"How to draw cool characters, action scenes & modern looks" -- page  of cover.
Draw Modern Looks! Expansion on the "Drawing Clothes" and "Cool Looks" chapters of Shojo Fashion Manga Art School, this title shows beginning and intermediate artists how to dress and accessorize their shojo characters in stylish clothes and accessories to fit any occasion. Readers find modern looks and fashions for all the classic shojo graphic novel themes such as: high school romances complex dramas stories about friendship and sweet comedies Starting with basics like materials (primarily pencil and ink), color, movement, lines and shading, the book covers casual styles, school clothes, work attire, glamorous fancy dress and seasonal/situational looks. Loaded with techniques and tips from an exciting young artist and writer with a fresh style, this book includes great step-by-step instruction from initial lines to black-and white inked illustration to finished art in color.
Author: Camilla d'Errico, Stephen W. Martin
Renowned manga artist and comics creator Camilla D'Errico's beginner's guide to drawing her signature Japanese-style characters. From comics to video games to contemporary fine art, the beautiful, wide-eyed-girl look of shoujo manga has infiltrated pop culture, and no artist's work today better exemplifies this trend than Camilla D'Errico's. In her first instructional guide, D'Errico reveals techniques for creating her emotive yet playful manga characters, with lessons on drawing basic body construction, capturing action, and creating animals, chibis, and mascots. Plus, she gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at her character design process, pointers on creating their own comics, and prompts for finishing her drawings. Pop Manga is both a celebration of creativity and an indespensible guide that is sure to appeal to manga diehards and aspiring artists alike.
"With Sci-Fi Fashion Art School you will learn to draw everything from scavenger-wear and exosuits to alien garb and space explorer uniforms. Starting with simple guidelines, you'll discover how to create distinct characters just by varying facial features, body mass and hair. Beyond the mechanics of drawing, you'll learn to make strategic creative choices by asking questions like: What drives your characters? Do they dress for survival or social status? What materials are at their disposal? The answers help you develop fashions, weapons and accessories uniquely suited to the environmental and cultural conditions of your particular world. The Sci-Fi genre has no limits. With the instruction and inspiration inside, neither will you."--Page 4 of cover.
Manga Drawing Class
Author: Christopher Hart
Publisher: Chris Hart Books
For anyone with manga mania, this guided sketchbook will be an endless source of instruction and inspiration. In easy-to-follow lessons interspersed with high-quality pages for hands-on practice, bestselling author Hart shows how to bring manga's faeries, warriors, villains, sci-fi figures, and monsters to life. The pad encourages students to sketch right along with Hart, mastering the skills to draw characters' heads, expressions, bodies, outfits, and dynamic action poses.
Live out all your fashion fantasies! Flower fairies, water spirits, enchanted forests, Victorian ladies and more! Immerse yourself in timeless stories inspired by nature, myths, legends and literature! With Fantasy Fashion Art Studio, you'll learn the basics for sketching and watercolor painting; you'll also learn to draw and paint beautiful, ethereal characters! Inside you'll explore: Lessons and tips for sketching characters--proportions, heads, hands, feet, hair, wings and more. Drawing and painting tips for fashions from the medieval, Renaissance and Victorian periods as well as traditional Japanese, Steampunk, folk and gothic influences. 10 fully stepped-out demonstrations for drawing and painting a multitude of dreamy characters, including mermaids, enchanted princesses, fairies and more. 18 mini step-by-step demonstrations to help you create dreamscape scenes, including the night skies, forests, architecture, flowers and leaves. A fashionable trip through a fantasy landscape, Fantasy Fashion Art Studio will help you bring all of your fantasies to life!
The Art of Watering Colour is an ideal book for the absolute beginner who has never painted in the medium before, as well as the experienced watercolourist who just needs to learn a few extra tricks to help loosen up and enhance their existing techniques. The key features of the book include: • Techniques and projects to help lose the fear of painting to create magic in your work. • Photographs showing real life subjects, with examples of colour mixing, reflected light and how it all comes together. • Detailed step by step instructions, hand-written on the actu I subject, which makes the instructions clear and easy to follow. • Step by step painting demonstrations. • Fun projects.
Girl to Grrrl Manga
Author: Colleen Doran
How to Draw the Hottest Shoujo Manga From the creative mind of superstar comic artist Colleen Doran, Girl to Grrrl Manga is your invitation to the drama, high romance and dreamlike settings of shoujo manga! Page after page of step-by-step instruction lets you get right to it as you learn the simple tricks to drawing different shoujo looks. Beautiful, glamorous girls in funky costumes. Gorgeous guys with smoldering, direct gazes and tortured storylines. Dazzling characters with supermodel-lean builds, voluminous hair and those enormous, liquid eyes that swim with emotion. Inside, you'll learn to draw faces and figures from different perspectives and to various dramatic effects. Discover the secrets to drawing hands, tearful eyes, fantastic costumes, and other fun and expressive facets of shoujo art. You'll see how the smallest details, like extra-long eyelashes or a highlight on the lips, can make the biggest difference! So you want to draw like CLAMP (Cardcaptor Sakura and CLAMP School Detectives), or Mineo Maya (Patalliro), or Fuyumi Soryo (Mars) ... or (best of all) uniquely like YOU?! With Girl to Grrrl Manga, you'll learn to recognize and replicate authentic shoujo styles—classic, contemporary, retro, children's, aesthetic, modern, illustrative—on your way to achieving your own, fabulous, one-of-a-kind style.
Clothing on Figures
Author: Giovanni Civardi
Publisher: Search PressLtd
In figurative art, sketching the clothed figure requires a detailed study of the folds of the garment and the way in which fabrics sit in relation to the movement of the human body. In this book, Giovanni Civardi shares his expert advice on how to draw clothing on human figures exploring lighting, perspective and the composition of fabric on the human body. Train yourself to see not just the body, but what surrounds it by using the techniques of chiaroscuro and by observing the tonal characteristics of the fabric texture. This inspirational and easy-to-follow guide will suit beginners as well as more expert artists providing a comprehensive overview of the techniques including advice and suggestions for the practical aspects of drawing from life.
Provides step-by-step instructions for drawing people in different poses from everyday life, with lessons on basic drawing techniques, including scaling, dimension, and perspective.
Get real! Open this book and step inside the "real world" of creating professional-looking, publishable comics. Since landing her first professional gig at age 15, superstar cartoonist Colleen Doran has accumulated more than 500 credits to her name as an artist, writer and designer. In this book, she shares the firsthand lessons she's learned along the way, giving you a genuine, real-world understanding of how to create polished, publishable manga comics and graphic novels using the same methods the pros use! This is the kind of valuable insider information you won't find in other how-to books ... stuff that Colleen wishes she knew when she was starting out, including how to: Develop stories in the Japanese manga style versus a traditional Western style of comics. Turn your everyday experiences and observations into viable characters and plots. Use backgrounds to enhance characters' thoughts and actions. Perfect the art of lettering and word balloons. Convert a script into a comic or graphic novel, step by step Lay out dramatic and expressive pages. Create a cover for your manga. Submit a book package to a publisher. Explore alternative publishing options, such as self-publishing, blogs, fanzines and mini-comics. With step-by-step instruction and "assignments" throughout, this book will help you tailor classic techniques to suit your own unique style, and guide you toward your creative destiny.
A follow-up to the best-selling Manga for the Beginner provides step-by-step coverage of the many varieties of endearing chibi characters, from mini-people and animals to comical and villainous figures. Original.
Artist Fez Baker teaches aspiring artists how to draw and paint up-to-the-minute models and fashion, all in that distinctive "manga" style. Includes clear, step-by-step instructions on 25 different "fashion collections," plus drawing tips, manga-style girl and boy figures, and more.
Author: Kamikaze Factory Studio
Publisher: Harper Collins
A step-by-step guide to all the tricks-both freehand and digital-to creating the best manga characters, Shonen Manga is a fun, easy to read manga manual for artists of all ages and languages. Focusing on Shonen-style manga and anime (a genre targeting young boys-”Shonen” means young boy, referring to elementary through grade school age groups), Shonen Manga is a practical, hands-on guide to learning the skills of action-packed drawing. It includes detailed information on how to apply digital colour, 3D designs, vectorial drawing, and a host of other fascinating and useful design applications. Each project in Shonen Manga includes step-by-step instructions specifying software, tools, and professional tricks to achieve the gritty eyes, roaring faces, and clenched fists of teen heroes, martial art masters, ninja girls, and violent samurai, integral to the Shonen genre. Shonen Manga will walk an audience of manga artists, illustrators, and graphic designers through the basic stages of manga production, beginning with black-and-white sketches and ending with vibrant, fully costumed characters.
Manga Art: Easel-Does-It
Author: Ashe Raven, May Li
Publisher: Harper Collins
Easel Does It: Manga Art takes a subject with which Western audiences may not be too familiar and explains, in lucid and easy to follow text, and logical step-by-step diagrams, how to draw in this exciting and innovative style. An introduction explains the comparatively recent origins of manga in Japanese culture, and its current impact on artists and animators in the West. A section then follows with precise instructions on the various materials required, and the range of techniques the manga artist will need to perfect, such as sketching the saucer-shaped eyes, small nose and mouth, and androgynous body; and building up layers of color to create areas of light and shade, and adding detail, with colored markers. The remainder of the book is devoted to ten individual projects, each one focusing on easily-recognizable manga characters. The projects start off with instruction on drawing basic figures such as a young girl and boy, progress through characters in combat, and then turn to the creatures, monsters, or robots which inhabit typical manga landscapes. The final projects look at perhaps the most popular use of manga characters in comic strips, and also posters.