Haku is a character from the anime Spirited Away.
In the movie, he’s depicted as a dragon who has been turned into a human by an evil witch.
He’s a caretaker for the bathhouse and is initially cold to Chihiro because of her gender, but he starts to warm up after Chihiro helps him regain his memories as a dragon.
Haku had a great power to fly in the sky and could make anything big or small.
In this article, you’ll see the best ways of drawing Haku from spirited away using our characters guide. This article will help you improve your drawing skill.
Haku drawing | How to Draw Haku from Spirited Away (Easy Guide)
Draw Haku’s Pose
You have to begin with the pose, this first step will guide you as you draw while being conscious of the posture.
Draw a circle for the head and add a vertically curved line in the circle, which is for the alignment of the facial features and add little horizontal lines for the nose and mouth so that the horizontal lines cross the vertically curved line.
For the chest, draw a concave curved line which is for the shoulder and add vertical lines to the sides of the curved line, make a slant line at the end of the vertical line and join these slant lines together with a horizontally curved line, so it makes up his waist.
Outline Haku’s Arms and Legs
For Haku’s arms, the arms are attached to the shoulder and can be replicated by a few lines. The left arm is slightly curved, while the right is vertically straight.
Haku’s legs are attached to the horizontally curved line of the waist; you can quickly draw vertical lines for the legs; ensure the lines are not too close together even if the right vertical line of the leg looks slightly bent, and add the shape for the feet and you are done with the legs.
Outline Her Dragon
Do you want to know how to draw his dragon alongside him?
Firstly, we have to start by outlining the dragon; this can be done by drawing out all the basic shapes and lines that make up the dragon.
I will teach you how to systematically draw the dragon while standing, draw an oval shape for the head, and draw the shape of the mouth.
Make an oval bigger than the size of the head so it serves as the dragon’s chest. Draw the last circle, where the dragon’s legs will be fixed.
Let me now show you the magic of random lines; draw a curved line from the head to the oval shape of the chest; use this same line to draw the shape of the dragon’s back attached to the chest.
Still, on the same line, extend the line (so that it is curved) to the last circle of the leg, and curve the line to form a wavy pattern which is also extended to draw the dragon’s tail. Yes, we’ve just started!
Draw Haku’s Jaw and Mouth
The next step here is to draw Haku’s jaw and add the mouth.
For the jaw, trace down the lower part of the circle you drew for Haku’s head so that the lower part of the jaw is slightly sharp.
To add the mouth just trace the little horizontal line you drew for the mouth, and that’s all for the jaw and fixing of the mouth.
Haku Eyes Drawing
Do I still have your attention?
Drawing the eyes is one of the fun parts of Haku’s body you would love to draw because the eyes make him look typically natural and genuine.
Draw a curved line above the horizontal line of the eyes and draw a convex curve (of the size of his eyes) under the horizontally curved line, and that’s the shape of the eyes.
Draw His Pupil And Eyebrow
Naturally, the pupil is inside the eyes, and the eyebrow is above the shape of the eyes. To draw the pupil, make a tiny circle inside the shape of the eyes, which you can later shade it for it to be realistic.
And for the eyebrow, draw a horizontally curved line above the shape of the eyes, which can be drawn with a thick line.
Haku Nose Drawing
I can explain to you how to draw the nose, but, the nose can be replicated either by a dot or the by the use of a curved line.
Here, I will be using a curved line, so it makes his face look more perfect; make a curved line beside the vertically curved line of the head.
Draw the Dragon’s Limbs
The dragon has the fore and rear limbs. The fore limb is attached to the oval circle of the chest; draw vertical lines for the arm and use the vertical line to draw the shape of the lower part of the limb.
At this point, you can now draw a small circle attached to the vertical line and finish it with curved lines attached to the small circle, so it forms the shape of the dragon’s claw. Repeat these steps for the hind limb so that it is attached to the last circle of the body.
Draw the Dragon’s Horn and Face
Dragons have horns which they use for defense during a fight. The horn is like that of an is slightly bent; so draw a vertically curved line on the oval circle of the head that these vertically curved lines form an edge which makes the horn realistic.
Have you ever wondered why people get scared of the dragon look? I will show you what the facial features look like and how to draw them.
Firstly, the dragon’s eyes; draw an oval circle for the eyes of the dragon in alignment with the direction of the head and add a dot inside the circle, so it serves as the pupil of the eyes. Draw the dragon’s ear.
Since the dragon is standing here, automatically, only the side view of the dragon can be seen; in this case, draw the ear close to the horn, which is on top of the circle of the head.
Trace the shape you drew for the basics of the dragon’s mouth so that the lower part of the mouth has a small line which makes the mouth natural and adds a slight curve under the mouth, giving you the shape of the dragon’s jaw.
The dragon naturally has flame-patterned hair, which starts from its head to the dragon’s back, making people believe that the dragon can hurt them anytime
Haku Neck Drawing
The neck is what attaches the head to the other parts of the body; draw a vertical line from the side of the jaw to the horizontally curved line of the shoulder and add another small vertical line from the center of the jaw down, so it touches the horizontally curved line of the shoulder.
Draw Haku’s Outfit
I will be dividing the outfit into two, which is the upper and lower part of the outfit.
Start the outfit by drawing the collar of the cloth with curved lines; the collar has a round and “V” patterned neck.
Haku is wearing a short-sleeved top, use curved lines to replicate the sleeves, and Draw a vertical line that extends from the shoulder to the lower part of the waist. Then draw a horizontal line to mark the lower limit of Haku’s top.
For the lower part of the outfit, this is the pant of his outfit, and he’s wearing short pants reaching his knee; to draw this, you only need to use your lines.
Draw two vertically curved lines from the horizontally curved line of the upper part of the outfit on the right and left sides.
Draw two other vertically curved lines from the center at the lower part of the oval of his waist to the same length as the previous lines and add more lines (a horizontal line to join these lines together and a vertical line inside the pant) to make the outfit realistic.
Draw Haku’s Arms and Hands
His arms and hands should be easier to draw since you already know the direction of the arms and hands.
For the right arm, draw a curved vertical line from the horizontal line of the sleeve so that the curved part of the line represents the right hand.
For the left arm, Haku’s left arm is attached to the horizontal line of the left sleeve and pointing downward.
Haku Hair Drawing
Do you know you can draw Haku’s hair with just a few curved lines?
Let me explain, make a concave curve above the circle of the head, and draw a horizontal line above the eyes to draw his bangs.
Finish the hair by drawing vertical lines and horizontal lines on the sides of the hair.
Complete the dragon
One of the most critical parts that need your attention is the flame-like hair at the back of the dragon.
The hair starts from the back of the dragon’s head to the circle of its chest.
At this stage, you need to finish the tail, which you’ve already started, by adding more curved lines to it so that the dragon later ends up having a pointed-edged tail.
Draw Haku’s Legs and Footwear
Now draw the lines of the legs attached to the outfit’s pants while the vertical line you drew for the basis of his legs remains in the middle of these lines.
Trace down the lines of the legs and align them to the shape you drew for the feet to draw his footwear.
Draw a curved line under the shape of the feet; this will serve as the sole of the footwear.
Draw the design on the footwear, which separates Haku’s great toe from the other toes and adds the toes while the left feet are facing forward and the right feet are facing sideways.
Enhance Haku’s Outfit
Now that you now have a good drawing of Haku and his dragon, you can confidently add enhancement to it, but before then, I would like you to add some detail to the drawing; this includes lines and dots that are needed to make the outfit look natural, and you can also erase all excess lines and dots to have a perfect outfit of Haku.
You can now add the necessary enhancement to the outfit, add shadows and highlights, and give it your best color (a color that will suit him).
Shade the pupil for better results and use thick lines for the border of the outfit. Also, add the necessary details and enhancement to his outline
Enhance the Haku Dragon Drawing
Add necessary details to the dragon and erase all excess lines.
And very importantly, you have to trace the outlines of the dragon with a thick line, and that is all.
Conclusion to Haku Drawing
If you have reached this point, congratulations!
I hope you had fun drawing Haku and his dragon together.
It’s true that it takes time to master a particular art, but with regular practice and the right strategies, you will be able to become an expert artist.
And by now, I hope you enjoy this drawing lesson, and you will be able to create more complex drawings in the future.