Chibi Sketch

Posted onby admin loves the anime theme, and we created a lot of instructions on this topic. And in the article on how to draw a chibi, we want to introduce you to this cute variation of anime characters.

When drawing chibi faces you can avoid drawing the nose all together. For placing the eyes (as suggested in several other tutorials you can find here on Anime Outline) you can draw a horizontal line through the middle of the head and draw the eyes below that. For a chibi mouth/eyebrows just estimate the placement based on what looks right. Chibi is a subtype of the manga style, where the characters are given child-like features to appear cute (small body, huge head, large eyes). Because of this heavy exaggeration, chibis are very easy to draw—no knowledge of human anatomy required!

Characters in this style are drawn very simply and have their own distinctive features. First of all, it is a large head combined with a small body, giant eyes and a minimal amount of detail. These and all other distinctive points will be discussed in this very simple instruction on how to draw a chibi.

Step 1

Let’s start with the head by sketching it in the form of an oval shape. Try to make this geometric shape using light and translucent lines.

Step 2

Now create a torso as did the artists of It, as mentioned below, should be smaller than the head. Next, connect the head and torso with a short neck.

Step 3

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Arms and legs, like the torso, should be very small. Try to depict them using the lightest lines. In our example, a chibi stands directly with hands in pockets, but your example may be in a different position.

Step 4

Let’s get down to the details in the chibi drawing. Let’s start with the eyes, depicting them in the form of simple ovals. Over the eyes, depict the eyelids in the form of two arched lines.

Chibi Sketch

Step 5

Depict small pupils and wide eyebrows. Little lower depict the mouth in the form of a small curve. Note that chibi characters rarely have a nose.

Step 6

Depict the ear in a simple semicircle. Further, rise higher and depict a hairstyle. By the way, you can attend our instruction on how to draw anime hair to learn more about it.

Step 7


The details of the head are completed, and it is time to proceed to the details on the body. They are also not many, and they consist mainly of clothing items. At the top, create the folds of the t-shirt, at the bottom depict the folds of the pants, and in the middle sketch the bottom edge of the t-shirt.

Step 8

Now temporarily set aside the pencil, and using the eraser, clear your chibi drawing from excess lines. Next, take a darker pencil or ink and make your chibi drawing more clear and aesthetic.

Step 9

Chibi Drawings Step By Step

It’s time to give the chibi drawing a little more life. To do this, use your tools to paint the chibi either in the colors presented in the example from the artists of, or select any other colors.

Chibi Guide

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Chibi Sketch Poses