The term "chibi," is derived from Japanese language, and it means small or little. Within the culture of anime and manga illustration, it specifically refers to the drawing of a character in an exaggerated form, most often small and or in child form, with a large head and large eyes. Illustrations in this style are sometimes referred to as "super-deformed." See Wikipedia's definition of chibi.
Though I do not consider my own "chibi" illustrations to be anime or manga, I do use the term "chibi" to define them. Most are in the typical ratio of chibis or super deformed chibis, that would be head to body ratio of 3:1, but not all. Simply put, in this showcase, are some of my "illustrations of people and characters with big heads and little bodies" :)
I hope you enjoyed viewing these, I sure enjoyed illustrating them! View more of my digital creations on deviantART and flickr. I would love to hear your thoughts on them, so please do leave a comment below. Thanks!
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