Manga for the Beginner Chibis: Everything You Need to Start Drawing the Super-Cute Characters of Japanese Comics

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The ultimate guide to creating chibis!

They populate manga with chunky bodies, oversized heads, and huge expressive eyes. They're schoolgirls and schoolboys, magical girls and mad scientists, fairies and fighter princesses, cyborgs and sci-fi secret agents, bikers and bad samurais, robots and rebel leaders. They've even got chubby pets and zany monster sidekicks! They're chibis!

Excruciatingly cute, highly stylized, and beloved in all manga ...

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Overview

The ultimate guide to creating chibis!

They populate manga with chunky bodies, oversized heads, and huge expressive eyes. They're schoolgirls and schoolboys, magical girls and mad scientists, fairies and fighter princesses, cyborgs and sci-fi secret agents, bikers and bad samurais, robots and rebel leaders. They've even got chubby pets and zany monster sidekicks! They're chibis!

Excruciatingly cute, highly stylized, and beloved in all manga genres (fantasy, magical girls, shounen, anthro, sci-fi-, and more), without them, manga would barely exist. And now you can learn, step by step, how to draw virtually every chibi out there, how to "chibify" ordinary manga characters—and how to invent your very own designs! Covering facial expressions, those iconic manga eyes, costumes, character interaction, and story settings, Manga for the Beginner Chibis has it all.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823014880
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 3/23/2010
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 377,582
  • Product dimensions: 8.62 (w) x 10.02 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Hart

CHRISTOPHER HART is the world's bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books. His books have sold more than 6 million copies and have been translated into 20 languages. Renowned for up-to-the-minute content and easy-to-follow steps, all of Hart's books have become staples for a new generation of aspiring artists and professionals, and they have been selected by the American Library Association for special notice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    It has goods and downs

    The Pros
    Pictures
    Tips
    Reading Material

    The Cons
    Didnt exactly teach you step by step more like read then figure out how to draw
    I basically copied the pictures nd I had made my 'chibi'

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2011

    not complete - but a great book

    its a great book with great ideas, however, you must also order the Christopher Hart chibi workbook otherwise it won't help many beginning artists.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    I love drawing Chibis, and this book improved my skills as a graphic designer and I have so much fun using this book.

    The step by step on how to draw each chibi is very helpful and detailed.

    If you want to improve your drawing skills, this book would be put to great use =^)

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Vrry Nice!

    I am just in love with this book. It not only shows how to draw the chibis, but also it shows the basic proportions of chibis. Iwill, and have, recommendef this to my friends.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2011

    Awesome

    Really detailed and good examples!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    Love this book

    The chibis are very cute also adorableand quite humerous in their expressions . A must buy. Just needs to work on some of the small things , like explaining more in detail how to draw hhis marvelous creations and also some tips on to come up with new ways to create these adorable chibi's.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2012

    Pretty lame

    Fine as a style study or experienced artists, pitiful as an instruction manuel for beginners.
    Two or three pages are devoted to explaining his style, and the rest of the book is four-step drawings for you to copy wih no ritten help or explanation. Hart seems more bent on teaching how to draw his style and preference, rather than teaching universal style techniques to help budding artists discover their own style.
    It's cute, but virtually useless in many ways.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2011

    AMAZING!!!!

    I loved this book! The sample is also very good and detailed! Ahhhhh! I love it!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Hi im not really ood at enlish im from japan but tis book is good

    Luv it

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2011

    Silentgirl

    AWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2014

    Rpg

    Anyone wanna role play wit me?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2014

    Nash

    Ok

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2014

    Kandin is ho...rny

    Anyone interested in big az..z and large ti...ts

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2014

    Chuck to alysa

    22 result6

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2014

    To below

    :/i just said it because you did

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2014

    Hannah to riley

    On my nook im going to bed so good night love u

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2014

    Sex

    I am a 15 year old guy. My name is gabe, and I like tiny b00bs.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2013

    Wishes

    Didn't exactly stick to the same style.

    Ya know that prom pic? The "in-love-and-dancing-up-a-storm" guy looked like a freaky possesed snake-man. Yeah, Chris. Not your best work

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2013

    #GOD IS GOOD AT ALL TIMES TRU:)

    My grilfriend love the book and i do to and all of you HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA MOO HEEE HA HA I MEAN LOL TGIF

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2013

    Jazz

    Its pppppalright

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