How To Draw Anime Bodies
If you're drawing a comic about team members, you want each of them to look __________ in silhouette.
Hi my name is Laura Watton. My website is pickapplejam.com, I am the co-founder of SweatDrop Studios. I have been illustrating in manga-style for almost six years. All right this is how to draw a manga style body. I am going to draw a very roughly, a fat person, a thin person and a very tall person and a short person. So okay, as you can see in this very simple silhouette. This person is a bit chubby, a round body, obviously we do not have to draw him or her exactly as that wide as a circle so if we give this person a slightly more human shape. Like so, make the head a bit better, bigger rather. Put a little bit more proportion. This character is going to be quite cartoon-y. Obviously not very realistic but kind of emphasizing the shape the person is. All right I imagine that's where this person's felt will go. I'm going to make this person into a chap. So, he quite actually likes his hamburgers. I'll go into detail more and in just a second. Here are his ears, as you can see there is the crossover together with the ears. Up here exactly equal to each other. Not one up here that would be a bit weird. The shoulders I'm going to do it here and here. It's going to develop these shapes into arms. And he's also got chubby little fingers. If he was a thin person, I wouldn't draw him chubby fingers I would draw quite slim fingers but I'll come back to this chap in a minute. Okay, his trousers they are quite baggy. I think if you look in chap's trouser for bigger people, they kind of have streamline the character. I don't think they come around and then be quite high here. They kind of drop down here from the waist down to the feet. So lots of creases I think to note. That drop in fabric. I'm going to draw some shoes on this chap. Okay, so there's a proportions of a bigger person. If you're drawing a comic about team members you want each member to look a bit different in silhouette. Then again you could have a thin person. So as you can see I have drawn these very rough shapes. I'll start to flush them out a little bit. These shoulders would come out a little bit. You might want to draw some loose creases as this character is quite tall. Okay, I think on that page there we have it. Short and tall and fat and thin characters.