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Art Tutorial: Anpanman

Hi guys! I’m finally done with my SAT prep classes for the summer and I’m back with another tutorial! My little cousin’s favorite show to watch is Anpanman so I decided to make a tutorial on how to draw Anpanman since I’ll be visiting my cousins in Vancouver this week. Anpanman is the main character of Soreike! Anpanman¬†whose head is a bun made by Uncle Jam. His name comes from the fact that his head is made of bread filled with red bean paste. This bun is called an anpan.

First, draw a big circle for the head.

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Next, draw a smaller circle for the nose and two half-ovals for the cheeks.

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Draw in the eyes, eyebrows, and a huge smile. ūüôā

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Next, start drawing the arms by sketching the forearms and fists.

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Next, sketch the cape and the knot of the cape in the front.

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Finish the upper body and then sketch in his belt and smiley face buckle. Then draw the ends of his shirt.

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Finish the sketch by drawing in the legs, feet, and boot lines. Erase any mistakes.

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Have fun coloring it in!

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Anime Recommendation: Attack on Titan

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Attack on Titan has been extremely popular lately especially among people who don’t usually watch anime. For Halloween at my school, a lot of people cosplayed as Eren or Mikasa with the Survey Corps. uniform on, and none of the people were Asian, which just shows how popular the show’s gotten. Since this series is so popular, I decided to do a recommendation for it. If you’ve seen clips of any episodes you might have seen huge, hulking figures that look like people except for the fact that they’re limbs are sometimes grotesquely unproportional and that they eat people. Yup, the titans eat people.¬†The story initially centers on Eren Yeager, his adopted sister Mikasa Ackerman,¬†and childhood friend Armin Arlert, who join the military to fight the Titans after their home town is invaded and Eren’s mother is eaten. This series is pretty bloody and grotesque especially when people get eaten but overall has good action scenes and a very interesting story and background (hopefully they have a second series to explain the background). Overall, Attack on Titan is a bloody, intense series with interesting plot twists and awesome characters. Many people found this series gruesome, but I still really enjoyed it. If you watch this one, hope you guys enjoy it and have an awesome summer ninjas!

P.S. Can I just say that the theme song is epic? Even my brother likes it, and he’s not even into anime! ūüėČ

Anime Recommendation: Fullmetal Alchemist

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This is my freehand drawing of Edward and Alphonse Elric from the anime series Fullmetal Alchemist. My friend was trying to convince me to start watching anime and this is the first one that he recommended and the first one that I watched. I would definitely recommend this series for new anime watchers as well, besides the fact that there are a LOT of episodes. There is a total of 51 episodes in the original series and a grand total of 64 episodes in the reboot series Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Compared to other popular anime series such as One Piece and Naruto, this number of episodes may not actually be as overwhelming (One Piece has 516 episodes altogether and more to come), but it can still take a good part of your summer to finish watching both.¬†Set in a fictional universe in which alchemy¬†is one of the most advanced scientific techniques, the story follows the Elric brothers Edward¬†and Alphonse, who are searching for a philosopher’s stone¬†to restore their bodies after a failed attempt to bring their mother back to life using alchemy. This series is full of action and emotional feels. It also has a bit of blood so if you get queasy at the sight of blood I don’t recommend watching. If you decide to watch this series then I hope you enjoy and stay awesome ninjas!