How to Draw a Cute Anime Girl's Head and Face

A beginner-friendly guide to learning how to draw a great-looking Cute Anime Girl's Head and Face with easy, step by step drawing instructions and video tutorial. Great for beginner artists!

Cute Anime Girls Head and Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9
Complete Cute Anime Girl's Head and Face drawing

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Whether they are schoolgirls in uniform, a hero's love interest, or heroines in their own right, cute girls are an anime and manga staple.

Use the following easy step-by-step instructions to make your own cute anime girl’s head and face drawing.

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Previously, we have discussed how to draw an anime face base in the How to Draw a Face in Anime tutorial. You will observe these traits while drawing the project below.

Again, you will need a pencil and a good eraser, since you will create and remove several lines that serve as guides.

Step-by-Step Tutorial for Drawing a Cute Anime Girl's Head and Face

Cute Anime Girl's Head and Face drawing - Step 1

Cute Anime Girls Head and Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the anime girl template by drawing the guidelines.

Draw a circle to form the basis of the head. Draw a horizontal line near the bottom, crossed by a vertical line at a perpendicular angle.

The vertical line should extend below the circle and almost to the top of it.

Cute Anime Girl's Head and Face drawing - Step 2

Cute Anime Girls Head and Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Draw a wide "U" shaped line from one side of the circle to the other. It should meet the circle just above the horizontal guideline.

Then, use curved lines to outline and detail the ears. The horizontal line should be just below the center of each ear.

Cute Anime Girl's Head and Face drawing - Step 3

Cute Anime Girls Head and Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Next, draw the anime eyes. Use curved lines to trace the top, side, and bottom of each eye.

Notice that the bottom line does not connect to the other lines and that the top and side are thickly shaded. This indicates the eyelashes.

Shade a small circle within each eye and draw a larger circle around it. These are the pupils and irises of the eyes.

Finally, draw a curved line above each eye to contour the eyelid.

See the How to Draw Eyes tutorial for more eye drawing details.

Cute Anime Girl's Head and Face drawing - Step 4

Cute Anime Girls Head and Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Erase the horizontal guideline. Then, continue detailing the face.

Use curved lines to enclose the pointed, curved shapes of the eyebrows and the tip of the nose. Use a wide "U" shaped line for the mouth and a tiny line to contour along one brow, adding an uncertain emotion to the face.

Extend a pair of long curved lines below the head to form the neck. Allow them to diverge horizontally, indicating the shoulders.

Cute Anime Girl's Head and Face drawing - Step 5

Cute Anime Girls Head and Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Erase the guidelines from the face. Then, use long curved lines to draw the hair.

Allow two lines to converge at a point, forming a long lock of hair to one side of the face. Use additional, overlapping curved lines to draw the bangs and the part in the hair.

Texture the hair with curved lines. Draw a small rectangle crossing the earlobe to indicate an earring.

Draw a short curved line below the neck to contour the collar bone.

Cute Anime Girl's Head and Face drawing - Step 6

Cute Anime Girls Head and Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Draw more strands of hair. Use long curved lines.

Allow some of the hair to cross in front of the shoulders, and some behind them. Notice how the lines converge and dip inward at the crown of the head.

See the How to Draw Anime Hair guide for much more details about drawing anime hair and hairstyles.

Cute Anime Girl's Head and Face drawing - Step 7

Cute Anime Girls Head and Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Erase the remnants of the original circle from the hair. Then, draw a small oval on each cheek - the shy girl is blushing!

Draw a wide "U" shaped line at the base of her neck to indicate the neck of the shirt.

Cute Anime Girl's Head and Face drawing - Step 8

Cute Anime Girls Head and Face step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. You have completed your manga girl face!

What to draw next?

Now that you have mastered this female face drawing, what else can you do? Try your hand at this easy anime side profile drawing, drawing a manga face from 3/4 point of view or crying face drawing.

Or, you might try elongating the face and changing the hairstyle to create a male character. The sky's the limit when you sketch your own.

To practice more, draw this smiling anime boy, an old man in anime-style, or learn how to draw an anime woman.

For more inspiration you can also check a different version of an Anime Girl's face from side view drawing.

Looking for more anime drawing guides? Our series of simple, step-by-step drawing lessons will teach you how to draw anime characters.

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