50 Manga Babes to Draw and Paint: Create Cutting Edge Manga Figures for Comic Books, Computer Games, and Graphic Novels
  • 50 Manga Babes to Draw and Paint: Create Cutting Edge Manga Figures for Comic Books, Computer Games, and Graphic Novels
  • 50 Manga Babes to Draw and Paint: Create Cutting Edge Manga Figures for Comic Books, Computer Games, and Graphic Novels

50 Manga Babes to Draw and Paint: Create Cutting Edge Manga Figures for Comic Books, Computer Games, and Graphic Novels

by Chi Han Li
     
 


Cartoonists, art students, anime artists, and computer game designers will find inspiration for creating fantastic female characters in this heavily illustrated book. The author begins with several basic but alluring babes to get readers started--Schoolgirl, Princess, Geisha, Cat Girl, French Maid, Gothic, and others. He presents each of them in a full-page, fully…  See more details below

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Cartoonists, art students, anime artists, and computer game designers will find inspiration for creating fantastic female characters in this heavily illustrated book. The author begins with several basic but alluring babes to get readers started--Schoolgirl, Princess, Geisha, Cat Girl, French Maid, Gothic, and others. He presents each of them in a full-page, fully rendered illustration, accompanied by working sketches, character sheets, and detailed technical instruction on how to recreate the design. He explains all techniques for both traditional and digital media, from creating black-and-white line art to adding color and screen-tone effects. Students will also find advice on creating a useful work space for themselves, choosing and using their tools and materials, developing drawing and painting techniques, working digitally, and learning to render correct proportions, scale, skin tone, and foreshortening in figure drawing. Here are femmes fatales, bookish maidens, punk and hip-hop babes, and even grandma and teacher types. More than 300 full-color, highly instructive, often provocative illustrations.

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School Library Journal

Adult/High School

At last, an instructional art book that focuses solely on the female manga character. The bodacious babes featured in this well-designed, highly informative, and artistically inspirational book will hold appeal for both newly curious and experienced manga artists. The characters range from classic shojo-style to sexy uniformed schoolgirls, empowered career women, and pop-culture enthusiasts ("Representin' Reiko"-a hip-hop fan-or Ana, the punk rocker) as well as to vampires, beach babes, tomboys, and Goths. Multiculturally neutral, the book well represents international styles, fashions, and trends of contemporary teen girls. It includes an introduction to manga; a film, book, and artist resource list; a Japanese-terminology glossary; a list of tools and materials; and a comprehensive how-to section that covers everything from basic line drawing to digital media. This title should be a welcome addition for art instructors, teen manga clubs, and libraries that have a strong manga/anime following.-Jodi Mitchell, Berkeley Public Library, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764138102
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2008
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
11.20(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author


Chi Hang Li is an experienced graphic designer who specializes in digital art, and manga and anime illustrations. He is co-author of Anime Techniques, also published in North America by Barron's.

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