Anime Art Class
A Complete Course in Drawing Manga Cuties
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 24 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 2 Sep 2021
Quarto Publishing Group – Rock Point, Rock Point
In Anime Art Class, you will learn how to draw Yoai’s signature cute characters, from their bodies and facial features to their dreamy eyes, trendy clothes and accessories, and fun hair.
The 20 tutorials, with simple step-by-step illustrations and instructions, guide you from drawing characters in pencil and pen to coloring and shading them in with colored pencils, markers, and watercolor paints. With the addition of lots of drawing tips and tricks and inspiration galleries that you can also use as coloring pages, soon you will be enhancing your notebooks, stationery, artwork, and more with your own unique anime world. Anime Art Class is now in session!
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 18 members
Great book to start drawing Anime. All the basic in one short book Eyes, mouths, ears, stance. Once you are confident in drawing these example you will be well on the way to developing you very own Amine characters.
This is a perfect gift for anyone interested in drawing! It does a really good job of running through the basics! I love reading it and I'm so excited to try for myself and see what I can create!
I was able to read this book in exchange for an honest review. I would give his book four out of five stars. Good for the beginner artist who has already mastered certain elements like eyes, poses, hair, etc. But overall not for the complete beginner. Overall, I would recommend it.
This was an interesting and informative guide to drawing anime. The things I found most useful were the tip sections on working with different media and tools (pencil, fineliner, alcohol marker, watercolor, prismacolor pencil). There were general tips on which type of eraser to use, how long to let pen lines dry before using another media, etc. There were also guides for common anime hairstyles, clothing types, facial expressions, and postures. It did get a bit repetitive as it went through the same steps for each character, but there was definitely some valuable info to be gleaned. I feel like I have a better handle now on how to take a 'finished' drawing and improve it by adding more shading and highlights, and how best to do that. *Thanks to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group for providing an e-arc for review.
Anime Art Class is a really nice style guide with tutorials by artist and youtuber Anny Zhou (yoaihime). Due out 24th Aug 2021 from Quarto on their Rock Point imprint, it's 144 pages and available in paperback and ebook formats (ebook available now). This a fun and accessible tutorial guide aimed at beginners to slightly more advanced readers and usable for all-ages. The author has an engaging and encouraging style of teaching and writes understandably. The book includes an abbreviated introduction with a (very) short primer on tools and supplies, followed by very general anime anatomy and physiological features and how to progress from rough sketch through the refining process. The technique chapters include general tips on shading, inking,coloring, blending, troubleshooting, and a worthwhile tip on safety and ergonomics. The book's tutorial chapters include step by step tutorials for different characters focusing on facial features, character personalities (see cover), and step by step instructions (including materials and tools) for producing a finished sketch. There are a number of template pages at the end for practicing eyes, hairstyles, clothes, and accessories as well as silhouette poses for inspiration. This would make a good choice for public or school library acquisition, home use, or gift giving (perhaps bundled with some basic drawing supplies). Four stars. Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.
What a super cute tutorial book! This has got hints, tips, and instructions for drawing and colouring a whole range of adorable Anime characters. It goes into depth telling you about each joint / strand of hair so you can get a feel for how a certain arm needs to be drawn, or how to add texture or depth. The sketching instructions and illustrations are clear, simple, and easy to follow - perfect for a total beginner for me. Each one has a step by step to follow, adding more detail each time, and you are told what materials you need to replicate each of the tutorial ideas.. This book also covers a whole range of media - whether you love to sketch using felts, crayons, inks, pencils - this book covers it, and teaches you how to make the most of your chosen materials. I love the section at the end where you're given a heap of ideas and inspiration to create your own characters after completing the fantastic tutorials throughout the rest of the book. All in all, a lovely book to help you draw and create your own anime characters. Thank you to Quarto Publishing Group and Netgalley for an eARC of this book to read and review.
This book is simply amazing. So many ideas and easy to follow examples. I am sure that after going through this book you'll improve your drawing skills and will be even more ready to create your own characters. Warmly recomment to everyone, not just lovers of anime.
What a great tool. I love the breakdown of each of the elements and all the added tips. There is a ton of attention to detail. I'm sure I will go back to this book over and over. It's a must have for anime beginners.
great book to start drawing anime with all the basics easily displayed to teach drawing eyes, mouths, ears, stance, etc.
Contents: The book "Anime Art Class" uses drawings and illustrations to show how to draw bodies, faces, clothes and many other details. At the beginning you will find a clear presentation of the materials. The second part of the book explains how to color the drawings with different materials, for example, markers or even watercolor. Opinion: This book is really a great introduction for anyone who has ever wanted to try drawing anime characters. The step-by-step instructions are great and offer a great basis to get started. Especially the second part of the book, in which individual characters are traced, is very helpful for practicing. Conclusion: A great book to get started right away. This gives a well deserved 5 out of 5 stars. A very clear recommendation!
This book packed at surprising punch. It went into a lot more detail than I was expecting while remaining dynamic. From covering types of materials, their best use case scenarios, what's easiest for beginners to showing you how characters come together piece by piece. This is a very handy guide to have if you want to explore drawing in the Anime style. I found it to cover all the most popular designs, breaking down options and stylistic choices without overwhelming the reader. I look forward to more from this author and artist!
I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I am not an artist by any means. I just like anime and thought I would like to see how it is done. The book gives a list of materials that is needed for each type of style. I enjoyed that characters they used and introduced. It was nice that they have their own backgrounds and personalities. There are step by step instructions for each one with pictures. This did take me back to some of the shows and movies I have watched. It gave me more of an appreciation for the artists that create some of the series that I love and the ones that I will discover in the future.