Manga for the Beginner Shoujo

Manga for the Beginner Shoujo

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by Christopher Hart
     
 

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The ultimate guide to creating the most popular form of manga--shoujo!

If you’re reading this, you already love shoujo. But now you’ll be able to take the next step and actually write and draw your very own. The teen characters that populate the genre are outrageously cool, including magical girls, demon gals, cat girls, J-rockers, handsome

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The ultimate guide to creating the most popular form of manga--shoujo!

If you’re reading this, you already love shoujo. But now you’ll be able to take the next step and actually write and draw your very own. The teen characters that populate the genre are outrageously cool, including magical girls, demon gals, cat girls, J-rockers, handsome teen boys, Goth boys, and the increasingly popular elegant older young men that shoujo fans adore.
 
No one can top Christopher Hart in helping you learn some fundamental art techniques that will bring shoujo characters, which are more realistic and less cartoon-like than other styles of manga, to life. His drawings in this book reflect the coolest and latest style Tokyo has to offer, and the easy-to-follow steps are designed for the beginner.
 
From coloring to character development, Manga for The Beginner Shoujo has your back on every detail as you learn to create the most beloved of all manga. You may start off as an otaku (a manga fan), but you’ll end up a mangaka (a manga artist)!


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823008384
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
07/05/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
250,355
File size:
31 MB
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Meet the Author

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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Manga for the Beginner Shoujo: Everything You Need to Start Drawing the Most Popular Style of Japanese Comics 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have the real book version of this and it is AMAZING!! I reccomend it to anyone 10 and up to buy because younger kids may get too frustrated and end up wasting money. WHAT ARE YOU STILL DOING READING REVIEWS?!?! BUY IT!!!!!!
alexis77 More than 1 year ago
i cant draw at all not even stick figures right. but this book really helps with the basics and everything it's worth every penny.
Jenna Wahlen More than 1 year ago
Such a great book! A must have.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just need to tell you one thing. Click on "Buy now" and actually BUY NOW! If you are a manga fan, like to read or watch it, I totally suggest you buy this book. I will defintely be worth every penny, also get the beginner book for chibi, too, it is just tooooooooo cute!!!!
Paris King More than 1 year ago
Really good examples and instructions!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WANT IT SO BADLY.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great. I only have a sample but i was dazzled. ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This isa real good help.U should try the chibi 1 it's Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive always been a manga fan ever since i was little. My brother is a great chibi drawer so ive already mastered chibi. So now i want to draw real manga so i think this book will be helpful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has really help me with my manga skills i love christopher he has been a big help with me understanding more and more about my mangas. I love drawing anime they are very adorable and are just amazing so shojo manga is my favorite type of manga so far this book is very nice swith me understanding shojo manga. Thank you christopher!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It looks really cool but can anyone tell me if it twaches you how to draw shoujo body?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Evey bit of it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All i did was copy the picture i didt even read :P
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ya
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! It helped me on how to grasp the whole manga concept. It is a great buy even though it is expensive (if you buy the actual book, it is still 15 bucks). Buy it. You wont regret it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It has reslly helped me improve my eyes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'll get this one, thank ya very much!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Now i can really improve my skills im not all that great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Big, shiny eyes; bubbly personalities; long, thin, dainty bodies; and silky, fluffy hair; no wonder this is one of the most popular styles! Not to mention the tall, handsom bishi boys too!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have the real book, and i love it. Christopher hart is a great illistator to any manga fans. I would reccomend this book in the blink of an eye! (Oh, and i am a ten year old girl)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must have
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is awesome for anyone who wants to draw professional manga!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love his stuff!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love manga!!! The sample is pretty good.