A beginner-friendly guide to learning how to draw a great-looking Running Anime Girl with easy, step by step drawing instructions and video tutorial. Great for beginner artists!
RUN! Don't worry, there's nothing to be afraid of. We're just challenging you with a running anime girl drawing.
Sports such as track and volleyball are a major aspect of many slice-of-life animes. So, it is important to include a running stance in your repertoire of female anime poses.
At other times, warrior characters may be running from their enemies, or a damsel in distress may attempt to outpace her captor. Keep your skills in shape so your character will always be able to make a clean getaway!
In other drawing tutorials, we've considered how to draw an anime face in side view, a basic anime girl outline, proper anime body proportions, and cute anime hairstyles. Now, we will combine all of those skills in this easy, step-by-step tutorial.
Step-by-Step Tutorial for Drawing a Running Anime Girl
Are you ready to run? She is!
Running Anime Girl drawing - Step 1
1. Begin by sketching the girl's head in profile. Use a curved line for the head, neck, and face, and another for the ear. Notice how the neck is set at a different angle than in previous tutorials. This is due to the fact that the girl is leaning forward as she runs.
Running Anime Girl drawing - Step 2
2. Detail the face, using the contours of the outline as a guide. Draw the eye adjacent to the indention below the brow bone. Notice the look of determination lent by the angry brow style.
Use a curved line for the mouth, and a series of curved lines for the hair. Draw the hair between the ear and the edge of the head. Detail inside the ear with curved lines.
Running Anime Girl drawing - Step 3
3. Erase the original outline of the head, and replace it with the slightly larger outline of the hair. Use two curved lines that meet at a point to enclose the ponytail. Then, texture the hair with curved lines.
Running Anime Girl drawing - Step 4
4. Use curved lines to outline the neck, hood, shoulders, and front of the girl's hoodie. Think back to the female anime anatomy drawing as you do so.
Running Anime Girl drawing - Step 5
5. Complete the outline of the hoodie. Note the overlapping lines that make up the side, back, and arm of the garment, as well as the girl's hand. Don't forget the pocket and hem of the hoodie.
Running Anime Girl drawing - Step 6
6. Complete the arm in front of the girl. Notice how the bent arms seem to indicate motion. Then, use a series of curved lines to sketch her shorts.
Think again of the female body proportions guide. Do you recall that the hips are the widest portion of the female anime form? Notice how the hips are sketched from this angle.
Running Anime Girl drawing - Step 7
7. Use long curved lines to sketch the exaggeratedly long leg. Then, draw the sock and shoe at the bottom of the leg.
Running Anime Girl drawing - Step 8
8. Draw the remaining leg and shoe, noting the slight bend of the knee.
Running Anime Girl drawing - Step 9
9. Color your running anime girl.
What to draw next?
Now that your running anime girl drawing is ready, would you also like to draw a side view of an anime guy and his body? If yes, see this Anime Fighting Pose Drawing.
But before doing that, you might want to check out this How to Draw an Anime Male Body Step-by-Step tutorial.
On our easy anime drawings page, you'll learn how to draw anime and manga characters. You will learn how to draw faces, bodies, facial features and expressions, emotions, hair, clothes, and entire characters.
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