Super-Cute Chibis to Draw and Paint: Giant-sized Fun from a Micro-sized World

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Written for art students as well as for professional illustrators who design posters, computer art, graphic novels, and related media, this color-illustrated book presents fundamental instruction on creating chibis--diminutive, large-eyed Anime-style cartoon characters that are attracting increasing interest in today's popular art markets. The author presents step-by-step directions for drawing and painting 30 of these tiny and appealing childlike figures and animals. As students learn the basics of chibi style ...
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Overview


Written for art students as well as for professional illustrators who design posters, computer art, graphic novels, and related media, this color-illustrated book presents fundamental instruction on creating chibis--diminutive, large-eyed Anime-style cartoon characters that are attracting increasing interest in today's popular art markets. The author presents step-by-step directions for drawing and painting 30 of these tiny and appealing childlike figures and animals. As students learn the basics of chibi style and develop related visual techniques, they can go on to create chibis of their own original design. Each of the book's thirty characters is presented with a basic line drawing that students can copy, scan, or trace before adding personalized features. Advice is given on how to simplify and exaggerate facial features, and how to render the distinctive elements that make each finished character unique. The book is filled with instructive illustrations in color and black and white.
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This fun tutorial covers all aspects of drawing chibi characters, a highly stylized—and super cute!—subset of manga. Manga artist and graphic designer Zhou gives traditional and digital media equal time here. Techniques are explained step-by-step in detail as readers are invited to draw dozens of human and animal chibi characters. Sections of this guide have obvious appeal to younger children, but the author provides depth throughout that will engage teens and adults and includes a chapter on promoting your work. A creative parent can enjoy this book with his or her child.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764146770
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2011
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 417,502
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Posted January 24, 2012

    Perfect For Any Chibi Lover

    Found this while browsing the art section. I adore chibis and this is a fantastic tool for learning how to draw them. What I really enjoyed was the extra info, besides the step-by-step character how-to drawings. This book has everything could could want: info on proportions, how to draw specific body parts and moods, and even info on what drawing methods (both traditional and digital) produce which results. The end of the book is full of information on how to create pin-up pieces, draw animations, and create backgrounds for you cute chibis!

    This book is perfect for beginner to expert thanks to pages full of inspiration. Buy this for yourself, buy it for your friends and family. Everyone will love this book.

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  • Posted January 3, 2012

    L-O-V-E I-T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    AMAZING BOOK YOU MUST GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WORTH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

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