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How to Draw Chainsaw Man: 3/4 and Front View Stances

Welcome to the world of Chainsaw Man where we’ll tackle the task of bringing Denji to life through our sketches. In this guide, we’re not settling for just one angle; you’ll learn how to draw Chainsaw Man in both a dynamic 3/4 view, decked out in his Devil Hunter uniform, and a bold front view with his shirt unbuttoned, revealing the raw power beneath. With careful instruction and an eye for detail, you’ll master the art of depicting this character in his most memorable forms. So sharpen your pencils, it’s time to dive into the gritty details of Chainsaw Man’s design.

Table of Contents

  1. How to Draw Chainsaw Man in 3/4 View
  2. Chainsaw Man in Front View Drawing

Guidelines for Drawing Denji as Chainsaw Man

To bring Denji as Chainsaw Man to life, we’ll be following the structured guides. Each step is visually defined to progress the drawing from a basic form to a complete illustration. Here’s what each color in the images signifies:

  • Red Color: Marks the action lines for the current step, guiding you on what to draw next.
  • Black Color: Shows the cumulative lines from all previous steps, helping you keep track of your progress.
  • Grey Color: Represents the initial sketch, providing a blueprint for your drawing.

Starting with a stick figure and a basic proportions sketch, you will outline Denji’s shape and stance. As you advance through the guide, new lines in red will shape his form and attire, while the black lines confirm what you’ve already accomplished. In the same fashion, we’ve built up Denji from the Anime series poster, creating depth and character with each new layer. Similar methods have been used in our Makima drawing guide, as well as the guides for Reze and Power, each with its own unique set of challenges and stylistic nuances.

The final stage for each guide is optional and involves inking your drawing. This step requires a steady hand and patience, as the ink must dry completely to avoid smudging. Once dry, you can carefully erase the pencil lines underneath, which reveals a clean, polished illustration of Denji as Chainsaw Man, ready to impress any fan of the series.

How to Draw Denji as Chainsaw Man in 3/4 View

How to draw Chainsaw Man 3/4 view - Finished drawing
Chainsaw Man 3/4 view drawing – the result

In the first guide, we will explore the dynamic posture of Denji as Chainsaw Man in a 3/4 view. This angle offers a compelling look at the character, highlighting his aggressive stance and readiness for battle. The first three steps involve creating a stick figure to establish the posture and basic proportions of the character, followed by refining the sketch into a more detailed silhouette.

The drawing begins with Denji poised in action, his body turned in a 3/4 perspective that showcases his movement and the mechanical details of the chainsaw limbs. His left leg is drawn stepping forward, giving a sense of forward momentum, while his right leg supports his weight from behind. The arms are bent at the elbows, with chainsaws extending from his hands, emphasizing his transformation into Chainsaw Man. His attire is casual yet battle-ready, consisting of a shirt with rolled-up sleeves and loose-fitting pants, alluding to his dual life as a Devil Hunter and an average young man. The overall pose captures the essence of Denji’s fierce spirit and the intense energy of his chainsaw-wielding alter ego.

Step 01 – In the first step, we will construct a stick figure for Chainsaw Man, starting with the basic shapes for the head and a central spine line. Add dots for the shoulders, elbows, knees, legs and hand joints, and sketch lines to represent the arms and legs positioning

Basic stick figure drawing of Chainsaw Man with rectangular head and joint circles - step 01
Constructing the foundational stick figure for Chainsaw Man

Step 02 – Now we need to flesh out the body, sketching the basic shapes that define Chainsaw Man’s structure. Draw the torso and limbs with broader shapes to represent the chest, arms, and legs, ensuring to capture the dynamic posture of the character

Outline of Chainsaw Man's body with basic shapes for muscular structure - step 02
Outlining the basic shapes for Chainsaw Man’s body proportions

Step 03 – Let’s position the chainsaw blades. For the hands, draw elongated shapes extending from the arms ending with rounded tips. Add similar shape protruding from the head to represent the chainsaw blades, ensuring they are in proportion with the body. Then, let’s finish the basic structure by adding shapes for his sneakers.

Sketch of Chainsaw Man with outlined chainsaw blades extending from hands and head - step 03
Adding the chainsaw blades to Chainsaw Man’s hands and head

Step 04 – Focus on the upper part of Chainsaw Man’s head. Sketch the forehead portion with attention to the curvature and angle, add curved lines at the bottom for the airing slots

Detailed sketch of the upper part of Chainsaw Man's head with forehead and saw features - step 04
Detailing the upper part of Chainsaw Man’s head

Step 05 – Now let’s sketch his upper row of teeth; draw a series of pointed shapes along the lower edge of the shape we drew in the previous step. Add a small rectangle on the top to represent the handle of the chainsaw, ensuring it aligns correctly with the blade

Drawing of the upper row of teeth and the handle of the chainsaw on Chainsaw Man's head - step 05
Sketching Chainsaw Man’s upper teeth and chainsaw handle

Step 06 – Next, add the lower row of teeth. Mirror the upper teeth with a similar set of pointed shapes, creating the effect of a closed saw mouth

Outline of the lower row of teeth on Chainsaw Man's head - step 06
Drawing the lower row of teeth for Chainsaw Man

Step 07 – Fill in the space between the teeth with black to emphasize the depth. Sketch the chin below the teeth to round off the lower part of the head, giving it a finished look

Illustration of Chainsaw Man's head with teeth filled in black and addition of the chin - step 07
Finalizing the chainsaw teeth and adding the chin detail

Step 08 – Let’s start detailing the back part of the head. Add lines to represent different parts of the chainsaw, further define the head’s structure, ensuring that these details complement the overall head shape and the previously drawn chainsaw elements

Detailed drawing of the back part of Chainsaw Man's head with hair and head structure - step 08
Detailing the back portion of Chainsaw Man’s head

Step 09 – In this step, we will continue adding details to the upper part of the head. Sketch the helmet-like lines that follow the contour of the head, outlining the structure and enhancing the chainsaw motif

Additional line details added to the upper part of Chainsaw Man's head - step 09
Enhancing the upper head details of Chainsaw Man

Step 10 – Now let’s sketch the back part of the head and the cheekbone. Outline the rear handle, add definition to the side of the face, and indicate the cheekbone with a curved line to emphasize the facial structure

Outline of Chainsaw Man's head showing back and cheekbone details - step 10
Detailing the back of the head and the cheekbone of Chainsaw Man

Step 11 – Moving down to the body – sketch his shirt collar. Add the collar of the shirt with a V-shape at the base of the neck, ensuring it looks natural and proportionate to the head

Drawing of Chainsaw Man's neck and the collar of his shirt - step 11
Adding the neck and shirt collar

Step 12 – In this final step, focus on the shoulders and tie. Add broad lines to form the shoulders, ensuring they align with the body’s posture. Draw the tie in the center of the collar, waving to the side, completing the character’s attire

Illustration of Chainsaw Man's shoulders and tie details - step 12
Sketching Chainsaw Man’s shoulders and adding the tie

Step 13 – For this step, outline the torso by sketching the shirt body. Draw the contours of the shirt, ensuring it drapes naturally over the torso, following the movement and form suggested by the underlying figure

Outline of Chainsaw Man's torso showing the shirt body - step 13
Outlining the torso and shirt of Chainsaw Man

Step 14 – Now, let’s add the sleeves to the shirt. Sketch the sleeves hanging from the shoulder line, adding folds to suggest the fabric’s movement and the character’s dynamic pose

Sketch of the sleeves on Chainsaw Man's shirt - step 14
Sketching the shirt sleeves for Chainsaw Man

Step 15 – In this step, we add the hands. Since chainsaws extend from the middle of the hands, sketch only the three visible fingers on each hand, positioned as if the accumulate all the anger of the transformation

Drawing of Chainsaw Man's hands with three visible fingers on each - step 15
Adding the hands with visible fingers to Chainsaw Man

Step 16 – We will leave small details to the final part of the guide. For now, let’s move to the pants and add the belt and the upper part of the pants

Illustration of Chainsaw Man's belt and the upper part of his pants - step 16
Adding the belt and detailing the upper pants of Chainsaw Man

Step 17 – In this step, we will sketch the right leg. Outline the shape of the leg from the lines we drew in step 16 down to the ankle, adding creases to represent the fabric of the pants, and ensure the leg has a natural stance in line with the body’s posture

Detailed sketch of Chainsaw Man's right leg with outlined pants - step 17
Sketching the details of Chainsaw Man’s right leg

Step 18 – Now, let’s outline the left leg up to the knee. Draw the thigh and knee with a bent shape to capture the movement, adding the folds in the pants to suggest the leg’s bending and fabric tension

Initial drawing of Chainsaw Man's left leg up to the knee - step 18
Outlining the upper part of Chainsaw Man’s left leg

Step 19 – Outline the remaining part of the pants on both legs. Continue the lines down from the knee to the ankle for the left leg. For the right one, add the upper part of his sneaker

Complete outline of Chainsaw Man's pants on both legs - step 19
Completing the outline of Chainsaw Man’s pants

Step 20 – Now, let’s outline the sneakers. Draw the base shape of the shoes, ensuring they look proportionate to the legs

Final sketch of Chainsaw Man's sneakers - step 20
Outlining the sneakers of Chainsaw Man

Step 21 – In this step, we focus on the sneakers’ patterns

Close-up drawing of the patterns on Chainsaw Man's sneakers - step 21
Adding detailed patterns to Chainsaw Man’s sneakers

Step 22 – Now, it’s time to add the chainsaw blades. Draw long, serrated blades extending from the hands and the head, giving Chainsaw Man his signature weaponized look. Pay attention to the saw teeth pattern – first a small one, then a big one

Chainsaw Man with chainsaw blades added to the arms and head - step 22
Attaching chainsaw blades to Chainsaw Man’s arms and head

Step 23 – Now, let’s add the remaining details. Sketch the inner lines for the chainsaws to indicate their dimensionality (these lines are a bit smaller than the ones we sketched for the base), add the laces on the shoes, and refine the neck details. Include folds and creases on the pants and shirt to convey movement and fabric texture

Detailed illustration of Chainsaw Man with added inner lines for chainsaws, shoe laces, and clothing folds - step 23
Finalizing the details on Chainsaw Man’s chainsaws, footwear, and attire

Step 24 – The drawing of Chainsaw Man is now complete. Each element from the blades to the creases in his clothes contributes to a sense of motion and intensity. This guide on how to draw Chainsaw Man 3/4 view has led us through each step carefully, resulting in a detailed, action-packed illustration of the iconic character

Finished line drawing of Chainsaw Man in a dynamic pose - final step
The completed drawing of Chainsaw Man, ready for action

Drawing Chainsaw Man in a Frontal Stance

How to draw Denji as Chainsaw Man full body front view - the result
The Finished Chainsaw Man Full Body Drawing – Front View

Transitioning to the second guide, we focus on illustrating Chainsaw Man from a front view in 30 steps, a depiction that showcases his raw power and the unleashed ferocity of his chainsaw features. This frontal perspective presents Denji’s transformation with an unbuttoned shirt, suggesting a release of his restrained human side to embrace the full might of his devilish form.

The illustration captures Chainsaw Man standing squarely facing the viewer, with chainsaw blades extending from his arms and head, projecting a menacing and unstoppable force. His unbuttoned shirt reveals a toned torso, hinting at the strength that lies beneath, while his stance is wide and grounded, reflecting his readiness to confront any challenge head-on. The sneakers add a touch of his humanity, grounding the supernatural figure in the reality of his teen persona. This front view is particularly impactful, inviting the viewer to confront Chainsaw Man’s duality and the intensity of his character.

Step 01 – In the first step, we will lay the foundation for our Chainsaw Man front view full body drawing with a stick figure. Sketch a vertical line for the body’s axis, simple head shapes at the top, and lines for the arms and legs with points for the joints

Initial stick figure sketch of Chainsaw Man with head and body guidelines - step 01
Starting the Chainsaw Man drawing with a simple stick figure

Step 02 – This time we need to add basic shapes to our Chainsaw Man sketch. Outline a simple torso shape, lines for the legs, and shorter ones for the arms, ensuring they’re in proportion to the head and the body

Basic geometric shapes defining the body, legs, and arms of Chainsaw Man - step 02
Establishing the basic forms for Chainsaw Man’s body

Step 03 – Now let’s sketch the placement of Chainsaw Man’s chainsaw blades and his sneakers. Draw elongated shapes where the blades will be and rough shapes for the sneakers to establish their position

Placement outlines for Chainsaw Man's chainsaw blades and sneakers - step 03
Mapping out the chainsaw blades and sneakers on Chainsaw Man

Step 04 – In this step, we start detailing the head by drawing part of its side. Outline the section of the head where the chainsaw blade will emerge, providing a sense of depth and perspective to the drawing

Rough detailing of the side part of Chainsaw Man's head - step 04
Beginning to detail the head of Chainsaw Man

Step 05 – In this step of our Chainsaw Man drawing, extend the chainsaw from the head. Draw an inner line within the basic head shape to create the chainsaw’s main body, and add some ‘blood mess’ at the base for a dramatic effect

Sketch of Chainsaw Man's head with an extended chainsaw and blood detail - step 05
Detailing the chainsaw extension from Chainsaw Man’s head

Step 06 – Now let’s add the chainsaw blades. The pattern is alternating small and big teeth. Carefully sketch this pattern along the edge of the chainsaw blade protruding from the head to establish its lethal appearance

Drawing of the patterned teeth on the chainsaw blade of Chainsaw Man's head - step 06
Creating the chainsaw blade’s teeth on Chainsaw Man’s head

Step 07 – For this step, sketch the top of Chainsaw Man’s head and add the chainsaw handle. Outline the upper part of the head, ensuring it curves naturally, and draw the handle detail to complete the chainsaw’s structure

Outline of the top of Chainsaw Man's head and the handle of the chainsaw - step 07
Illustrating the top of the head and the chainsaw handle for Chainsaw Man

Step 08 – Sketch the upper row of teeth. Each tooth should be sharp and defined, contributing to the menacing look of the Chainsaw Man’s weaponized head

Detailed sketch of the upper row of teeth on Chainsaw Man's chainsaw blade - step 08
Sketching the upper teeth of Chainsaw Man’s chainsaw head

Step 09 – Let’s draw a long tongue extending from the mouth of Chainsaw Man. Start from the middle of the upper row of teeth and let it drape down naturally, adding a wavy line to indicate its length

Sketch of a long tongue added to Chainsaw Man's head drawing - step 09
Drawing the elongated tongue of Chainsaw Man

Step 10 – Now, let’s add the bottom row of teeth. Sketch each tooth carefully, alternating between small and large sizes for variety, to match the pattern of the top teeth already drawn

Detailed drawing of the bottom row of teeth in Chainsaw Man's mouth - step 10
Sketching the bottom teeth of Chainsaw Man’s head

Step 11 – In this drawing step for Chainsaw Man, fill the gap between the teeth with black color to emphasize the mouth’s depth. Also, detail the side and rear parts of the head, ensuring to outline the jawline and the back of the head for a complete look

Illustration of the head of Chainsaw Man with filled gaps between teeth and additional head details - step 11
Filling the gaps between the teeth and adding head details to Chainsaw Man

Step 12 – Finally, add the bottom jaw and chin to Chainsaw Man’s head. Draw these features with attention to the character’s facial structure, ensuring the chin is prominent and the jawline is well-defined

Addition of the bottom jaw and chin to Chainsaw Man's head sketch - step 12
Finalizing the head with the addition of the bottom jaw and chin

Step 13 – Begin to draw the unbuttoned shirt on Chainsaw Man, outlining the flaps and the open front. This creates the basis for the character’s rugged outfit

Outline of an unbuttoned shirt on a character drawing, indicating the start of the torso details - step 13
Beginning the detailing of the unbuttoned shirt on the character’s torso

Step 14 – Now let’s add the shoulder and sketch one side of the unbuttoned shirt, ensuring to capture the flow and folds of the fabric as it sits on the character’s frame

Drawing of one shoulder and side of an unbuttoned shirt on a character - step 14
Sketching the shoulder and one side of the unbuttoned shirt on Chainsaw Man

Step 15 – For this step, draw a portion of the left arm and its sleeve

Partial sketch of a left arm and sleeve added to the character's drawing - step 15
Adding the left arm and sleeve to the Chainsaw Man drawing

Step 16 – Complete this stage by adding the hand with two visible fingers on this side of the chainsaw. This detail is crucial for illustrating how Chainsaw Man’s chainsaws extend from his hands, a key feature of the character

Drawing of a hand with two visible fingers alongside the outline of a chainsaw blade - step 16
Detailing the hand and two visible fingers on the side of Chainsaw Man’s chainsaw

Step 17 – Now let’s focus on Chainsaw Man’s attire by sketching the right sleeve, ensuring it appears consistent with the movement of his arm raised and bent at the elbow

Sketching the right sleeve and arm of Chainsaw Man in a dynamic pose - step 17
Drawing Chainsaw Man’s right sleeve and arm

Step 18 – Here we add Chainsaw Man’s right hand. Again, drawing two fingers that are visible and separated

Detailing the right hand and fingers of Chainsaw Man, poised to wield his chainsaw weapon - step 18
Detailing Chainsaw Man’s right hand and fingers

Step 19 – This time we need to add depth to Chainsaw Man’s weapons by sketching the inner lines of the chainsaws, slightly inset from the outer edge we drew as the base to give the blades dimension

Adding the inner lines of the chainsaws extending from Chainsaw Man's hands, creating depth - step 19
Sketching the inner lines of Chainsaw Man’s hand chainsaws

Step 20 – Now let’s give the chainsaws their menacing edge by drawing the teeth, alternating between small and large along the length of the blade, to complete Chainsaw Man’s signature weapon

Outlining the jagged teeth pattern of Chainsaw Man's chainsaw blades, small alternating with large - step 20
Drawing the teeth of Chainsaw Man’s chainsaw blades

Step 21 – Focus on drawing the outline of Chainsaw Man’s torso down to where the pants begin. Ensure that the transition from the upper body to the lower body is seamless

A sketch of Chainsaw Man's torso with the outline extending down to the pants - step 21
Chainsaw Man drawing progress highlighting the torso and waist outline

Step 22 – Now let’s sketch the detailed structure of Chainsaw Man’s neck, including the wires and mechanical details. Then, add the details of his torso. Additionally, draw the chainsaw starter handle, positioned in the middle of his chest

Adding intricate neck details and the starter handle of the chainsaw to Chainsaw Man's chest - step 22
Illustrating the finer details of Chainsaw Man’s neck and the central chainsaw starter handle

Step 23 – In this step, it’s time to add dynamics to Chainsaw Man’s clothing by sketching the wavy sides of his unbuttoned shirt. This gives a sense of movement and adds a rugged texture to his outfit

Drawing the wavy sides of Chainsaw Man's unbuttoned shirt - step 23
Refining Chainsaw Man’s appearance with the addition of wavy shirt sides

Step 24 – Moving to the bottom part, draw Denji’s belt, paying attention to the buckle and the loops. Ensure that the belt sits naturally on the waistline

Finalizing the drawing with the addition of Chainsaw Man's belt - step 24
Completing the Chainsaw Man sketch with a detailed belt

Step 25 – Outline Chainsaw Man’s pants from the waist down to the knees

A drawing step showing the pants sketched from the waist down to the knees for the Chainsaw Man character - step 25
Drawing the pants to the knees

Step 26 – Now let’s extend the pants from the knees down to the ankles, paying attention to the natural flow of the fabric. Also start sketching the upper part of the sneakers to establish the footwear shape

A continuation of the drawing, extending the pants from the knees to the ankles, including the upper part of the sneakers - step 26
Extending the pants and starting the sneakers

Step 27 – Outline the sneakers, paying attention to the basic shapes of those. Add the lace knots to suggest the tied laces

The step in the drawing process where the sneakers' outline and lace knots are added to the Chainsaw Man figure - step 27
Detailing the sneakers with lace knots

Step 28 – In this drawing step, add detailed patterns and laces to Chainsaw Man’s sneakers, which adds realism and depth to the footwear

The drawing now includes patterns and laces on the sneakers for the Chainsaw Man illustration - step 28
Adding patterns and laces to the sneakers

Step 29 – Now let’s add the finer details, such as creases and folds, to the pants and shirt

This drawing step involves adding detailed creases and folds to Chainsaw Man's pants and shirt, enhancing the sense of movement - step 29
Adding details to the clothing

Step 30 – For the final step, review the entire drawing, adding any missing details to Chainsaw Man. Carefully erase the basic sketch from the first 3 steps. As now you’ve learned how to draw Chainsaw Man, consider inking your drawing to make it stand out. If you decide to do so, wait for ink to dry completely and then erase all the pencil lines and marks. It will make your drawing look polished and ready for coloring

The final drawing step where Chainsaw Man is fully detailed, showcasing the finished illustration - final step
The Finished Chainsaw Man Drawing

Concluding Our Chainsaw Man Drawing Adventure

We’ve covered a lot today, and I’m proud of the strides we’ve made in learning how to draw Denji as Chainsaw Man. From capturing his dynamic 3/4 view to tackling the bold front view, these guides are designed to enhance your drawing skills and bring this formidable character to life. I always enjoy sharing these moments of creation with you and look forward to our next drawing session.

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Keep those pencils sharp, and remember, each line brings you closer to mastering the art of drawing. Until next time, happy sketching!

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