Introduction to Anime Character Style

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During this workshop, participants will be introduced to drawing in the style of Japanese anime by illustrator Amy Louise O’Callaghan. Characters created could be used in your own personal animations, comics and illustrations. There will be continuous drawing demonstrations throughout, with participants drawing along.

Workshop Description

  • Introduction to Anime – brief history, overview of the style and examples of anime character design.
  • How to draw an anime head – participants will be shown how to draw 3 types of anime head (Boy, Girl and Chibi) as well as how to draw the head in ¾ view and profile.
  • How to draw a basic full-body – an introduction to basic body proportions for both male and female characters, as well as basic posing.
  • Draw yourself as an anime character – Using the tips and skills introduced throughout the session, participants will draw themselves from the chest up as an anime character.
  • Chance for individual feedback as well and Q&A for further tips and tricks.

DATE: Saturday 5th of March
TIME: 4pm-5pm
WHERE: Online, Zoom
AGE: 13-17 yrs
Max 10 participants

How to apply: Email with your name, age and contact information.

Supplies Needed:

  • Paper (recommended A4 size)
  • Sketching pencil (recommended type is HB or 2B)
  • Black fine liner ink pen
  • Markers, coloured pencils or anything else for adding colour
  • Ruler

About Amy

Amy Louise O’Callaghan is a Cork illustrator currently based in Dublin. She is best known for her interpretations of Irish culture and mythology, heavily inspired by her love of anime, plants and fantasy. Her most recently finished project is a 22-card Major Arcana Tarot set, based around Irish myths and legends, as well as a one-shot webcomic Feathers, a retelling of ‘The Children of Lir’. You can find her work here.