Making Anime: Create mesmerising manga-style animation with pencils, paint and pixels

Making Anime: Create mesmerising manga-style animation with pencils, paint and pixels

by Chi Hang Li, Chris Patmore, Hayden Scott Baron
     
 
Make your own anime with this unique introductory guide to Japanese animation. You'll learn every stage of the animation process from scripting and storyboarding to preparing and distributing your film. Everything is clearly explained with step-by-step tutorials and packed with color screengrabs, stills and artwork illustrating every technique and process,

Overview

Make your own anime with this unique introductory guide to Japanese animation. You'll learn every stage of the animation process from scripting and storyboarding to preparing and distributing your film. Everything is clearly explained with step-by-step tutorials and packed with color screengrabs, stills and artwork illustrating every technique and process, including:
* Hand-painting characters and backgrounds on to separate cel layers
* Working with 3D graphics
* Using digital pen-and-tone techniques

Apply the core style elements and visual language of anime to your own work and learn to:
* Simplify characters without losing their impact
* Create exaggerated facial expressions
* Use shadows and shading for dramatic effects
* Add lip syncing and speed lines to convey movement

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"For any budding anime fan wanting to take their first steps into the world of animation, it's pretty much essential reading...By the time you've read this book you'll feel like an anime pro...it has enough advice to inspire anyone to put pen to paper (or pent to tablet)."
- Imagine FX Feb 07

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240520452
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/23/2006
Pages:
128

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