Manga for the Beginner Midnight Monsters: How to Draw Zombies, Vampires, and Other Delightfully Devious Characters of Japanese Comics

Manga for the Beginner Midnight Monsters: How to Draw Zombies, Vampires, and Other Delightfully Devious Characters of Japanese Comics

by Christopher Hart


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Using step-by-step instruction on how to draw Japanese manga and anime zombies, vampires, and monsters, best-selling author Christopher Hart teaches artists how they can create their own spooky manga characters.

With the occult running rampant in today's television, movies, and other media, it's no wonder that the scary, monstrous, and dark characters of manga have become so popular. From drawing monster eyes to goth boys, Manga for the Beginner Midnight Monsters teaches artists how to draw these creepy and mysterious characters that they just can't get enough of.

Packed with expert tips on drawing:
·         Zombies
·         Vampires
·         Werewolves
·         Goths
·         Witches
·         Sorcerers
·         And so much more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823007103
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 09/03/2013
Series: Christopher Hart's Manga for the Beginner
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 395,996
Product dimensions: 7.98(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

CHRISTOPHER HART is the world's bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books. His books have sold more than 7.4 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.

Read an Excerpt

Zombies are fun to draw because they're just about the most stubborn characters in all of manga. Arm fallen off? No problem. She'll just keep moving forward. Legs rotted away? A mere speed bump. She'll just drag herself along the ground until she finds a human victim. Zombies always make me wonder if we humans underestimate just how good we must taste.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

The Basics 11

Major Character Types 12

Drawing Heads 21
Powerful Male Goth 22
Victim 24
The Wild One 26
The Seductress 28
Young Teen Goth: Male 30
Young Teen Goth: Female 32

Drawing Bodies 35
Front View Basics: Male 36
Front View Basics: Female 39

Girls from the Dark Side 43

Gothic and Lolita-Style
Female 44
Dark Gothic Girl 48
Possessed Child 52
Girl Witch 56
Zombie Girlfriend 60

Boys with Lost Souls 65

Vampire Boy 66
Hunter of Vampires 70
Sorcerer 74
Fallen Angel 78

Vampires: Rulers of the Underworld 83

The Ever-Popular Victorian-Style Vampires 84
Modern Vampires: The New Stars of Graphic Novels 92
The Bewitching Beauty of Female Vampires 102

Magical Beasts 111
Dragon 112
Werewolf 114
Human-Creature Hybrid 116
Magical White Tiger 118
Elk Monster 120
Flying Snow Fox 122
Unicorn 124

Backgrounds 127

In the Garden of Death 128
The Baron’s Castle 130
Church Steeple 132
Lost in the Woods 134
Abandoned Farmhouse 136
Things That Go Bump in the Night 138

Color Theory 145

Color Palettes for
Supernatural Characters 146
Color Backgrounds 152
Interpretive Colors 156
Black-and-White versus Color 158

Combining Genres and Expanding your Art 161

Sports and Supernatural 162
Traditional Japanese Characters and Goth 164
Fantasy (Fairies) and Horror 166
Samurai and Goth 168
Magical Girl and Horror 170
Moe and Goth 172
Taking Your A.R.T. to the Next Level 174

Index 176

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Manga for the Beginner Midnight Monsters: How to Draw Zombies, Vampires, and Other Delightfully Devious Characters of Japanese Comics 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kawaii means cute. It is pronounced as "ka-why-eee" Many people confuse the pronunciation for kawai. Which means smewhere along the lines of "Im scared". Kawai is pronounced "ka-why" Source: i am learning japanese and hav a vast knlowledge of japanese words from anime and my own studies
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely worth it. This is the second manga drawing book I ever got from the library and it helped me so much. 5 stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a nook glowlight and I got the free sample. I would recommend to no get it. The actual paperback copy is so much better and explains more. Christopher Hart is an amazing artist in my point of view. I realize some might disagree with this and think there better than him, but for bigginers, all of his beginer books are great! ~pikachufangirl
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Luv chrstphr hrt
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought it and its aw-sooome. Im already really good at drawing manga, but this book helped me make my drawings even better, and drawing vamps is the most fun. Highly reccomended for those who are into art and the spooks. ~ pokemon girl :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It doesnt really give u step by step, just really good tips on how to make it look better. Its really god for somone who knows how to do manga, but wants to give it a spooky touch. If ur a beginner, i recomend christopher harts other book: Manga for the beginner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please answer my subject question, plus does anyone know how to publish your own worj onto b&n? If so please do is this worth the money? Thanks!:3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book taught me a lot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mark Crilley writes great books on how to draw manga. This book is amazing for learning how to create occolt characters.