Drawing Chihiro Ogino from Spirited Away (Step-By-Step Guide)

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Let’s get started with the Chihiro Ogino Drawing.

It’s another day to learn how to draw an anime character; today, it’ll be a character from Spirited Away.

Chihiro Ogino is a protagonist in the anime film Spirited Away.

She is a ten-year-old girl who, while moving from the country to live in an apartment in the suburbs of Tokyo with her parents and their new geisha district project, enters a tunnel and finds herself in what she thinks is an abandoned theme park.

To draw Chihiro Ogino, get your pencil ready!

Follow these step-by-step guides on how to draw her. You’ll get to know her better by learning how to draw her head. Then you’ll be able to draw her body and add details like hair, facial features, and clothing.

Outline the Head of Chihiro Ogino

So, let’s get down to business; we will begin this drawing from the top to bottom, that is, from head to toe.

The head is oval; draw an oval shape of the size of the head and add the lines that will serve as the facial features; three different horizontal lines which the first line is for the basis of the eyes, the second horizontal line for the basis of the nose and the last one which is slightly curved for the basis of the mouth.

Add a vertically curved line on the oval shape of the head so that it crosses the horizontally curved lines of the facial features.

Outline the Head of Chihiro Ogino

Outline the Body and Legs of Chihiro Ogino

Chihiro’s body is unique and admirable. I will show you how to draw her in a perfect pose you can never imagine.

Now that the head is fixed, you can add the neck by making a vertical line under the circle of the head, so it serves as the neck.

To draw the basic shape of the chest, make a perfect circle under the vertical line of the chest and draw a slightly curved line from the vertical line of the neck so that it passes through the circle of the chest down.

For the waist, leave an under the circle of the chest and draw another perfect circle that seems not to be at the center of the circle of the chest, touching the vertical line that was extended from the circle of the chest and that is all for the primary approaches to the body.

For the legs, let’s draw the legs in a unique way that seems different this time so that Chihiro ends up with an adorable pose, make a slightly slant vertical line from the circle of the waist, and for the right leg, draw a slant line that is also bent, showing the knee point of the right leg so that it crosses the slant line of the left leg pointing towards the left direction of the body.

Draw the basic shape of the footwear under the line you drew for the legs because the footwear is attached to the legs, so it covers Chihiro’s feet.

Outline the Body and Legs of Chihiro Ogino

Draw the Jaw and Ear

Let me show you how to draw the jaw and ear; this will help you when it’s time to fix your hair.

For the jaw, since the basic lines of the facial features shows that he’s facing the right side of the body, draw a curved line at the right side of the head so that it is aligned with the head and the curved part of the line is the right cheek.

Extend the curved line of the jaw to the left side of the head in alignment with the circle, which makes the jaw more realistic.

For Chihiro’s ear, she is facing the right side, so only the left ear is obvious.

Draw a curve at the left side of the circle of the head that is positioned and connected to the left side of the jaw.

Draw the Jaw and Ear

Chihiro Ogino Hair Drawing

Now that you are done with the jaw and ear, begin to draw the hair.

Make a slightly vertically curved line at the left side of the face and draw a zigzag line with sharp edges in the form of a horizontal line from the right end of the line of the jaw to the end of the vertical curve line so that its passes through his forehead.

Add a curved line from the left ear to the direction of the curved line you drew for the hair so that it forms sharp edges pointing to the left side of the circle of the chest forming her bangs. Draw the upper part of her hair and use lines to draw her ponytail.

Don’t waste too much time on this so that you can move to the next step.

Chihiro Ogino Hair Drawing

Draw the Eyes, Nose, and Mouth

Now, you need to add facial features to the head.

Start with the eyes, draw a little concave curve above the horizontal line you drew for the basis of the eyes, so it serves as the upper eyelid, and draw a convex curve below the horizontal line of the eyes.

For the pupils of the eyes, make an oval shape in the middle of this concave and convex curve and add another little circle inside the oval shape so that it makes the pupil of the eyes look more realistic.

For Chihiro’s eyebrow; draw a slightly curved horizontal line at the upper part of the shape of the eyes.

For Chihiro’s nose, you don’t have to spend too much time on the nose; make a little horizontal line at the left side of the vertical line of the head so that the horizontal line is aligned with the basic line you drew for the nose and also in the direction of the head.

For Chihiro’s mouth, make a concave curve above the basic line you drew for the mouth and add a slightly curved horizontal line in the form of a convex curve so that its ends touch that of the concave curve.

Add a little convex curve at the top of the shape of the mouth so that it serves as the upper teeth and make a little curved line inside the mouth that will look like her tongue.

If you take a close look at the shape of the mouth, you will notice Chihiro’s facial expression makes him look like he’s in a shocked or surprising moment.

Draw the Eyes, Nose, and Mouth

Chihiro Ogino Top Drawing

Yes! It’s time to draw Chihiro’s outfit, and we will begin by drawing the upper part of the outfit.

Draw a curved line around the neck so that it is resting on the chest, and add another curve around the first curve so that it doubles the curves.

Chihiro is wearing a short-sleeved top.

For the left sleeve, make a curved line from the left side of the body so that it’s attached to the round collar of the neck in alignment with the direction of the left arm.

Make a curved line from the end of the first curved line to the left side of the circle you drew for the chest; this shows the wideness of the left sleeve.

For the right sleeve, make a curved line from the round collar of the neck towards the direction of the right arm till it gets to the elbow joint of the right arm; draw a little curved line from the end of the first curved line pointing towards the body.

Make a curved line from the right side of the chest circle so that it joins to the end of the curved line that forms the helm of the sleeve, making the right sleeve realistic.

Complete the top by drawing the body of the Top; make a curved line from the end of the sleeves pointing down to the direction (sides) of the circle you drew for the waist, and join these curved lines of the body together with a horizontally curved line passing through the circle of the waist.

Add curved lines to the sleeves and body of the Top, which forms the design on the cloth of the body.

Chihiro Ogino Top Drawing

Chihiro Ogino Pant Drawing

I have a trick I can show you to draw the pant while you have fun.

Want to see how it works right now?

Draw the left side of the pant first, make a little vertically slant line from the bottom of the top so that it is at the left side of the body, and draw a little vertical line from the center of the helm (body) of the top so that it also crosses the circle of the waist pointing down and join these slant lines of the left pant together with a horizontal line.

For the right side of the pant, make a little slant line from the bottom of the top, which is connected to the right side of the circle of the waist, and join the slant line to the vertical line of the left pant.

What can you say about the pant? You will notice the pant is very short, only resting on his thigh, and doesn’t get to Chihiro’s knee.

Chihiro Ogino Pant Drawing

Chihiro Ogino Arms Drawing

Let’s dig a little deeper into how to draw his arms.

Let’s draw the left arm, and draw lines in alignment with the direction of the basic line you drew for the left arm.

Draw the right arm by following the approaches you used for the left arm so that the right arm is pointing down also towards the direction of the right hand and also in alignment with the basic line you drew for the right arm.

Chihiro Ogino Arms Drawing

Chihiro Ogino Legs Drawing

The next step for this drawing is to draw the legs; a quick reminder, Chihiro has two legs that cross each other at the knee joint and form the letter “X” while she stylishly poses.

Let’s start by drawing the left leg; since you already outlined her legs using a straight line and a small circle for the knee, now all you have to do is use lines to sketch out the leg over the outline you’ve drawn, do the same for the right leg, you have to draw the knee carefully, remember she has her legs crossed.

Chihiro Ogino Legs Drawing

Draw the Shoes on Her Feet

Here we go!

Draw Chihiro’s shoes by making a curve under the legs to serve as the shoe’s upper part. Draw the body of the shoes so that the left and right shoes face the right side of the body in alignment with the direction of the legs.

To form the design, you can add three horizontally curved lines to the shoes.

Draw the Shoes on Her Feet

Add Details and Color to the Chihiro Ogino drawing

For the details, trace out the border of the outfit and outline so you can know your main focus when it’s time to add color.

Erase all the excess lines and dot so you can have a perfect drawing without mistakes.

Here’s the truth: you can add beauty to your drawing by using colors; use suitable colors for the drawing and ensure they are colors that suit Chihiro’s nature. You can also learn how to blend colors which will help you improve your drawing skill and make you a professional artist.

Add Details and Color to the Chihiro Ogino drawing

Add Details and Color to the Chihiro Ogino drawing (2)

Conclusion to Chihiro Ogino drawing

What you have learned today is how to draw Chihiro Ogino from the movie “Spirited away.”

I hope you will practice what you have learned to ensure you can draw others, making your drawing skill more advanced.

For me, Chihiro is a cute girl with many details; there are some things I would like to advise you on how to make your drawing easier and make the drawing look more presentable but most importantly, while drawing, remember always start the drawing with basic lines for the guide; these basic lines are meant for guidance so that you can concentrate on the main shape of each object and start adding details later.

Have fun!

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