How to Create Manga: Drawing Facial Expressions (9784805315620)

How to Draw Manga
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Tuttle Publishing
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over 1,250 illustrations
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7 1/2 X 10

This book shows you how to accurately render human faces and emotions to create complex characters and add compelling immediacy to your work.

The ability to draw realistic and powerful facial expressions is essential for every manga artist. All artists will tell you that human faces are the most important and challenging element of any drawing. How to Create Manga: Drawing Facial Expressions is an essential resource for artists who want to bring their skills to the next level.

Thirteen professional Japanese artists have contributed their expertise to this book, which contains 1,250 drawings, with several detailed tips and comments on every drawing. It includes a comprehensive opening section on all the basic expressions budding manga artists need to master. Sections dedicated to detailed emotions and playing up the intensity and drama of more animated facial expressions follow.

Tuttle's How to Create Manga series guides users through the process of reaching a professional-looking final drawing through actual sketch progressions, practical tips and common missteps to avoid. Other books in the series include How to Create Manga: Drawing the Human Body, How to Create Manga: Drawing Clothing and Accessories and How to Create Manga: Drawing Action Scenes and Characters.

About the Author:
Thirteen Japanese manga artists, collectively known as NextCreator Henshubu, contributed to Drawing Facial Expressions. A diverse group of design and illustration professionals whose years of experience take in the full range of media and digital entertainment, their specialties include card game design and production, picture book illustration, character design, how-to guides and app development.