How to Draw Anime Tongue Out Face Step by Step

This tutorial will show you how to draw an anime character with their tongue sticking out. It also includes four facial expressions.

How to Draw Anime Tongue Out Face Step by Step
Drawing of an anime girl with a different expression on her tongue

These expressions are often seen in lighter anime, such as comedy/slices of life. These shows may also feature more stylized characters that are less serious.

The examples of the girl will be drawn more stylized than other examples on 3dvkarts. This will mean that some proportions may be slightly different from those in the other tutorials.

These are the four expressions shown in this tutorial:

  • Focused/Sly look
  • Upset Teasing
  • Playful Teasing
  • Open Mouth Tongue Out

Start the tutorial with a pencil. You will need to draw light lines. By tracing over your lines, you can later darken them.

How to draw a focused/sly tongue-out anime expression

Step by step, the anime girl demonstrates her ability to draw

The tongue should stick up and towards one side of your mouth. This expression can be used to portray the “creative” or “sly” face of someone who is concentrating on writing or drawing.

Step 1: Draw the outline of the facial features

Drawing proportions are what the anime girl is referring to

As shown, draw the head and proportions of your face. This tutorial will focus mainly on how to draw the expressions that show your tongue. It won’t go into detail about drawing the facial features.

For more information, you can see the tutorials below:

This expression is made by drawing one eye open with one eye slightly squinted. The eyebrows should be drawn with the open eye at the top and the closed one at the bottom. Make the mouth smiley and extend the lip to the side where your tongue is sticking out.

 

You must open your mouth technically to insert your tongue, but these characters are stylized anime characters. The jaw can be drawn in the same way as a closed mouth if your mouth is slightly open.

Step 2: Place the Ears

Placement of the tongue in the ears by an anime girl

As shown in the image above, position the ears.

Step 3 – Clean Up the Drawing

An outline drawing of an anime girl is made

After you have completed the basic outline of your facial features, you can create a neat drawing that looks like the one above.

Step 4 – Add the small details

Details drawn by an anime girl

The facial details are the smallest. These will include the inner parts of your eyes as well as a hint from the eyelids (added between your eyebrows and the eyes).

You don’t need to draw the details of your ears, as they will almost be covered by the hair.

Step 5 – Draw your hair

Hair drawing by an anime girl

Place the hair on top of the outline of your head. Splitting the hair into three sections is how you draw it. In the above example, you can see the front, sides, and top in different colors.

Begin with the front. Next, add the sides. Finally, the top/back.

This is how you can find out more about it:

How To Draw Manga Hair – Female

Step 6 – Complete the Drawing

Drawings by an anime girl

After you are done drawing, you can erase the areas that have been covered by hair. You can trace your lines using a darker pencil stroke, or a marker/pencil black.

 

Then, fill in the eyebrows, eyelashes outline, pupil, and eyebrows with black pencil shading. As you shade, you can add individual lashes to your eyelashes.

After that, darken your hair and open your eyes. The inner and upper parts of the hair should be slightly darker than the rest.

How to draw a teasing tone out of an anime expression

Step by step, the anime girl teasingly spits on her face

This expression refers to a sad/upset teasing smile.

Step 1: Draw the outline of the facial features

An angry anime girl spits on her teasing and draws proportions

As shown, draw the head and place the facial features. For more information about drawing individual facial features, you can refer to the links in the second example.

This expression requires that both eyes are closed, with the eyebrows down and in “wave-like” shapes.

Draw the mouth in an upside-down curve with the tongue sticking out.

Step 2: Place the Ears

An angry anime girl teasingly spits on her ears

As shown in the above example, add the ears.

Step 3 – Clean Up the Drawing

Drawing of anime girl’s angry, teasing expression

After you are done with the facial features, make sure to create a clear outline drawing like the one shown above.

Step 4 – Add the small details

Drawing of details drawn by an anime girl who teasingly reveals her tongue

The smaller details of your face will be added, such as the split in the tongue and eyelids.

Step 5 – Draw your hair

An angry anime girl spits on her face for drawing hair.

As shown, add the hair to the top of your head. Draw the front (red), then draw the sides (green), and finally, the top/back.

 

For more information, you can refer to the tutorial in the first example.

Step 6 – Complete the Drawing

An angry anime girl spits on her teasing face

You can now shave the areas of your head that are not covered by hair. You can then darken the lines by using a darker pencil stroke, or a black marker/pencil. Then fill in the eyelashes/eyebrows using black (or dark pencil shading). As you apply the black fill/dark shade, you can add subtle hints to each eyelash.

Finish the drawing by shading the hair and the tongue. The inner/bottom portion of the hair should be slightly darker than the rest.

How to draw a playful tongue out of anime expression

Step by step, the anime girl teasingly draws a face

This expression is a playful/happy teasing smile.

Step 1: Draw the outline of the facial features

Teasing Face Drawing proportions: Anime Girl Laughs at the Anime Girl

As shown in the above example, draw the head. For more information about drawing facial features in anime, you can refer to the tutorial’s first example.

This expression requires that you close your eyes and raise your eyebrows. The mouth should be shaped in a wave-like shape, akin to a cat’s.

Step 2: Place the Ears

An anime girl teasingly tries to place her ears

As shown in the illustration, position the ears.

Step 3 – Clean Up the Drawing

Drawing of anime girl teasing her face

After you’ve placed all the facial features, make sure to create a neat drawing like the one shown above.

Step 4 – Add the small details

Drawing of details drawn by an anime girl who teasingly reveals her tongue

You can add some details to the face, such as the hint of the eyelids or the split in your tongue.

Step 5 – Draw your hair

Manga girl teasing her face with a drawing

As shown in the image above, draw the hair. Begin with the front (red), then add the sides (green), and end with the top/back (blue).

For more information about drawing it, you can refer to the link in this first example.

Step 6 – Complete the Drawing

An anime girl teasingly draws a face

You can remove the hair from the areas that are not covered. Darken the lines with a dark pencil stroke or black marker.

Use a black or dark pencil to fill in your eyebrows and eyelashes. Add hints of individual lashes to the shading.

Shade your hair and tongue. The inner/bottom part of your hair should be slightly darker than the rest.

How to draw an anime expression with your mouth open

Step-by-step drawing of an anime girl with her open mouth and tongue

This one is more accurate than an expression. It’s more like a character opening their mouth and sticking out their tongue.

Step 1: Draw the outline of the facial features

Drawing proportions of an anime girl’s mouth and tongue

As shown above, add the facial features.

This particular example will show that the jaw is drawn slightly lower than the others, and the mouth is wider than the others.

As a comparison to normal, draw the eyes slightly higher than normal. Draw your eyebrows relaxed or in their natural state.

Keep your mouth open and the tongue sticking outwards. To give an indication of the top row, you can draw a small curve at the upper end of your mouth.

Step 2: Place the Ears

Anime girl opens mouth tongue and ear placement

Place the ears in the same way as shown.

Step 3 – Clean Up the Drawing

Drawing of an anime girl with her mouth open.

After you’ve finished drawing the head, and placed the facial features, make sure to create a similar drawing to the ones shown above. Then move on to step 2.

Step 4 – Add the small details

Drawing of an anime girl’s open mouth and tongue

Next, draw the inner details of your eyes. Then add a hint between the eyebrows and the eyelids. A small line can be added to show the split in the tongue.

Step 5 – Draw your hair

Anime girl with open mouth and hair drawn

As shown in the example, add the hair to the top of your head. Again, you can draw it beginning with the front (red), then the sides (green), and ending with the top/back (blue).

Step 6 – Complete the Drawing

Drawing of an anime girl with her mouth open

Finish the drawing by erasing the hair from the areas that are not covered. You can then darken the lines by drawing over them. Next, fill in the eyebrows and eyelashes with black or very dark pencil shading. Shade your hair, mouth, and tongue.

The open mouth should be darker than your tongue. Shade the inner/bottom part of your hair darker than the rest.

Conclusion

It is quite common to see a character with their tongue sticking out in manga and anime. These are just a few examples of the many ways you can draw them. You can also find other facial expressions here:

  • 12 Anime Face Expressions Chart & Drawing Instruction
  • 16 Examples Of How to Draw Chibi Anime Face Expressions

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