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  • Published: 15 June 2016
  • ISBN: 9781580934534
  • Imprint: Monacelli Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • RRP: $38.00

How To Draw Manga Characters


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TARGET CONSUMER: Countless fans from all over the world who want to learn how to draw their favorite manga characters and archetypes.



Established how-to-draw author and artist J.C. Amberlyn's guide to drawing adorable Japanese-style characters and their chibi sidekicks in all the popular manga genres--shojo; shounen; magical girls; fantasy; mecha; school life; and horror.

The popularity of manga among young people who love to draw continues to grow. In her second manga book, J.C. Amberlyn focuses on favorite manga archetype characters, with a fun and lively how-to-draw book aimed at beginners. Every genre of manga has its typical characters--plucky hero and heroine; funny friend/sidekick; serious warrior; young innocent; wise teacher; cold villain; chibis; cat girls/cat boys; chibi animals; magical animals; strong/scary animals; gothic characters--and they are all here along with the step-by-step drawing instructions needed to give even beginners the direction they need to create the favorite characters they can't get enough of. A final chapter on backgrounds, scenery, and the enviroment will further give readers the information they need to pull everything together and create their own manga characters and worlds they live in. Includes 23 step-by-step demonstrations.

  • Pub date: 15 June 2016
  • ISBN: 9781580934534
  • Imprint: Monacelli Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • RRP: $38.00

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