Title : Manga Mania: Girl Power!: Drawing Fabulous Females for Japanese Comics
ASIN : 1933027797
Chris Hart’s latest entry in his blockbuster series explodes with girl power! From fighters and princesses to magical characters and ordinary schoolgirls, manga features an array of female types, and Hart goes step by step through the techniques for creating them all, so that artists of any level can follow along. His huge cast of characters includes angels of light and darkness, a sushi chef, samurai, shopaholics, a pirate, a judge, athletes, and a veterinarian tending to a sick cute monster. And, since manga girls rarely sit still, aspiring illustrators will learn how to draw them in action, in a variety of situations.
Brand: Chris Hart Books
Item Page Detail URL : link
Rating : 4.0
Rating : 9
Review : Excellent step by step…
I think Chris Hart did a really good job on this book. The book provides the reader excellent step by step sketches from start to end. I personally don’t get caught up in the “Magna Authentication” controversy by judging someone else’s work as too American or westernized. What is important, if you are drawing Magna and your work appears like magna then your work is in the spirit of the art and that is good enough for me. I think Chris Hart does a wonderful job here showing the reader the magna style in the form of cute and sexy females. Some of my favorites are found on pages 138 and 139 and all the adventure girls on pages 53 through 65.
The book details instructions for drawing human form in magna and specifics like eyes and hair. Chris also delves into different styles or oontexts such as Kodomo, Princess Power, Pretty Tomboys to name of few. I recommend it for any artist desiring to draw magna.