Manga Martial Arts: Over 50 Basic Lessons for Drawing the World's Most Popular Fighting Style


Draw the Warriors of the World!

Conflict is the basis of all great storytelling, and it doesn't get more dramatic than two people ...

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Draw the Warriors of the World!

Conflict is the basis of all great storytelling, and it doesn't get more dramatic than two people engaged in hand-to-hand combat. With Manga Martial Arts, you can devise awesome and authentic fight scenes studded with killer moves and devastating blows that will render your readers breathless.

From proper stances and movements to uniforms and weapons, this guide covers everything you need to know to depict 10 popular martial art styles in action:

  • Aikido
  • Boxing
  • Capoeria
  • Judo
  • Karate
  • Kickboxing
  • Kung Fu
  • Ninjitsu
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Wire Fu

You'll learn about the guiding principles and traditions behind each fighting style, from the self-defense philosophy of Aikido, to the ferocious attacks of kick boxing, to the acrobatic flips and gravity-defying leaps of Wire Fu. Step-by-step demonstrations show how to draw key moves, so your characters can deliver perfectly-executed hand strikes, hip throws and spinning back kicks. (Ouch! That's gotta hurt!)

Complete with expert advice on depicting battle and delivering awesome fight scenes, Manga Martial Arts is proof that the pen is truly mightier than the sword!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600610295
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 11/6/2008
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 130
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

David Okum is the author of several IMPACT art instruction books, including the bestselling Manga Madness. He has been a freelance artist and illustrator for over twenty years, and has been published in Antarctic Press manga anthologies as will as other comic books, including six by Guardians of Order.
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