101 Top Tips from Professional Manga Artists

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The great popularity of Japanese comics and animated media has made manga art one of the hottest commodities in today's commercial art market. 101 Top Tips from Professional Manga Artists shows illustrators how to succeed in that market. Written by two successful manga artists, with additional insights from a select group of fellow professionals, this illustration-packed book covers all aspects of manga art, ...
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Overview


The great popularity of Japanese comics and animated media has made manga art one of the hottest commodities in today's commercial art market. 101 Top Tips from Professional Manga Artists shows illustrators how to succeed in that market. Written by two successful manga artists, with additional insights from a select group of fellow professionals, this illustration-packed book covers all aspects of manga art, presenting advice and instruction on--
  • Research and inspiration for graphic and story ideas
  • Tools and equipment
  • Drawing characters, with attention to hairstyles, expressions, and poses
  • Adding backgrounds, props, and elements from nature
  • Creating illustrations in black and white, in color, painting in Photoshop, and using markers
  • Creating comics with story, script, speech bubbles, and graphic sound effects
  • Preparing finished work for the web and for print

Here in a single volume is virtually everything an illustrator needs to know in order to create successful manga art for a variety of media. More than 400 color illustrations.

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"…over 100 tips grouped and organized around basic topics, highlighting key aspects of manga such as character design, backgrounds, props, software and media, and even practices of successful professionals. Leong has written one of the most well-rounded, inclusive resources available on the subject."--Library Journal, starred review
Library Journal
★ 09/15/2013
Manga, the popular form of comics drawing that originated in Japan, relies as heavily on bold graphic elements as it does on classical illustration. Freelance comic artist and illustrator Leong and several contributing artists provide over 100 tips grouped and organized around basic topics, highlighting key aspects of manga such as character design, backgrounds, props, software and media, and even practices of successful professionals. VERDICT Leong has written one of the most well-rounded, inclusive resources available on the subject.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438002064
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2013
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 696,228
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Sonia Leong is a freelance comic artist and illustrator, and a member of Sweatdrop Studios, a major Manga studio in the U.K. Her illustrations have appeared in books, comics, games, movies, and on TV.

Hayden Scott-Baron is an illustrator, graphic designer, and a co-founder of Sweatdrop Studios, one of England's largest Manga studios. He has created numerous comics, and has developed many games. He lives in Cambridge, England.

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