Q: I just ran across your art and I'm loving it so much!! Also, what are some tips you might recommend for drawing full body sketches in various positrons? I haven't yet reached a level of artistic ability where I can execute that in an appealing manner. :)

I answered how to do the body to another user, but for doing different positions too remember the proportions! 

And remember that we have bones inside our bodies. There is also perspective, where the closer part overlaps the part further away, far is small and near is big.

I will do a chart for this one too when I have the time… 

asked by sykadorian1707
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Q: Advice on how to draw body's? :3

Always think proportions! 

The ideal human body (realistic) is 8 heads high, meaning you can fit 8 heads into the height of the body from the top of the head to the heels. From the top of the head to the groin would be about 4 heads high, and the legs would take up the rest of the length.

The elbows come to where the bellybutton will be, and the wrists will come to the bottom of the groin. Knees will be about halfway between the groin and the heels.

For cartoons, in my case, I draw characters that are 5 1/2 heads high. From the top of the heads to the groin would be 3 heads high, then after the 4th head i add the knees, then another head before I draw the feet. 

Sorry if it’s confusing… I’ll draw up a chart when I have time…

asked by sunsetsakura
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Q: Hi! I love your art <3 are you an animator, illustrator or a concept artist? *-*

I’m an illustrator :)

It would be cool to do a concept artist though! But I can never be an animator… I can’t draw the same thing over and over again, like how classic animation does… I don’t have the patience for it, I’m afraid.

asked by giulia-art
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Q: I am absolutely floored by your skills! You are one of my main role models when it comes to art! But I must ask, how long did it take to get to where you are now?

I’ve been drawing ever since I can remember, so I guess I can say that it took me my whole life to get to where I am. 

asked by Anonymous
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Q: Are you on Pinterest?

I am :)

It’s under “Chihiro Howe”, and I have my artworks there too.

asked by Anonymous
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Q: I bet u get asked this a lot but do you commissions and if you do what do charge? My friends bday is coming up and she loves the kinda Disney cartoon style that you use😊❤️

I’m sorry, I’m not doing commissions right now… I’m currently very busy right now, with taking care of my daughter and working on a picture book and trying to start up a business… among other things.

I would love to do it, but it’s just not possible right now… I’m sorry!

asked by Anonymous
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Q: Your art is absolutely fantastic ;^; I keep practicing so I am not forlorn... But I am totally envious of your skills sometimes! :) you inspire me to draw better and even pursue art classes to further help me on my way. I don't say that to many people- your art really does something in me and stirs up desire to improve!!! God bless you, Chihiro! - love your new follower -shocksfuturehusband and shock777

Thank you very much! I’m honored you feel that way about my art :)

I’ll always be glad to help someone in any way. It makes me happy for a fellow artist like you to let me know that I am making a difference for someone in this world :)

asked by shocksfuturehusband
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Q: This is going to sound very strange but i love how you draw noses. Also how long did it take you to develop your style?!?!?!

Thank you! It doesn’t sound strange… as an artist I look at parts of a drawing too, like hands or eyebrows or mouths :)

It took me pretty much my whole life to develop it… I figured out my style only recently, maybe about 4-5 years ago, and still I made some minor changes here and there. Until then, I changed my style a lot, trying to figure out which way best fit me.

asked by littleleafeusmusings
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Here is the colored version :)
You can see the tutorial here:

Here is the colored version :)

You can see the tutorial here:


A sketch for a Copic tutorial piece.

A sketch for a Copic tutorial piece.

Q: I love your art! And I draw myself and hope to be a great animator! But my problem us that I can't draw feminine faces, do you have any advice? Like characteristics separating masculine and feminine faces?

Basically, masculine is more square-ish and feminine is more round and curvy.

This will depend on the character you draw, (like feminine guys or manly girls) but since it’s cartoon it’s always good to exaggerate :) 

Men tend to have stronger jawline and chin, longer face, bigger nose, and smaller eyes. Women tend to have softer, curvier lines, shorter face,  smaller nose, and bigger eyes. If your style is more cartoonish, you can also add lips to the female character to make her more feminine :)

In my case I only add lips if that character is an adult, or if she is one of those stylish girls. For boys I won’t make them square-ish like how I do with grownups, since they haven’t grown fully yet, I’ll still add the defined jawline but more rounder than when I draw them grown up.

I hope this helps!

asked by hakumcferret
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Q: First of all, I really love your art and the energy that shows through; it's lively and bright and super adorable. Secondly, I noticed that your blog is actually pretty clogged with asks that didn't necessarily need to be published on your blog. Simple "I love your art" comments that get incredibly repetitive. While each of these individual sentiments are meaningful and endearing, they seem like the kind of thing that could be answered privately (if asked off anon). Just a thought! /sweats ; v ;

Thanks! Good to know! I did notice a button for that, but I keep clicking post… probably because it’s blue… 

Thanks for the advice :)

asked by Anonymous
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Q: H-Hello lovely! I just wanted to say your art is absolutely gorgeous, ahhh you inspire me so much, I adore your style ;w; Thank you for inspiring me love!

Thank you very much! I’m glad you can feel inspired by my art… I’m honored! 

asked by shanlorwri
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