Manga for the Beginner Shoujo

Manga for the Beginner Shoujo

Everything You Need to Start Drawing the Most Popular Style of Japanese Comics

Book - 2010 | 1st ed
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The ultimate guide to creating the most popular form of manga--shoujo!

If you’re reading this, you already love shoujo. But now you’ll be able to take the next step and actually write and draw your very own. The teen characters that populate the genre are outrageously cool, including magical girls, demon gals, cat girls, J-rockers, handsome teen boys, Goth boys, and the increasingly popular elegant older young men that shoujo fans adore.
No one can top Christopher Hart in helping you learn some fundamental art techniques that will bring shoujo characters, which are more realistic and less cartoon-like than other styles of manga, to life. His drawings in this book reflect the coolest and latest style Tokyo has to offer, and the easy-to-follow steps are designed for the beginner.
From coloring to character development, Manga for The Beginner Shoujo has your back on every detail as you learn to create the most beloved of all manga. You may start off as an otaku (a manga fan), but you’ll end up a mangaka (a manga artist)!

Baker & Taylor
Introduces the most popular style of manga genre with instructions on how to draw its signature brilliant eyes and other recognizable characteristics.

& Taylor

A latest entry in the best-selling series that includes Manga for the Beginner and Manga for the Beginner Chibis targets the largest manga genre with instructions on how to draw its signature brilliant eyes and other recognizable characteristics. Original.

Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780823033294
Characteristics: 192 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm


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Aug 10, 2016

This is quite a good guide to drawing shoujo in manga. Christopher Hart, and the other collaborating artists, give a very good selection of faces, body positions, hair movement, etc. for the artist to work on. Though I believe that this is not quite for beginners, it's more for the intermediate range of artists. But, if a beginner artist were to pick this up, then it would still be valuable information for them.

Aug 22, 2014

im middle class manga drawer i really love drawing. i only nee d help with the hands and feet

angelalicanada Nov 15, 2013

a very good manga teaching book


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