Synopses & Reviews
Manga has taken the West by storm and people everywhere are inter-ested in learning how to recreate its distinctive Japanese style with large eyes, triangular faces, and dynamic expressiveness. Draw Your Own Manga
was designed for beginners with no previous drawing experience. All the basic techniques you need to know are outlined, including everything you wanted to know but were too embarrassed to ask.
Draw Your Own Manga presents a manga story outline with a heroine and takes readers through the process of making a story from start to finish, discussing everything from materials and techniques, to proportions and facial expressions, to background and perspective, and layout and special effects. The book features interviews with two well-known manga artists, Toru Fujisawa and GTO Great Teacher Onizuka, who share information about their workplaces, tools and materials, and offer many helpful tips.
Most importantly, Draw Your Own Manga is simple and easy to understand, and features cute, easy-to-draw characters, including people of all ages. With clear and detailed instructions, this book can help make a manga artist out of anyone. The textbook of choice at Tokyo Animation College, the leading school for manga artists.
The textbook of choice at Tokyo Animation College, the leading school for manga artists, this book outlines all of the basic techniques one needs to know through easy-to-draw characters of all ages and detailed instructions.
American Library Association's 2005 Best List - Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
Ever wanted to draw manga but didn't know where to start?
Ever felt there's something not quite right with your drawing but not sure what?
Draw Your Own Manga: All the Basics is the book for you! The textbook of choice at Tokyo Animation College-the leading school for manga artists in Japan, it covers all the basic information you need to get started on drawing manga with clear and easy-to-understand instructions.
* Which materials and tools are essential and how to use them.
* How to draw characters, and what proportions to use for dodies and faces.
* Techniques for creating simple but effective special effects in ink and screen tone.
* Easy-to-follow rules for drawing in different types of perspective.
* How to use photographic material for backgrounds.
Draw Your Own Manga: All The Basics also features interviews with two famous mang artists, Takao Yaguchi and Toru Fujisawa, who share their thoughts on the important features of manga and what it takes to become a manga artist.