Basic Anatomy for the Manga Artist: Everything You Need to Start Drawing Authentic Manga Characters

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Manga Anatomy Like You've Never Seen It!

You know that manga faces are different from those of regular, American-style comic book characters. But did you know that manga bodies are also different? Well, they are, and Christopher Hart is here, once again, to tell you all about it in his signature accessible style.

This book is loaded with clear step-by-step instructions and illustrations, anatomical charts and information, and before-and-after ...

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Overview

Manga Anatomy Like You've Never Seen It!

You know that manga faces are different from those of regular, American-style comic book characters. But did you know that manga bodies are also different? Well, they are, and Christopher Hart is here, once again, to tell you all about it in his signature accessible style.

This book is loaded with clear step-by-step instructions and illustrations, anatomical charts and information, and before-and-after comparisons you won’t find anywhere else—all tailored to creating authentic Japanese-style manga. And in addition to the breakdowns of the various sections of the body, you’ll also learn how all the different elements—including faces and costumes—come together to form complete characters. Basic Anatomy for the Manga Artist contains everything you need to know.

No aspiring mangaka (manga artist) should be without it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823047703
  • Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
  • Publication date: 6/21/2011
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 343,422
  • Product dimensions: 8.34 (w) x 10.82 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Hart
CHRISTOPHER HART is the world's bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books. His books have sold more than 6 million copies and have been translated into 20 languages. Renowned for up-to-the-minute content and easy-to-follow steps, all of Hart's books have become staples for a new generation of aspiring artists and professionals, and they have been selected by the American Library Association for special notice.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    extremely helpful!~

    I am a beginner with drawing manga characters, and i didn't hardly know anything about what i was really doing or where to start. This book was very helpful and informative!~ I love it!~

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Only got the sample right now but...

    It's really informative and pretty good. But still, get the book if you have the money cuz the sample isn't the best in the world. This has been almost helpful advice from a 12-year old....you're welcome =]

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    Absolutely Helpful Manga characters are built (or rather, drawn)

    Absolutely Helpful
    Manga characters are built (or rather, drawn) differently than American or Western style characters, so it
    helps to have a book that shows you how to draw manga anatomy. It helps with understanding the
    placement of muscles and how that effects the external appearance of a character. Along with that, 
    the book also covers shading on a body. The majority of the book is really reference rather than
    instruction, but it's helpful no matter what your experience level.
    In my opinion, this is one of Chris Hart's best books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Uhg!!!!!

    Please, people!!! Don't even bother commenting if you have something negative about the author himself! Only comment about the book because that is what people want to hear about.
    A.B.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Awesome!

    My art teacher has this book (so I hog it every time I have art) and it's awesome!
    It's for beginners, though

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    Im going to buy this regardless.

    Some people may think its a bad buy, but ghats probably because theyre already great manga artists. This book is obably for beginners.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2012

    Attention

    If you think his artwork is so bad please do not even bother posting. I prefer as well as everyone else who needs slight help to not waste my time reading bad reviews.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2012

    CHRISTOPHER HART IS SOOO...

    I don't want to say anything too insulting about Christopher Hart here, but...really, I'm thirteen and l draw manga better than him. Like, way better.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    Cool

    I only have the free sample but it tells you great info on the side-way and foward head and face drawibg!!! *Great technick!* :) :) MUST BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2014

    Cool

    AmaIng

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Are you real.com

    When
    :@46$"66:33*$$4%'4-*:#56&5:4#874*8;$23%+&5'$644

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Yay!! Christopher Hart is here to teach us!!!

    Time to learn more about manga!! What will we learn next!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    Make it cheaper

    If you make it ceaper then more people will buy it

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2012

    Christopher Hart is a terrible artist. It's shocking to see that

    Christopher Hart is a terrible artist. It's shocking to see that he has published books.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2012

    Good

    Read

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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