This tutorial follows my last tutorial about head angles. I’m going to show you how to draw a character looking back behind herself.
Here is the basic body pose I am using. The shoulders and face are the most important. The vertical line is closer to one side on the face, and the horizontal line slopes down a bit as it gets closer to the viewer.
Next I added in the general shape of the body. Notice how one shoulder is lower than the other. I also added an indication of the cheek on the right side of her face.
Do you recognize the character? It’s Chihiro from Spirited Away! At this step, make sure the eye on the far side is touching the side of the face. Don’t center the nose. The nose should line up with the close side of the far eye (if that makes sense). The expression on the character’s face is up to you. Chihiro looks slightly surprised and as if she’s talking to someone behind her.
Here is the inked version so you can see the lines more clearly.
Feel free to leave a comment requesting a specific pose or angle for a future tutorial!