kiaMAE’s Tutorial. Making a Chibi. Melodious Hydros. In this Tutorial I’ll be drawing my original character Mel as a chibi . Step 1. I don’t know about anyone else, but I always start out with a basic outline. Step 2. I draw in my basic line art. Step 3.
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Making a Chibi
In this Tutorial I’ll be drawing my original character Mel as a chibi.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I always start out with a basic outline.
I draw in my basic line art.
I add Hair, Clothes, or anything else I want the character to have.
When the line art is to my satisfaction I discard the outline sketch.
First I make all of the appropriate layers, then I start coloring. I prefer to start with the skin first.
After I pick a skin color, then I start to add shadowing. The purple/pinkish color I used below is a technique I learned from an artist who calls herself “Eori”. She is also a member of Manga Bullet, so go find her if you like this technique. In the future I will look for her tutorial and link it to the club with her permission of course.
After all of that purple and brown stuff is added I blend it in.
Now for my favorite part; making him look pretty. This step is your own preference depending on your taste and whatever your character represents. My character Mel is Bishounen (beautiful boy). He is also gay (my manga is Yaoi or BL if that’s what you want to call it). I like to make him cross-dress and wear make-up. Today only make-up. I chose blue.
After I feel he’s pretty enough, then I color in his clothes and any object he’s holding. (In this example he’s holding a mug)
So next I start on his hair. (He’s getting more beautiful by the minute.)
Let’s finish him up, shall we?
I added some highlights here and finishing touches. Hmm.. I think he needs something more.
Much better isn’t it? Now he’s finished and looking more beautiful than ever.
So what do you guys think? This was my first time making a tutorial and my 2nd time ever using PowerPoint. This is my way of doing things. Now it’s time to see yours.