While gulping the animated brainchildren, haven’t you ever thought how these characters were shaped? Haven’t you ever thought “Oh! I wish I could create something similar.” Obviously, art is something that would attract you irrespective of the form or genre, and an exquisite presentation, of course, remains to be an awe-inspiring paradigm. If you want to quench your thirst about anime drawing techniques, here we are! We will take you through the details.
Anime Drawing Genres And Some Of Its Classics
As we know that anime isn’t restrained to any specific subject or genre, instead it’s way more diversified than we can even think of.
Let me take you through some of the most popular ones from all the genres.
Action Anime: Abashiri Family (Director- Takashi Watanabe, Year- 1991),
Absolute Duo (Director- Atsushi Nakayama, Year- 2015), A Certain Magical Index (It came in two parts, part one released in 2008 and the second part released in 2010; Director: Hitoshi Nishikiori), Agent Aika (Director- Katsuhiko Nishijima, Year- 1997)
List of Adventure Anime Drawing
The Adventures of Pepero (Director- Kazuhiko Udagawa, Year-1975)
The Adventures of Hutch the Honeybee (Director- Ippei Kuri, Year- 1970-71), 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother (Director- Isao Takahata, Year- 1976), The Adventures of the Little Prince (Director- unknown, Year- 1978)
List of Comedy Anime
Urusei Yatasura (Director- Mamoru Oshii, Kazuo Yamazaki, Year- 1981), Ranma 1/2 (Director- Tomomi Mochizuki, Tsutomu Shibayama, Year- 1989), Maroko (Director- Mamoru Oshil, Year- 1990)
Apart from the aforementioned genres, there are several other genres as well, where the artists have displayed their expertise in creating some remarkable characters. These genres include romance, mystery science fiction, fantasy to name a few.
Some Key Techniques To Become A Pro Anime Artist
Although the anime characters might look easier to be sketched out, however, it’s not at all easy if you are not aware of its fundamentals.
The idea of Portrait Sketches: To become an Anime Artist, you need to have the basic knowledge of portrait sketching clear. You need to understand the vital statistics of human anatomy. Although Manga characters are often unusual in shape, still it’s a mandate to be aware of.
Using Sample Pictures
To get a better understanding of the sketch you are about to make, you need to check with some of the similar kind of work done before you.
Using the Basic Shapes: Using basic shapes actually helps you work efficiently and effectively in lesser time.
Work On Emotions
The most important part of anime is emotion. In this genre, the emotion of an individual mostly reflects through their eyes. When the character is happy, you need to draw a bigger eye with a bit of glare in the eyes. When the character is sad, it should have a narrow eye, along with downwards eyebrows. To portray depression in the character, you need to sketch some aggressive shading under the sad eyes.
Apart from the technicalities, you need to keep in mind that you always have to be open to accept criticism. You should not break down if your work didn’t go well, as this may discourage you. What else? enjoy your work.