American Library Association's 2005 Best List — Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
Ever wanted to draw manga but didn't know where to start?
Ever felt there's something not quite right with your drawing but not sure what?
Draw Your Own Manga: All the Basics is the book for you! The textbook of choice at Tokyo Animation College--the leading school for manga artists in Japan, it covers all the basic information you need to get started on drawing manga with clear and easy-to-understand instructions.
• Which materials and tools are essential and how to use them.
• How to draw characters, and what proportions to use for dodies and faces.
• Techniques for creating simple but effective special effects in ink and screen tone.
• Easy-to-follow rules for drawing in different types of perspective.
• How to use photographic material for backgrounds.
Draw Your Own Manga: All The Basics also features interviews with two famous mang artists, Takao Yaguchi and Toru Fujisawa, who share their thoughts on the important features of manga and what it takes to become a manga artist.
“"This book goes beyond the call of duty by teaching the elements behind real manga, not how to copy the style robotically. The interview with manga legend Shinji Mizushima is also a real eye-opener for manga-ka winnable." —Newtype USA "Manga fans will have no problem deciphering it and will benefit from its mixture of playfulness and professionalism" —School Library Journal "What makes this book stand out from the numerous other manga and anime how-to books are the great interviews with professionals . . . highly recommended." —Hawaii Herald "Ever wanted to draw manga but didn’t know where to start? Do you feel there’s something not quite right with your drawing but not sure what? [This book] is the book for you"—Japan Today”