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The Complete Guide to Drawing Manga
The Complete Guide to Drawing Manga
Paperback      ISBN: 1438002734

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:

  • Essential drawing principals based on proportion and anatomy
  • Character development through costume, props, setting, and details
  • Methods for rendering artwork in different mediums (including digital)
  • An inspiring gallery of characters to demonstrate the various styles
  • QR codes and URLs to 28 two-minute videos that enhance the book's contents

    With the combination of video demonstration and detailed text and illustration, both beginning and advanced artists will find a wealth of suitable techniques to take their manga to the next level. More than 500 color illustrations.
  • Drawing: Manga: Learn to Draw Step by Step
    Drawing: Manga
    Learn to Draw Step by Step
    Paperback      ISBN: 1600581935

    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

    Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics: From the Legendary Co-Creator of Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Iron Man
    Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics
    From the Legendary Co-Creator of Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Iron Man
    Paperback      ISBN: 0823000834

    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
    Moe Manifesto: An Insider's Look at the Worlds of Manga, Anime, and Gaming
    Moe Manifesto
    An Insider's Look at the Worlds of Manga, Anime, and Gaming
    Paperback      ISBN: 4805312823
    Moe is a huge cultural phenomenon and one of the driving forces behind the enormous success of Japanese anime and manga--not just in Japan but now throughout the world.

    In Japan, avid fans of manga comics, anime films and video games use the term Moe to refer to the strong sense of emotional attachment they feel for their favorite characters. These fans have a powerful desire to protect and nurture the youthful, beautiful and innocent characters they adore--like Sagisawa Moe in Dinosaur Planet and Tomoe Hotaru in Sailor Moon. They create their own websites, characters, stories, discussion groups, toys and games based on the original manga and anime roles.

    Author Patrick Galbraith is the world's acknowledged expert on Moe and a journalist based in Tokyo. For this book, he interviewed twenty important figures in the world of Japanese manga and anime to gain their insights on the Moe phenomenon. These interviews provide us with the first in-depth survey of this subject. Galbraith uncovers how Moe is influencing an entire generation of manga artists and readers. For those new to anime, manga, and youth culture in Japan, he discusses what constitutes the ideal Moe relationship and why some fans are even determined to marry their fictional sweethearts. He reveals key moments in the development of Moe, and current and future trends in the spread of Moe works and characters from Japan to other parts of the world.

    The Moe Manifesto provides an insider's look at the earliest Moe characters such as Ayame by Tezuka Osamu. The book has over 100 illustrations of the most famous Moe characters, many in color, and it is sure to delight manga and anime fans of every age.
    Draw Comic Book Action
    Draw Comic Book Action
    Paperback      ISBN: 1440308136

    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
    The World of Cartooning: How Caricatures Develop
    The World of Cartooning
    How Caricatures Develop
    Paperback      ISBN: 0913428558
    The Healing Art of Anime: A Coloring Book For All Ages
    The Healing Art of Anime
    A Coloring Book For All Ages
    Trade Paperback      ISBN: 1981329528
    The Healing Power of Anime is an incredible coloring book created by artist Lauren M. Thompson. Lauren was born with physical challenges which included limitations that made it very difficult for her to write or draw. And yet, today, she is an accomplished artist. How did that happen?When she was 13, she began to learn about the beautiful Japanese style of animation known as Anime. Deeply touched by what she was learning, she became passionate about creating her own contributions to this art form. Over more than a decade, Lauren's passion never waned as she spent hours each day working on her pen and ink drawings, slowly gaining more and more control over her reluctant muscles. Her determination and innate creative talent overcame her challenges and led her to become the unique Anime artist she is today. Lauren's character illustrations are detailed and beautiful, each awaiting your coloring creativity to bring them fully to life. Discover for yourself the magic found in The Healing Art of Anime.There are 48 unique pen and ink illustrations ranging from beginner to advanced. All pages are printed on one side.
    Manga Clip Art: Everything You Need to Create Your Own Professional-Looking Manga Artwork [With CDROM]
    Manga Clip Art
    Everything You Need to Create Your Own Professional-Looking Manga Artwork [With CDROM]
    Hardcover      ISBN: 0740757369

    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 draw

    Manga 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.
    Transformers Legacy: The Art of Transformers Packaging
    Transformers Legacy
    The Art of Transformers Packaging
    Paperback      ISBN: 1684055717
    Remember the thrill of tearing open a gift on Christmas morning, discovering a brand-new Transformer toy in a shiny new box?

    Relive that childhood joy searching through these highly detailed images remembering the toys you had, the toys you wanted, or the toys you never knew about And what made them stand head-and-shoulders above the myriad competing action figures on shelves was the stunning box art.

    This art book presents hundreds of beautifully airbrushed paintings from the iconic first decade of The Transformers, as archived by Hasbro, Takara, and private collectors around the world. Extras include never-before-seen artwork from toys that never were, original design sketches, catalog artwork, and more.
    Simplified Anatomy for the Comic Book Artist: How to Draw the New Streamlined Look of Action-Adventure Comics!
    Simplified Anatomy for the Comic Book Artist
    How to Draw the New Streamlined Look of Action-Adventure Comics!
    Paperback      ISBN: 0823047733

    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.