Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Anime Vector Art

This tutorial will teach you how to make anime cartoons, like the one you might have seen on Pokemon, BeyBlade or DragonBallZ.

Now let us start! We should remember that the face of these cartoons in generall a triangular shape, and also there ears are like a flipped € sign. So take a pen tool make the following shape and choose the Stroke Path option by right clicking. The thickness of the brush should be around 3 to 4 px.

Next, using the pen tool again, just make any shape over the head of the face. You don’t need to care about the shape, as the hair of the character would later on cover it.

Now for the mouth just make a simple curve pointing upwards and Stroke path this too with the brush thickness as 2px.

For the nose, just make a sort of a flipped triangle in gray color and on the right side of it make a rounded rectangle or a lighter shade than the skin.

The eye is the most difficult part of the whole picture. There is never a definite shape to these ayes but, you can use the below picture to trace them out. You can change the color of the eye according to your choice.

The eyebrow is again a curve with brush thickness as 2px.

Repeat the same process again to make the other eye as well-

The hair that you will make with the pen tool should not be like normal hai whatsoever. They should be pointing in different directions. As you would see now that, that now the triange would get covered up-
Choose "Fill Path" on the pen tool and choose somewhat like a blonde towards golden color for the hair-

As you would see that there are some gapes near the ear of the man. Just use the brush tool to adjust such mistakes-

Once you have done this, add the shadows of the hair usings a darker color. Use the pen tool to outline only a part of eack spike and then fill it with a shade of brown-

Add a cool name and you are done-


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Anonymous said...

Are you serious?

.emiko said...

cool! great work =]

Anonymous said...

I just have to say it is way to amazing. I haven't seen any of these kind where they use photoshop to do it. I think that it is important to add the computer to the formula. Because now everything is on pc and there are program that help to produce them like Generic Viagra

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juliangreenfield said...

Making anime cartoons is real fun! The tutorials you’ve provided are really helpful.

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margaretbechly said...

What an awesome way of making an anime vector. Thanks for sharing these tips.

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jostevenshuws said...

I always wanted to learn anime vector art and now I have (thanks to this blog post). Isn’t this exciting?

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