What will you be learning?
- To draw Chibis from memory
- How to draw them from the front, the back, the side and from three-quarter view.
- How to draw nice clothing and haircuts for your Chibi.
- How to draw your Chibi in action.
- How to draw multiple Chibis together.
- How to draw simple objects for your Chibi like a sword or a pencil.
Lesson 1. Let's get started!
After this lesson you will be completely ready to get to work. You will understand how the level points work and how you can earn Skill badges.
After the lesson you will also know how you can draw light, thin lines and dark, thick lines with a pencil.
Skill badges: 1: Line thicknesses
Lesson 2: Drawing the body part 1
After this lesson you will know how to build a Chibi body from a variety of simple shapes. You will also know how big the head, the torso, the legs and arms need to be.
After this lesson you will also know how a (manga) artist sees things and how they turn what they see into a drawing.
Skill badges: 1, First the basics
Lesson 3: Drawing Chibi faces
After this lesson you will know how to draw a Chibi facing forwards from memory. You will also be learning to draw different types of manga eyes so you can give your Chibi some personality.
Lesson 4: Facial expressions and emotions
After this lesson you will know how to make your Chibi show emotions through facial expressions. You will know how to draw different emotions and how to make your Chibi look in the direction you want.
Lesson 5: Hair and haircuts
After this lesson you will know how to give your Chibi a nice haircut. You will know where to draw the hairline on front, side and back of the head and you will understand what to pay attention to when drawing a haircut.
Let's summarize and make an avatar!
Here we will be summarizing what you’ve learned so far and you will be drawing a Chibi face on your own. You can use this Chibi as your profile avatar for this website.
Lesson 6: Drawing the Chibi body part 2
After this lesson you will know how to draw a Chib body even more lifelike. You will also understand how to apply anatomy to improve your drawing even more.
After the lesson you will also know what a Chibi skeleton looks like. Might be useful for Halloween!
Skill badges: 1, Basic anatomy
Lesson 7: Make your Chibi more lifelike using shadows
After this lesson you will how you can add shadows, coming from a single light source, to your Chibi.
After this lesson you will understand the meaning of terms such as highlights and drop shadow. It will be short lesson with a challenging assignment, a bit different than the others.
Skill badges: 1, Basic lighting
Lesson 8: Give your Chibi some clothes
After this lesson you will know how to draw different pieces of clothing and you will be able to give your Chibi a nice outfit.
After the lesson you will have expanded your visual library again and you will know how to draw different shirts, sweaters, pants, skirts and dresses.
Lesson 9: Make your Chibi move
After this lesson you will know how to draw your Chibi in several different poses. For example, you will be able to draw your Chibi sitting in different ways, making him do a karate kick or having him swing a sword.
In this lesson you will also learn to draw objects that your Chibi can hold like a sword, a teapot, a stack of books or an umbrella. You will also learn how to draw your Chibi’s hands when holding these objects.
Skill badges: 1, Movement
Lesson 10: Multiple Chibis in a single drawing
After this lesson you will know how to draw multiple Chibis together in a single drawing while keeping them all properly proportioned. We will also be diving a bit into composition, so you will know how to guide your viewer to one of more chibis
Here we will be celebrating your succesful completion of 10 lessons. We will be looking back at all the things you have learned and all the things you are now capable of drawing. There will be a fun last assignment: Drawing your very own Chibi for display in the gallery on this website. That way everyone can see that you now know how to draw a Chibi!
Graduation badges: 1, The Chibi badge
This will remain a secret for a little while longer. 😀
Do I need any kind of experience?
No. This course is for both beginners and experienced artists. I will explain everything very clearly and start with simple assignments. Step by step the course will become more challenging.
Is this the right course for me?
It is if you:
- really like to draw
- want to learn how to draw
- want to get better at drawing and are will to put effort into it
- want to learn how to draw Chibis
- want to learn how to draw people
- are age 9 or older. This course is rated for both teenagers and adults. (If you’re younger than 16 years old you must have permission from your parents
Pencil, eraser, paper and pencil sharpener. You can also use any digital means of drawing.
Access to the course
You will have lifetime access
Level points and Skill badges
Total number of Level points: 10 l; Total number of Skill badges: 5
The course Drawing Chibi’s is a very accessible course which will teach you in a fun manner how to draw adorable manga characters. Chibi means small. This artstyle comes from Japan and is very simpelistic in nature. Hands, feet, the body and the face are very simplistic and yet extremely adorable. This is the strength of the Chibi artstyle. If you want to be able to draw more manga or realistic characters then this course will be a nice first step. This course is also very suited for you if you like the Chibi artstyle and want to learn how to draw like that. The course is filled with assignments, step by step videos and downloadable reference materials and visuals. You will also become a member of the Chibi artist group on the course platform. Through that group you will be able to exchange your experiences with other students.