How To Draw More Manga

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In this sequel to the popular How To Draw Manga, teen author Katy Coope provides even more dynamic step-by-step drawing tips for the edgy, popular art style of manga.

Teen author and illustrator Katy Coope turned her love of Japanese comic art into a super-cool, step-by-step process for kids. Easy-to-follow with an oversized format and accessible text and pictures, this how-to-draw book will find an audience with fans of anime, manga, and all budding comic-book artists. ...

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In this sequel to the popular How To Draw Manga, teen author Katy Coope provides even more dynamic step-by-step drawing tips for the edgy, popular art style of manga.

Teen author and illustrator Katy Coope turned her love of Japanese comic art into a super-cool, step-by-step process for kids. Easy-to-follow with an oversized format and accessible text and pictures, this how-to-draw book will find an audience with fans of anime, manga, and all budding comic-book artists. Includes chapters on how to draw Faces, Expressions, and Bodies for people as well as animals-with special tips on adding and using color.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439585606
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/11/2004
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 956,087
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.04 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.22 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2007

    Best Drawing Book for Manga ever seen!!!

    This book is totally awesome!! I am a good manga artist already even though I am in sixth grade but this book told me I had a lot to improve! They show you how to make eyes, faces, noses, mouths, hairstyles, clothes, pants, poses, action scenes, cute animals, and a lot more! Its very colorful and detailed too! I lended it to my friend and she became a good artist in two days! If you really put hard effort and determination, this book should be no sweat for you!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2006

    disappointed mangaka

    i can draw much better than Katy Cope! and of all the anime and manga books out there, this one would not catch my eye.... the drawings are weak, the author needs to improve her style... i feel kinda' bad but it is a good book for gradeschool and first year middleschoolers, but not highschoolers.. it depresses me so....whatever you do, DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK UNLESS YOU ARE JUST BEGINNING OR ARE IN GRADESCHOOL OR MIDDLESCHOOL!!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2008

    It's good for beginners

    I checked this book out when I started manga, and it helped me. True, I did think that some of the art was boring, but it's still pretty good. Although her art needs some work, so does mine. I think when you draw manga, you are always improving and adjusting your skills. So, I gave it a 3 star.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2008

    AWESOME!!

    I'm a pretty good artist if I say so myself, but I learned a lot from this book. Easy-to-follow instructions and really cool pictures. I totally recommend this to any and every artist!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2007

    Fantastic awsome book!!!!!

    This book helped me so much! Other people should check it out! Everyone at my school is praising my drawings!!!! Check it out to see if it helps you too!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2005

    Katy Coope doesn't know how to draw manga, Focus on Japanese Artists!!!

    Okay, this book is really only for young, young kids, under twelve, all right? Coope shows some good colouring skills, but I have to say something else--she draws amerimanga!! Her style is horrible for her age, and I'm disappointed that older people enjoyed this book. Sure, she can show you most of the basics(bodies, expressions..etc.), but she can't do a normal picture. Is it normal to be blushing all the time? Is it all right for your hand to be overly fat? What about your neck being so skinny that it will snap. Her chibis are horrific(there's no need to have gigantic shoes and eyes). Her hands look broken and unnatural. Her poses aren't really interesting, and even for a beginner book she starts with something complicated. Her style is very childish, not at all matching a seventeen year old. Of course, for younger kids, this style is all right, but not for older kids, unless you incorporate this with chibis(which are not ever called plushies). Yes, I know there are some drawings that are good(only because of colouring). Her hair isn't that nice, not many animes have bulk hair anymore, and it's more strands than chunks. Her highlights in the hair are too abnormal, and her hair is too crazy(crazier than Cloud Strife), just because characters can have any hair, doesn't mean that you can run with it and create something like that. If you want better ideas to make your own style, check out awesome Japanese artists like CLAMP, Akimine Kamijyo, Yuu Watase, Akiar Toriyama, and check out Oekaki Boards, like on Yueying.net, there are good Dynasty Warriors artists(dry ice). Please never refer to Katy Coope for manga help. What kind of How-To-Draw-Manga book doesn't tell you how to actually draw the panels, do lineart,toning, and storyline? Okay, I would also add that Katy Coope, even though drawing for beginners, should have more imagination in her clothing!! They have no depth whatsoever, no thickness. Just amazingly flat!Her clothes looks like they're made of some kind of cheap material. Where is the texture?! Should she not address that?!what kind of guy has 'Wai' on his shirt? She picks boring clothing for boring characters. In her first book, she had a guy, standing normally with no expression, at some plate object that can't be distinguished because of her HORRIBLE drawing skills. I also take the time to talk about the shoes she makes her tortured characters wear. Oh geez, anime and manga characters rarely wear sneakers!! Or pink and yellow boots!! Or retarded looking tatami sandals! To the chibis: you don't need to wear gigantic shoes, just because chibi porportions are bigger!! Now I must address her folds and creases in the clothes. TERROR! HORROR! AGONY! Her clothes have almost no folds in them, when she should be teaching her beginners how to add them properly in clothing, so they don't go: 'Wow, her pants have three creases, how come mine have ten?' What, are her clothes all super-form fitting or something? Other than bandannas and scarves, nothing will have more than three creases. Wait, let me add this: WHAT KIND OF GUY HAS PINK AND RED POLKA DOTS ON HIS SHIRT!!?!? Oh yeah, does she realize that mangas aren't supposed to be coloured? For happy characters, this ^_^ can work on even serious drawings. I'm sorry if this is long, but I have to warn all manga fans that this book is not for you if you want your book to draw as good as X/1999, Kare Kano, Sailor Moon, Samurai Deeper Kyo, Tokyo Babylon, the list goes on. I am not biased with Japanese people, but they just happen to be the original creators of manga, and even little kids will understand what it must look like. I agree that her hair shine and shading is nice, but nothing else is nice to look at. Can I say again that you don't blush 24/7? Her style is repetitive, it makes me sick. The lack of hair design makes designing your own hair harder, and her side faces are sickening(especially when she tries to add lips). I draw better than her(only twelve), and

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2010

    AMAZING! SO HELPFUL!

    Ever since i bought this book it has helped me so much. The artworks and tips are perfect for beginners. It's worth buying!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2006

    GET THIS ONE FIRST!

    If you know of both of the books, How to Draw Manga by Katy Coope and this one, How to Draw More Manga by Katy Coope, I suggest getting this one first! It'll teach you the basics on getting down the body shape, the hair, they eyes, clothes, and what not. How to Draw Manga, teaches you more advanced things like how to draw a head from a side view or a bottom view.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2006

    Decent

    It's a good book for beginners. But I dont totally care for the big eyes and small mouths. I started drawing manga when I was influenced by a 6th grader that was better at manga than Katy Coope. Then the book really gave me a start, and I liked it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2006

    This book is perfect for beginners

    This book taught me how to draw manga in just a few days! It's a really good book if you are just learning how to draw manga. I totally loved this book because that' how i learned how to draw manga and all my friends love my pictures! If your barely learning how to draw manga, this book is perfect for you. Everyone will love your drawings!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2006

    For beginners

    I bought this book a couple years back to learn to draw manga. Now we all know that to beginners, any thing that is remotely close to anime/manga looks awesome. This book got me started, but it is not a book I want to copy. Now that I am better at drawing, I realize that this book was not the best. If you have not drawn manga before you should go ahead and get it. It will help you out and make you realize that it isn't as hard as it seems. The flaws in the book are on things like clothing and such, but if you are new to it all you won't be worrying about all the details anyway.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2005

    Varies from person to person

    Although there are a lot of people who may dislike this book, it's actually nice. I mean, I had a horrible style, and I didn't use the book word for word. I changed the parts I didn't agree with, like the eye sizes or the shape of the heads. It's good to use for reference. Though I would like to get my hands on a real How To Draw Manga book from Japan!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2005

    AWESOME

    This book helped me get back in to drawing in 1 day. The first time I drew a fat little squirrel I thought I was good. After my squirrel I drew some fantasy creature out of the book [ I even made it do rock on signs with it's hands ] and my friend loved my picture. so if you want to learn how to draw manga this is the bok for you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2005

    I created my own style

    I bought her first book like two years ago, it teached me how to draw Manga and I really liked it. But right now, like two years later, I have created my own style which isn't so 'Amerimanga' - I definitly think that (in her first book) the eyes were many times too big, the clothes were kinda boring, just like the hair. But still, it really helped me to learn drawing Manga. I'm a big fan of drawing since I could hold a coloring pencil, and since I have this book I'm drawing Manga every day. But not like Katy - I created my own style, with clothes and hair that are more original, eyes that are not that huge and no sneakers allowed! ;)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2004

    The other reviews may be misleading...

    I bought the prequel to this book in 7th grade, and I hated it. The artist has very little understanding of anatomy and perspective, and she actually teaches HER OWN STYLE in this book rather than giving you outlines on drawing and leading you to develop your own. The style itself is hardly manga at all: the hand positions, body structure, face structure, coloring styles, the way she draws clothing are either amerimanga mix or just childish. Simply put, the author does not understand what manga really is: it is not a predefined art style that must be emulated by all others. Overall, this is a great book--if you are a total beginner and you have no interest whatsoever in manga. For beginners, I would suggest the Society of Manga Technique's HOW TO DRAW MANGA series instead.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2004

    You WILL Improve!

    I haven't bought this book yet but I have seen the work of my friends. He bough this book last year and now he is awsome! Something that I think is cool he says is 'basic' When I do get this book I will work and work at it until I can draw a perfect character right off the bat!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2004

    Man, I thought I was good

    I got this book at a book fair in school. I thought I was good! I could draw the best manga in the whole 9th grade. But when it came to bodies, I fell flat on my face! Then I got katy's second book and I couldn't belive how much I was doing wrong with my bodies. I would love to thank Katy for helping this hopeless Japanesse gal out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2004

    Excellent book

    This book was very great, and fun as well. Though it did have many step-by-step things, I would recommend the book before this one, 'How to Draw Manga', to beginners. The first book is much better with body anatomy, and the like, and then, if you get 'More Manga', then you can add both together, and come up with great manga. As I said, excellent book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2004

    This Book Is Great

    This book taught me many things I use to draw out of the book, I only drew 2 pictures out of it then it was easy for me to draw Manga, though i am only 11 years old i can draw like i was older. But I really enjoyed it because when ever i draw someone comes up to me and says 'WOW, did you trace that out of a book or something?' and my reply is 'No,I drew without help but with out this book(how to draw more manga) i wouldnt be able to draw like this' So I recomend that you get this book, if you want to draw like a pro or you like to draw.

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    Posted November 13, 2009

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