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Manga for the Beginner Kawaii: How to Draw the Supercute Characters of Japanese Comics
     

Manga for the Beginner Kawaii: How to Draw the Supercute Characters of Japanese Comics

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by Christopher Hart
 

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Kawaii—so cute it hurts!

You probably know this already, but the superpopular manga genre of Kawaii is everywhere! From Hello Kitty to Pokémon, these supercute Kawaii creatures are taking over. These characters are intensely cute, simple to draw, and colorfully graphic. The Kawaii genre puts its supercute stamp on a variety of well-known manga

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Kawaii—so cute it hurts!

You probably know this already, but the superpopular manga genre of Kawaii is everywhere! From Hello Kitty to Pokémon, these supercute Kawaii creatures are taking over. These characters are intensely cute, simple to draw, and colorfully graphic. The Kawaii genre puts its supercute stamp on a variety of well-known manga staples from adorable anthros to lovable monsters and animals to dark-but-still-cute Goths. Even the breathtaking and beautiful ladies of the Kawaii subgenre moe get their turn in the spotlight. The undisputed master of manga, Christopher Hart provides you with all the tools and techniques you will need to bring these beloved Kawaii characters to life. The supercute drawings and step-by-step directions provide you with everything you need to draw with Kawaii-style charm and personality.

From color contrasts to simplifying designs, Manga for the Beginner Kawaii provides the complete inside scoop on what it takes to make it as a Kawaii artist. This is the ultimate guide to bringing supercute characters from manga’s most adorable genre to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823006625
Publisher:
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
Publication date:
08/07/2012
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
77,223
Product dimensions:
6.96(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

CHRISTOPHER HART is the world's bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books. His books have sold more than 7.4 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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Manga for the Beginner Kawaii: How to Draw the Supercute Characters of Japanese Comics 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
CuteEverything More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed and really learned a lot from Christopher Hart’s previous cute manga book, Manga for the Beginner Chibi, so I was excited to see his new book about drawing in the kawaii style had come out. In it, he teaches about the aspects of Kawaii drawing, including how it is differentiated from drawing chibis. Kawaii characters are pretty common now, and apparently, it all started with Hello Kitty. Mr. Hart starts off with the basics, with helpful ideas like proportions, positioning and common errors of the kawaii beginner. After that there are drawing many things in the kawaii style, from girls and boys, to cute sweet snacks and cuddly animals and animorphs. Each lesson has black and white line drawings that walk you through the shapes and then a full color finished drawing is shown, often with variations. Goth and horror kawaii characters are explained, so they can maintain their cuteness without turning creepy. A section on the more complex, but still “kawaii” style of Moe drawing is also included. I appreciated the chapters at the end of the book that told about how to design scenes for kawaii characters, place them in greeting cards and some tips for starting your own kawaii business.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kawaii! I bought this book figuring "Why not expand my knowledge on manga?" I love this book! Really helpful and sooooooooo cute!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw the cover and immediatly fell in love with this. I do think that this isn't very manga-ish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! It has helped me with this style of drawing a lot. I lie this book!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're looking to draw kawaii style, this book is great for you! It also has a little segment on how to draw moe style! You'll enjoy it. ^_^
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is like a beginners book to just give people the idea on how yu can take a simple drawing and tweek it a little to look awsome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! It hepled me how to draw an acual chibi! Thank you! ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I drew most of them
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Plllleeeeeaaaassssseeeee!!!! I love manga and anything that has to do wih japan, I would looove to have this book to experince something new from japan!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! It is soo helpful with those super cute little figures that kinda resemble hello kitty and DOMO! However, it is not a chibi--Hart made a chibi book so if that is what you are looking for do not buy this book because kawaii is not chibi. But it is a great book even if you have never heard of kawaii. DOMO! :3
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cutecutecute!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
man.stink.to much.sigh. :( :( :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is more chibi than manga guys! Mostly for girls too, only a few boy chibis. But if youre a chibi artist this is a wonderful book for you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Desu>>>Too much
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So kawaii
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