Artists who love manga will find this book to be an indispensable reference for learning and mastering the popular drawing style. Combing the comprehensive detail of an illustrated manual with the classroom-style benefit of video tutorials, The Complete Guide to Drawing Manga is the ultimate learning tool for artists of any ability. Readers will find:
With this 32-page, step-by-step instruction book, aspiring artists will discover the secrets to creating cutting-edge manga art. From an exploration of shading and coloring techniques to tips on figure drawing and character development, readers will learn everything they need to know to become masters of manga. Each featured project serves as both lesson and inspirational guide for preparing artists to craft their own world and characters in an authentic manga style
In Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics, Stan Lee reveals his secrets for:* Costumes * Penciling, Inking & Coloring * Lettering & Word Balloons
* Digital Advances * Perspective & Foreshortening * What Makes Great Action * Page & Panel Layout * Covers * Creating a Portfolio * Getting Work When it comes to comic books, one name says it all: Stan Lee. His characters are classics. His industry knowledge is vast. His creativity is boundless. And now, he's sharing what he knows with you, Grasshopper
His cohorts have always been--and still are--some of the best in the business: Jack Kirby, John Romita, Sr., Neal Adams, Gil Kane, Mike Deodato, Jr., Frank Cho, and Jonathan Lau, and many others, Stan includes their work here and discusses what exactly makes it so great.
He touches on all the important stuff: anatomy, foreshortening, perspective, action, penciling, inking, hand lettering vs. digital lettering, color, character and costume design, panel flow, materials and tools, computers, file formats, and software. He includes an overview of the history and development of the comic book industry, and there's an extensive section on various types of covers--the super important element that makes the reader want to pick up that comic
In a world where good battles evil at every turn and the hero fights valiantly to get the girl, no stone is left unturned Here you'll also find info on all the small details--that really aren't so small: word balloons, thought balloons, whisper balloons, bursts, sound effect lettering, and splash pages
And KA-BLAMMM . . . once you've created your art, then what? Lest you think Stan would turn you out into the wilderness without a road map, fellow traveler, there's also information on preparing and submitting your portfolio, on getting work, and on suggested reading and schools.
Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics features a cover that reunites long time collaborator John Romita Sr. and original cover artist of How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way. John Romita Sr. was most famous for his collaboration on The Amazing Spider-Man with Stan Lee It's time for a new approach . . . "a cornucopia of cutting-edge, techno-savvy instructions to lead you down the freshly laid yellow brick road of creativity." It's time for a book that takes you on the new journey of creating comic books for the 21st century and beyond Excelsior
What does every aspiring comic artist REALLY want to draw? Action, of course Learn how to render all aspects of adrenalin-filled movement, from jaw-dropping superhero antics to kick-ass fistfights.
- Techniques for drawing every dynamic action are explained, from body contact and flying through to fistfights, group rumbles and full-on battles
- Clever exercises show how to achieve convincing movement, from dynamic standing poses, to running, swinging, flying and fighting
- An Action File of comic character drawings in dynamic poses forms an invaluable resource for practice and reference
Whether you're heavily into manga or just getting interested, Manga Clip Art has everything you need to create your own original manga images and experience one of the hottest art forms today--and you don't even have to know how to drawManga Clip Art provides you with the tools and know-how to create your very own stunning, personalized manga artwork. Not only that, but it provides the artwork to get you started, too The CD is packed full of manga artwork, ready to be customized. There are characters in hundreds of poses, and you can choose costumes, backgrounds, and accessories from a wide variety. The book explains in step-by-step detail all the techniques to create, color, and render your own manga illustrations. All of the exclusive manga illustrations supplied are royalty-free, so you can use them however you like. Manga images featured include: science-fiction characters, giant robots, medieval fantasy characters, boys and girls, demons/monsters, and villains.
The CD files are supplied in Photoshop (.psd) format, which means virtually any image-editing application (such as Painter, Paintshop Pro, CorelPaint, Photoshop, and Photoshop Elements) can be used to customize them. The CD is cross-platform; files can be opened on both Mac and Windows computers. As a bonus, the disc includes a free 30-day trial version of an application such as Photoshop Elements to get you started on your manga adventures.
Maybe you've noticed. Today's superheroes and action heroes aren't as brawny and muscular as they used to be. In fact, almost all the characters in comic books and on TV have a fresh, new look--simplified, streamlined, edgier, with a hint of anime/cartoon design, and appealing to kids and adults alike. Now Christopher Hart, the superhero of how-to-draw books, has come to the rescue of artists everywhere with Simplified Anatomy for the Comic Book Artist. Anatomy has always been a difficult subject, but for this book Hart uses his straightforward approach to show a simpler way. In clear step-by-step illustrations and text, he shows: how to draw streamlined figures in poses; body types and muscles; the mechanics of facial expression; how to know which muscles to eliminate in a simplified drawing; grouping muscles; muscle contours versus bone contours; muscles in classic comic-book poses like flying and punching; and more. Now artist can stop struggling with the fine points of anatomy and start creating modern looking heroes and heroines with help from Simplified Anatomy for the Comic Book Artist.