The ultimate guide to creating chibis! They populate manga with chunky bodies, oversized heads, and huge expressive eyes. They're schoolgirls and schoolboys, magical girls and mad scientists, fairies and fighter princesses, cyborgs and sci-fi secret agents, bikers and bad samurais, robots and rebel leaders. They've even got chubby pets and zany monster sidekicks! They're chibis! Excruciatingly cute, highly stylized, and beloved in all manga genres (fantasy, magical girls, shounen, anthro, sci-fi-, and more), without them, manga would barely exist. And now you can learn, step by step, how to draw virtually every chibi out there, how to "chibify" ordinary manga characters—and how to invent your very own designs! Covering facial expressions, those iconic manga eyes, costumes, character interaction, and story settings, Manga for the Beginner Chibis has it all. From the Trade Paperback edition.
How to Draw Zombies, Vampires, and Other Delightfully Devious Characters of Japanese Comics
Author: Christopher Hart
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!
Manga Anatomy Like You've Never Seen It! You know that manga faces are different from those of regular, American-style comic book characters. But did you know that manga bodies are also different? Well, they are, and Christopher Hart is here, once again, to tell you all about it in his signature accessible style. This book is loaded with clear step-by-step instructions and illustrations, anatomical charts and information, and before-and-after comparisons you won’t find anywhere else—all tailored to creating authentic Japanese-style manga. And in addition to the breakdowns of the various sections of the body, you’ll also learn how all the different elements—including faces and costumes—come together to form complete characters. Basic Anatomy for the Manga Artist contains everything you need to know. No aspiring mangaka (manga artist) should be without it.
The Ultimate Step-by-step Guide to Drawing Cutest Characters of Japanese Comics
Author: Takumi Toishi
Publisher: Independently Published
Chibi is a subtype of the manga style, where the characters are given child-like features to appear cute (small body, huge head, large eyes). Because of this heavy exaggeration, chibis are very easy to draw-no knowledge of human anatomy required! And once you can draw a chibi base, you can give it various outfits and facial expressions, which is also not hard to do. Because of this, drawing chibis can be a great activity for a beginner! With this book, anyone who can hold a pencil can start drawing great manga characters right now. Using this signature step-by-step style, I show you how to draw the basic manga head and body, eyes, bodies and more.
Got manga? Christopher Hart’s got manga, and he wants to share it with all his millions of readers—especially the beginners. With Manga for the Beginner, anyone who can hold a pencil can start drawing great manga characters right away. Using his signature step-by-step style, Hart shows how to draw the basic manga head and body, eyes, bodies, fashion, and more. Then he goes way beyond most beginner titles, exploring dynamic action poses, special effects, light and shading, perspective, popular manga types such as animals, anthros, and shoujo and shounen characters. By the end of this big book, the new artist is ready to draw dramatic story sequences full of movement and life. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A Beginner's Guide to Drawing Super Cute Characters
Author: Ryusuke Hamamoto
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
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.
This accessible and inviting how-to guide provides the necessary techniques for drawing manga mecha, weapons, vehicles, and accessories, including armored robots, robotic vehicles, battle suits, crash helmets, spy goggles, ninja headwraps, fighting gloves, power gauntlets, throwing daggers and stars, swords, cannons, hand blasters, finger lasers, hover boats, super bikes, flying cruisers, and armored vehicles. Each manga feature is accompanied by step-by-step sequences and a finished example. Examples have been drawn from different manga sub-genres to provide the most complete overview possible.
There is no doubt about it. Manga and anime have gone from a Japanese art style to a cultural phenomenon. A break down of the art of manga is provided, giving the artist the opportunity to master it piece by piece. The text focuses on the mastery of drawing faces and bodies. With step-by-step instructions and great tips on the best tools of the trade, aspiring artists will be drawing manga in no time.