Nothing satisfies anime artists more than creating original characters for comics and graphic novels—and bestselling author Christopher Hart helps them achieve this goal. He provides insight into the six most popular anime types, from schoolgirls and boys to vengeful bad guys and fantasy creatures, along with templates; step-by-step drawing exercises; and “menus” of head and body types, outfits, and accessories.
"The third title in Christopher Hart's bestselling Master Guide to Drawing Anime series, Tips & Tricks is an essential guide that provides the in-depth information needed for fine-tuning one's anime drawing at every skill level. Covering every aspect of anime forms, Chris delves deep into the specifics of creating anime characters and scenes, offering all the secrets of anime drawing that make characters really look complete"--
"In this follow-up to the best-selling Master Guide to Drawing Anime, manga master Christopher Hart focuses on some of the most popular characters of Japanese anime: the dynamic and beautiful women and girls. Aspiring anime artists will learn all the ins and outs of creating these stunning heroines, schoolgirls, and other essential female characters. Basic templates make it easy to draw the head, hairstyles, clothing, body proportions, and more. Tutorials on creating scenes and multiple characters take the drawings to the next level. All of these topics and more are covered with Christopher Hart's trademark easy-to-follow steps with helpful techniques and tips"--
This book is a comprehensive reference manual of various types of the kawaii manga characters. The images of anime girls in this book are not only convenient for cartoon lovers to copy, but also arouse their creative inspiration to help them create personalized pictures. The graphic examples in this book are beautiful. It is not only suitable for the self-study of the primary, intermediate anime fans, but can also be used as the training material and teaching reference book for animation and other related majors.
This compilation of lessons from the Master Guide to Drawing Anime series brings together the simplest characters from the best-selling books for beginning artists and others looking for instant gratification. With cutting-edge art and clear instruction on how to draw the most popular styles and characters, the Master Guide to Drawing Anime series has helped thousands of aspiring artists learn to draw anime. 5-Minute Characters gathers together the easiest characters from the series--perfect for the beginning anime artist. This carefully curated collection shows aspiring artists everything they need to know to get started drawing anime. They'll learn how to use simple templates to draw the head from different angles, bodies of characters from different age groups, and authentic anime hairstyles and fashions. Next, they'll see step by step how to draw dozens of the most popular character types and the emotions and attitudes that make them compelling. Finally, readers can put it all together and challenge themselves by creating simple scenes. Artists can work their way through the book to build their skills or pick and choose their favorite characters to draw. Either way, their drawing ability and confidence will soar!
All manga, all the time, all the Chris Hart way! • Bumper book of 256 manga-packed pages • Learn to draw manga, step by step • One gigantic celebration of manga mania Kids are drawn to manga like magnets, and Christopher Hart's manga books are among the hottest sellers of all books, with more than 2.5 million copies in print. Now Watson-Guptill has gathered Hart's four best-selling Kids Draw books and combined them into one giant manga book. If they're out there in the world of manga, they're in here: cute little critters, sophisticated heroes, witches and wizards, magical boys and magical girls, and everything else manga! Each character is drawn in clear step-by-steps, so young artists can easily follow along. At just 19.95 dollars, Kids Draw Big Book of Everything Manga is one big bundle of manga-drawing fun for one, low price.
Whether your character is jumping for joy or grappling with an opponent, this book provides all the essential techniques to draw more lifelike action figures in the classic Japanese manga style. The comprehensive introduction first shows the reader the physical anatomy of male vs. female figures and gives important tips on proportions, perspective and small but often-overlooked details such as the relative differences between male and female hands, fingers and feet. Five subsequent chapters cover over 40 action poses in the following categories: Chapter 1: Action (e.g. running and jumping) Chapter 2: Martial Arts (e.g. punching and kicking) Chapter 3: Interacting (e.g. judo holds and high fives) Chapter 4: Weapons (e.g. swords and knives) Chapter 5: Reacting (e.g. dodging a punch or taking a punch) Each pose and movement is illustrated with a rough sketch outline followed by a highlighted manga drawing containing detailed annotations by the author. After studying the sketches, you practice the drawing techniques at the end of each chapter. Each chapter also provides professional tips on the use of color and shading for greater realism. Special sections contain information and tips on particular topics of interest, such as how to draw clothes, hair and facial expressions or how to create special effects. At the end of the book, an actual 6-page comic strip gives readers the opportunity to practice what they have learned by filling in the missing elements.
Got manga? Christopher Hart’s got manga, and he wants to share it with all his millions of readers—especially the beginners. With Manga for the Beginner, anyone who can hold a pencil can start drawing great manga characters right away. Using his signature step-by-step style, Hart shows how to draw the basic manga head and body, eyes, bodies, fashion, and more. Then he goes way beyond most beginner titles, exploring dynamic action poses, special effects, light and shading, perspective, popular manga types such as animals, anthros, and shoujo and shounen characters. By the end of this big book, the new artist is ready to draw dramatic story sequences full of movement and life. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Packed with tutorials and enticing projects, this stylish compilation from bestselling author Christopher Hart demystifies the entire process of drawing manga s irresistibly edgy fashions. From classic outfits to new Tokyo trends, hairstyles to figures and poses, Chris explores this popular Japanese genre in depth: mixing and matching outfits, creating complementary color schemes, drawing patterns on fabric, and more. A troubleshooting guide helps beginners solve common problems."