The following is the step-by-step instruction on how to draw a girl in anime style, such as Orihime from Bleach. This tutorial explains how to draw the head, the body, the arms, and the hands of this character.

The first thing you need to know about drawing anime characters is that this type of character has no facial features. Therefore, you have no facial features to begin with. Your only option at this point is to draw a simple stick figure head with two eyes and two lines for a mouth.

Drawing the Head

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From Shinigami Arts

Step 1: Start by drawing an oval shape for the head and then make a curved line underneath it. Then add three lines for circles on each side of the head.

Step 2: Draw a curve for the mouth, and then add two lines to make two eyes on top of the head. Add some small circles on top of the eyes.

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Step 3: Draw another curve for the cheek, and then make two lines for the nose underneath it. Add a few lines for hair above the head as shown in the picture below.

Step 4: Next, create a simple shape for an eyebrow with a few short lines below it, and then draw two short straight lines above it. Then add a few circles on top of those two short straight lines to make them look like bangs.

Drawing Arms

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Step 1: Start by drawing three curved lines at the end of the body to make the arms. Then add two circles on top of the lines, as shown in the picture below.

Step 2: Next, add two curved lines at the end of each arm for the fingers as shown in the picture below. Then add a few small circles for fingers on top of those curved lines.

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Step 3: Next, draw a simple curve for the shoulder and then add two lines for fur on top of it as shown in the picture below, and then draw some circles for hair above it.

Step 4: Draw a simple shape for an elbow with a few short lines under it, and then draw three short straight lines above it to make them look like fingers. Then add some circles for nails and a few lines for hair above it.

Step 5: Next, draw a simple shape for an upper arm with three short lines at the end of it, and then add some circles for fingers on top of those three short lines.

Step 6: Now let’s add some details to the arms. Draw a simple shape for a wrist with two lines on each side of it. Then add some short lines above it and below it to make them look like fingers. Finish by drawing a simple shape for an elbow with two straight lines at the end of the body as shown in the picture below, and then draw some small circles on top of those two straight lines to make them look like fingers.

Drawing Hands

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Step 1: Start by drawing three curved lines at the end of each of the fingers. Then add two small circles for fingers on top of those three curved lines.

Step 2: Next, add two lines for fur under the arm. Then draw a simple shape for an upper arm with three short lines on each side of it, and then add some circles for fingers on top of those three short lines. Draw a simple shape for a wrist with two lines on each side of it, and then add some small circles or dots for fingers on top of that shape.

Step 3: Next, draw a simple shape for an elbow with two straight lines at the end of the body as shown in the picture below, and then add some circles for fingers on top of those two straight lines.

Step 4: Next, draw a simple shape for a hand with two lines on each side of it, and then add some circles for fingers on top of those two lines. Finish by drawing a simple shape for an upper arm with three short lines on each side of it, and then add some circles or dots for fingers on top of that shape.

Drawing Legs

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Step 1: Draw a curve for the leg at the bottom of the body, and then draw two curved lines above it to make the legs look more realistic. Then draw two legs below it as shown in the picture below.

Step 2: Next, draw an oval shape for the foot and then draw a small circle for a toe. Next, draw two lines for legs, and then add a few small circles on top of them.

Step 3: Next, draw a simple shape for the knee with two lines on each side of it, and then add some circles or dots for fingers on top of that shape. Draw two simple shapes on each side of the knees to make them look like fingers as shown in the picture below.

Step 4: Finish by drawing a simple shape for an elbow with two straight lines at the end of the body as shown in the picture below, and then add some circles or dots for fingers on top of that shape. Then draw two small curved lines above it to make the arms look more realistic.

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Step 5: Now add some details to the legs. Next, draw a simple shape for a foot with two lines on each side of it and then add some circles or dots for fingers on top of that shape. Then draw two lines for legs and finish by drawing a simple shape for an elbow with two straight lines at the end of the body as shown in the picture below, and then add some circles or dots for fingers on top of that shape.

Finishing Touches

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Now it is time to finish your character by adding some details such as eyes, hair, and clothing. Begin by drawing an oval shape for eye lids, eyebrows, eye brows, and eyelashes.