Comickers Art 2: Create Amazing Manga Characters

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Comickers Art: Create Amazing Manga Characters delves deep into the creative process of manga and shows how to transform two-dimensional sketches into detailed, life-like characters. With beautiful full-color art from cover to cover, this second volume in the Comickers Art series showcases authentic instructions and original advice from the best manga creators—along with finished illustrations from each featured artist. Both visually-stunning and extremely informative, this book is an essential guide for all ...

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Overview

Comickers Art: Create Amazing Manga Characters delves deep into the creative process of manga and shows how to transform two-dimensional sketches into detailed, life-like characters. With beautiful full-color art from cover to cover, this second volume in the Comickers Art series showcases authentic instructions and original advice from the best manga creators—along with finished illustrations from each featured artist. Both visually-stunning and extremely informative, this book is an essential guide for all aspiring manga artists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061452543
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/24/2008
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 805,389
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 11.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Published quarterly in Japan, Comickers Magazine is the authoritative guide to the Japanese comics trade and provides unique information on the worlds of manga, anime, illustration, games, fashion, and cinema.

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Table of Contents


Sketching and Human Expression     6
What is Sketching?     8
Sketching and Balance Interview: Hiroshi Kanno     9
Techniques for Mastering Skillful Sketching     12
Sketching Guidelines     12
Deformation     14
Understanding the Human Body     15
You Higuri     16
Eiji Usatsuka     34
Hiroshi Takahashi     46
Tenpo Ibun Ayakashi Ayashi     56
Kikoushi-Enma     68
Gallery: Hot New Talent     78
Story Manga     90
"Faint Sigh of the Enchanted Princess"   Shigeki Maeshima     91
"Cogito Ergo Sum"   Miou Takaya     101
"Forest of Tree People" Chapter of the Land, "One Piece of the Universe"   Yoshimi Moriyama   Natsuko Mori     109
Gallery: Master Artists     118
Index     126
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  • Posted March 18, 2010

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    Nice

    This book is wonderful for ameture artists honing their style. This is NOT a beginners' book. The artists ARE well known in the manga and anime world, but not the American world. (Vocaloid, yaoi,ect) A must have for people who already understand manga and illustration basics. :D

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  • Posted February 13, 2009

    Dissapointing

    This book was a dissapointment. I had hoped to find demonstrations of techniques on how to draw manga from well known professionals in the field, but instead what this book offers is only very little known Manga artists talking about how great they are. There are no clear step by step instructions for the beginner to use when trying to draw manga or anime. Get the How to Draw Manga series instead.

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