If you’re an anime fan, you probably like drawing it. And if you don’t know what anime drawings to do, here are 101 anime drawing ideas you can do today!
In this list, you will find many different anime drawing ideas you wouldn’t usually find in the average ideas post. I hope you can find some inspiration here!
Take note that anime drawing is a style, meaning that you can draw anything you want in a manga style, regardless of what it is. All you need to do is pick a subject and think about how to draw it in an anime style.
Anime Drawing Ideas
1- Shiro Anime Drawing
I wanted to start this list of anime drawing ideas with a happy face. Shiro is from an anime called Deadman Wonderland. If you haven’t watched it, you must do it!
2- Anime Eyes Drawings
You cannot create an anime ideas list without some different anime eyes on it. If you don’t know what to draw, practicing different anime eyes styles is a great way to add more uniqueness to your characters.
3- Luffy (One Piece) Anime Drawing
I’ve been watching One Piece since I was seven years old, and I hope I’m still alive when it ends. One Piece has many characters, so if you don’t know what to draw, look for some inspiration there!
4- Hairstyle Anime Drawings
Anime hairstyles are infinite, so you can always draw some if you don’t know what to draw. Many artists tend to draw hairstyles that only young people would have, but don’t forget to practice babies’ or older adults’ hairstyles!
5- Hellsing Alucard Anime Drawing
Have you ever drawn an anime vampire? If you’re out of anime ideas to draw, give drawing Alucard a try!
6- Anime Lips Drawings
Another easy anime drawing idea is to practice drawing lips. Drawing facial features constantly will improve how dynamic your drawings will look.
7- Enoshima Junko Anime Drawing
Another great anime style you can draw is the one Danganronpa uses. You can draw Enoshima Junko or any other character from that anime. Drawing different anime characters will help you find your style.
8- Anime Hands Drawings
I know hands can be tough to draw, but it is always a good idea to draw them. We cannot avoid drawing hands forever, and many poses and situations require them to be in your characters.
9- Shiina Mashiro Anime Drawing
What is an anime drawing ideas list without a beautiful anime girl in it? Shiina Mashiro is the perfect character to draw if you want to draw a schoolgirl with long hair.
10- Anime Feet Drawings
Just like with hands, feet are also essential to practice. If you are out of anime ideas to draw, try drawing some feet from different perspectives, and remember to draw not only women’s feet but also men’s feet.
11- C.C Anime Drawing
Another cool anime drawing idea is to draw C.C from Code Geass. Code Geass is one of my favorite animes, and it has a very different anime drawing style, so it’s great to draw characters from there.
12- Anime Clothes Drawings
If you already practiced facial features, clothing is another crucial thing anime artists need to practice to make their characters look alive and give them a personality. There are infinite ways to draw clothes, so you’ll have a lot of room to explore.
13- Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagan Anime Drawing
Another great anime drawing style worth trying! If you watched Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, you know you want to draw the crew.
14- Anime Elf Ears Drawings
I’m sure you’ve seen many elves in anime, and if you want to draw them, it’s essential you know how to draw elf ears. The blog I just linked to explains how to draw each of the elf ears you see above!
15- Anime Couple Drawing (Isaac & Miria)
Another good anime idea is to draw couples! Isaac and Miria are one of my favorites anime couples. If you haven’t watched “Baccano!” you should give it a try!
16- Chibi Anime Drawings
Chibis needed to be on the list of anime drawing ideas. If you want to become an anime master, you must know how to draw any anime style to develop or find yours.
17- Edward Elric Anime Drawing
Full Metal Alchemist is an anime everyone should watch. If you don’t know what to draw, drawing Edward Elric could be a good idea!
18- Anime Skulls Drawings
Skulls are another anime drawing idea you can draw when you don’t have anything else to do. Knowing how to draw a skull will help enhance how you draw and understand faces, so it’s an outstanding practice as well!
19- Anime Girl Drawing (Kirisaki Chitoge)
Drawing a beautiful anime girl is always a good idea. The girl above is a drawing of Kirisaki Chitoge I did years ago. She is from Nisekoi, in case you want to watch it!
20- Cute Anime Drawing Ideas
Anime is not all about cuteness, but it sure does have a lot of it, and adding some more won’t do any harm. Another good anime drawing idea is to draw cute anime things!
21- Male Anime Drawing (Eren Jaeger)
There are no only women in anime, but also men. Go ahead and draw your favorite male anime character, or create your male character!
22- Asuna Yuuki Anime Drawing
Asuna Yuuki is a very popular anime girl you can draw if you’re out of ideas. I’m almost sure you know where she is from, but she is from Sword Art Online, in case someone doesn’t.
23- Anime Male Torso Drawings
Just as there are many different ways to draw hair, faces, etc., there are also many ways to draw male torsos—this an excellent anime drawing idea to practice and enhance your knowledge about anatomy.
24- Tohsaka Rin Anime Drawing
Drawing characters in complex perspectives is also a very good idea to improve your drawings in general. The girl above is Tohsaka Rin, and she is from Fate Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works.
25- Anime Female Torso Drawing
Now that you practiced anime male torsos, it would be essential to draw female torsos, as they are very different. Learning how to draw body areas separately is a very way to practice anatomy.
26- Makise Kurisu Anime Drawing
Steins;Gate is one of my favorites animes of all time, and Makise Kurisu is one of my favorite anime characters. The characters and drawing style of that anime is very different.
27- Anime Poses Ideas
If you have a good understanding of the human body, drawing it in different poses and perspectives is always a good idea. If you draw enough poses, you will eventually be able to draw them without using any references.
28- Anime Male Face Drawing (Monkey D. Luffy)
One easy anime drawing idea is to draw a male face from a frontal perspective. If you’re just starting to draw anime, here’s a guide I did to get better at drawing anime!
29- Anime Expressions Drawing Ideas
An excellent anime drawing idea when you don’t know what to draw is to draw expressions. Often, we artists learn to draw basic faces, but we end up drawing the same face over and over again, and that’s because we don’t know how to draw expressions.
30- Anime Female Face Drawing (Chitoge Kirisaki)
Another easy drawing idea is to draw a female face from a frontal perspective. I did this drawing around eight years ago.
31- Anime Ice Cracks Drawing
Drawing different backgrounds for your art compositions are always good drawing ideas. In this case, I did some ice cracks and applied a drawing fundamental called line quality.
32- Gasai Yuno Anime Drawing
Another drawing of an anime girl from a different perspective! She is Gasai Yuno from Mirai Nikki. It’s a classic you’ve got to watch!
33 – Anime Cats Drawing
Another cool anime drawing idea that you can draw and that can be in almost any drawing is cats. They can add that little extra spark to a drawing.
34- Natsukawa Masuzu Anime Drawing
If you already drew anime faces from a frontal perspective, you can now tilt it a bit and try to draw it. It will be a little more complex, but with enough practice, you’ll be able to draw it perfectly. The girl above is from Oreshura, in case you’re wondering!
35- Anime Dogs Drawing
Just as cats, dogs can be anywhere in an art composition! They are very different from each other, but they also have similitudes, do if you learn to draw one of them, the other one will be easier.
36- Mirai Nikki Anime Drawing
Another drawing from Mirai Nikki! The drawing above was my first attempt drawing Yuno, and it looked weird because I was just starting to draw anime. But you’ve seen that with enough practice, I was able to draw better!
37- Draw Anime Food
Almost no one thinks about this anime drawing idea, and it is one you see in nearly every anime! It may look like a simple thing to do, but these kinds of drawings have many details.
38- Kawaii Anime Drawings
One thing about anime is that you can turn almost anything into a kawaii thing. One creative anime drawing idea is to try to take things that shouldn’t be cute and make them cute!
39- Draw Anime Noses
Another creative anime drawing idea is to draw a lot of noses. Don’t forget to draw them from different perspectives and styles! If you want to draw from your imagination, you need to know how to draw many things.
40- Anime Sky Lanterns Drawing
I’m sure you have seen these lanterns in anime, but have you ever drawn one? Drawing these lanterns is a cool anime drawing idea to add to your drawings and compositions. And to practice kanjis!
41- Anime Wings Drawing Ideas
A fantastic anime drawing idea is to draw wings. There are many styles, and although they may seem complex, they are actually pretty easy to draw!
42- Anime Spider Lily Drawing
This is one of my favorite flowers. In anime, spider lilies are also called hell flowers, so you can learn to draw these and add them to your compositions whenever you’re creating a dark atmosphere in your drawing.
43- Anime Sakura Flower Drawing
We already drew a spider lily flower, but we need to make room for one of the most popular anime flowers ever: sakura flowers! These flowers represent hanami (spring in Japan), so many animes have them in their compositions.
44- Anime Kimono Drawing
Another great anime drawing idea is to draw a kimono. There’s a lot of etiquette and rules about kimonos, so make sure you know the basics so that you can make your characters wear the right one!
45- Anime Umbrella Drawing
Let’s get creative! One simple anime drawing idea you can add to your compositions is an umbrella. Whether it is being used by a character or just placed somewhere in a house, umbrellas can enhance your pieces.
46- Saitama One Punch Man Drawing (Ok)
Have you ever watched One Punch Man? Drawing the classic “Ok” scene was a lot of fun to do, and it wasn’t hard at all. Drawing that classic might be a fun anime drawing idea to do.
47- Anime Girl From Behind Drawing
We have always drawn anime characters from a frontal perspective, but have you drawn a girl from a back perspective? It’s a really good experiment!
48- Anime Male From Behind Drawing
Just as with anime girls, try doing the same for a male anime character! If you have a good understanding of drawing the torso from the front, you’ll have an easier time doing it from the back.
49- Anime Wolf Drawing (Mononoke Wolf)
Wolves are very popular in anime, alongside foxes, cats, and dogs. If you already know how to draw these, wolves will be a lot easier to learn. The more things you know how to draw, the better art compositions you’ll create.
50- Anime Koi Fishes Drawing Ideas
Koi fishes are easily the most popular fishes in anime, and they appear in many scenarios. These Koi Fishes look great whenever there is a spiritual atmosphere in a drawing.
51- Anime Clock Drawing Ideas
Another fun anime drawing idea to do is drawing clocks. There are hundreds of ways to draw clocks, and they look simple at first, but you need to be careful with the spacing, or they will look weird!
52- Draw Anime Birds
There are hundreds of bird species, and they can tell a lot about the place we are drawing. For example, some seagulls may indicate you’re on the coasts, and a Tucan can indicate you’re in a tropical location. Most birds are very similar, so if you learn how to draw a couple of them, you’ll be able to create your own version of them as well!
53- My Hero Academia Drawing Idea
My Hero Academia can give a lot of anime drawing ideas of what to draw. It has so many characters with different features I’m sure you can get many ideas there. I drew this not long ago!
54- Anime Turtle Drawing
Turtles are a great anime drawing idea, especially if you’re into drawing water scenes. Knowing how to draw turtles can be a good asset when creating art compositions.
55- Anime Hot Air Balloon
Hot air balloons are a really simple drawing idea you can add to almost any drawing. Most of them have the structure, and the only thing that changes is the design; unless you draw the rocket team hot air balloon.
56- Anime Titan Drawing Idea
Do you remember that scene from Attack On Titan? I think the anime got very good after that, and it became more of a deep, dark, and exciting story afterward. Drawing titans is a great idea to deconstruct a human and still manage to make it look like it makes sense.
57- Anime Earrings Drawing
There are many popular anime earrings you can draw, and learning how to draw a couple of them is always a good idea. There are amazing men and women earrings designs you can try on your characters to make them look unique.
58- Anime Kitsune Mask Drawing
Learning how to draw kitsune masks is an anime drawing idea that requires a little more skill, but it is worth the effort. These masks can appear in many scenarios, so they come in handy when you need them in a drawing.
59- Anime Shuriken Drawing
If you’re into ninjas, learning how to draw shurikens is a simple anime drawing you can do in minutes.
60- Draw No-Face From Spirited Away
Spirited Away is one of my favorite anime movies of all time, and No-Face was a fascinating character. If you practiced drawing kitsune masks, you could create variations of this character with them!
61- Hannya Mask Drawing
If you liked the idea of drawing kitsune masks, you’d love the idea of drawing hannya masks. Usually, you can find these designs together in many animes.
62- Straw-Hat Pirates Flag Drawing
We already drew some skulls, so why not make them a pirate flag? Recreate the straw hat’s pirate flag, or create your own!
63- Anime Kunai Drawing
Another simple anime drawing idea is to draw a kunai. There are many different styles of them, so you can learn how to draw a couple.
64- Wings Of Freedom Drawing
Show some support to the Scouts Regimen by learning how to draw the Wings Of Freedom. You can sneak out this logo in any anime composition, and it will be a great surprise for the people that find it.
65- Pikachu Drawing
Of course, this anime drawing ideas list couldn’t be a good one without a Pikachu on it. Anytime is always a good time to draw Pikachu.
66- Anime NerveGear Drawing
Learning how to draw the NerveGear can be a great add-on to any anime character you draw. There are a couple of versions of it, and any character could have one, not only the characters from SAO.
67- Death Note Drawing
Another great anime drawing idea is to draw the Death Note. You can sneak out this notebook in any room and make your compositions more interesting and fun.
68- Baby Kurama Drawing
If you learned how to draw anime foxes, drawing baby Kurama will be easier to do. You can draw him as a baby, then imagine how to draw more grown-up, and then as an adult!
69- Japanese Lamp Drawing
Japanese lamps is a great anime drawing idea to give your drawings a traditional vibe. And they look pretty cool!
70 – Torii Gate Drawing
I’m sure you have seen this gate somewhere. The Torii gate is commonly found at the entrance or within a Shinto shrine, and it symbolically marks the transition from the mundane to the sacred. This is a great anime drawing idea if you’re drawing anything spiritual.
71- Anime Deer Drawing
Deers are amazing animals, and they are a great component and spiritual, forest-like compositions. Learning how to draw deers will help you learn how to draw other similar animals, like horses, donkeys, etc.
72- Hello Kitty Drawing
A simple drawing idea you can do in minutes is to draw Hello Kitty.
73- Draw a Lotus Flower
Returning to flowers, another popular flower you can find a lot in anime is lotus flowers. These flowers are a great add-on to Japanese gardens and water scenarios.
74- Tobi’s Mask Drawing
Another good idea to increase your knowledge about masks is to draw Tobi’s mask from Naruto Shippuden. If you draw enough masks, you’ll be able to create some from your imagination.
75- Anime Gunbai Drawing
Remember Tobi’s weapon in Naruto’s last saga? I found that learning to draw this weapon also helps you understand how guitars are outlined.
76- Anime Rick Roll Drawing
I was about to rick-roll you guys by putting this drawing in position #77, but I thought that would’ve been not kind, hahaha. Here he stands still, so I hope I made you smile.
77- Anime Rooftop Drawing
Are you ready for a challenge? Try to guess where that rooftop is from. I can’t count how many scenes occur on an anime rooftop, so why not learn to draw it? It might come in handy sometime. I bet you didn’t think about it.
78- Soul Eater’s Moon Drawing
Another cool anime drawing idea is to draw an evil anime moon. Soul’s Eater moon can be fun to draw, and it looks amazing in many drawings.
79- Anime Souls Drawing (Soul Eater)
Another easy anime thing you can draw is souls. And they are a great thing you can add to your drawings. They’re pretty simple to draw, so if you learn how to draw a couple of them, you’ll be able to draw them from memory.
80- Susuwataris Drawings
Have you ever seen those little spiders in Ghibli movies? They are called Susuwataris, and they are pretty easy to draw. If you’re out of ideas of what to draw, you can draw some of these.
81- Draw Anime Shoes
When it comes to shoes, many artists tend to draw the same pair every time. Usually, that’s because they don’t know how to draw other shoe styles, so it is always a good idea to learn to draw them.
82- Draw Anime Butterflies
Butterflies are very popular in many anime compositions, and they’re pretty simple to draw. Learn to draw them from different perspectives and make your drawings feel alive!
83- Anime Arctic Fox Drawing
Now that you learned to draw cats, dogs, and wolves, why not learn to draw anime arctic foxes? These are very popular in magical atmospheres.
84- Draw Different Anime Beard Styles
Another thing many beginner artists tend to overlook is beards. If you don’t know what to draw, try practicing how to draw anime beards.
85- Draw Anime Baby
When we start to draw anime, we tend to draw teenagers only. However, it is important that you become a complete artist and draw babies, adults, etc.
86- Anime Horns Drawings
One great way to draw different anime characters is to learn to draw various features. A good anime drawing idea is to learn to draw horns, as you can add these to many characters or animals and make them unique.
87- Anime Cat Ears
Another popular attribute you can give your anime characters is cat ears. If you’re looking for ideas to make your drawing different, adding a pair of cat ears to a character will change the looks.
88- Anime Bear Drawing
Bears are magnificent, and learning to draw them in an anime style is really fun. There are many references you can use on the internet.
89- Anime Backpack Drawing
Another anime drawing idea that will come in handy sometimes is learning to draw backpacks. I’m sure many characters in your drawings will need one eventually.
90- Anime Cellphone Drawing
I’ve thought it was funny that all anime cellphones had the same design. Now you can see more variety, but you will still find the classic design. Learning to draw cell phones is a great idea you can use to enhance your drawings.
91- Anime Spaceship Drawing
Drawing an anime spaceship can be challenging, but it is always fun to draw something different. This is a great anime drawing idea if you have nothing left to draw!
92- Anime Astronaut Drawing
If you already have the spaceship, you need an astronaut to pilot it. If you like space, it might be a good idea to draw an anime astronaut!
93- Anime Glasses Drawing
Glasses are an accessory many anime characters have, so it is always a good idea to learn to draw them in different styles. Make you learn to draw them from different perspectives as well!
94- Anime Hoodies Drawing
Anime Hoodies will give you a break from drawing complex hairstyles when you don’t feel like it. And it is something you’ll be able to add to many other characters to come.
95- Anime Katana Drawing
Learning to draw a Katana is a must, mainly because it is relatively simple. I’m sure learning how to draw katanas will come in handy when you create characters that use them.
96- Anime Nosebleed Drawing
Anime nosebleeds are one of the funniest anime expressions, and drawing them is also very fun. It is a good idea to have this expression on your drawing repertoire.
97- Anime Headphones Drawing
Headphones are an accessory many anime characters have, so if you’re out of ideas, learn how to draw these! There are many different styles, so make sure you learn a couple of them.
Congratulations if you made it this far! Usually, most people don’t read that long, but you’re a different kind. To make your journey to the end more exciting, I will share with you some of my first anime drawings. Hopefully, they serve as inspiration for your drawings.
98- Entei Drawing
I drew the drawing above when I was about 11 years old, and although it wasn’t very accurate to my reference image, I was very proud of this drawing.
99- Orochimaru Drawing
This Orochimaru is another drawing I did back then, and as you can see, I had to erase it many times to get it right! This character has many weird poses, so it is a good anime drawing idea to practice unusual postures.
100- Anime Blue-Eyed White Dragon Drawing
I think this was the best anime drawing I did in my childhood! Yu-Gi-Oh has many interesting characters and drawing you can use as inspiration to get ideas.
101- Anime Potato Drawing
Finally, the absolute must every anime artist needs to draw to become a master: an anime potato. If you can’t get an idea of what to draw and feel like a potato, draw a potato; it will inspire you, hahaha!
I hope these anime drawing ideas helped you. I really tried my best to give you creative ideas, not just the same ideas every internet post has.
Happy drawing you all!