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Manga Art for Beginners

How to Create Your Own Manga Drawings

Illustrated by Melanie Westin
Published by Skyhorse
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

  • Designed for how people learn—makes drawing manga easy
  • The ideal manga drawing book for beginners—eyes, hands, feet, body shapes, and more
  • Includes ideas for how to draw your own graphic novel

Have you spent years admiring manga drawing and wondering how to draw cool stuff, but you haven’t known how to draw it on your own? This book by Danica Davidson and illustrated by the amazing Melanie Westin will guide you to drawing your own manga. These two help you find your way and include how to draw for adult beginners in this book. They also include how to draw anime for beginners, how to draw cartoon comic strips, how to draw tigers, how to draw characters, and more, including:

Teen boy
Teen girl
Hands, feet, and hair
Butler
Maid
Woman in kimono
Male and female ninja
Bishonen
Chibi
Hero and heroine
Kissing and hugging

This cartoon drawing guide will be especially useful for the beginner cartoon artist. This belongs on any anime bookshelf and can help readers create a book. Learn more about the art of manga with Danica Davidson and Melanie Westin in Manga Art for Beginners: How to Create Your Own Manga Drawings.

Excerpt

Introduction

There are a lot of reasons to love manga—impressive story arcs, loveable characters, the ability to tell any kind of story you want. And then there’s manga’s art. This artistic style, which is distinctly Japanese, is a beautiful and expressive way to draw characters and scenes.

Maybe you fell in love with manga after first experiencing Japanese anime, like Pokémon or Attack on Titan, and this led you to the manga version. Or maybe you’ve always loved comic books, or you’ve been a big Nipponophile (a lover of Japan and Japanese culture). However you got here, there’s a good chance your love of the medium got you to want to show your appreciation by creating your own manga. So, what next?

This book will show you the steps of drawing your own manga characters. It covers basics, like hands and eyes, then moves on to specific steps on how to draw common characters found in manga, such as ninjas, bishonen, and butlers. Characters are shown with different personalities and style.

The book also teaches you how to draw from different angles. You can mix and match characters here, too. For example, you can put the maid’s tilted head on any body, not just the maid. It is also written with simple, accessible language so it’s easy to understand. You don’t have to take art classes and know art terms before approaching these pages.

Manga is about art, and it’s also about having fun. Let’s experience the beauty and uniqueness of manga together!

About The Author

Danica Davidson has written for MTV, The Onion, the Los Angeles Times, and about fifty other publications. She is also the author of the Unofficial Overworld Adventure series, as well as Manga Art for Beginners from Skyhorse Publishing.

About The Illustrator

Product Details

  • Publisher: Skyhorse (March 29, 2016)
  • Length: 220 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781510700062

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