how to draw a chibi crying face step by step

How to Draw a Chibi Crying Face

Of late, I’ve been obsessed with drawing chibi characters.

I am currently enjoying drawing chibi food and chibi girls because they’re so darn cute and you can make such cute stickers from these drawings.

I want to teach you how to draw a crying chibi face in this tutorial. I think this will be very useful if you’re trying to draw chibi characters.

You can even pick up my free printable chibi face template here and practice on your own:

This is what you will learn to draw by the end of this drawing tutorial:

color the rest of the crying kawaii face

Okay, let’s begin with the basics.

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I am learning how to draw chibi characters from all these chibi drawing books. So, please check out those books if you really want to enhance your learning.

Tools I’m using to draw my digital art:

I’m currently using:

And I’m using the Procreate software (which costs $10 one-time-fee)

I highly recommend looking at this superb online course that teaches you how to use Procreate.

You can draw this using pencils or a fine marker, or draw it digitally like me.

The tools you use don’t matter because the technique remains the same.

How to Draw a Crying Chibi Face – Step-by-step easy tutorial for Beginners

If you are using digital art, please remember to keep your lineart on one layer and make it a reference layer.

Remember to keep each color on a new layer – this will allow you to manipulate any specific layer without affecting the others.

All these colors should be underneath the reference layer so that you’re not messing with your outline.

This will enable us to drag and drop colors easily if the area or section is closed completely by lineart.

Step 1: Draw the outline

Before starting the face, it’s always best to draw a rough template of a circle first.

This will help us draw the face very easily.

So, first, I’m going to draw a circle.

draw a circle

Easy enough, right?

Next, draw the cheeks and the neck.

draw a cute face

Next, I’m going to draw 2 ears and start drawing the hair.

Chibi girls mostly always have bangs.

So, I’m going to draw lots of bangs. I have a whole post on drawing chibi hair here.

draw ears and the bangs

Next, we’ll finish drawing the hair.

Remember, you can draw any hairstyle you want. But because chibi is cute and young, I’m going to give her a very young girl’s hairstyle like this.

finish drawing the hair of the crying chibi girl

Now, let’s draw her eyes.

Because she is crying, her eyes are going to be scrunched together like this.

draw the crying eyes

Expressions are always exaggerated in chibi and Anime faces. So, we’re going to draw huge streams of tears flowing down her face like this:

draw the tears running down her face

Next, I’m going to draw a huge mouth that shows she is wailing.

The idea is to make this adorable and kawaii.

draw the mouth

I’ll start by drawing the hoodie now.

I go into detail on drawing hoodies here.

draw the hoodie

I’m going to draw the bottom of the hoodie and then draw the ribbed section at the bottom.

You don’t need to draw too many details – the idea is to keep this drawing extremely simple.

draw the rest of the hoodie

Next, we are going to add more details, like the chords, the pocket, and the rims on the sleeves.

I’m also going to draw her tiny feet.

add the final touches

And we’re done drawing the crying chibi girl.

Let’s move on to coloring this cute illustration.

Step 2: Color the crying chibi girl

I already have a very detailed tutorial on how I color my digital art, so please check that out if you have any doubts. It even includes a video so you can see step-by-step how I color all my digital art.

Let’s start by adding the base colors.

I’m going to color the hair brown, the skin, and the hoodie.

You can use any color for the hoodie you want.

color the hoodie, skin and hair

Remember, expressions are always exaggerated.

So, we’re going to add red portions in her face to show how much effort she’s putting into crying.

I’ll start by drawing 2 large pink spots on her cheeks and one between her eyes. You can draw red lines on them.

This is a particular style I learned by following these books on how to draw chibi characters.

add blush spots

Next, we’ll add highlights to the hair using a lighter brown color and we’ll also color the tears light blue and add a highlight to the stream.

color the rest of the crying kawaii face

And we’re done drawing a cute chibi girl crying!


Drawing Anime and Chibi takes some time but I am going to attach a few resources below that will really help you.

If you want to see more tutorials on chibi, just leave a comment down below. You can check out my other posts on drawing chibi here.

I will be adding more chibi drawing tutorials to this blog, so keep a lookout!

If you are looking for books on how to draw anime and chibi faces or how to draw anime hairstyles, take a look at these books:

I have found an in-depth course on Udemy that teaches how to draw chibi characters. It’s really beautiful and helpful, please check it out.

This online course will teach you how to draw chibi characters from scratch.

What I love about this course is that you will learn how to draw chibis from scratch. This course starts with the basics and includes 11 hours of video content that will teach you:

  • The basics of Photoshop so you learn how to draw (you can use any digital tool or even pencil and markers)
  • How to draw chibi bodies and a variety of heads using simple shapes
  • How to draw male and female clothes and even draw folds on the clothes
  • How to draw different types of hair and even color the hair
  • How to color the character’s skin, hair, and clothes

You will have lifetime access to the course, and you can ask the course creator any questions, and she will help you out along the way!

I loved this course because it’s so beautifully detailed. She teaches how to draw different lengths and different types of hair:

How to draw chibi hair

And the coloring section is even more detailed.

Learn how to color chibi hair

If you are just getting started with ProCreate, I highly recommend this course: Procreate for Beginners: Digital Illustration 101

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