How to

How to Draw a Chibi Face + Free Chibi Template

Do you find chibi characters absolutely adorable? If so, you’re not alone! Drawing chibi characters, especially chibi food and chibi girls, can be incredibly fun and rewarding. In this tutorial, I’ll teach you how to draw a chibi face, which is an essential skill for creating chibi characters. Plus, I’ll provide you with a free printable chibi face template to practice on your own. So, let’s dive in!

Tools Needed to Draw a Chibi Face

Before we begin, let’s take a quick look at the tools I recommend using for digital art:

  • An iPad Pro (12.9 inches)
  • An Apple Pencil (2nd generation)
  • Procreate software (available for a $10 one-time fee)

However, don’t worry if you don’t have these specific tools. Whether you’re using pencils, markers, or digital mediums, the techniques I’ll share remain the same.

Step-by-Step Tutorial for Drawing a Chibi Face

Step 1: Draw the Head

To start, it’s best to sketch a rough template of a circle for the head. This provides a foundation for accurately drawing the face. Divide the circle into four equal sections, and label them for better reference.

Now, draw the upper portion of the chibi head with a simple curve. Remember that chibi heads are often larger than the body, so don’t be concerned if it seems disproportionate. Complete the head by drawing a small, curved chin, keeping in mind that chibi characters are usually chubby and cute.

Step 2: Draw the Facial Features

Moving on, let’s add the facial features. Begin by drawing two small “C” shaped curves as the ears. Placing them slightly lower on the face enhances the cuteness factor. In the third section, draw two crescent or moon-shaped lines for the upper eyelids. Just beneath them, draw two soft circles for the chibi eyes.
To add depth to the eyes, draw two small circles on the right side and shade the upper half area. Complete the facial features by drawing simple eyebrows between the eyes and a mouth below the nose. Remember to keep the features minimalistic, with the focus on the expressive eyes.

Step 3: Draw the Hair

Now, let’s move on to drawing the chibi hair. Begin by sketching a basic shape that represents the desired hairstyle. Feel free to refer to my detailed post on drawing chibi hair for more guidance. Once you’re satisfied with the shape, add bangs and the sides of the hair. Remember, bangs often make chibi faces even cuter! Finally, refine the lines and connect any disconnected portions to create a neater drawing.

Step 4: Color the Chibi Face and Hair

To bring your chibi face to life, it’s time to add color! Use a light cream color for the face, and add two soft pink blush spots on the cheeks. Blush spots are essential for achieving that adorable and youthful appearance.

For the eyes, feel free to experiment with different colors. In this tutorial, I’ve chosen a lovely shade of green. Color the bottom part of the eye with a mid-green shade, and add two small semi-circles at the bottom using a light pastel green. You can customize the eyes to your liking, but remember to keep them cute!

Now, let’s move on to coloring the hair. For this tutorial, I’ve chosen a beautiful custard pink color. Use a darker tone for the inside portion of the hair to create depth and dimension. You have complete creative freedom to choose any color combination you prefer!

Add shadows to the hair using a slightly darker shade of pink. Finally, add highlights with a light pastel pink color. Visualize where the light would hit the hair and create highlights accordingly.

Congratulations, you’ve successfully learned how to draw a chibi face and color it! Feel free to download the free chibi face template provided in this tutorial for more practice.


Drawing chibi characters, including their adorable faces, can take some time to master. If you want to further improve your skills, I recommend checking out the additional resources mentioned below. Whether you’re an aspiring artist or drawing for fun, these resources will definitely help you along your artistic journey. Stay tuned for more chibi drawing tutorials, as I’ll be adding them to this blog!

Resources for Drawing Manga and Anime:

  • “How to Draw Manga Characters Easily from Scratch” online course (Use code STRAYCURLS-10 for a 10% discount!)
  • “Procreate for Beginners: Digital Illustration 101” online course

Remember, all you need to get started is a pencil and paper. These courses are comprehensive, detailed, and budget-friendly. Give them a try and unleash your artistic potential!

Chibi Drawing Tutorial

Learn how to draw manga characters from scratch.

If you’re interested, feel free to explore my other posts on drawing hair and various hairstyles. And don’t forget to share your thoughts and requests for more chibi tutorials in the comments section below. Happy drawing!

Alexia Young

Hello and welcome to the world of Alexia. I am a passionate and dedicated artist who loves to create beautiful, mesmerizing art for everyone's walls. I believe in the importance of encouraging people to express their creativity and be happy.

Related Articles

Back to top button