Xtreme Art: Draw Manga Monsters

Xtreme Art: Draw Manga Monsters

by Christopher Hart
     
 
Basic tips on drawing monster faces, heads, and bodies are followed by pages and pages of grinning, gurgling, gruesome monsters, from chibi—style cutie—pies to one—eyed, drooling ogres. And each one is easy to draw, because Christopher Hart uses just four simple steps, highlighting the new lines in each, to "build" his monsters.

Overview

Basic tips on drawing monster faces, heads, and bodies are followed by pages and pages of grinning, gurgling, gruesome monsters, from chibi—style cutie—pies to one—eyed, drooling ogres. And each one is easy to draw, because Christopher Hart uses just four simple steps, highlighting the new lines in each, to "build" his monsters. Kid—tested and teacher—approved, Xtreme Art: Draw Manga Monsters is fun, entertaining, and even a little (shhh!) educational—great for car trips, school vacations, or any time the kids have been monstrously good...or just plain monstrous.

• Great price point!

• Manga is hot - and Xtreme Art gets kids drawing manga fast

• Super-simple instructions show how to draw each monster in just four steps

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
Manga means comics in Japanese. Manga characters are very popular all over the world. Manga monsters are very cute and easy to draw. A four-step process illustrates how to draw the monsters. Many of the characters begin with a chubby shape. Horns and hair are added. Some of the monsters are based on insects, others on exotic animals and dinosaurs. Birds and humans have also inspired manga monsters. The eyes are an important feature of each monster and they are distinctive. The monsters have names like Plumpoon, Queetle and Binktar. Pulvarak is a vicious dog/dinosaur with horns. Brainstormer is a walrus with the top of his head cut open and his brain exposed. Cooboo is a fuzzy little rodent with water buffalo horns. Over twenty-five characters are included in this how-to drawing book. The illustrations are all black and white line drawings to facilitate the process of copying and learning how to draw each specific characters.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-4-Two books that will appeal to fans of imported cartoons and collectible card games like Pok mon and Yu-Gi-Oh! The design of both is standard fare for how-to-draw books-each page takes a character, then shows a step-by-step rendering starting with simple shapes and adding more detailed lines until the final figure is realized. Manga Shoujo is full of clean, bold colors and lines, but the presentation is somewhat rote. The character descriptions are fairly generic and seem to show only a superficial knowledge of the culture. Monsters! is more engaging, with many variations on the now-ubiquitous "cute monster" character. It is also one of the few manga drawing titles that is easily accessible to very young children; its nearly textless layout is perfect for budding artists. Hart's books are designed for young, casual fans who will appreciate the simplicity of the drawing style and will use these titles as an easy introduction to this art.-Steev Baker, Kewaskum Public Library, WI Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823003723
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
XTreme Art Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 11.98(h) x 0.23(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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.

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