A beginner-friendly guide to learning how to draw a great-looking Anime Head and Face in 3/4 View with easy, step by step drawing instructions and video tutorial. Great for beginner artists!
Would you like to learn how to draw an anime head and face in ¾ view? Even if you are a beginner, you can master this manga drawing with the easy step-by-step guide.
What is the 3/4 view? This perspective is halfway between portrait and profile viewpoints.
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In other words, it is between a side view and a front view of the face. It is like someone is in the process of turning toward you.
Learning to draw faces from this viewpoint will make your cartoons and comics more interesting. We will be using guidelines to get the placement of the facial features just right.
Make sure you have a sharp pencil and a good eraser. Let's get started!
Step-by-Step Tutorial for Drawing an Anime Head and Face in 3/4 View
Anime Head and Face in 3/4 View drawing - Step 1
1. First, we will begin by placing the guidelines. Draw two vertical lines, plus horizontal lines at the top, middle, three-quarters down the way, and bottom of your page.
Next, draw a short vertical line between the 2nd and 3rd horizontal line. The line should be in the middle between the vertical lines.
Continue with a circle, connecting the top and three-quarter horizontal lines. The right-hand side vertical line should cut through the circle, separating 1/4 of it from the other 3/4 (thus the term, 3/4 viewpoint).
This may look a bit confusing, but don't worry - these guides will help you to get the results you want.
Anime Head and Face in 3/4 View drawing - Step 2
2. From the point where the horizontal line meets the side of the circle, extend a curved line downward. Allow it to meet the lines in the bottom right corner.
From this point, extend the line toward the point where the lower horizontal line and the short vertical line meet. You've just outlined the cheeks and chin of the anime face.
Between the two horizontal lines, use a curved line to sketch the ear. Detail the folds of the ear with additional curved lines. To learn more, use this anime ears drawing tutorial.
Draw a small circle to indicate the earring.
Use this anime ears drawing tutorial to learn more about drawing human ears.
Anime Head and Face in 3/4 View drawing - Step 3
3. Erase the bottom of the original circle. Then, draw the anime eyes below the middle horizontal line. Use curved lines to outline the eyes.
Thickly shade these lines, noting the points that indicate the eyelashes. Shade a small circle surrounded by a larger circle within each eye to indicate the pupil and iris. (Learn more about drawing anime eyes.)
Erase the short vertical guideline from in front of the ear.
Anime Head and Face in 3/4 View drawing - Step 4
4. Erase the upper horizontal guideline. Then, detail the face. Use curved lines to enclose the curved shapes of the eyebrows, nose, and mouth. Use additional curved lines to outline the sides of the neck.
Anime Head and Face in 3/4 View drawing - Step 5
5. Erase the remaining guidelines from the face. Then, start sketching curly anime hair.
Use curved lines that meet at points to sketch each lock of hair.
Anime Head and Face in 3/4 View drawing - Step 6
6. Use long curved lines to draw and texture the hair at the back of the head and along the neck.
Anime Head and Face in 3/4 View drawing - Step 7
7. Erase the remnants of the original circle from the hair.
What to draw next?
Can you adjust the hair or facial features to make your character male? Give it a try!
Have you seen our free introductory class on how to draw anime and manga characters? It covers drawing anime faces, bodies, facial features and expressions, emotions, hair, clothes, and full characters. You can find all of our cool anime drawings right here.
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