How to Draw Simple Manga Lesson One: The Head and Hair
Step 1: Outline of Head and Shoulders
Draw a sphere and shoulders as shown, and draw the guidelines.
Step 2: Eyes and Nose and Mouth
They don't have to be perfect. Just draw two circles slightly in the lower middle of the face, as shown. Make sure the eyes are drawn and on the guideline, and the nose and mouth are as well.
Step 3: Outline of Hair
Draw bangs and let the hair fall to the shoulders. For short hair, make it shorter!
Step 5: Erase Guidelines
You don't need them anymore, but you can keep them longer if you want.
Step 6: Draw and Shade the Clothes
It's as easy as it looks. You can make any type of clothes you want.
Step 7: Define the Hair
Draw lines in the hair, leave it blank, or shade it. Your drawing — your choice.
Step 8: Erase the Eyes
Skip this step if you like the eyes the way they are.
Step 9: Choose an Expression
Different expressions can be tried with different eyebrows and all that. Pick one and zoom to the next step.
Step 10: Draw an Outline of That Expression
Don't draw any circles or shade the eyes just yet.
Step 11: Define the Eyes
Draw two circles in both eyes as shown, and darken the areas around them.