How to Draw Anime Face Expressions [Angry, Happy & More]

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In this tutorial, we’ll teach you step-by-step how to draw anime face expressions.

By following all these simple steps, you’ll be drawing perfectly in no time. Just remember: the more you practice, the better you’ll get.

*This is just a base, you can always add details such as lashes, beauty marks, etc.

Anime Expressions Tutorials

How to Draw Angry Anime Expression

Angry Anime Face 1

Start by drawing a circle and a small triangle and then connecting both shapes (you’re going to do this on every sketch).

Angry Anime Face 2

You can also draw a line in the middle and another one close to the bottom of the circle to help you with proportions.

Angry Anime Face 3

Now draw the eyebrows shapes (just a simple line, you don’t have to work on it just yet). Two circles for the eyes and half a circle for the mouth.

Angry Anime Face 4

You can also add lines on the top and bottom of each of those shapes we mentioned.

Angry Anime Face 5

Following the sketch, start the Lineart. Remember to add details (especially that little shape on the cheek, it’s really important for the complete angry look), and the eyebrows turned to the center.

Angry Anime Face 6

Add shadows and any other lines you’d like to. Don’t forget the neck shadow.

How to Draw Embarrassed Anime Expression

Embarrassed Anime Face 1

Start by drawing a circle and a small triangle and then connecting both shapes.

Embarrassed Anime Face 2

You can also draw a line in the middle and another one close to the bottom of the circle to help you with proportions.

Embarrassed Anime Face 3

Now draw the eyebrows shapes and two circles for the eyes and another line for the mouth.

Embarrassed Anime Face 4

You can also add lines on the top and bottom of each of those shapes.

Embarrassed Anime Face 5

Following the sketch, start the Lineart. Remember to add details (especially the blush, its very important for this emotion).

Embarrassed Anime Face 6

Add shadows and any other lines you’d like to. Don’t forget the neck shadow.

How to Draw Grinning Anime Expression

Grinning Anime Face 1

Start once again by drawing a circle and a small triangle and then connecting both shapes.

Grinning Anime Face 2

You can also draw a line in the middle and another one close to the bottom of the circle to help you with proportions.

Grinning Anime Face 3

Now draw the eyebrows shapes and two thin sausages for the eyes and a shape for the mouth.

Grinning Anime Face 4

You can also add lines on the top and bottom of each of those shapes (if you’re doing this, the top moth line should be going up to the right.)

Grinning Anime Face 5

Following the sketch, start the Lineart. Remember to add details and pay attention to the eyebrow’s shapes.

Grinning Anime Face 6

Add shadows and any other lines you’d like to. Don’t forget the neck shadow.

How to Draw Happy Anime Expression

Happy Anime Face 1

Start by drawing a circle and a small triangle and then connecting both shapes.

Happy Anime Face 2

You can also draw a line in the middle and another one close to the bottom of the circle to help you with proportions.

Happy Anime Face 3

Now draw the eyebrows shapes and two semi-circles for the eyes and another shape for the mouth (similar to a “D” shape).

Happy Anime Face 4

You can also add lines on the top and bottom of each of those shapes.

Happy Anime Face 5

Following the sketch, start the Lineart. Remember to add details. Add a little blush and a couple of expression lines around the eyes.

Happy Anime Face 6

Add shadows and any other lines you’d like to. Don’t forget the neck shadow.

How to Draw In Love Anime Expression

In Love Anime Face 1

Again, start by drawing a circle and a small triangle and then connecting both shapes.

In Love Anime Face 2

You can also draw a line in the middle and another one close to the bottom of the circle to help you with proportions.

In Love Anime Face 3

Now draw the eyebrows shapes and two circles for the eyes and another small circle for the mouth.

In Love Anime Face 4

You can also add lines on the top and bottom of each of those shapes.

In Love Anime Face 5

Following the sketch, start the Lineart. Remember to add details (especially the blush and that little star in their eyes).

In Love Anime Face 6

Add shadows and any other lines you’d like to. Don’t forget the neck shadow.

How to Draw Embarrassed Anime Expression

Embarrassed Anime Face 1

Start by drawing a circle and a small triangle and then connecting both shapes.

Embarrassed Anime Face 2

You can also draw a line in the middle and another one close to the bottom of the circle to help you with proportions.

Embarrassed Anime Face 3

Now draw the eyebrows shapes and two oval shapes for the eyes and a small sausage shape for the mouth.

Embarrassed Anime Face 4

You can also add lines on the top and bottom of each of those shapes.

Embarrassed Anime Face 5

Following the sketch, start the Lineart. Remember to add details. You can also use question marks drawing around your character. It’s quite common in anime and manga to use those.

Embarrassed Anime Face 6

Add shadows and any other lines such as around the nose and under the eyes. Don’t forget the neck shadow.

How to Draw a Sad Crying Anime Expression

Sad Crying Anime Face 1

Just like the other drawings, start by drawing a circle and a small triangle and then connecting both shapes.

Sad Crying Anime Face 2

You can also draw a line in the middle and another one close to the bottom of the circle to help you with proportions.

Sad Crying Anime Face 3

Now draw the eyebrows shapes (going up closer to the center) and two sausages for the eyes, and a rectangle shape for the mouth.

Sad Crying Anime Face 4

You can also add lines on the top and bottom of each of those shapes.

Sad Crying Anime Face 5

Following the sketch, start the Lineart. Remember to add details (especially the blush and tears in their eyes (and a couple running down their face if you want).

Sad Crying Anime Face 6

Add shadows and any other lines such as underneath the eyes. Don’t forget the neck shadow.

How to Draw a Shocked Anime Expression

Shocked Anime Face 1

Start by drawing a circle and a small triangle and then connecting both shapes.

Shocked Anime Face 2

You can also draw a line in the middle and another one close to the bottom of the circle to help you with proportions.

Shocked Anime Face 3

Now draw the eyebrows shapes and two circles for the eyes and a rectangle shape for the mouth.

Shocked Anime Face 4

You can also add lines on the top and bottom of each of those shapes.

Shocked Anime Face 5

Following the sketch, start the Lineart. Remember to add details (especially the blush those lines on their forehead).

Shocked Anime Face 6

Add shadows and any other lines around the eyes and nose. Don’t forget the neck shadow.

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