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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Drawing Manga, Illustrated

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Drawing Manga, Illustrated

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by John Layman, David Hutchison
     
 

Simple instructions for illustrating everything Manga.

This guide teaches manga lovers how to create their own characters and stories. From bodies to the nuts and bolts of “mech” (manga for anything mechanical), readers will learn all the basics necessary to start rendering the exotic worlds and creative characters that attracted them

Overview

Simple instructions for illustrating everything Manga.

This guide teaches manga lovers how to create their own characters and stories. From bodies to the nuts and bolts of “mech” (manga for anything mechanical), readers will learn all the basics necessary to start rendering the exotic worlds and creative characters that attracted them to manga as readers. Over 200 illustrations will show readers exactly how to draw everything from heroes to vehicles to backgrounds.

• Manga is the fastest-growing segment of the publishing industry, with 2004 sales projected to reach 120 million, up 20% from 2003
• There are few instructional manga books that are truly instructional and even fewer with this guide's step-by-step directions
• The single most comprehensive source for learning all the manga basics

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592573356
Publisher:
Alpha Books
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
Complete Idiot's Guide Series
Edition description:
Illustrate
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.98(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.74(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

John Layman has been involved in manga and all sorts of comics for decades. The writer of Gambit for Marvel, he has written two miniseries each for Thundercats and Species. The creator of Puffed and Bay City Jive, Layman has edited and lettered comics for many comic companies.
David Hutchinson is a freelance illustrator who specializes in manga. He has contributed to many of Antarctic Press's How to Draw Manga volumes.

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Complete Idiot's Guide to Drawing Manga Illustrated 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Hime_no_Yami More than 1 year ago
I loved to watch anime and read manga on a daily bases. I was in sixth grade (sophmore in high school now) when I drew characters from the shows I watched. It's when I came across this book when I gather all of my inspiration to draw on my own. I had a complete step-by-step layout on the manga drawing basics. I art and humor used in the book keeps me motivated on becoming a mangaka myself. I loved my purchase!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I learned more from online tutorials. This book doesn't do a great job of explaining things thoroughly and often leaves the reader hanging. It isn't in-depth either. The style of drawing doesn't look like your typical anime/manga drawings. Stay away if you are looking for anatomy because it doesn't explain in detail how to draw arms, etc. You are better off buying another book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it was pretty good it had lots and lots of ideas but i think they shouldve added more to certain sections and they shouldnt repeat over and over they should have more facial expressions mor then just trees and more explaining but if your good at looking at pictures and figuring out then this book shouldnt be a problem. Helps with shading i think its recomended along with other books -Manny ^^