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Learn to Draw Manga: A Step-by-Step Guide

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2005

    Disappointed

    This book is a disappointment. This author talks about how not to have 'shoddy anatomy' when the anatomy section is shoddy in itself. If you are looking to draw manga that actually looks like manga, go for another book. I completely respect having style, but i'm sorry this looks nothing like anime. It looks like 'cartoony' anime like Totally Spies. This man talks about drawing anime like he's the master of doing it. He looks at anime as 'Shiny'. In the drawing heads section, the noses don't look ANYTHING like anime. Moving on to the hands section, no complaints, very informative. And the clothing section, the fabric part looked very cartoony, and some of the clothes almost looked like they were cut and pasted on. The SuperNatural and Inhuman section was not that bad. Neither was the perspective section. But the Example of a Splash Page looked sloppy and rushed, almost as though it didn't have much planning. I mean, a word bubble was cut off by a sound effect. The hands on the people crouched down looked more like the beginers 'clump' or 'mitten'. And the faced of people looked extremely underdone. I have no problems with the storytelling section. The artist's inking section is pretty good too. Overall, i think this book is good for someone who already knows how to draw basic manga heads and body's, and are looking for a good reference book for supernaturality, inking, perspective, and hands+feet.

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