Anime wings can add another dimension to your anime drawings, enabling the character to soar above the Earth and other characters. The wings aren't too difficult to draw and once you've mastered the style suggested here, you can work on other styles for different anime characters.
1Draw a circle at a slightly tilted angle to form the face. Add a rectangular shape for the body form.
2Pencil in the top level of the wings. They are leaf shaped and should be placed at angles as shown in the accompanying image. Keep them simple at this point.
3Draw more lines to create the lower level of the wings.
4Create the shapes for the arms. In this drawing, the arms are extended away from the body. To achieve this look, draw three oval shapes within the boundary of the rectangular shape, as shown.
Add two drawing guidelines inside of the circle. This denotes the positioning of the eyes on the face, to be added in the next step.
5Focus on the face and hair. Sharpen the facial line by changing the circle guideline into a more pointed, heart base shape. Draw in small ovals for the eyes.
Around the face, draw in the lines for the hair as shown, assuming you want long hair for your character. By all means make it shorter if preferred.
At the base of the rectangular body form, pencil in the top of the character's legs, using half squares.
6Begin refining some of the features as follows:
Add jagged bangs for the hair sitting over the face.
Add small nose and mouth features.
Draw in fingers as shown.
Begin shaping the rectangle into a dress hugging the character's figure.
7Continue adding in more details:
Draw the nimbus over the head.
Refine the wings by drawing in feather tips and rounding the overall wing shape as shown. This part might take a bit of time and erasing and trying again; take it slowly until the desired wing form emerges.
Shape the eyes slightly.
Continue shaping the dress and include the crossover ribbons at the chest level.
8Erase all the unnecessary lines.
9Color the drawing. While this drawing has used pink and blue colors in the main, you're free to choose any colors you'd like.
For the wings, focus on shading in a jagged manner, to try to keep the idea of feathering and lightness. It's also a good idea to match the wing color with the nimbus color, to carry through the idea of radiance and an aura.
10Try your hand at some other anime wing ideas. Once you're comfortable shaping and shading the wings, the possibilities are endless, including rainbow wings, steel wings, soft or hard wings, shiny wings, etc.