How to Draw Manga:
Basics and Beyond!
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The paperback version is 192 pages and measures 10 inches by 7.6 inches.
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You want to draw manga, and we’re gonna show you how. You’ll get VERY good at this. After all, we’ve been teaching people just like you for over 20 years.
How to Draw Manga: Basics and Beyond! is the flagship volume in Manga University's lineup of best-selling instructional books.
The book features more than 1,000 illustrations drawn by Japanese manga artists whose work has appeared in leading publications, including Shonen Sunday and Young Jump. You will learn how to draw like a professional because your teachers are professionals.
We've divided the book into four easy-to-follow chapters that will have you drawing original characters from head to toe in no time at all:
Heads First! We begin at the top, with a chapter on how to draw heads. After all, heads are the first thing most people notice, in both art and out in the real world. And in art, just like in the real world, you want to make sure your characters make a vivid first impression ... whether they're completely human, or totally out-of-this-world.
Let's Make Faces! The expression “the eyes are the window to the soul” is particularly true when it comes to manga. You can tell a lot about a character’s personality by peering into their eyes. In this chapter, we explain the basics of drawing eyes. But we don’t stop there. We also cover noses, mouths, ears, and hair.
All About Bodies! Once we've covered faces, we move on to teaching you all about drawing bodies. We go over the differences between male and female body proportions, count heads to determine the heights of our characters, and learn how to draw hands, arms, feet, and legs.
Strike a Pose! Our book's final chapter is all about making a physical statement. We show characters standing tall, sitting down, throwing punches, giving hugs, and more. Because even beautifully drawn characters look boring if they’re frozen stiff.
The book also includes a section on manga tools. Plus, you'll get to know the artists who contributed to the book through exclusive interviews in which they talk about their favorite manga and anime series, hobbies, how they work, and more!
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