Manga for the Beginner

Author: Christopher Hart
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 9780823008278
Release Date: 2013-06-26
Genre: Art

Got manga? Christopher Hart’s got manga, and he wants to share it with all his millions of readers—especially the beginners. 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, bodies, fashion, and more. Then he goes way beyond most beginner titles, exploring dynamic action poses, special effects, light and shading, perspective, popular manga types such as animals, anthros, and 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Manga for the Beginner

Author: Christopher Hart
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 9780823030835
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Art

A comprehensive tutorial for the aspiring manga artist uses a step-by-step format to take readers through the entire drawing process, from basic head and figure work to dynamic action poses, fashion, special effects, lighting and shading, perspective, and popular manga types and characters. Original. 35,000 first printing.

Manga for the Beginner Shoujo

Author: Christopher Hart
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 9780823008384
Release Date: 2011-07-05
Genre: Art

The ultimate guide to creating the most popular form of manga--shoujo! If you’re reading this, you already love shoujo. But now you’ll be able to take the next step and actually write and draw your very own. The teen characters that populate the genre are outrageously cool, including magical girls, demon gals, cat girls, J-rockers, handsome teen boys, Goth boys, and the increasingly popular elegant older young men that shoujo fans adore. No one can top Christopher Hart in helping you learn some fundamental art techniques that will bring shoujo characters, which are more realistic and less cartoon-like than other styles of manga, to life. His drawings in this book reflect the coolest and latest style Tokyo has to offer, and the easy-to-follow steps are designed for the beginner. From coloring to character development, Manga for The Beginner Shoujo has your back on every detail as you learn to create the most beloved of all manga. You may start off as an otaku (a manga fan), but you’ll end up a mangaka (a manga artist)! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Basic Anatomy for the Manga Artist

Author: Christopher Hart
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 9780823082278
Release Date: 2011-08-31
Genre: Art

Manga Anatomy Like You've Never Seen It! You know that manga faces are different from those of regular, American-style comic book characters. But did you know that manga bodies are also different? Well, they are, and Christopher Hart is here, once again, to tell you all about it in his signature accessible style. This book is loaded with clear step-by-step instructions and illustrations, anatomical charts and information, and before-and-after comparisons you won’t find anywhere else—all tailored to creating authentic Japanese-style manga. And in addition to the breakdowns of the various sections of the body, you’ll also learn how all the different elements—including faces and costumes—come together to form complete characters. Basic Anatomy for the Manga Artist contains everything you need to know. No aspiring mangaka (manga artist) should be without it.

Manga for the Beginner Midnight Monsters

Author: Christopher Hart
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 9780823007103
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Art

Uses step-by-step instructions to teach aspiring manga artists how to create their own versions of zombies, vampires, monsters, and other scary and dark characters.

Manga for the Beginner Kawaii

Author: Christopher Hart
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
ISBN: 9780823006625
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Art

explains the tools and techniques for drawing endearing Kawaii-style characters and includes coverage of anthros, monsters, Goths, and the subgenre moe ladies.

Kids Draw Big Book of Everything Manga

Author: Christopher Hart
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 9780770434724
Release Date: 2013-07-24
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

All manga, all the time, all the Chris Hart way! • Bumper book of 256 manga-packed pages • Learn to draw manga, step by step • One gigantic celebration of manga mania Kids are drawn to manga like magnets, and Christopher Hart's manga books are among the hottest sellers of all books, with more than 2.5 million copies in print. Now Watson-Guptill has gathered Hart's four best-selling Kids Draw books and combined them into one giant manga book. If they're out there in the world of manga, they're in here: cute little critters, sophisticated heroes, witches and wizards, magical boys and magical girls, and everything else manga! Each character is drawn in clear step-by-steps, so young artists can easily follow along. At just 19.95 dollars, Kids Draw Big Book of Everything Manga is one big bundle of manga-drawing fun for one, low price.

Young Artists Draw Manga

Author: Christopher Hart
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 9780823082315
Release Date: 2011-09-13
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

Do you love manga? Now you can learn to draw your own! This book has everything the beginning manga artist needs! You’ll learn how to draw the basic manga head and body types…but that’s just the beginning! Over 100 manga characters—from magical shoujo girls and their super-cute chibi friends to mysterious ninjas and double-crossing villains— are broken down into easy-to-follow steps so you can start drawing all of your favorite manga characters right away! From the Trade Paperback edition.

How To Draw Cartoons and Caricatures

Author: Mark Linley
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780716023500
Release Date: 2013-03-21
Genre: Art

Learn to draw the fun way! Like almost everyone in the world, you are bursting with raw artistic talent just waiting to be released. In a few deft sweeps of your pencil, capture the character of your 'victim'. Use swift strokes to create a face that has instant appeal. Exaggerate the features to make a comical caricature. Brighten up someone's day with your own tiny bit of magic! "Yes, you can do it," says Mark Linley, "and I show you exactly how!"

Manga Art for Beginners

Author: Danica Davidson
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781510700062
Release Date: 2016-03-29
Genre: Art

With titles ranging from Attack on Titan to Pokémon, manga is a billion-dollar industry with millions of fans worldwide. Readers will love this step-by-step guide to drawing characters that resemble the Japanese comics and anime they love. In this book, fans can learn how to draw their own manga characters and join in on the fun. Manga Art for Beginners explores the basics, like how to draw faces and eyes, and gradually shows how to get into more complex drawings. Readers will learn to draw the following character types in easy, detailed steps: • Hero/Heroine • Schoolboy/Schoolgirl • Male and Female Ninja • Butler/Maid • Bishonen • Gothic Lolita • Shrine Maiden • Magical Girl • Chibi

Drawing Manga Animals Chibis and Other Adorable Creatures

Author: J.C. Amberlyn
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 9780823085613
Release Date: 2013-02-20
Genre: Art

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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Manga Crash Course

Author: Mina Petrovic
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781440338380
Release Date: 2015-03-11
Genre: Art

Everything you need to start drawing manga! In the jam-packed pages of Manga Crash Course, popular YouTube artist Mina "Mistiqarts" Petrovic shares with you all the techniques you need to create not just manga figures and faces, but full characters and scenes. After learning the basics for drawing and coloring eyes, hands, feet and other body parts, you'll move on to facial expressions, hair and clothes--the things that will make your characters stand out from the rest. Then, you'll put what you learned to the test as you play the Character Idea Game. Roll the dice to create wacky character combinations like Scary Vampire School Girl or Noisy Winged Knight. Finally, put your characters together in full manga scenes and paneled pages to create a dynamic story. Your crash course to manga drawing begins...NOW! More than 25 step-by-step demonstrations to guide you through creating each body part of your manga characters. Over 130 lessons for facial anatomy, poses, clothing and accessories, and common hairstyles and emotions. Turn your your full-sized manga characters into chibis with easy techniques. Try the character invention game to help you create your own endless supply of unique manga characters and stories.

Pop Manga

Author: Camilla d'Errico
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 9780307985514
Release Date: 2013-10-08
Genre: Art

Renowned manga artist and comics creator Camilla D'Errico's beginner's guide to drawing her signature Japanese-style characters. From comics to video games to contemporary fine art, the beautiful, wide-eyed-girl look of shoujo manga has infiltrated pop culture, and no artist's work today better exemplifies this trend than Camilla D'Errico's. In her first instructional guide, D'Errico reveals techniques for creating her emotive yet playful manga characters, with lessons on drawing basic body construction, capturing action, and creating animals, chibis, and mascots. Plus, she gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at her character design process, pointers on creating their own comics, and prompts for finishing her drawings. Pop Manga is both a celebration of creativity and an indespensible guide that is sure to appeal to manga diehards and aspiring artists alike.

Manga Workshop Characters

Author: Sophie Chan
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781440340239
Release Date: 2015-11-01
Genre: Art

Create your own manga characters! The manga universe is diverse--full of cute chibis, soulful romantics, cunning villains and sassy schoolgirls. Whether you want to tell love stories, create fantasy worlds or explore the drama of everyday life, you can do it with the help of self-taught manga artist and YouTube celebrity Sophie-Chan. You'll learn to draw personality-filled characters and create unique manga stories from start to finish, even if you've never drawn manga before! Inside Manga Workshop: 30+ start-to-finish demonstrations teach you to draw women, men and children of all ages, perspectives and personality types, including classic manga schoolgirls, the boy next door, businesswomen, rock stars and gothic vampires. The Face. Using simple shapes, draw different eyes, noses and mouths to create endless expressions, from blushing surprise and happiness to full-blown tears--even cool hairstyles! The Figure. Follow easy guidelines to create proportionate characters--chibis and children, high schoolers and warriors--and place them in scenes. Plus, learn the secrets to drawing accurate hands and feet, including shoes! Color. Learn to color your manga with colored pencil, markers and digital drawing programs to reflect setting, genre, time of day and personality traits. Bonus pages show variations on facial expressions, common poses, extra outfits and how to use each in your story, plus special drawing demos, including an angel, vampire, witch, a magical cat and Chan's own characters. Includes publishing tips, words of advice and insider secrets!