How to Draw Anime Male Body Step By Step Tutorial
How to draw a male character in the anime and manga style, with a focus on various male body proportions. How to draw an anime guy: A step-by-step guide for aspiring artists and animators.
Step 1 – Draw the Overall Shape of the Male Body
If you’re drawing an anime character in two views, make sure the proportions in one view match up with the proportions in the other by drawing a vertical line at least as tall as the entire body for the front view. This will help you see if both sides are symmetrical.
Drawing the Head
See our gallery of images from around the web for more on drawing male faces.
Drawing the Body
A normal body is about the size of two heads, but in anime, the head can be slightly larger, depending on the size of the person you’re drawing. Big muscular anime characters may have heads that are much smaller in relation to the body than normal characters.
Drawing the Arms
Draw a basic anime guy arm structure in which the arms are about the same length as the body, but the arms should be longer than the body once the hands are added, and the arms are slightly lifted to the sides in the examples used in this tutorial.
Drawing the Legs
Draw an anime character with legs that are roughly equal in length to the head and body combined.
Step 2 – Clean Up Your Drawing
Clean up the sketch after you’ve sketched out the proportions so you have an outline drawing of each person’s body.
Step 3 – Draw the Details
Drawing anime guy body details Add details such as hair and facial features to the cleaned-up drawing of the body. For a character like the one in this example who is not overly muscular but still fairly fit, just add hints of the chest and stomach muscles. For more help on drawing these, see: How to Draw Male Anime Eyes How to Draw Anime Female Eyes
Step 4 – Draw the Clothing
Drawing anime guy shorts We won’t go too far with the clothing in this case and will just add shorts.
Step 5 – Add Colour and Shading
We will shade the character according to normal lighting conditions (outside during the daytime or inside in a well lit room). The main light source will be above and in front of the character, which means the main shadow will be below such as the shadow of the shadow of the shadow of the shadow of the shadow of the shadow of the shadow of the shadow of the shadow of the shadow of the shadow of the shadow of the sha
If you need help drawing a female body in the anime style, see the How to Draw an Anime Girl Body Step by Step Tutorial, and for drawing a younger male character, see the How to Draw an Anime Boy Full Body Step by Step Tutorial.
How do you draw a boy?
- Draw a large U shape on top.
- Add a cap of hair on top.
- Draw the face and hair details.
- Continue with the neck and shirt.
- Add shorts below.
- Draw legs and feet under the shorts.
- Add simple arms.
How can I learn to draw humans?
The best way to learn to draw the human figure is to start as simple as possible. Forget about tracing contours, shadows, and values, and instead focus on drawing armatures.
- Draw the head.
- Add the neck.
- Draw the torso.
- Add the hips.
- Draw the legs.
- Draw the shoulders and arms.
How do you draw a good body?
Top 5 Anatomy Drawing Dos and Don’ts
- Don’t think like an anatomy book.
- Don’t make muscles the focal point.
- DON’T draw every figure with the same shapes.
- DON’T copy what you see.