The term “anime” is derived from the Japanese pronunciation of the English word “animation.” It is essentially the Japanese animation style. Anime films and TV shows contribute to around 60% of all animation-based entertainment in the world. In contrast to traditional western comics and animation, anime has entirely different origins, goals, and audiences.
Anime was officially recognized as an art form by the Japanese Ministry of Education. In modern Japanese culture, anime is regarded as one of the most important forms of artistic expression. They are an important part of the Japanese publishing industry and have been adapted into various formats, including animation series, films, and, of course, video games.
Characters in anime drawings are known for their vigor, with excellent graphics and imaginative themes and designs that can effectively fascinate the audience. Anime is traditionally drawn by hand, but in today’s digital revolution, it is created using a variety of design programs. The following is a list of some of the most talented international freelance anime illustrators who are available for commissions.
- 1. Anime Style Illustration, Fan Art, Original Character by Larxene
- 2. Anime Character Design by Canned_Sardines
- 3. Characters in Manga Anime Style by Liilica
- 4. Original Character or Fan-art in Anime Style by Marinuse
- 5. Awesome Anime Character for You by Joe
- 6. Fantasy Characters in Anime and Manga Style by Ben
- 7. Character Drawing in Anime Style by Kumokaya
- 8. Anime Style Character Illustration by Jerr_Art
- 9. Any Character Drawing in Anime Style by Panpan
- 10. Chibi Anime Style Characters by Xaby Art
- 11. Semi-realistic Characters or Anime Style Art by Adam
- 12. Anime, Manga or Game Characters by Hecatiartz
- 13. Character in Japanese Anime & Manga Style by Airetsiw
- 14. Character Design in Anime Style by Camilla
- 15. Your Character in Anime Illustration by SnKagawa
1. Anime Style Illustration, Fan Art, Original Character by Larxene
Larxene (@larxene23) is a very talented full-time webtoon artist who can provide you with high-quality artwork.
Larxene can draw you an original character in her style. She can also draw based on:
- Your favorite character.
- Yourself, your friends, or family.
2. Anime Character Design by Canned_Sardines
Canned_Sardines (@canned_sardines) has been a freelance illustrator in the creative industry since 2017. She is a huge fan of anime and cartoons.
Want to make a poster of an anime character? sticker? or is it just for your social media profile picture? That’s something Canned_Sardines can do for you.
- Basic: Head to shoulder illustration in full color.
- Standard: Head to waist illustration in full color.
- Premium: Full-body illustration in full color.
3. Characters in Manga Anime Style by Liilica
Liilica (@liilica) has been drawing since she was a small child. She prefers to draw in the anime style, but she can also draw in other styles.
Liilica will use her talent to create an anime/manga version of your original character or any character you want.
4. Original Character or Fan-art in Anime Style by Marinuse
Marinuse (@marinuse_) is a talented Russian digital artist who can create any drawing for personal or business use.
- Basic: Headshot or shoulder length shot of an anime character with no background.
- Standard: Half-body anime art with no or minimal background.
- Premium: Full-body anime art with no or simple background.
5. Awesome Anime Character for You by Joe
Joe (@joesketch) enjoys drawing and assisting others in realizing their goals. He has been a drawing instructor for 13 years, and his students always admire his drawings and even compare him to a Japanese artist.
Joe will create a fantastic character for your manga/anime or other project, complete with clothing and basic accessories, in any pose.
Characters can be human, animal, mechanical, creatures, mystical, mythological, or any other style you want, such as shonen, shoujo, hentai, Ghibli, NSFW, and so on.
6. Fantasy Characters in Anime and Manga Style by Ben
Ben (@benymaulana) is a 2D artist who specializes in character design and illustrations. His strength is drawing characters in the anime style, whether they are superheroes, fantasy, or sci-fi.
Ben will do character design and illustration in the anime and manga styles, which will include fantasy, cyberpunk, sci-fi, urban, and other themes. You only need to provide a character reference and a detailed description.
7. Character Drawing in Anime Style by Kumokaya
Kumokaya (@kumokaya) is a member of the Artelysium studio, and she’s been working professionally for five years, specializing in anime-style illustrations and webtoons.
Kumokaya will create your character in any pose and color scheme you specify. Prices are negotiable based on the complexity and urgency of the work.
8. Anime Style Character Illustration by Jerr_Art
Jerr_Art (@jerr_art) is a digital artist who specializes in character design. Regardless of how difficult the task is, he will do his best to provide quality work.
Jerr_Art will create an anime-style character from your description, photos, or sketches. It can be a group of characters or a single character, such as a mech, fantasy creature, monster girl, animal, DnD character, and so on.
9. Any Character Drawing in Anime Style by Panpan
Panpan’s (@panpan_pratama) work mainly comprises of cute sparkling artwork like chibis or full character designs in manga style. If you are interested in her art style, feel free to reach out to her.
Panpan can draw any character in anime style.
10. Chibi Anime Style Characters by Xaby Art
Xaby Art (@xabyart) is a freelance anime artist who specializes in chibi-style anime characters.
Xaby Art can create an anime chibi version of any character. It could be a character you created yourself or one of your favorites.
11. Semi-realistic Characters or Anime Style Art by Adam
Adam Ananta (@liquidgtx) is a 2D artist who can create anime art and semi-realistic portraits based on your photos, concept art, and illustrations of any subject.
Adam can create a digital illustration of a semi-realistic character or an anime style character for you.
12. Anime, Manga or Game Characters by Hecatiartz
Hecatiartz (@hecatiartz) is a budding illustrator who primarily focuses on character design and concept illustrations.
Hecatiartz will draw an anime or manga character for you. Please provide some references and details about your character (if any).
13. Character in Japanese Anime & Manga Style by Airetsiw
Airetsiw (@airetsiw) is a digital artist who uses the Procreate app to create Japanese-style drawings. She can also use Adobe Illustrator to create isometric vector illustrations.
Airetsiw will create a character in the style of Japanese anime and manga. Once she’s finished, she’ll deliver the work to you in a high-resolution full-color format.
14. Character Design in Anime Style by Camilla
Camilla (@studentsole) is an Italian illustrator who works as a freelancer. She spends her free time drawing comic books, which she enjoys very much.
Camilla will design a character for you in manga style. Before she starts working on the design, she just needs a brief description of the character and, if possible, some references.
15. Your Character in Anime Illustration by SnKagawa
SnKagawa (@snkagawa) has three years of experience creating anime-style webtoons. He enjoys drawing, particularly anime characters and his own creations.
SnKagawa offers the following services:
- An anime style illustration.
- Turning a real photo into an anime-style illustration.
- Use your own poses, expressions, and clothing.
- An illustration of a group.