Drawing Manga

Drawing Manga

Animals, Chibis, and Other Adorable Creatures

Book - 2009
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Random House, Inc.
Learn the Tricks of the Trade for Drawing Irresistibly Cute Manga-Style Animals and Chibis! The world of manga is filled with strange creatures and adorable sidekicks. Just about every manga hero and heroine has an animal mascot, and all the most popular ones have a cute "chibi" form. This book teaches aspiring manga artists how to create the funny critters that populate girls' manga and the more gritty, gothic creatures found in boys' manga.  It starts with the basics of creating manga-style characters—everything from drawing heads and faces to eyes and expressions, to creating incredibly cute chibis. Part two features a valuable reference section on the mythological and real animals that have shaped Japanese artwork and stories. The final section has step-by-step demonstrations on using computer programs such as Photoshop and Corel Painter to create manga art and comics. So whether you're just starting out and want to draw a cute, simple mascot, or would like to try something more complex like an Asian dragon, or are ready to create your own otherworldly adventure, this book has something for you no matter what your skill level.

Baker & Taylor
The author of the best-selling Drawing Wildlife teaches aspiring manga artists how create both funny critters and gritty Gothic creatures, in a book that gives an overview of the manga genre and its artists' techniques, profiles manga animals and features step-by-step character creations. Original.

& Taylor

Gives an overview of popular manga techniques, profiles manga animals, and features step-by-step character directions.

Publisher: New York, NY : Watson-Guptill, c2009
Description: 160 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
ISBN: 9780823095339
Branch Call Number: j741.5 Amb


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Jun 15, 2012

If you are a fan of drawing, especially manga... you are going to LOVE this book! When I took this book out from the library, I thought I took out the wrong book since I had 2 manga books on hold... anyways, I opened the book and started drawing! It was great! If you get this book... you will definitely love it!

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