How to Draw an Anime Male Body

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

Anime Male Body step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6
Complete Anime Male Body drawing

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How many of your favorite anime and manga characters are males?

Here, you can learn how to draw an anime guy body step-by-step.

We'll start by discussing male body proportions and then learn to draw an easy anime body base.

Masculine Body Proportions

Look back at the anime body proportions reference from a previous drawing guide.

You will notice that the male body differs from the typical female (female body drawing) and juvenile anime (easy anime boy body drawing) body structure.

Men are, in most cases, taller than women or children. Their shoulders are wider, their torsos forming a “V” shape.

Whereas women’s hips are wider than their shoulders and children’s hips and shoulders are of equal width, male characters have narrower hips.

Step-by-Step Tutorial for Drawing an Anime Male Body

You can create your own anime characters, using this male anime anatomy outline as a base.

Anime Male Body drawing - Step 1

Anime Male Body step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin by drawing a guideline grid. Use two long, straight, vertical lines and eight straight horizontal lines. You should form 14 squares or partial squares of the same size.

Anime Male Body drawing - Step 2

Anime Male Body step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. In the uppermost segment, draw a circle. It should be evenly divided by the central vertical line and take up about 2/3 of the space between the horizontal lines, resting its top against the uppermost line. This will become the character's head.

In the second set of squares, draw three evenly spaced horizontal lines. In the third set, draw two more lines at the half and three-quarters positions.

The egg-shaped torso should be divided by the vertical line, spanning from the second horizontal line to the midline in the third set of squares. At the bottom of the torso, draw a circle ranging from the third auxiliary line in the second set of squares to the midline in the third set of squares.

In the second set of squares, draw circular guidelines for the shoulders between the first and second auxiliary lines. Drop down to the fourth set of squares and draw an auxiliary horizontal line halfway between the existing lines.

Between the bottom line of the third squares and the midline of the fourth, draw two curved lines to form conjoined ovals, almost a heart shape. This is the man's hips. From this, extend two short lines on each side and enclose a partial circle shape just above the midline of the fourth set of squares.

Below this, extend two sets of long curved lines to the sixth of the original horizontal line. Enclose the shape with circles overlapping the sixth line. This forms the base for the man's legs.

Anime Male Body drawing - Step 3

Anime Male Body step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Begin adding anime body base details to the body sketch. Erase the bottom portion of the circle of the head and use curved lines to sketch the ears, chin, and neck. Use curved lines to attach the shoulders, torso and hips, noting the contours of the muscles.

Draw short lines below the legs and even with the bottom of the hip to denote the wrists and ankles.

Anime Male Body drawing - Step 4

Anime Male Body step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Outline the arms and legs with curved lines. Fill in details of the chest and abdominal muscles.

Anime Male Body drawing - Step 5

Anime Male Body step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Use curved lines to draw the hands and feet, and to detail the elbows, knees, neck, and the man's undergarments.

Anime Male Body drawing - Step 6

Anime Male Body step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Erase all remaining guidelines from the figure, using curved lines to continue outlining the musculature.

What to draw next?

Now that you've completed this full-body anime body drawing, why not make the character your own by adding angry, happy, or scared facial expressions, unique men's anime hairstyle, and common anime attire, such as a kimono, samurai robe, baggy pants, or a headband.

You can also draw this Anime Guy Fighting Drawing to practice drawing a full male body from side view.

If you'd rather draw a female body, see the Anime Running Pose or Anime Girl Sitting Pose tutorials.

Learning to draw anime is easy with our collection of free anime drawing guides. See all anime pictures we have for you to draw.

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