Manga Crash Course: Drawing Manga Characters and Scenes from Start to Finish

Manga Crash Course: Drawing Manga Characters and Scenes from Start to Finish

by Mina Petrovic


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Everything you need to start drawing manga!

In the jam-packed pages of Manga Crash Course , popular YouTube artist Mina "Mistiqarts" Petrovic shares with you all the techniques you need to create not just manga figures and faces, but full characters and scenes. After learning the basics for drawing and coloring eyes, hands, feet and other body parts, you'll move on to facial expressions, hair and clothes—the things that will make your characters stand out from the rest.

Then, you'll put what you learned to the test as you play the Character Idea Game. Roll the dice to create wacky character combinations like Scary Vampire School Girl or Noisy Winged Knight. Finally, put your characters together in full manga scenes and paneled pages to create a dynamic story.

Your crash course to manga drawing begins...NOW!

  • More than 25 step-by-step demonstrations to guide you through creating each body part of your manga characters.
  • Over 130 lessons for facial anatomy, poses, clothing and accessories, and common hairstyles and emotions.
  • Turn your your full-sized manga characters into chibis with easy techniques.
  • Try the character invention game to help you create your own endless supply of unique manga characters and stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440338380
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 03/11/2015
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 606,573
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Mina "Mistiqarts" Petrovic is a manga artist and instructor from Serbia with a degree in fashion design. She has a hefty schedule of commissions and works to teach Serbian youth easy ways to create manga. She is popular on deviantArt and YouTube with millions of views for her video tutorials.

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Manga Crash Course: Drawing Manga Characters and Scenes from Start to Finish 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Missbcross More than 1 year ago
I received this book as a gift from my sister, I like to draw and I love manga so I was curious about it and started it immediately. The introduction mainly tells you about the history of manga, different types of manga, and then you get different art techniques and tips which was actually really helpful, before a big section with over 100 lessons on drawing different parts of the anatomy, and then lessons on drawing everything you learned into a character! It even has a game to integrate different styles. Pros: 1. It's very well laid out and easy to follow, I'm not naturally talented, but the book is not confusing for me and the steps are all there, no "Draw a circle - now draw the rest of the owl" type stuff. Very clear instructions, line by line drawing, techniques, everything that can actually show you how to get from point A. to point B. And with your own work! 2. Everything is adorable. Usually when you buy a how-to-draw book it's a little bit intimidating, but this one's very easy going, the art is fun and very well done, and adds to the instructions rather than just being there to show you how much the artist is better than you. 3. I really like that the artist has a YouTube channel with additional instructions 4. The information on drawing eyes, hands, and faces is really extensive, more so than I was expecting. Because these are all difficult parts for me, the extra time and lessons were very much appreciated. 5. The book is surprisingly big, there are lots of lessons. It says 128 pages but every page is huge, and you get drawing lessons on each one. 6. The game is a lot of fun, and really great if you're like me and don't know what to draw 7. I can definitely draw manga characters using this book Cons: 1. I will have to buy more art supplies. The tips on inking and different types of pencils really make me want to up my game. 2. While there are a ton of lessons, I do wish it had a bit more information on drawing outfits, 10/10 would buy again. I'm already seeing improvements on my manga style, and I can't wait to keep practicing