Painting & Drawing

How to Draw Manga

  • AAKMH
    Ben Krefta
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    A detailed guide for beginners looking to master The Art of Drawing Manga, Ben Krefta?s helpful tutorial is accessible even for complete beginners. A talented illustrator and graphic artist, Krefta is a master in the field and imparts all his technical knowledge in an enthusiastic and informative manner. His ideas are presented in the form of a thorough step-by-step guide through the drawing process that sees the illustrator through from conception to finish, including a useful section on how to colour your designs in Photoshop.

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    Mark Crilley
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    It's THE book on manga from YouTube's most popular art instruction Guru! There's more to manga than big, shiny eyes and funky hair. In these action-packed pages, graphic novelist Mark Crilley shows you step-by-step how to achieve an authentic manga style-from drawing faces and figures to laying out awesome, high-drama spreads. You'll learn how a few basic lines will help you place facial features in their proper locations and simple tricks for getting body proportions right. Plus, you'll find inspiration for infusing your work with expression, attitude and action. This is the book fans have been requesting for years, packed with expert tips on everything from hairstyles and clothing to word bubbles and sound effects, delivered in the same friendly, easy-to-follow style that has made Mark Crilley one of the "25 Most Subscribed to Gurus on YouTube." Take this opportunity to turn the characters and stories in your head into professional-quality art on the page! Packed with everything you need to make your first (or your best-ever) manga stories! 30 step-by-step demonstrations showing how to draw faces and figures for a variety of ages and body types Inspirational galleries featuring 101 eyes, 50 ways to draw hands, 40 hairstyles, 12 common expressions, 30 classic poses and more! Tutorials to create a variety of realistic settings Advanced lessons on backgrounds, inking, sequencing and layout options
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    Christopher Hart
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    This most basic and complete book on manga anatomy ever written is targeted to beginners, the widest segment of manga fans. The latest from bestselling author Chris Hart is not your father's anatomy book, it's an anatomy book strictly for the manga artist. Packed with dynamic step-by-step demonstrations detailing how to draw correctly proportioned manga faces and bodies, plus lots of tips and tricks of the trade, this practical guide has everything aspiring beginners need to start drawing convincing manga characters.
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    Christopher Hart
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    For anyone with manga mania, this guided sketchbook will be an endless source of instruction and inspiration. In easy-to-follow lessons interspersed with high-quality pages for hands-on practice, bestselling author Christopher Hart shows how to bring manga's faeries, warriors, villains, sci-fi figures and monsters to life. The pad encourages students to sketch right along with Hart, mastering the skills to draw characters' heads, expressions, bodies, outfits and dynamic action poses.
  • AMDXX
    Ryo Hirata
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    Take everyday poses and make them extraordinary! Learn to draw people in a variety of different poses with Drawing Manga People and Poses. Lessons begin with the basics--drawing from photos, vantage points, people and objects. Once you've got the basics covered, you'll follow along with step by steps and find tips and advice for "everyday," "around the house" and "at work and play" poses. All in all, you'll find more than 800 poses to emulate and make your own! Drawing Manga People and Poses also includes helpful Q & A sections, covering subjects like drawing from reference materials, understanding skeletal and muscular anatomy, drawing cartoons and how to know when a project is finished. Learn to draw: * Important basic drawing lessons, including scaling, dimension, perspective and more * Lessons and samples for drawing poses from everyday life, like texting, opening a wallet and eating * Around-the-house poses such as opening doors and windows, getting dressed and cleaning * At work and play poses including using a computer, taking photos, stretching and playing video games With more than 800 poses, you're well on your way to creating any character you can imagine!
  • AKZWP
    Marcus Powell
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    Drawing the manga way never goes out of fashion, as this brand new how-to title will demonstrate. As popular as when it first appeared in the 1950s, manga offers adults and older kids endless possibilities for creating worlds of their own. This colorful book explains the tools needed, the different manga styles, the use of perspective in figures, and shows how to create different poses, how to convey emotion, and how to develop different characters and the different styles that can be adopted within the various character types.
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    Carl Gustav Horn
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    Previously available only as a part of the now sold-out The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy Boxed Set, Dark Horse is pleased to offer fans another chance to own the three-book hardcover set The Sky I, II, and III, included in the new The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy Slipcased Edition! Yoshitaka Amano is one of the world's foremost fantasy artists, and The Sky I, II, and III showcase Amano's ethereal illustrations for the first ten Final Fantasy games. Each hardcover book in The Sky Slipcased Edition is 11 5/8" high by 10 5/8" wide, and printed on glossy stock. Volume 1 contains Amano's work for Final Fantasy I-III, Volume 2 his contributions for Final Fantasy IV-VI, and Volume 3 features his art for Final Fantasy VII-X. The elegant slipcase containing The Sky I, II, and III features the same wraparound exterior artwork as The Sky Boxed Set, with a double-hinged flap that folds around the open edge and is held flat to the back side with a hidden magnetic closure, making it easy both to remove the books and to display the set closed.
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    Marvelous Entertainment
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    Enter the world of Senran Kagura, where the beautiful girls of several secret ninja academies engage each other in fierce shinobi battles - and look great doing it! Senran Kagura: Official Design Works collects the fantastic illustrations of "bakunyuu artist" Nan Yaegashi. Gathered is imagery from the original Senran Kagura game, as well as Senran Kagura Burst, Senran Kagura Versus, and more. Inside you'll find character designs, pinups, in-game artwork, character profiles, and an exclusive interview with the game's creators.
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    Dragon's Dogma is one of the newest franchises from fan-favorite game publisher Capcom, set in a rich world full of dangerous monsters and classic action-RPG style adventure. Dragon's Dogma: Official Design Works collects the development artwork behind this expansive new setting, including character, creature, and weapon designs, plus rough sketches, key visuals, and plenty of creator commentary.
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    WE'VE Inc
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    The Essential Evangelion Chronicle: Side B continues the ultimate guide to the characters, events, and world of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Inside you'll find in-depth character profiles, relationship charts, technology specifications, battle tactics, episode summaries, and much more. This book covers episodes 14-26 of the original television series, as well as the film The End of Evangelion.
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    Shoko Ikeda
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    * Can't get enough of Haruhi and the SOS Brigade? Then Haruhi Suzumiya Illustrations: Spring & Summer is the art book for you! Haruhi Suzumiya Illustrations collects the fantastic key visuals and promotional artwork from the hit Haruhi Suzumiya anime series. Spring & Summer features Haruhi and the whole gang in beachwear, sports outfits, summer dresses, evening gowns, and more as they adventure through all sorts of fun and farcical situations.
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    Joe Brusha
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    96 illustrations by the best artists in the business depicting Zenescope's array of heroes and villains cosplaying various pop culture icons.
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    Si Lewen
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    "Nothing can equal the psychological effect of real art ...Our time needs you and your work!"-- Albert Einstein, from his introduction to the 1957 edition of The Parade The Parade is a timeless story told in a language that knows no country--a wordless epic that, despite its muteness, is more powerful than the written or the spoken word. First published in 1957 in a limited edition, The Parade is a lost classic, newly discovered, remastered and presented by Art Spiegelman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Maus. Reproduced in a unique accordion-fold format as a "procession of drawings that remain in close dialogue with one another" as the artist originally intended, The Parade is the story of recurring war as Si Lewen experienced it over 90 years ago, watching the joyful parades that marked the end of World War I lead into the death marches of World War II and the Korean War. As The Parade unfolds, the reader is taken on a relentless journey of sequential images.
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    Tom Bancroft
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    You've researched your character extensively, tailored her to your audience, sketched hundreds of versions, and now you lean back content as you gaze at your final character model sheet. But now what? Whether you want to use her in an animated film, television show, video game, web comic, or children's book, you're going to have to make her perform. How a character looks and is costumed starts to tell her story, but her body language reveals even more. Character Mentor shows you how to pose your character, create emotion through facial expressions, and stage your character to create drama. Author Tom Bancroft addresses each topic with clear, concise prose, and then shows you what he really means through commenting on and redrawing artwork from a variety of student "apprentices." His assignments allow you to join in and bring your drawing to the next level with concrete techniques, as well as more theoretical analysis. Character Mentor is an apprenticeship in a book. Professional artists from a variety of media offer their experience through additional commentary. These include Marcus Hamilton (Dennis the Menace), Terry Dodson (X-Men), Bobby Rubio (Pixar), Sean "Cheeks" Galloway (Spiderman animated), and more. With a foreword by comicbook artist Adam Hughes, who has produced work for DC, Marvel Comics, Lucasfilm, Warner Bros. Pictures, and other companies.
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    This book focuses on both the cartoon-like critters and funny mascots that populate the shoujo (girls') style of manga and the more gritty and Gothic animals that inhabit the shounen (boys') style of manga. The book is organised in three sections: Part 1 investigates just what manga style is and includes chapters on the basic structure and anatomy of manga-style heads, faces and bodies; cute monsters and mascot creatures common to manga and anime; and mastering more advanced manga techniques. Part 2 looks at Japanese manga creatures, both real and mythological. Each animal profiled will include a more realistic manga style drawing of the animal as well as a more cartoon-like version of the animal. Part 3 is comprised of step-by-step demonstrations that take an initial drawing from start to finish.
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    Supittaha Bunyapen
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    "A Complete Shojo Manga Art Course!"

    The world of shojo manga art dares you to go all out--big eyes, colorful skin tones, spiky hair...the works."Shojo Wonder Manga Art School" shows you how to take full advantage of that freedom while bringing believability and originality to your manga characters.

    With easy to follow step-by-step instruction, Supittha "Annie" Bunyapen (known as ecthelian on deviantART) shows you how to draw a wide range of characters in the manga style including heads and figures, attitudes and expressions, clothing, and natural and dynamic poses. In addition to this expert instruction, you'll discover tricks for building mood with shadows, light and expressive color.

    - More than 20 step-by-step demos cover an assorted cast of colorful characters, including 5 complete scenes with finished backgrounds

    - Basics-and-beyond instruction on drawing heads, figures, clothing, accessories, poses, hairstyles, costumes and backgrounds

    - Color-mixing charts and step-by-step demonstrations for mastering basic skin tones

    - Coloring techniques for refining your illustrations and mixing markers with other media to create cool effects

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    Chris Hart
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    This title shows aspiring beginners how to draw the most popular style and widely read genre of Japanese comics. By is the world's bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books. It is suitable for the huge international fanbase of shoujo graphic novels, anime, movies, DVDs and video games. Shoujo is one of the few comics categories whose fan base is largely young women. "Manga for the Beginner Shoujo" shows aspiring beginners how to draw the most popular style and widely read genre of Japanese comics.
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    Chris Hart
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    Chibis are the cute, miniature characters and creatures of Japanese comics. Chibis appear in all genres of manga, from the serious to the broadly comedic, which is why they enjoy such a high recognition factor among manga readers. And because chibis are such stylized and fun characters, many manga fans are motivated to learn how to draw them. In this book, chibis are covered character by character, according to the various subgenres in which they appear, including fantasy, occult, shoujo, fairy and action. In addition, important and appealing character design instruction is discussed, such as creating chibi eyes, body language and action poses. New to this book is the introduction of adorable chibi animals, chibi witches and vampires (all cute!), as well as harmless and hilarious little bad guys. Completing the book is a section on creating chibi props and backgrounds, which is designed to give readers the tools necessary to make their own chibi scenes and environments.
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    Chris Hart
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    With "Manga for the Beginner", anyone who can hold a pencil can start drawing great manga characters right away. Using his signature step-by-step style, Hart shows how to draw the basic manga head and body, eyes, fashion and more. Then he goes way beyond most beginner titles, exploring dynamic action poses, special effects, light & shading, perspective, popular manga types such as animals, anthros, shoujo and shounen characters. By the end of this big book, the new artist is ready to draw dramatic story sequences full of movement and life.
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    Irene Flores
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    The Number One Fashion Workshop for Shojo Manga! From 'dos to shoes, how you dress and style your characters says a lot about who they are, before they even utter a word. Whether your story calls for a flashy drama queen or a mousy bookworm, this guide contains everything you need to know to create fabulous shojo manga characters with personality. *The Figure. Follow these simple basics to draw the guys and girls of various body types, in any pose. *The Face. Learn how to draw an endless variety of features. Get the feeling across with facial expressions from a subtle quirk of the mouth to all-out crocodile tears. Then add the perfect hairstyle-the icing on the cake. *The Look. "Shop" from an illustrated gallery of clothing and accessories for every season and occasion, from formal dresses to bunny slippers, with demonstrations and tips on designing your own original fashions. *The Setting. Portray your character's world with demonstrations on how to create classic hangouts like classrooms, coffee shops and bedrooms. Complete with 14 start-to-finish demonstrations for drawing a range of character types, from the girl next door to the punk guy, from single characters to couples and groups, this book will help you bring a world of unique and memorable characters to life...and have lots of fun doing it!
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    Christopher Hart
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    The Hugely popular Christopher Hart simplifies professional anime art so readers can develop their own original characters. It includes templates, step-by-step demonstrations and drawing exercises. Nothing brings anime artists more satisfaction than creating original characters to use in a comic strip or graphic novel. Bestselling How-to-Draw author Christopher Hart helps them reach this goal by providing insight into the six most popular anime types: schoolgirls, schoolboys, preteens, vengeful 'baddies', humorous personalities, and fantasy figures. He supplies templates for each- an extensive array of 'menus' of head and body types, outfits, and accessories, as well as detailed, accessible, step-by-step demonstrations and drawing exercises. Plus, Hart showcases some of the best anime artists in the world for this title, including Inma R., Tabby Kink, Ayame Shiroi, Euro Pinku and Tina Francisco. It's the guide every would-be anime artist has been looking for!
  • ASOPE
    Eva Minguet
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    For artists of all ages, the ultimate full-color guide to drawing a variety of adorable chibi manga characters from Kamikaze Factory Studio, the leading anime school and studio. With their oversized heads, chubby cheeks, and enormous and expressive eyes, chibi manga is a popular art from in graphic novels, video games, and films-and one of the most difficult manga styles to master. Chibi Manga includes all of the tricks-both freehand and digital-manga artists, illustrators, and graphic designers need to create five different kinds of chibi manga characters: Ninja, Gothic, Magic, Heroines, and Heroes. The most complete how-to-draw book on this manga style, Chibi Manga covers both manga and anime, and includes detailed information on how to apply digital color, 3D designs, vectorial drawing, and a host of other fascinating and useful design applications to go from initial black-and-white sketches to vibrant, fully costumed collections. Each project in this easy-to-follow guide includes precise step-by-step instructions, a list of specific software, tools, and professional tricks to achieve the unique look and mischievous quality of these adorable characters and animals.
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    8Fish
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    Chances are, you already know how to draw some expressions. But face it, your stories can only get so far with "happy," "sad" and "angry." In order to give your characters some character, you need to know what they look like when they're about to sneeze, when they smell something stinky or when they're flirting, horrified or completely blotto. Lucky for you, that's what this book is all about! Making Faces contains everything you need to give your characters a wide range of expressions! Part 1: The Basics. How to draw heads, mouths, noses and eyes, and how they change shape when they move.Part 2: The Faces. Over 50 step-by-step demonstrations for a variety of expressions divided into scenarios. Each scenario shows four or five expressions from a single character, from simple emotions to more subtle and complex variations, so you see how a face changes with each emotion. Sidebars illustrate the same expressions on a variety of other characters.Part 3: Storytelling.How to move your story along using expression, point of view, body language and composition. See how it all comes together with damsels in distress, a noir-style interrogation, a Western standoff and other situations. Illustrated with a diverse cast of characters from hobos to superheroes to teenage girls, this guide will help you create the looks that say it all.
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    Sonia Leong
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    Includes 25 teaching videos to view online. This combined book and video-guide to drawing manga will allow artists of ANY ability to master this hugely popular drawing style. The 256 page book is packed with step-by-step tutorials on every aspect of manga drawing, basing the instructions around traditional sketching and colouring techniques, and including digital tools for rendering and finishing artwork. The author is highly accomplished professional artist Sonia Leong, who is also creating 25 two-minute video demonstrations designed to link specifically to the content of this book. These video clips are hosted online, and accessed from the book's pages using QR codes (or URLs), making this one of the most user-friendly manga tutor books on the market. Readers will learn how to build up characters from basic shapes and measurements, get the anatomy and poses absolutely right, add crucial design elements to enhance drawings and stories, render artwork in different styles and mediums (including digital), and even start to create comic pages and sequences - for publication in print or online.