How to Draw Anime People and bodies
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How to Draw Anime People and bodies

Learn how to draw amazing anime or manga bodies. Master the unique style of manga and anime with this course.
4.4 (105 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,041 students enrolled
Created by Neil Fontaine
Last updated 1/2016
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $65 Discount: 85% off
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • In this course, you will learn to the proportions of anime bodies
  • How to draw all ages, from toddlers on up
  • How to draw in the unique anime/manga style
  • How to draw both the male and female bodies and what makes them different
  • How to make your anime bodies look 3D
  • How to pose anime people
  • How to draw all the muscles--crash course on anatomy
  • How to draw a hot bikini anime girl.
  • How to draw a reaper anime girl
  • How to draw a buff anime guy
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Requirements
  • Pencil, paper, eraser
  • However, you can also draw digitally with a tablet and Manga Studio 5 or your favorite drawing program
Description

Do you want to draw your own anime or manga, or just draw them better?

Then you need to be able to draw the anime/manga body. Most artists think that anime is easier to draw, but it’s not. It is based on the same anatomy as a realistic drawing. The difference is, anime and manga are stylized.

My course teaches you how to draw bodies in the anime style. It teaches you how to simplify. It teaches the proportions of anime and even a quick crash course on anatomy so your anatomy figures look amazing. But don’t take my word for it.

Scroll down and watch some of the free lectures. I offer a few full lessons for free to see if my teaching style works for you.

When you are finished with this course, you will know how to draw anime and manga bodies from imagination. You will be able to pose them and everything or you get your money back, guaranteed, upheld by Udemy’s high standards.

I also have bonus videos, like how to draw a anime girl in a bikini, or a buff male anime figure.

You are ready to draw anime like a pro, so simply scroll down and watch some of the free videos.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone that desires to draw anime or manga
Curriculum For This Course
32 Lectures
06:00:39
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Introduction--what this course covers
1 Lecture 01:18

Start here to know what you will and will not learn in this how to draw anime course.

Preview 01:18
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Anime Proportions
8 Lectures 01:33:09

One of the most important things to learn when drawing anime or manga is proportions. We start with a standard eight headed figure that you might see in American comics, and then use these relative proportions for anime and manga proportions.

This lesson is important.

Preview 08:44

Now we take the relative proportions we have learned in lesson 2 and apply it to the most popular anime and manga proportions, the 7 headed figure.

7 head anime body
09:54

To draw anime and manga people of other ages, we learn the 6 headed, 5 headed, 4 headed, 3 headed, and 2 headed figures.

6 to 2 heads--Adult to children anime bodies
16:49

How to make the head the proper size
16:50

In this lesson, we apply the knowledge of proportions, relative measurements, to the side view. Learning the side view is just as important as any other view of the body.

Anime body side view
12:57

The 3/4s view might be the hardest basic view to learn, but it is a must. Learning the 3/4s view will help you draw many complex poses.

Anime body 3/4 view
21:27

Many students skim over learning the back side view, which they shouldn't. Take your time to learn the back view. It isn't much different than the front view, so it shouldn't take you as long.

Anime body back side
06:08

What we learned in proportions
00:20
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Advancing anime bodies
5 Lectures 01:15:17

Although, we have drawn male and females so far, I wanted to show the differences between the male and female, so you can draw sexy males that look male and sexy females that look female.

Difference between male and female bodies
10:39

Understanding the form of the body is very important because you want to make your characters look 3D. That is what this lesson covers.

Creating 3D anime bodies
14:13

We take what we've learned so far and draw some poses.

Drawing poses part 1
20:18

We continue where we left off last lesson and draw more poses.

Drawing poses part 2
29:57

What we learned in section two: advancing anime bodies
00:10
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Drawing muscles - Anatomy for anime
9 Lectures 01:48:28

In this lesson we learn to draw the pecks, deltoid, and biceps muscles. Learning the major muscles and where they attach is important to logically figure out out muscles stretch and look in different poses.

Pecks, deltoid, and biceps
18:19

In this lesson we learn how to draw the torso muscles, which include the love handles.

Preview 14:26

In this lesson we learn to draw the back muscles. We also learn how to smooth muscles out. Actually, during the anatomy section, we learn to smooth the muscles out as we go along.

Back muscles
09:10

Neck muscles aren't that hard to memorize once you learn the two major muscles that make up the neck. This lesson does just that.

Neck muscles
06:04

In this lesson, we learn the upper arm muscles, which are easier to learn than the forearm muscles.

Upper arm muscles
06:55

The forearm muscles might be the hardest muscles to learn, so take your time with this lesson.

Forearm muscles
23:26

Luckily, the leg muscles aren't nearly as hard to learn, so this lesson shouldn't take as long to memorize.

Leg muscles part 1
15:02

In this lesson, we finish up learning the leg muscles.

Leg muscles part 2
14:59

What we learned is section 3: drawing muscles for anime
00:07
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Drawing skin on our anime bodies
5 Lectures 01:09:50

After we have learned to draw the muscles for the male, it is important to learn how a nice smooth looking female looks, and how these muscles make up her contour lines. In this lesson we, learn the front view of the female.

Preview 16:27

In this lesson, we learn the side view of the female body with proper looking anatomy.

Female side view
15:23

In this lesson, we learn to draw the back side of the female with proper looking anatomy.

Female back side
11:46

There are many different body styles in anime and manga. In this lessons, we learn to draw some of them, and learn how you can create different types of people.

Different body styles in anime
26:05

What we learned in section 4: drawing skin on our anime bodies
00:09
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Bonus videos
4 Lectures 12:31

In this bonus lesson, we apply everything we have learned in this course, and draw a anime reaper girl.

How to draw an anime reaper girl
05:02

In this lesson, we apply all we have learned and draw an anime bikini girl. You want to be able to draw nude women or women in bikinis before trying to draw them with clothes on, this way you have a good foundation of the body, so that they clothes fit on correctly.

How to draw an anime bikini girl
03:21

In this bonus lesson, we learn how to apply all we have learned and draw a buff anime male.

How to draw an anime buff male
04:06

This is a bonus video for how to draw hands. Click the link to watch the video.

How to draw anime hands
00:02
About the Instructor
Neil Fontaine
4.5 Average rating
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23,797 Students
13 Courses
Art Instructor-Comic Artist-writer

I'm a best selling author on Amazon for "How to Draw Awesome Figures."

I studied art at different schools, one of them being a community college in San Jose, Ca. Over the years, subjects in art finally clicked. I teach these subjects in ways that make it easy to grasp. It's hard to brag about myself, but students have written me emails saying how they have learned more from me than they did in art schools, art schools such as Academy of Arts in San Franscico. That blew my mind because it's supposed to be a great school.

I'm also a writer that has sold novels. http://masteredit.info