Manga Art Secrets
Learn everything you need to become a manga artist, with step-by-step instructions, exercises to develop your skills, and tips and tricks.
With the interest in manga-style art now stronger than ever its influence can be seen in films such as Spirited Away and My Neighbour Totoro by Studio Ghibli, amongst other movies this is the perfect book to slipstream into manga drawing. Packed full of step-by-step sequences for face, body, and poses, you too can draw in the manga-art style.
Learn how to draw figures in the characteristic style of your favourite characters by building a portfolio of drawings. At the end of each chapter is a series of practice exercises where you’re encouraged to trace or freehand draw subjects from earlier on. You’ll end up with a portfolio of sketches charting your artistic development. There is also an inspirational artists-in-residence section, where various artists share their manga-art secrets and showcase their own art.
Table of Contents
Tools and Materials
Chapter One: Drawing Faces
Chapter Two: Hair
Chapter Three: Bodies
Chapter Four: Clothes
Chapter Five: Ages
Chapter Six: Referencing from Real Life