Manga Art for Intermediates

A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Your Own Manga Drawings

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About The Book

Bring your own manga characters to life!
With millions of fans around the world, manga is a beloved art form. Now you, too, can learn how to draw your favorite characters from Japanese comics and anime! Manga Art for Intermediates shows you how to draw detailed clothing, facial expressions, and other features, like hair and accessories. With gradual steps and helpful tips, this book will have you creating your own colorful characters in no time at all!
Learn to draw:

  • Gothic Lolita
  • Shonen Hero
  • Bride
  • Groom
  • Nekojin ("cat people")
  • Yokai
  • Victorian Man
  • Female Warrior

  • The authors have done all the work for you. Just follow their simple, straightforward instructions, study the step-by-step drawings, and you'll soon have your own collection of fantastic manga characters!

    About The Authors

    Danica Davidson has written for MTV, The Onion, the Los Angeles Times, and about fifty other publications. She is also the author of the Unofficial Overworld Adventure series, as well as Manga Art for Beginners from Skyhorse Publishing.

    Rena Saiya is an illustrator specialized in manga. She lives in Japan.

    Product Details
    • Publisher: Skyhorse (June 2018)
    • Length: 216 pages
    • ISBN13: 9781510729520
    Raves and Reviews

    "This manga instruction book focuses on character design and costume, devoting much more attention to details such as how to draw a rose or shoelaces, or which way a kimono crosses over, than proportion or anatomy. Much of that was covered in the previous book, Manga Art for Beginners (by Davidson and artist Melanie Westin). This is a solid selection for those who have mastered the basics and are ready to move on to character work." —School Library Journal

    "Good characters are a key to good manga. If you’ve been trying to draw them, but still feel as though your drawings don’t look very manga-ish, this is a great book, with lots of good hints and idea templates with which to practice. Kudos to Danica Davidson and Rena Saiya for providing something very useful!" -- Frederik L. Schodt, author of Manga! Manga! and Osamu Tezuka's English interpreter

    “Danica Davidson has done a fantastic job of expanding on Manga Art for Beginners in this lovely how-to guide, illustrated beautifully by Rena Saiya. It provides all the essential steps for the budding manga artist. Easy to understand explanations provide details on popular manga archetypes, giving the reader the tools they need to create their own dynamic manga characters.”—Robert McGuire, Publisher, One Peace Books

    "This manga instruction book focuses on character design and costume, devoting much more attention to details such as how to draw a rose or shoelaces, or which way a kimono crosses over, than proportion or anatomy. Much of that was covered in the previous book, Manga Art for Beginners (by Davidson and artist Melanie Westin). This is a solid selection for those who have mastered the basics and are ready to move on to character work." —School Library Journal

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