DRAW MANGA – 10 Step-by-Step Projects


ISBN 9781784946371
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H275xW215
No. Of Pages 144 pages, full colour print
Publisher GMC Publications
Auther Keroko James
Price £14.99

Draw Manga is the complete guide to creating your own manga characters. Manga Japanese graphic novel and comic strip art based on line drawings of characters noted for their highly stylised facial features is one of the most popular forms of comic illustration today. This book is for anyone interested in drawing manga, from beginners who want to learn the basics of drawing figures and poses to more experienced artists who are keen to discover the key techniques and details that make manga art so distinct.

Each project in the book covers an element of drawing manga, from faces, body shapes and proportions to different angles and expressions and creating action poses. This bite-size approach allows the reader to build up their skills and confidence before they create more ambitious drawings of their own. The book finishes with composition ideas and how to add backgrounds, giving the reader all the tools they need to create their own manga stories.

In contrast to the majority of manga books, Draw Manga features fully illustrated step-by-step instructions for every stage of the projects, so even the most novice reader will know exactly when and where each line or detail should be added. There is also a wealth of tips and advice to help avoid common pitfalls and difficulties, based on the author’s years of experience tutoring manga workshops.

AUTHOR: Keroko James is a Japanese illustrator, graphic designer and manga tutor based in north London. Since 2017 she has run Froggy Manga, providing manga drawing classes for children. She has also worked with local authorities to deliver manga workshops in local libraries and youth groups and gives workshops as a part of children’s parties. 550 illustrations.

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