Manga Character Design (9784805318027)

How to Draw Manga
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Tuttle Publishing
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over 800 full-color illustrations
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Trim Size:
7 1/2 X 10

Learn how to develop unique manga characters in just a few easy lessons!

This all-in-one guide by master manga illustrator Shun Akagi teaches you the basics of figure drawing and character creation—from hairstyles and clothing to facial expressions and body poses. You'll then be immersed in the elements needed to bring to your story to life: coloration, light and shadow, angles and perspective, composition and storytelling techniques.

Shun offers you all the tips and information you need in a series of detailed, hands-on lessons:
  • Tutorials in analogue and digital character design covering topics like anatomy and body structure; facial features and expressions; clothing and accessories; composition and narrative techniques
  • Detailed case studies covering the full range of challenges faced by manga artists — from combat scenes to furries — so you can master the processes and practices you need to know!
  • Dynamic examples focusing on fine details as well as big-picture, broad-stroke basics
  • Over 800 sample illustrations produced by a professional artist to guide you!

Manga Character Design offers you all the techniques used by the pros—whether you draw digitally or manually.

**Recommended for artists ages 12+

About the Author:
Shun Akagi is an illustrator currently based in Tokyo. Her areas of expertise include book and game illustrations, CD jackets and digital designs for music videos. Her previous books include Asian Fantasy Girl Character Design Book and Yumesai Kaiki.