A Chibi is, to quote Wikipedia, “a specific style of Japanese caricature where characters are drawn in an exaggerated way, typically small and chubby, with stubby limbs and oversized heads, to make them resemble small children… Many amateur anime artists enjoy drawing super deformed characters because the style is considered cute and is relatively easy to draw… The super deformed style is part of Japanese culture and is seen everywhere from advertising and subway signs to anime (Japanese cartoons) and manga (Japanese comic books).”
While I have been a fan of some anime and manga over the years, I didn’t start drawing chibis until the summer of 2007. Since then, many friends and fans have asked me to draw chibis for them to use as internet icons, mood theme images, and such. I’ve decided to start offering custom made Chibis for sale here at this website. Once finished, I will send JPGs of the artwork to you via email or yousendit.com.
1 Chibi – $10.00
12 Chibis – $100.00
50 Chibis – $200.00
Just as with the caricatures, you must supply me with pictures to go buy for your chibis. You must also supply me with a list of what you’d like each chibi to be doing. You can go with emotions (happy, sad, angry, silly), hobbies (baseball, skateboarding, singing), pop-culture references (Superman, Bart Simpson, Yoda). Please see the slideshow below to get inspired.