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How to Draw an Anime Side Profile

How to Draw an Anime Side Profile

Want to learn how to draw different face angles? You came to the right place. This tutorial will do just that.

Once you learn how to draw the basic face shape you can then spice things up by learning different face profiles. Learning these basic face profile will give more poses and facial expressions to experiment with.

How to Draw a Three-Fourths Anime Side Profile

Step 1:

Start with a circle for the guideline of the face.

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Step 2:

Add a curve line that extends out of the circle to indicate to middle of the face.

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Step 3:

Add a curve line for the eye area.

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Step 4:

Draw the cheekbone line and draw in the side of the face.

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Step 5:

Finish the face shape by drawing the jawline.

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Step 6:

Add the neck and finish the shape of the head.

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Step 7:

Draw on the ear by creating a “C” shape. Add in the ear details with lines and curves.

Add lines to the neck area.

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Step 8:

Draw in facial features such as the eyes, nose, and mouth.

Finish the drawing and add shading under the jaw and nose area.

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How to Draw a Male Anime Side Profile

Step 1:

Start with a circle for the guideline of the face.

How To Draw Male Anime Side Profile 1

Step 2:

Add an “L” shape line to form the face and the jawline.

How To Draw Male Anime Side Profile 2

Step 3:

Curve inward to create the eye area then curve outward to create the shape of the nose.

How To Draw Male Anime Side Profile 3

Step 4:

Draw an “M” shape to add in the lip curves.

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Step 5:

Finish the side profile by creating another curve for the chin area.

How To Draw Male Anime Side Profile 5

Step 6:

Draw on the ear by creating a “C” shape. Add in the ear details with lines and curves.

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Step 7:

Add the neck and finish the shape of the head.

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Step 8:

Draw in facial features such as the eyes, nose, and mouth.

Finish the drawing and add shading under the jaw and nose area.

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How to Draw a Female Anime Side Profile

Step 1:

Start with a circle for the guideline of the face.

How To Draw Female Anime Side Profile 1

Step 2:

Add an “L” shape line to form the face and the jawline.

How To Draw Female Anime Side Profile 2

Step 3:

Curve inward to create the eye area then curve outward to create the shape of the nose.

How To Draw Female Anime Side Profile 3

Step 4:

Draw an “M” shape to add in the lip curves.

How To Draw Female Anime Side Profile 4

Step 5:

Finish the side profile by creating another curve for the chin area.

How To Draw Female Anime Side Profile 5

Step 6:

Draw on the ear by creating a “C” shape. Add in the ear details with lines and curves.

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Step 7:

Add the neck and finish the shape of the head.

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Step 8:

Draw in facial features such as the eyes, nose, and mouth.

Finish the drawing and add shading under the jaw and nose area.

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How to Draw an Anime Back Side Profile

Step 1:

Start with a circle for the guideline of the head.

How To Draw Anime Back Side Profile 1

Step 2:

Draw a curve line to create a guide for the face.

How To Draw Anime Back Side Profile 2

Step 3:

Using the guideline, Curve inward to create the eye area then add a line to indicate the lower part of the face.

How To Draw Anime Back Side Profile 3

Step 4:

Draw in the neck.

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Step 5:

Add a line to the lower part of the face to indicate the jaw area. You can also draw in the shoulder area if you’d like.

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Step 6:

Add the ear by drawing a “C” shape.

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Step 7:

Remove the guidelines and add a curve to indicate the middle part of the back of the head and neck. Add two slanted lines to separate the neck and skull area.

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Step 8:

Finish the drawing and add shadows under the jawline.

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How to Draw an Anime Side Profile Looking Up

Step 1:

Start with a circle for the guideline of the face.

How To Draw Anime Side Profile Looking Up 1

Step 2:

Add an “L” shape line to form the face and the jawline.

How To Draw Anime Side Profile Looking Up 2

Step 3:

Curve inward to create the eye area then curve outward to create the shape of the nose.

How To Draw Anime Side Profile Looking Up 3

Step 4:

Draw an “M” shape to add in the lip curves.

How To Draw Anime Side Profile Looking Up 4

Step 5:

Finish the side profile by creating another curve for the chin area.

How To Draw Anime Side Profile Looking Up 5

Step 6:

Add the neck and finish the shape of the head.

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Step 7:

Add in the jaw line

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Step 8:

Remove the guidelines and add lines to the neck area.

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Step 9:

Draw on the ear by creating a “C” shape. Add in the ear details with lines and curves.

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Step 10:

Draw in facial features such as the eyes and mouth.

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Step 11:

Finish the drawing and add shading under the jaw and nose area.

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