Synopses & Reviews
Through a mix of step-by-step instructions and finished examples, this handy-sized guide shows how to draw manga chibischaracters whose features are intensely exaggerated and who can play both cute and evil roles. Each artistic exercise highlights the differences between chibi and traditional manga characters and covers the essentials before detailing various drawing, inking, and coloring techniques. Information on shape, anatomy, color, and lighting make learning to draw manga chibis easier and help more experienced artists develop their skills. Also included are a survey of necessary tools and materials, a look at digital drawing, a discussion on perspectives and backgrounds, and ideas for creating unique manga chibi characters.
The super deformed illustration style exaggerates a character's features, usually resulting in gigantic heads. Although it is widely used by manga fans because it is easy to reproduce, learning to control it can be difficult. This book is aimed at all those who would like to start or to perfect this style. Centred around the tiny and fun chibis, this volume explains, step by step, how to start from scratch and arrive at the final finished product.
About the Author
Sergio Guinot is an illustrator who specializes in manga.