Saturday, October 21, 2017

Chibi Step-by-Step


I've always wanted to show you guys a step-by-step of how I do my art, so today's the day I'm gonna show you!! 


You, obviously, need a blank piece of paper and something to draw with. I like drawing with a Ticonderoga pencil, but any good ol' pencil works. And a eraser that doesn't smudge is handy, as well. 


I start my drawings with a circle for the first base of the head.* And it's okay if you can't get a perfect circle. You erase most of that anyway, so it doesn't really matter if it's perf. 

*I said first base because I then add a chin (second base) and later add hair. XD


Here I started getting the base for the chibi person body. If you don't know what kinda of pose you want you can look up chibi bases or find a picture of a real person doing the pose you want. 

I found a pose a real person was doing online and felt like making the whole person into a chibi drawing, so I did. In case, you were all wondering which picture I was using for my chibi person, here it is >>>
I know the pose is super model-ish, but I thought it would be kinda fun to try to do something like that.*

*I haven't really done that many poses with chibi people doing arm stuff. So I was kinda unsure of how this would turn out. XD

Here I added the eyes/month/nose* and a little bit of clothing. I've heard that the eyes on a manga person and chibi person are the most important part because they are so expressive. So I did them first for before I add anything like hair and most of the clothes. 

*Or, in less words, I added the face.  


Now I have drawn the clothes. Wrinkles make the clothes look like they are actually on the person. I haven't mastered where to put the wrinkles yet, but it's super helpful to have reference picture to look at. XD   


Hair time! I love drawing hair so much. XD I also added eyebrows and ears and pupils and light to his eyes.


Inking is next! My sister, Lostfairy, and I own three artist pens which we got last Christmas.* The brand is Faber-Castell. I use the black pen with the smallest nib most.**

*I adore them so much!! XD

**For those of you who don't know what a "nib", it's the pointy writing part of a pen. :P XD


For inking, don't ink all the extra lines you drew for the base.* I forgot to ink everything on this picture, so please forgive me. XD I accidentally didn't ink all the wrinkles on his left arm.  

*Because, obviously, that would look completely weird AND YOU GUYS ARE TOTALLY SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW NOT TO INK EVERYTHING. SO I DON'T KNOW WHY I SAID ANYTHING.   


Once I was done inking, I erased all the pencil lines. Note: if you don't draw lightly with pencil, it will be much harder to erase when you are done inking. And it will be more likely to smudge.


On to coloring!!! WOO!!! I was going to color this with colored pencils, but decided not to because it's fun to do black and white sometimes. I did the darkest shadows with my brush pen.* And little lighter shadows with my smallest nib pen and drew thin lines for the shadows. And for the lightest shadows I used my gray brush pen. :) 

I didn't fill in the eyes because I wanted them to stand out. And I think it worked. ^.^ 

*It's so fun to use!

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Well, guys, I think that's it. What did you think of the step-by-step? Do you think I should do more???


11 comments:

  1. Oh. My. Gosh!!!! Thomas Brodie Sangster!!!! I love this drawing so much!!!! (And you have such amazing taste!) Lost is gonna laugh when she sees this comment. She's the one that fueled my love for Thomas.

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    1. XDDD You're comment made me smile! :D

      Thank you so much!!!! (D'aww, thanks! Thomas Brodie-Sangster IS wonderful. :P) XDDD LOL. She did the same for me, too!!! XD

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  2. SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I LOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVEEEE THIS DRAWING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    AMAZING JOB, SIS, YOU MUST DO STEP BY STEPS MORE OFTEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    #ImsogladIfueledyourloveandTransionsloveforThomasBrodieSangster

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    1. AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      THANKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      I WILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL BECAUSE I HAD SO MUCH FUN. XDDDDD Thank you so much!

      #ThomasBrodieSangstermayverywellbethecutestBritishdudeever

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  3. You did so well! I love the hair and the shading! <3 I seriously need to buy my own set of artist pens...they make everything look so crisp and professional. :)

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    1. Thank you very much! :D ^.^ Yes, you need to buy your own set of pens. :O That's exactly why I love artist pens-and they are so fun to use.

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  4. That's amazing! :D
    Well..
    except
    who you drew
    Ew
    But the drawing itself is AWESOME! :D XDD

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    1. Thanks!! ^.^
      XDDDD Sorry you had to look at his wonderful face once when reading the post. XDDDD I hope it wasn't too painful for you. XD Maybe I'll one day draw Kili or Adam Young for you. :3
      Thank you again! :O You are a sweetie.
      PS. You comment made me laugh; I love reading your comments, they are so sweet. :D

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    2. NOTE TO PAST ME: I WAS STUPID, TBS IS VERY VERY VERY VERYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY HOT :)

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  5. Yw! :D
    ITS NOT WONDERFUL XDD
    And YOU SHOULD TOTALLY DRAW ONE OF THEM!!!!!!!!! XD

    P.S
    :o Thank you so much Koolest!! :D

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    1. XDD You're funny. XD

      LOL. Maybe one day... :)

      P.S. You're welcome!! C:

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