Draw Manga

Mas­ter the manga draw­ing ba­sics with Sweat­drop Stu­dios’ be­gin­ner’s guide to the pop­u­lar Ja­pa­nese comic style

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Sweat­drop Stu­dios is a UKbased comic col­lab­o­ra­tive group that spe­cialises in manga. Cre­ated by life­time devo­tees of the medium, it’s the wis­dom of these ex­perts you’ll be learn­ing from in this book.

Guid­ing would-be manga artists through the ba­sics of tools, head shapes and ac­tion lines, Draw­ing Manga pro­gresses to projects set by mas­ter artists via char­ac­ter de­sign and colour the­ory. Each sec­tion is bro­ken down into easy-to-fol­low steps, so artists will have no trou­ble bring­ing the lessons to life on the page.

Note that Draw­ing Manga is pitched squarely at be­gin­ners. Reg­u­lar Imag­ineFX read­ers with even a pass­ing aware­ness of the medium will be fa­mil­iar with the the­o­ries and stylis­tic quirks that are clearly ex­plained here. They’ll soon be reach­ing for the next book that will them help take these con­cepts to the next level.

Al­though not nec­es­sar­ily thor­ough, Draw­ing Manga does an ad­mirable job of lay­ing down the medium’s core tech­niques, along with use­ful in­sights into draw­ing fig­ures and pro­por­tion that should pro­vide a strong foun­da­tion for fur­ther de­vel­op­ment.

Selina Dean uses tra­di­tional me­dia – pen­cil, ink and wa­ter­colours – to cre­ate this young ad­ven­turer.

Morag Lewis’ fairy princess is used to high­light the think­ing be­hind colour choices.

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