15 Cool Anime Character Drawing Ideas

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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.

1. Dabi from My Hero Academia

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 background to give it the ultimate Dabi vibe.

Dabi from My Hero Academia drawing
Artist Credit: unknown

2. Senku from Dr. Stone

Senku is from the Dr. Stone manga series. It’s also an anime that can be watched on Crunchyroll if you’re interested. I think one of my favorite physical features about this character is his hair.

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

3. Minato Namikaze

I love this drawing of Minato Namikaze. The Naruto/Naruto Shippuden anime is my all-time favorite anime. If you also enjoy the series, I know you’ll appreciate this drawing.

minato drawing
Artist Credit: arteyata

4. Itachi Uchiha

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.

itachi drawing
Artist Credit: arteyata

5. Haikyu Drawing

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!

Haikyu drawing Shōyō Hinata
Artist Credit: artbyandzelika_

6. Zenitsu from Demon Slayer

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.

Zenitsu demon slayer drawing
Artist Credit: unknown

7. Midoriya Izuku

This artist makes drawing Midoriya Izuku look so easy. 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.

Midoriya Izuku drawing
Artist Credit: artbyandzelika_

8. Nezuko Drawing

Nezuko is one of the cutest and sweetest anime characters. I would love to see this drawing colored in. Seeing Nezuko with her pink eyes would be the cherry on top.

Nezuko demon slayer drawing
Artist Credit: drawingtimewithme

9. Killua and Gon

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

Killua and Gon hunter x hunter drawing
Artist Credit: unknown

10. Captain Levi

Okay, I really need to get back to watching Attack on Titan. So many people love this show, but I’ve had a hard time getting into it. This is a drawing of Levi Ackermann (Captain Levi).

drawing of Levi attack on titan
Artist Credit: myanimeforlife

11. Katsuki Bakugou

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.

Katsuki Bakugou drawing
Artist Credit: unknown

12. Sukuna from Jujutsu Kaisen

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.

sukana jujutsu kaisen drawing
Artist Credit: suki.sketch

13. Sukuna/Itadori

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

Sukuna Itadori drawing
Artist Credit: suki.sketch

14. Izuku Midoriya

“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

Izuku Midoriya drawing
Artist Credit: uki.sketch

15. Hunter x Hunter

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.

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

16. Unique Art Style

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

my hero academia drawing
Artist Credit: miao_draws

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