Cotty Kilbanks
Craftsy Instructor

Carol “Cotty” Kilbanks attended Syracuse University and St. Martin's School of Art in London, England, and began her animation career working on shows such as The Berenstain Bears and Strawberry Shortcake. After re-locating to Los Angeles, she worked as an animator for Warner Brothers, Nickelodeon, Marvel New World, South Park and Disney. Kilbanks has taught anime drawing at a host of prestigious art schools, including the California Institute ... Read Full Bio »

Cotty's Craftsy Classes


Drawing Anime Style

Discover how to draw anime characters! Transform your rough sketches into amazing, full-color illustrations with animation artist Cotty Kilbanks as your guide! Begin with a chibi rendering and learn how to use simple shapes and guidelines to create an expressive character. Progress to a more complex anime sketch and find out how to easily render the distinctive heart-shaped face and winsome eyes of the anime world. Conquer changes in perspective as you learn how to translate a front-facing character to a side view, and transform your drawing from flat to fully volumetric with form-building shading. Explore inspiring options for hair, eye and costume designs and learn how to depict various facial expressions. Then, bring your character to life with bold inking, vibrant Copic markers and Cotty's expert tips.

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Cotty's Projects

Manga Close-Up
Various Anime
Anime Girl
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