Drawing Cute Manga Chibi: A Beginner's Guide to Drawing Super Cute Characters

Drawing Cute Manga Chibi: A Beginner's Guide to Drawing Super Cute Characters

by Ryusuke Hamamoto

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Overview

This guide introduces aspiring manga artists to drawing chibi characters—wide-eyed caricatures beloved for their cartoonish exaggeration.

Drawing Cute Manga Chibi walks you through the steps needed to draw these adorable characters, while sidebars offer expert tips, pointers on the pitfalls to avoid, and how to use details to bring your drawings to life.

In this book, readers will learn how to imagine and express:
  • Facial expressions
  • Body posture
  • Hairstyles
  • Different ages
  • Poses
  • Bringing your characters into full-color
  • Different character identities—from a punk rocker to a samurai

Author and Japanese manga artist Ryusuke Hamamoto (Ryu Moto) is best known for his design and creation of the Petit Eva character—who even makes an appearance in this book! In Drawing Cute Manga Chibi, he shares his personal tips, showing you how to break the "rules" of figure drawing in order to create these bobbleheaded cuties.

Artists of all ages and levels will have fun creating original characters or reimagining their friends and family as kawaii chibi drawings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9784805316078
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 08/25/2020
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 397,722
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Ryusuke Hamamoto (also known by his pen name Ryu Moto) is an experienced manga illustrator whose work extends over a broad range—from novels to character and digital design. His extensive body of work includes the character design for Petit Eva (from the deformed edition of the well known anime Evangelion) and the Dungeons and Dam game, as well as manga Gesu to Kamisama, Hiyokobocci and LR Shojo Tanteidan. He teaches at Tokyo Polytechnic University and also devotes time to mentoring. See more of his work at ryumoto.com

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