How to Draw Anime and Manga Blush in Different Ways
This straightforward article demonstrates how to create blush in the popular forms used in anime and manga, along with multiple samples of each type.
Drawings of anime characters that blush
A blush can represent emotion in anime and manga, such as love or embarrassment, or it can just be a feature of a character’s appearance.
Typically, commonly used blushing techniques fall into one of four categories:
Anime faces with blush drawing examples
In anime and manga, a blush can indicate an emotion like love or embarrassment, or simply be a part of a character’s appearance.
Sketching Anime In Blush With Lines
It is relatively simple to make an anime blush that looks “striped” with just a few line strokes. Just draw two pairs of angled lines around the cheek regions. Create a blush with longer inner stripes and shorter exterior stripes for a finer appearance. Try to combine shapes that will fit inside an extended oval. As an alternative, you could make all of the stripes roughly the same length.
An example of the “striped” blush drawn with all of the facial features is shown above.
As you can see above, this blush can be more fitting for a face that is more emotive (in this case, humiliated).
Drawing a Gradient Anime Blush
The gradient brush, sometimes known as the “blurred” brush, has a more realistic appearance. Simple outward blending from a spot beneath each cheek will bring this blush.
Once more, the example above illustrates what the blush will appear like on a face that has been completely drawn out.
You may just draw the combined blush as one wide “blur” covering the entire nose area then add one set of lines on top to create a larger version of the blush.
With the facial features in this last picture, you can once more understand how this blush can appear.
In anime and manga, blush is frequently used. It is an effective approach to highlight particular anime characters’ moods or personalities and is relatively simple to draw.
More information on how to draw anime characters with various characteristics can be found at: