those pencils and fire up the graphics program; its time to
release your inner mangaka! Have a go at drawing some figures
in several of the most popular manga styles using a variety
of different media.
huge topic like this obviously cannot be covred in one book,
but it does give any budding mangaka a chance to learn about
the various genres of manga and the drawing styles you can
expect to find in them. From cute chibis and kodoma to pretty
shoujo figures through to action poses from the more adult
genres this book covers most of the more common styles.
can learn how to work in a variety of media from simple pencil
sketching, how to ink in, use watercolors, markers, graphics
programs and screentones. Try getting the cute features of
kodomo right, or the proportions for a type of figure, and
see what makes a character sexy or dynamic. Each project takes
you through how to draw a figure and use a particular medium
or technique which means that you learn quite a lot if you
work through them all. A useful primer that is ideal for beginners.
screentones in the UK is a challenge and I would have loved
to see a list of stockist suggested by the authors, but if
you cannot find a good range of drawing materials locally
for a list of suppliers.