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Manga for the Beginner Kawaii: How to Draw the Supercute Characters of Japanese Comics [NOOK Book]

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Got manga? Christopher Hart’s got manga, and he wants to share it with all his millions of readers—especially the beginners. With Manga for the Beginner, anyone who can hold a pencil can start drawing great manga characters right away. Using his signature step-by-step style, Hart shows how to draw the basic manga head and body, eyes, bodies, fashion, and more. Then he goes way beyond most beginner titles, exploring dynamic action poses, special effects, light and shading, perspective, popular manga types such as ...
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Manga for the Beginner Kawaii: How to Draw the Supercute Characters of Japanese Comics

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Overview

Got manga? Christopher Hart’s got manga, and he wants to share it with all his millions of readers—especially the beginners. With Manga for the Beginner, anyone who can hold a pencil can start drawing great manga characters right away. Using his signature step-by-step style, Hart shows how to draw the basic manga head and body, eyes, bodies, fashion, and more. Then he goes way beyond most beginner titles, exploring dynamic action poses, special effects, light and shading, perspective, popular manga types such as animals, anthros, and shoujo and shounen characters. By the end of this big book, the new artist is ready to draw dramatic story sequences full of movement and life.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823006632
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 8/7/2012
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 314,548
  • File size: 32 MB
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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 December 23, 2012

    Beautiful

    Kawaii! I bought this book figuring "Why not expand my knowledge on manga?" I love this book! Really helpful and sooooooooo cute!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 19, 2012

    I enjoyed and really learned a lot from Christopher Hart¿s previ

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2012

    Cute

    I saw the cover and immediatly fell in love with this. I do think that this isn't very manga-ish.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2012

    SO CUTE

    Cutecutecute!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    Kawaii~ :3

    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. ^_^

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    Jello

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    To Below

    This isnt about chibis! Its kawaii! Dont u know the difference?!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2012

    LISTEN

    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!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2012

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    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2014

    Kittygirl

    man.stink.to much.sigh. :( :( :(

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2014

    Drawing

    I drew most of them

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2014

    Could some one please lend

    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!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2013

    <3

    Love it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    Cute Gothic Kawaii...

    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

    Posted August 25, 2013

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    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2013

    You have to check this book out!!

    I love this book! It has helped me with this style of drawing a lot. I lie this book!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2013

    Kawii

    Desu>>>Too much

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    How to draw manga chibis

    I love this book! It hepled me how to draw an acual chibi! Thank you! ;)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2012

    So adorable

    So kawaii

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2012

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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