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Manga for the Beginner Midnight Monsters: How to Draw Zombies, Vampires, and Other Delightfully Devious Characters of Japanese Comics


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With zombies, vampires, and the occult running rampant in today's television, movies, and other media, it's no wonder that the scary, monstrous, and dark characters of manga have become so popular. Manga for the Beginner Midnight Monsters teaches artists how they can create their own versions of these creepy, spooky, and mysterious characters that they just can't get enough of.

About the Author

CHRISTOPHER HART is the world's bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books. His books have sold more than 6 million copies and have been translated into 20 languages. Renowned for up-to-the-minute content and easy-to-follow steps, all of Hart's books have become staples for a new generation of aspiring artists and professionals, and they have been selected by the American Library Association for special notice.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

The Basics 11

Major Character Types 12

Drawing Heads 21

Powerful Male Goth 22

Victim 24

The Wild One 26

The Seductress 28

Young Teen Goth: Male 30

Young Teen Goth: Female 32

Drawing Bodies 35

Front View Basics: Male 36

Front View Basics: Female 39

Girls from the Dark Side 43

Gothic and Lolita-Style

Female 44

Dark Gothic Girl 48

Possessed Child 52

Girl Witch 56

Zombie Girlfriend 60

Boys with Lost Souls 65

Vampire Boy 66

Hunter of Vampires 70

Sorcerer 74

Fallen Angel 78

Vampires: Rulers of the Underworld 83

The Ever-Popular Victorian-Style Vampires 84

Modern Vampires: The New Stars of Graphic Novels 92

The Bewitching Beauty of Female Vampires 102

Magical Beasts 111

Dragon 112

Werewolf 114

Human-Creature Hybrid 116

Magical White Tiger 118

Elk Monster 120

Flying Snow Fox 122

Unicorn 124

Backgrounds 127

In the Garden of Death 128

The Baron’s Castle 130

Church Steeple 132

Lost in the Woods 134

Abandoned Farmhouse 136

Things That Go Bump in the Night 138

Color Theory 145

Color Palettes for

Supernatural Characters 146

Color Backgrounds 152

Interpretive Colors 156

Black-and-White versus Color 158

Combining Genres and Expanding your Art 161

Sports and Supernatural 162

Traditional Japanese Characters and Goth 164

Fantasy (Fairies) and Horror 166

Samurai and Goth 168

Magical Girl and Horror 170

Moe and Goth 172

Taking Your A.R.T. to the Next Level 174

Index 176


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Hart, Christopher
Watson-Guptill Publications
Art - Cartooning
Edition Description:
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310 B+W IMAGES, 160 4-C IMAGES
10 x 8.52 x 0.53 in 1.48 lb

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