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Chibi Speculations by YamPuff Chibi Speculations by YamPuff
I've been wanting to write something about chibis for a while and decided a walk-through of how my own chibi style came to be would be fun to make and hopefully for you guys, fun to read through.

Chibis by Naoko Takeuchi and CLAMP belong of course, to their respective creatores! I'm afraid I don't know who the OS-tan chibis belong to, but they're rampant all over the net without credit. If you know the original creator doesn't want them being uploaded, let me know and I'll switch them with something else.

Recommended chibi artists:
:iconsureya: :icontho-be: :iconqueenofdorks: :iconcelesse:

These four artists cover a wide range of chibi styles which are all lovely!

Of course, most of the information in this sort-of-tutorial is based on my own personal experiences and opinions and is not hard fact or meant to be taken as such! Enjoy!

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:iconscarletleonard:
ScarletLeonard Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great read, I've just started drawing clamp style chibis because I thought it would be a good way to draw a full body without having to worry about correct proportions or those evil hands and feet on normal characters. It is hard though I have found it much easier to get basic poses down (that's how just started I am, I'm only on poses.)

working out eyes is next on my list, then hair and maybe then I can put all that together and draw a full chibi.
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YamPuff Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Good luck with that! Chibis are a great starting point.
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colorprincess Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks I made mine too simple so this helps a lot.
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:iconyampuff:
YamPuff Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:la: :iconthumbsupplz:
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MischaLeCroix Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
great!... I'll try to draw my own chibi´s with your "tutorial" thank you!
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:iconyampuff:
YamPuff Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Have fun!
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:iconmarimariakutsu:
marimariakutsu Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle:
A few chibi styles hae been introduced since the making of this tut. But I never knew that CLAMP had its fair-share of the chibi style (I just became a fan this year XP). This is a good intro of the basics.
Thank you for sharing your opinion :meow:
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:iconyampuff:
YamPuff Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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cgart4u Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm still exploring :D
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:iconyampuff:
YamPuff Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, good luck with that!
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:iconivvy-soulstar:
ivvy-soulstar Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love you for this!
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:iconyampuff:
YamPuff Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob!
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ivvy-soulstar Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ohh im working on your snarky barefoot girl now for another contest :) im loving how its coming out so far :)
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:iconyampuff:
YamPuff Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh cool, good luck! I've seen so many good entries for that one.
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ivvy-soulstar Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know I am in aww of most of them but it has pushed me to try some new stuff :) So thats good. :)
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amy1005 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I find chibis really hard but looking at the styles you've shown here have given me great ideas and now I'm really excited to try them out! :D Thank you!!!
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:iconyampuff:
YamPuff Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad it was helpful!
Good luck!
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:iconyampuff:
YamPuff Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad it was helpful!
Good luck!
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monkeynohito Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Ooo, this is really nice, too many people write-off the style as either 'super kawaii-desu!' or 'ick, they're children!' and it's hard to have any real discussion about the symbolic value of stylizing characters this way. That's why I actually prefer SD, because it doesn't have the 'childish' connotation right off the bat.

Another important aspect that really comes through in your commentary, here, is how you came to understand that it wasn't just about simplifying the forms into something basic, but streamlining the designs into what you felt to be the most important components of the figure.
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YamPuff Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Basically, chibis are serious business. :meow:
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monkeynohito Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Yes, very serious.
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YamPuff Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconimrlynotimpressedplz:
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tenko72 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
I never thought I'd see OS-tan chibi here. XD Anyway, this is really informative.
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:iconyampuff:
YamPuff Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I hit a blank while trying to think of someone who does super simple chibis, and found those in one of my art folders. XD
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westbrook61 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
This was my attempt at chibi drawing. [link]
I was looking for similar rules before I started drawing Markita and a couple of others.
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:iconyampuff:
YamPuff Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, someone looks angry! XD
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westbrook61 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
At least she's 4 heads high. :)
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:iconyampuff:
YamPuff Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Touche. :P
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Bon-Bon-Bunny Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011   General Artist
This is such a good article!! What a great showcase of your personal explorations with your own style. n_n This is a really good read!
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YamPuff Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You think so?
Thanks so much! :D
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