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Manga For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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Packed with hundreds of how-to illustrations

Take your manga drawings from rough sketches to finished art!

Are you an aspiring manga artist? This easy-to-follow guide shows you how to create your own manga characters and their world — from heroes and villains to weapons, cars, animals, and more. You get ...

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Manga For Dummies

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Overview

Packed with hundreds of how-to illustrations

Take your manga drawings from rough sketches to finished art!

Are you an aspiring manga artist? This easy-to-follow guide shows you how to create your own manga characters and their world — from heroes and villains to weapons, cars, animals, and more. You get expert, step-by-step guidance in various drawing techniques, developing a story, and using motion and emotion to bring your characters to life!

Discover how to

  • Draw different faces and body types
  • Understand the manga genres
  • Create plotlines and storyboards
  • Design high-tech gadgets
  • Show off your work
  • Set up your own manga studio
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118051054
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/12/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 868,410
  • File size: 36 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Kensuke Okabayashi teaches art at the Educational Alliance Art School in New York City. His work can be seen in everything from comic books to graphic novels to advertising storyboards.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Manga 101.

Chapter 1: Welcome to Manga World.

Chapter 2: Gearing Up and Getting Ready.

Chapter 3: Drawing: Starting with the Basics.

Part II: To the Drawing Board.

Chapter 4: Taking It from the Top with the Head.

Chapter 5: Nice Bod: Manga Body Basics.

Chapter 6: Customize and Accessorize Your Manga Character.

Part III: Calling All Cast Members!

Chapter 7: The Main Protagonists.

Chapter 8: Those Loveable Sidekicks.

Chapter 9: The Dreaded Villains.

Chapter 10: Elder Figures.

Chapter 11: Damsels in Distress.

Chapter 12: Girl Power! Shojo Manga.

Part IV: Time to Go Hi-Tech.

Chapter 13: Designing Mechas.

Chapter 14: Gadgets and Weapons.

Chapter 15: Taking Off: Vehicles and Airplanes.

Part V: An Advanced Case of Manga.

Chapter 16: Putting Manga into Perspective.

Chapter 17: Using Speed Lines to Create Motion and Emotion.

Chapter 18: Thumbnails and Scenery.

Chapter 19: Writing a Good Story.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Ten (or so) Manga Artists.

Chapter 21: (Nearly) Ten Places to Strut your Stuff.

Index.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    So Very Helpful

    The book is an excellent reference for beginners or intermediate artists that wish to learn how to draw human characters similar to the ones seen in most of the manga and anime of today. Also, if you have a problem with drawing a certain part of the human body (i.e. the eye or the hand), then this book will help you think about that part in very simplified ways.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Hm..

    I guess it was a good book, but my brother got it and i thought the drawing style was more western than most actual manga. Id say that if you wanted to draw a more realistic, cartoonish drawing, then this is the right book. But i wouldnt actually call it manga, so if you want manga, i dont reccommend this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2012

    Hi my name is Jkgreexb

    Ha ha ha got you. I luv manga!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 11, 2011

    Wow+amazing...

    Excellent+for+beginners+and+pros...+you%27re+basically+taugth+all+the+basic+of+manga.+From+drawing+people%2C+to+cars%2C+backrounds+more...%0A%0AEven+gives+you+tips+of+how+to+create+your+manga+studio+and+what+tools+you+need+and+can+have....%0A%0AThe+only+thing+I+have+against+this+book+is+that+the+body+porportion+of+the+people+are+more+americain+comic+rather+than+manga...%0A%28look+at+the+cover...%29+but+strangely+the+author+draw+manga+face+with+the+americain+comic+body+porportins...

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

    Sample....

    It doesn't show any pictures of manga or give steps! Plus...the manga in this book doesn't look like true real manga. I BET THE BOOK IS BETTER.

    - cupcake6433

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2012

    How good?

    How good is the sample.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2011

    What?

    What in the world did that person write?

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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