I've tried to gather from DeviantArt the best and most useful anime tutorials about face, eyes, nose, mouth, colouring etc. There will probably be a sequel of this anime tutorial collection in the near future as it is not complete and it will never be. This collection offers the basics of anime drawing. At the end of the article you have a few anime brushes.
Drawing anime faces
Drawing Anime Faces Tutorial by crysa
Author’s comment: “This tutorial is a bit different from my other ones. I put a lot more thought and time into it. I’m sorry I talked a lot more in this one, but there was just no way around it. I hope you like it”
Anime Eyes: Tutorial by ramy
Author’s comment: “Finally, after countless requests, I made a full tutorial just on how I do eyes. It really is simple, after a few tries I think you should be able to do it (as long as you know how to insert layers, etc. in photoshop). If you have problems or questions with it, feel free to ask me”
Anime Eyes Tutorial by kamikaze777
Author’s comment: “Here’s a tut I made today about drawing different anime eyes styles. The problem with most tuts I’ve seen is that they just show you the eyes but not how to draw them since the basic geometric shape. I chose eyes from different animes, new ones and old ones,
I hope you like it and helps anyone who wants to start practicing them”
An Anime Eyes Tutorial by joulee
Author’s comment: “By request… and because I had the images lying around from the last lightning bug girl tutorial.
As usual, feedback appreciated. I’d love to hear your own tips and tricks, as well as requests and suggestions for other tutorials. Enjoy!”
Anime Eye Tutorial V2.0 by GuardianYashu
Author’s comment: “A new eye tutorial cuz people keep faving my old crappy one…I figured it was time to upgrade. Now there’s a whole bunch of additional stuff along with more step-by-step eyes. Now it covers basic eye construction, eye placement, coloring, emotions and other stuffs.
This took forever XD and ten sheets of paper.”
Anime Eyes Male by Dredogol
The eyes are made originally by mayshing and he collected them in a single file.
Anime Eyes Female by Dredogol
Anime Tutorial Eyes by Mystic-Crymson
Author’s comment: “This is just something I put together while looking through devient art. I am trying to improve my drawing skills(which, as you can see from some of my other art, is not to good right now), and if you have any suggestions or tips, please let me know. It would really help me. I will try more challenging work when I improve.”
Drawing anime hair
Anime Hair Shading Tutorial by ramy
Author’s comment: “Anyway, this one was requested a lot, so hope you like it/understand it. This one might be a bit more advanced than the last one, but just follow the directions closely and it’ll all make sense”
Drawing Anime Hair: Bangs by crysa
Author’s comment: “I also wanted to say I’m really sorry if I disappointed anyone with making a tutorial on just bangs. I had 150+ requests for a tutorial on hair and I originally planned on putting curly hair, spikes, buns, Braids (French braids), Bangs, Long hair, Short Hair, Pigtails, Ponytails, Ofuku (Geisha), and Odango in this tutorial. But as you can see I only got to bangs. XD So I must ask everyone, would you like me to continue making another hair tutorial or move on to something else?”
Anime art lesson Hair by mayshing
Author’s comment: “Hair is another big thing in anime…
no matter what… most of the time ppl go for looks of the anime character, usually look determines an anime characters’ popluarity… there is only a few exceptions…”
Heads, mouths, colouring
Tutorial: 3quarter view by xandria-tchebbi
Author’s comment: “Hmmm… I’ve been asked by several if I would be willing to do a tutorial on how to draw my style.
I thought I’d start of with something simple… For me.. If this is too hard please let me know and I’ll start people off with the basics… Actually I think I will do a basic sheet as well as this one. more”
Anime Skin Shading Tutorial by ramy
Author’s comment: “Obviously there are many other techniques and styles of shading skin, but this is for the “cutesy” anime look.
(sorry that the file is sort of huge, but hopefully you will find it helpful!) This technique is fairly easy to do, and I tried my best to explain everything so even if you are a photoshop beginner you will be able to understand I think. If you know what you are doing in photoshop and you are looking for guidance from this tutorial, then you can probably just skim through, the picture demonstrations should be good enough for you to figure it out for the most part (hopefully”
Chibi Tutorial by kakashi107
Chibi Heads Tutorial by etsukoajibana
Anime mouth tutorial by satoshihigurashi
Author’s comment: “Anime mouth tutorials. Some of my own work. Use any one you like, I don’t mind at all! FOR ALL ANIME FANS AND SUCH!”
Anime Female Body Tutorial by Taylor-the-Weird
Author’s comment: “tee hee… I did this very fast, while we were coming home after evacuating Hurricane Katrina
You can never have enough tutorials
Please ignore the sketchiness of it, I was sitting in the back of a van driving on the backroads of Arkansas (sp?)”
Colouring Tutorial by Risachantag
Author’s comment: “Click to download; sorry about the large file size.
I promised I’d do a tutorial or two a while back, but never got around to it. ^^ …so here’s a little colouring tutorial using step by step pictures from Penguin: Nathan
It’s recommended that you have a pressure sensitive tablet, and Photoshop 7 or higher to follow this tutorial.”
Anime Background Tutorial by Risachantag
Author’s comment: “To download, click the download to desktop button. Unzip the file and open the ‘index.html’ file to see the tutorial.
This is a tutorial for drawing and colouring anime/fantasy backgrounds on Photoshop; it would also apply to Painter and Paintshop Pro. I wouldn’t recommend it to beginners, although I imagine anyone could learn something from it. Having a drawing tablet is recommended.
^_^ Hope you guys find it useful! I put a lot of time and work into it. Any comments/suggestions are very much appreciated.”
Anime skin colouring-tutorial by lilyorina
Skin Coloring Tutorial by apchi
A Digital Coloring Tutorial by joulee
Coloring Anime Tutorial by kokure
Author’s comment: “this is my 1st tutorial in This Cyberworld…. this tutorial is make special to whom dont know how to use
adobe photoshop (any version) it`s a simple version ( coz its for begineer ) … you must use adobe acrobat reader to read these files. thanks to all who helped me in this tutorial… Please tell me if somethin goes wrong ( no matter you dont know or if i wrong )”
Digital Painting Tutorial by ramy
Author’s comment: “Basically I decided to make a tutorial which got me photoshop CS2! Thank you SO MUCH. But you don’t need that program to use this tutorial. Really, it can be used in any program from photoshop 5-CS2. You can easily adapt it to other programs too if you need it. Anyway, I hope you find this useful. I didn’t want to give away the final picture completely, which will be posted soon”
Background Lighting Effects by ramy
Author’s comment: “wow HUGE HUGE HUGE tutorial, and I hope you find it useful. I included the tree tutorial that I promised in this one Basically the intention of this tutorial is to help you paint backgrounds quickly and painlessly. The techniques are fairly easy and give nice results I think, and I really hope you can put them to good use. I always tend to get lazy towards the end of the cging process and rarely have the energy to do a full background, so here are some of the ways that I still put together a background when I don’t feel like spending too much time”
Drawing Clothes And Folds by Crysa
Author’s comment: “Sorry for the big image and everything being so crowded together. This took a really long time, but I got practice coloring clothes from it…lol. So if you don’t learn anything from it at least I did XD A couple of people requested one so here it is I don’t know if I’ll ever make another tutorial I guess it depends. Hope you like it”