Cool Anime Character Drawing Ideas

If you’re looking for inspiration for your next anime drawing, I’m sharing a collection of cool anime drawing ideas. You’ll find drawings of characters from some of your favorite animes.

Most beginners look at anime drawings and think they’re hard to draw. However, I’m here to show you that’s not true.

Most of the drawings I’m sharing are actually very beginner-friendly. These drawings are perfect references for anyone who wants to practice drawing anime characters.

Where possible, I’ve included a link to the artist’s social media account. If you like what you see, make sure yous support the artist by following them and liking their work.

Dabi from My Hero Academia

Dabi from My Hero Academia drawing
Artist Credit: weheartit

If you love a good villain, I’m sure you’ll appreciate this drawing of Dabi from My Hero Academia. Consider coloring in your drawing and adding some blue flames to the background to give it the ultimate Dabi vibe.

Senku from Dr. Stone

Senku from the Dr. Stone drawing
Artist Credit: suki.sketch

Senku is the protagonist of Dr. Stone. He is a teenage boy who has been petrified for thousands of years and has regained his life after being discovered by Taiju Oki. Senku possesses a brilliant scientific mind and uses his knowledge to help those around him.

Minato Namikaze

minato drawing
Artist Credit: arteyata

I love this drawing of Minato Namikaze. Minato Namikaze was a ninja who served as the Fourth Hokage of Hidden Leaf Village. He was renowned throughout the village as a brilliant and powerful ninja and was respected by all. If you enjoy the Naruto Shippuden series, I know you’ll appreciate this drawing.

Itachi Uchiha

itachi drawing
Artist Credit: arteyata

Is it just me, or does Itachi Uchiha not get enough credit as one of the coolest anime characters ever? This Itachi sketch is absolutely fantastic. Make sure you check out the artist for more anime drawings.

Haikyu Drawing

Haikyu drawing Shōyō Hinata
Artist Credit: artbyandzelika_

If you’re a fan of the Haikyu!! anime, this drawing should be right up your alley. To complete your drawing, I definitely recommend adding color. No Shōyō Hinata drawing is complete without orange hair!

Zenitsu from Demon Slayer

Zenitsu demon slayer drawing
Artist Credit: weheartit

Demon Slayer has quickly become one of my favorite animes. However, I must admit that I’m not the biggest fan of Zenitsu. LOL! If you enjoy this character, this sketch makes a great easy reference.

Midoriya Izuku

Midoriya Izuku drawing
Artist Credit: artbyandzelika_

This artist makes drawing Midoriya Izuku look so easy. Midoriya Izuku is the main protagonist of My Hero Academia. He is a young boy who dreams of becoming a hero, despite not having any powers. I love how they make the drawing look so neat and clean. If you enjoy this art style, you can see more by clicking the artist credit.

Nezuko Drawing

Nezuko demon slayer drawing
Artist Credit: drawingtimewithme

Nezuko is one of the cutest and sweetest anime characters. Nezuko is the main female protagonist of Demon Slayer. She is a kind and caring girl who was turned into a demon.

However, she retains her human emotions and works together with Tanjiro Kamado to protect people from demons. I would love to see this drawing colored in. Seeing Nezuko with her pink eyes would be the cherry on top.

Killua and Gon

Killua and Gon hunter x hunter drawing
Credit: weheartit

Practice sketching by using this sketch of Killua and Gon as a reference. Once you’ve perfected your sketch, you can create a final version using colored pencils or watercolor paint.

Captain Levi

drawing of Levi attack on titan
Artist Credit: myanimeforlife

Captain Levi is a character from the anime/manga series Attack on Titan. He is the captain of the Survey Corps and is known for his skill in destroying Titans. He is a cold and calculating individual who will do whatever it takes to protect humanity.

Katsuki Bakugou

Katsuki Bakugou drawing
Credit: weheartit

Katsuki Bakugou is a character in My Hero Academia. He’s one of the students of Class 1-A in the U.A High School, training to become a professional hero.

Sukuna from Jujutsu Kaisen

sukana jujutsu kaisen drawing
Artist Credit: suki.sketch

Wow, this drawing of Sukuna from Jujutsu Kaisen is amazing! I’ve heard such good things about this anime and have actually started watching it recently. So far, so good.


Sukuna Itadori drawing
Artist Credit: suki.sketch

Here’s another drawing of Sukuna. This one features the double face of Sukuna/Itadori.

Izuku Midoriya

Izuku Midoriya drawing
Artist Credit: uki.sketch

“Sometimes I do feel like I’m a failure. Like there’s no hope for me. But even so, I’m not gonna give up. Ever!” – Izuku Midoriya

Hunter x Hunter

Ore Killua hunter x hunter drawing
Artist Credit: suki.sketch

Tamy is the super-talented artist behind this art piece. As you can see, I’ve shared her work a few times in this post because it’s so amazing. Hunter x Hunter fans will enjoy this drawing of Ore Killua.

Unique Art Style

my hero academia drawing
Artist Credit: miao_draws

I highly recommend checking out this artist if you want to see anime drawings with a fun and unique art style.

Nezuko Kamado from Demon Slayer

Nezuko Kamado from Demon Slayer
Artist Credit: shin2000

If you love the character Nezuko from Demon Slayer, you’ll enjoy recreating this drawing for fun. She is the sister of Tanjiro and one of the last members of his family line.

Naruto Drawing

naruto with blue eyes drawing

Artist Credit: ankredible

Naruto is a Japanese manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto. The main character, Naruto Uzumaki, is a young ninja who seeks to become the Hokage, the leader of his village.

Sajuna Inui from My Dress-Up Darling

Sajuna Inui from My Dress-Up Darling
Artist Credit: studio.haoto

Sajuna Inui is a character from My Dress-Up Darling. She is an otaku who loves to cosplay and dress up in various outfits.

Manga Female Head

Manga Female Head Drawing
Credit: Naschi

These step-by-step instructions will teach you how to draw a female manga character’s head. I find this advice to be super helpful.

I hope you’ve found this collection of cool anime drawings to be inspiring. If you’re looking for more ideas, be sure to check out my other drawing posts below.

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