In this incredibly simple seven-step drawing lesson, I will show and tell you how to draw chibi easily and simply.
Chibi what is it? One of the graphic styles in manga, characters are give overly childlike features (small body, big head and eyes) to make them look funny. In fact, chibi are very easy to draw. It is not required to have a serious knowledge of human anatomy! Then, once you learn how to draw a chibi base, you can create an endless number of costumes, hairstyles and face shapes. So, drawing chibi for the first time is an ideal activity to start with!
How to Draw Chibi step by step
Total Time: 25 minutes
Step 1 [How to Draw Chibi]
In order to draw a chibi correctly, you need to know a few very important principles. The first thing to remember is that chibi always have a disproportionately large head and a small body. In the first step, we draw a big head and a torso about equal in height to the head. Connect the head and the torso with a couple of simple lines.
Another distinguishing feature of chibi is large eyes, located rather low on the face. Draw a horizontal line of the lower edge of the eyes and a vertical line of the center of the face. Next we need to outline the arms and legs, which should be made with very simple geometric shapes.
Step 3 [How to Draw Chibi]
At this point, our chibi sketch looks more like a small doll, and starting with step three, we will add the most visible and common details. Guided by the lines from step two, circle the two very large pupils and the upper eyelashes, forming the eyes. Next, we will trace the mouth and the hair with lots of simple and light lines.
Now add some details to the torso and limbs. In our example the chibi guy is dressed in a jacket, T-shirt and jeans. But, of course, you can dress your chibi in a classic suit or any other clothes.
Step 5 [How to Draw Chibi]
Now move on to the final details of the chibi drawing. First trace the pupils and thicken the eyelashes. Next, draw the eyebrows and a small mouth. By the way, in the chibi style it is very rare to depict a nose. Trace the hair, ears and remove any unnecessary directions from the chibi head.
Now we need to detail the body, or rather, we need to detail the clothes that Chibi wears. With very dark and sharp lines, trace all the details of the torso, arms and legs. Use the eraser to remove any remaining unnecessary indications from the chibi drawing.
Step 7 [How to Draw Chibi]
In fact, the chibi is already completely drawn, and we just need to give it some volume by creating small shadows. Before we begin, let’s start with the eyes, drawing the pupils with shading and leaving little highlights. In the next step, use shading to add shadows under his hair and chin, shirt on top of him, or in the bottom of his jeans.
- Black marker
- Colored pencils
Materials: Drawing paper
We hope that our lesson will make it easy for you to understand how to draw chibi. To practice your skills, try drawing chibi in different outfits, in different poses, and from different angles.