracing the neck opening to provide a touch of stitches in these areas.

You can even add just a few traces on the backside of the t-shirt to point out some folds.

Drawing the Particulars of the Shorts

Anime boy shorts details and folds drawing
Anime boy shorts particulars and folds

For the shorts add some folds to the center are the place there’s normally stress created by the 2 legs pulling the shorts in numerous instructions.

You may once more additionally add a pair of traces on the backside to once more give a touch of some stitches.

Drawing the Particulars of the Sneakers

Anime boy shoe details drawing
Anime boy shoe particulars drawing

For the sneakers merely add a ling alongside every of their bottoms to point out the sides of the soles.

Anime boy full body line drawing
Anime boy full physique line drawing

As soon as your have the entire particulars outlined you may darken your traces (if wanted) by tracing over them.

Step 11 – Add Shade

Anime boy full body coloring
Anime boy coloring

To paint the drawing you may merely fill in every space with the suitable coloration (remember to go away the reflections within the eyes white if coloring on paper). Additionally go away a streak of little highlights within the hair. You may both define these beforehand or create them as you coloration. If drawing digitally you may add the highlights in a brand new layer over prime of the hair coloration. You can even add them over prime of the colour with white correction pen if drawing/coloring on paper.

For those who really feel that the highlights are too brilliant you may calmly go over them with the identical coloration because the hair (as was finished within the examples).

For various types of hair highlights see:

Completely different Methods to Draw Anime Hair Highlights

For an evidence of various coloration combos see:

Newbie Information to Selecting Colours When Drawing Anime & Manga

For a coloring tutorial examine:

Methods to Shade an Anime Character Step by Step

Step 12 – Add Shading & End the Drawing of the Boy

Anime boy full body drawing
Anime boy full physique drawing

For some primary anime fashion shading you may darken the ares that normally have shadow.

In most typical lighting situations gentle tends to come back from above so the shadows will likely be solid downwards.

On this case the shadows will likely be on the shadow on the physique will likely be on the legs and arms from the sleeves of the shirt and the shorts.

Anime boy head front and side view drawing
Anime boy head shading shut up

The shadows on the face and neck will likely be as follows:

  • Across the eyelid areas
  • The highest a part of the eyes (from the eyelashes)
  • To 1 aspect of the nostril (entrance view)
  • Alongside the higher a part of the neck (from the pinnacle)
  • The internal elements of the ears
  • Alongside the decrease again part of the hair and alongside the bottoms of most hair clumps


There’s a lot to remember when drawing folks. Drawing within the anime and manga fashion can simplified some tings, nonetheless, it could additionally complicate others (for instance requiring information of the fashion). To make the drawing course of simpler this tutorial offers a really in depth template on making a younger trying male anime character that covers the bigger proportions in addition to the smaller particulars of the physique.

For those who like detailed guides reminiscent of this one additionally remember to examine those linked beneath.

For drawing a really muscular male physique see:

Methods to Draw Anime Muscular Male Physique Step by Step

For drawing the complete physique of a feminine anime character examine:

Methods to Draw Anime Lady Full Physique Step by Step