Draw Manga Style
A Beginner's Step-by-Step Guide for Drawing Anime and Manga - 62 Lessons: Basics, Characters, Special Effects
by Scott Harris
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Pub Date 14 Dec 2021 | Archive Date 27 Jan 2022
Quarto Publishing Group – Quarry, Quarry Books
Learn to draw manga style!
In Draw Manga Style, artist and online art educator Scott Harris shows you the key principles of drawing anime and manga—starting with the fundamentals, then illustrating how to create a wide variety of characters—by following his easy step-by-step tutorials.
Whether you’re just beginning to draw, trying your hand at manga for the first time, or looking for ideas and guidance for bringing your own characters to life, Draw Manga Style is your go-to guide and visual reference.
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Average rating from 4 members
Draw Manga Style is a tutorial and style guide for beginning artists for learning how to draw anime and manga figures by Scott Harris. Released 14th Dec 2021 by Quarto on their Quarry imprint, it's 128 pages and available in paperback and ebook formats.
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 clearly and enthusiastically. I love that he says that the way that he saw improvement was simply by practicing and refusing to give up! The book includes an abbreviated introduction with a primer on forms and elements, followed by very general anime anatomy and physiological features and how to progress from rough sketch through the refining process.
The book's tutorial chapters include step by step tutorials for different characters focusing on facial features, character personalities, and step by step simple line drawings for producing an outline sketch.
This would make a good choice for public or school library acquisition, home use, or gift giving (perhaps bundled with some basic drawing supplies). It's a very simple and abbreviated guide but there's a lot of good basic information here.
Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.
This drawing how-to for Manga does an excellent job of having the basics of how to draw Manga (the proportions, the basic drawing shapes that make it up) and walking you through sample characters that involve a level of character design by the reader/drawer.
I think this is definitely appropriate for introductory level artists interested in learning how to draw Manga. This drawing how-to does not have how to color in a manga style. If that is something that you are looking for, this isn't the best book.
Again, a solid starting book for anyone interested in learning how to draw manga.
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