Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Truth About Chibi ;)

Truth About CUTE CHIBI's :)

 Chibi (ちび, can also be written 禿び) is a Japanese word meaning "short person" or "small child". The word has gained currency amongst fans of manga and anime. Its meaning is of someone or some animal that is small. It can be translated as "little", but is not used the same way as chiisana [小さな] (tiny, small, little in Japanese) but rather cute. A prototypical example of the former usage in the original Japanese which brought the term to the attention of Western fans is Chibiusa, a pet name for the diminutive daughter of Sailor Moon formed from Chibi Usagi ("Little Rabbit"). In English-speaking anime and manga fandom (otaku), the term chibi has mostly been conflated with the 'super deformed' style of drawing characters with oversized heads or it can be used to describe child versions of characters.

 How to draw CHIBI 

Today we’re going to learn how to draw chibi. What’s a chibi you might ask? Oh my oh my… Well, it’s kind of hard to explain. A chibi is a short, funny and squishy caricature of what are usually regular anime/manga (or other) characters. Their a lot shorter and with bigger heads.

The main steps are the following:
  1. Begin by drawing the shape of the face and head. Chibi are like kids, so the faces should be very round and should represent at least 1/3 of the entire body. 
  2. Then draw the eyes in the center of the face. They are very very large, being the most important part of a chibi character. Use pupils, irises and eyebrows to give your characters the facial expression you want to.
  3. In most cases, chibi don’t have a nose, but if you still want to draw one, make it just a little dot above the mouth.
  4. Add a very simple mouth Then focus on the hair, but still keep it pretty simple, but expressive
  5. Then draw the body. Chibi bodies are chubby, very small compared to the head and so are the arms and legs too.
  6. Add shadows and final lines. Color your chibi and.. that’s about it.

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