Synopses & Reviews
Hugely popular in Japan and gaining acceptance all over the world, manga appeals to people of all ages and artistic abilities. This comprehensive guide explains the essentials of this art form for manga artists of all skill levels, giving novices basic instruction and providing advanced tips for more seasoned illustrators. Filled with step-by-step illustrations, it provides pencil-drawing, inking, and coloring techniques as well as touching on ways artists can use new technology such as Adobe Photoshop to create manga artworks. It also has sections devoted to drawing animalsincluding bunnies, horses, and salamandersand mecha characters, which incorporate robot, human, and/or animal figures into futuristic-looking beings. A gallery of finished examples at the end of the book serves as a visual reference as well as a catalyst for more ideas.
A guide to drawing manga for artists of all skill levels offers step-by-step illustrations for pencil-drawing, inking, and coloring techniques and explains how such new technology as Adobe Photoshop can be used to create manga artworks.
About the Author
Yishan Li is a professional manga artist whose artwork has been published internationally. Her previous books include "Faces & Hair," "Hands & Feet," "Manga Tips," and "Mecha Manga."