In this free art lesson, you’ll learn how to draw a Manga Man with a side part hairstyle step-by-step. All of the tutorials on How2DrawManga.com are good drawing tutorials for beginners and experienced artists alike. The online tutorials are easy to follow; they teach you the how to draw basics while showing you how to draw manga step by step.
To learn how to draw this side part hairstyle, we will be using the Basic Man Head / Face template that we created in a previous tutorial. Click on the link below to complete the Head and Face drawing first:
After you have your drawing for the Basic Head / Face, follow the step-by-step drawings below to add the side part hairstyle. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you’ll know exactly what to draw next. Take your time and draw at your own pace.
Intro: Start off with a pencil sketch. In the beginning stages, don’t press down too hard. For every step, sketch lightly at first so that it’s easy to erase if you make a mistake
Step 1: Start by drawing the sideburns as a couple of angled lines on the inner sides of the ears. The shapes of the sideburns should be similar to thin squares with the top missing. Place the sideburns in the small area between the ears and the eyes. Place the sideburns close to the ears and farther away from the eyes. Above the sideburns, continue to draw a series of sloping strokes for the side of the hairline. Notice that above the eyebrows these strokes get longer. Draw a very long, sloping stroke at the top of each side. The tops of these lines shouldn’t go up too high, otherwise the forehead will be too big.
Step 2: Starting on the top, left side, draw a series of long, curved lines for the first part of the top of the manga man’s hairline. The strokes on the left side should be horizontal and gradually the strokes should turn to a vertical orientation toward the right. This will emphasize the the hair being combed to the left. Use different sizes for these strokes for variety and place them pretty close to each other.
Step 3: Continue to draw a series of short strokes along the top part of the man’s forehead so that they end on the top, right edge of the bald of the head. Notice how the path of the strokes curve up on the right side to create the part on the hair. These strokes should have a vertical orientation to emphasize the parted hair going up. Make the strokes at the top shorter than the strokes at the bottom.
Step 4: Now draw more strokes on the top, right side of the head for the lower side of the part on the man’s hair. These strokes indicate this chunk of hair curving downward. Make these strokes short and curve them a bit to emphasize the hair being brushed to the side. Leave a thin strip of space between the edges of the strokes created in this step and the previous step to create a line formed by the scalp.
Step 5: On top of the ears draw a few vertical lines for the outer edges of the manga man’s hair. Curve the lines that are closer to the top to indicate the waves on the hair. Use different-sized lines for variety. Keep these lines close to the edge of the bald head. If you draw the lines far away from the bald head, the hair will be too poofy.
Step 6: Draw a series of curved lines along the top part of the head to close off the shape of the parted hair. The more you curve these lines, the wavier the hair will appear. Follow the path of the bald head as you draw these lines. Pay attention to how far away from the bald head you draw these lines. If you draw them too high above the head, the hair will be too poofy. Dip the lines downward on the top, right side to emphasize the part on the hair.
Step 7: Add a few more short, curved lines throughout the shape of the hair for extra detail on the hair strands. Curve the lines so that they follow the overall shape hair. Don’t draw too many of these lines; just a few to give the shape more structure and emphasize the way the hair is brushed to the side.
Step 8: Using a pen or marker, go over the lines to make your drawing permanent. Ink slowly and carefully to avoid accidents. After the ink dries, get rid of every pencil mark with an eraser.
Final Step: Color your drawing! This drawing was colored digitally but you can achieve the same result using color pencils, markers or crayons! Color the hair brown. Use light brown for highlights and dark brown for shadows. Color lightly at first and slowly blend the colors together. For an easier drawing, just color the entire hair a single brown color without highlights and shadows. You can also use any other color you want. Manga characters are always colorful so use, green, pink, purple or any other color you want for the hair.
Use peach for the skin. Use a bit of light brown under the head for a shadow. Color the irises dark blue at the top and gradually add light blue at the bottom. Using two colors gives the iris a more rounded feel. For a simpler drawing, you can also just use a single color for the iris. You can also use any other color you’d like for the eyes. Don’t overlap the tiny highlight circles inside the eyes as you color the irises.
That’s it! Keep practicing until you get the hair right. Draw it again and again using different colors and eventually you’ll get better! Bookmark this page for different upcoming hairstyles