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How to Draw the Hottest Shoujo Manga
From the creative mind of superstar comic artist Colleen Doran, Girl to Grrrl Manga is your invitation to the drama, high romance and dreamlike settings of shoujo manga
Page after page of step-by-step instruction lets you get right to it as you learn the simple tricks to drawing different shoujo looks. Beautiful, glamorous girls in funky costumes. Gorgeous guys with smoldering, direct gazes and tortured storylines. Dazzling characters with supermodel-lean builds, voluminous hair and those enormous, liquid eyes that swim with emotion.
Inside, you'll learn to draw faces and figures from different perspectives and to various dramatic effects. Discover the secrets to drawing hands, tearful eyes, fantastic costumes, and other fun and expressive facets of shoujo art. You'll see how the smallest details, like extra-long eyelashes or a highlight on the lips, can make the biggest difference
So you want to draw like CLAMP (Cardcaptor Sakura and CLAMP School Detectives), or Mineo Maya (Patalliro), or Fuyumi Soryo (Mars) ... or (best of all) uniquely like YOU? With Girl to Grrrl Manga, you'll learn to recognize and replicate authentic shoujo stylesclassic, contemporary, retro, children's, aesthetic, modern, illustrativeon your way to achieving your own, fabulous, one-of-a-kind style.
Artists are given the skills they need to create the emotional content that distinguishes Shouja Manga and to draw completely authentic looking art, in a guide that includes step-by-step instructions for recognizing and creating the different Shoujo styles--including retro, classic, modern, ladies' contemporary, and more. Original.
The definitive guide to drawing Japanese girls' comics reveals how to both recognize and create different Shoujo styles. Colleen Doran covers class, retro, and modern styles with hundreds of illustrations and full-page beauty shots.
This book gives artists the skills they need to get started. Readers will discover how to create the emotional content that distinguishes "shoujo manga"--strong female characters in adventure yarns or stories focusing on love and relationship--as well as how to draw authentic looking art.