How to Draw an Adult Anime Woman

A beginner-friendly guide to learning how to draw a great-looking Adult Anime Woman with easy, step by step drawing instructions and video tutorial. Great for beginner artists!

Adult Anime Woman step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8
Complete Adult Anime Woman drawing

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You can master the anime woman drawing with this easy, step-by-step tutorial.

Many anime are written for adults and about adults. Others feature children or teenagers as the main characters, but adult characters are still critical.

Will she be a cartoon mom? A villain? A superhero? With this character, it is up to you.

Step-by-Step Tutorial for Drawing an Adult Anime Woman

Adult Anime Woman drawing - Step 1

Adult Anime Woman step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin by drawing the outline of the face in front view. Sketch the shape of the head, then draw a guideline grid across it.

Notice that the grid has two horizontal lines - one near the top and the other below the halfway point.

Adult Anime Woman drawing - Step 2

Adult Anime Woman step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Center the eyes above the two halves of the larger horizontal grid line. Draw an arched eyebrow above each eye.

Adult Anime Woman drawing - Step 3

Adult Anime Woman step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Erase the horizontal gridline and center the mouth over the vertical line. Draw the nose to one side of it. Then, use long curved lines to sketch the hair framing the face. Use the short horizontal grid line to place the hairline at the forehead. Finally, extend two lines below the head to indicate the neck.

Adult Anime Woman drawing - Step 4

Adult Anime Woman step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Erase the grid lines. Use curved lines that meet at jagged points to sketch the woman's short, curly hair.

Adult Anime Woman drawing - Step 5

Adult Anime Woman step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Use short lines to detail and texture the hair, paying special attention to the overlapping lines on the forehead. This gives the hairstyle a three-dimensional quality.

Then, extend the lines of the neck to form the shoulders.

Adult Anime Woman drawing - Step 6

Adult Anime Woman step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Further extend the shoulders to outline the shapes of the short sleeves. Use curved lines that meet at a point to create the V-neck of the blouse. Then, contour the neck and collar bones using curved lines.

Adult Anime Woman drawing - Step 7

Adult Anime Woman step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Use curved lines to complete the arms and the sides of the torso.

Adult Anime Woman drawing - Step 8

Adult Anime Woman step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Color your anime woman.

What to draw next?

Here's a challenge for you: draw your character as a child, teenager, adult, and elderly woman. You can use this cute anime child and schoolgirl for inspiration.

Think about what you might change in each drawing:

Does she have kids? See anime child body drawing or easy cute anime girl drawing.

Learn to draw in anime and manga style from over 100 simple, step-by-step anime drawing lessons.

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