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Learn to Draw Japanese Animation

Japanese Animation or Anime is one of the most costly types of cartoons in the world. These are actually the cartoons are based on Japanese Manga series, or comics brought to life by being animated. If you want to learn to draw Japanese Animation, here are the things you should know.

They Are Based On Manga

The one thing you should remember when drawing Japanese Animation is that they are based Manga. So, the style of drawing is pretty is pretty much the same, just that they are moving for the animated version. Here are some things you should remember that this style of drawing cartoons.

Character Have Wild Hairstyles

If you observe characters in this kind of genre, you'll see that they usually have wild hairdos. More often, male characters with long hair. In fact, there are some shows that sometimes people make mistakes woman for their long tresses. Their hair color is also very wild. You can see the pink hair and green character. The style of their hair can be very extreme also. Often times, their hair sticking up and out in different direction.

When drawing hair, all you have to do is draw them into clumps that stand as strands of hair. For female characters, ponytails, headbands, pigtails and loose hairstyles are common. For men with long hair, loose hair is also let down fashion with ponytails. Bangs are also in for both the sexes.

General Man

Most of the male character is strong. A lot of this is depicted as some sort Warriors. A lot of them are also lean and tall. It is normal for you to see blue or even pink hair male characters. However, it does not really mean that they are gay.

Female General

Most female characters are depicted to have slim bodies and long legs. These features are also emphasized by type of clothing worn females. More often they wear clothing that shows off their long legs, especially if the setting of the story is in modern times. The breasts is also striking. Women also have sharper chins and snub noses.

Little People?

Do not be surprised if you get to see the characters look small person. These are called "Chibi's. These are really ugly versions of characters. Although scale is a rule when drawing, is Chibis intended to have a distorted scale. This is done to achieve a 'cuteness' factor. It's kind of drawing is usually applied for the child-like characters. They have large heads, small bodies, large eyes and no nose.

Villains For villains, characters are often drawn to be more realistic. There is more shading to make their faces look scarier and the lines used are more crooked than smooth and straight. You can usually find them in the form of mafia's or gangs. Big bosses are also usually not seen. Body parts such as hands, feet or a mouth smoking a cigar is usually used when the image is focused on big boss.

Cute Vs. Macho

For cute Anime's drawings are often simplistic with huge eyes and a lot of heart and touches pink. However, for the macho type of Anime's, the characters have more detail and rendered to be more realistic.

About the Author

Nupur Das, an ardent writer is a Masters in English.She has many short stories to her credit and now given her attention to article writing.Please visit my blog http://learning-drawing.blogspot.com for more drawing Tips.

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