Title : Manga Mania: How to Draw Japanese Comics
ASIN : 0823030350
Description : The only step-by-step guide ever published on drawing this wildly popular style of comic book art—perfect for every age!
Take a look at the wild popularity of such shows as Pokémon, Digimon, and Dragonball Z, and you’ll see the Manga style of comic-book art in action. There’s no doubt about it: Manga is hot. And Manga Mania is the only guide that details, step by step, how young and veteran artists alike can draw fantasy robots, diabolical monsters, mythical animals, and the other exciting characters that are part of this exciting genre.
Manga art has many styles: the young Manga style, à la Pokémon; and the more mature style popular with teens and adults. Manga Mania covers them both. Big, splashy chapters demonstrate how to draw martial arts, special effects, and much, much more. Since the Manga style stresses character rather than anatomy, Manga comics are easier to draw. So a beginning comic-book artist can easily learn the tricks of the trade.
Chris Hart, known for his very clear step-by-step illustrations and accompanying text, details how anyone can become a real Manga artist without having to reinvent the art of drawing.
Brand: Watson Guptill
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Rating : 3.4
Rating : 92
Review : A interesting Western point of view
As many people know, both anime and manga are gaining an increasingly stronger and broader fan base in America. With this increase have come How-To-Draw books and the like. Chris Hart brings a Western to manga. Yes, there are books by Japanese artists out there, but I think that Western take should be given just as much respect. Hart did an excellent job in the chapter on fantasy which included tips on shadowing and drawing folds in clothing. Also, he gave some extra attention to drawing males. I know there are books on drawing bishoujo (pretty girls), but where are the books on bishonen (attractive guys) then? I found this book to be helpful and would reconmend it to beginning and intermediate manga artists.