3/4 Profile

Next, we'll draw the 3/4 view. Draw a large circle, then add the lower half of the face and divide the shapes up with guidelines. These are pretty much the same shapes as in the front view, except they have been rotated downwards and to the side. The 3/4 view has less guidelines than the front view, but that's only because adding them would be unneccesary at this angle. We'll only be using the guidelines for the eyes, nose, and the central guideline that runs from the forehead to the chin.

Next, use the upper horizontal guideline to draw in the eyes, nose, and mouth. Again, the nose is defined solely by shadows, so the only part of it you are going to see is the triangular shadow of the nose. Draw the ear, too. ^_^

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Erase all the unnecessary guidelines. Draw the basic shape of his hair, making it very thick and pointy. Don't worry about the details right now, just try to get the placement of the main spikes. Add his irises (which should be very large and round), eyebrows, and the detail in his ear.

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Erase all unnecessary lines. Add the detail and extra spikes in his hair, and draw his shirt. Clean up your sketch and move on to the final step.

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Again, the coloring style of Final Fantasy 7 characters differs from the traditional anime cel style, so try to make the colors smoother rather than having such crisp edges. Make sure you don't put too much shading in his eyes; they should not be too detailed.



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