Draw Manga: Complete Skills (Paperback)
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Draw Manga: Complete Skills (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 13/09/2013
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For beginners up, everything you need to know. Includes 28 teaching videos to view online. This combined book and video-guide to drawing manga will allow artists of ANY ability to master this hugely popular drawing style. The 256 page book is packed with step-by-step tutorials on every aspect of manga drawing, basing the instructions around traditional sketching and colouring techniques, and including digital tools for rendering and finishing artwork. The author is highly accomplished professional artist Sonia Leong, who is also creating 28 two-minute video demonstrations designed to link specifically to the content of this book. These video clips are hosted online, and accessed from the book's pages using QR codes (or URLs), making this one of the most user-friendly manga tutor books on the market. Readers will learn how to build up characters from basic shapes and measurements, get the anatomy and poses absolutely right, add crucial design elements to enhance drawings and stories, render artwork in different styles and mediums (including digital), and even start to create comic pages and sequences- for publication in print or online.

Publisher: Search Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781844489381
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 774 g
Dimensions: 228 x 195 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

If I could have one talent I would love to be able to draw. I've always marveled at the skill of illustrators to be able to pick up a pencil and draw whatever is in their mind so perfectly on the page before them. When I try to draw it looks like a spider fell in an inkwell and ran across the paper! I usually trace characters that I have printed out on my lightboard, but it would be so special to be able to draw my own work instead of a wobbly imitation of someone else's. I've found it much easier to draw cartoons than realism, so Manga is an ideal starting point for me and I suppose many other wannabe artists! That's where Draw Manga comes in.

This book was written by Sonia Leong, a professional comic book artist and graphic designer who specialises in Anime and Manga. It is a comprehensive step-by-step guide on the famous Japanese art style and includes a plethora of information, written and pictorial, to help both the beginner and seasoned artist. Here's a look through some of the pages in the book.

I don't think there's any book out there that explains and demonstrates Manga in so much detail and in such a user-friendly way- this book even includes 28 tutorial QR codes that you can scan and watch Sonia draw in action, which of course can be much easier to follow than in print.

There is 256 full-colour pages in total for just over GBP13, and I'm certain anyone at any skill level will be able to pick up some great tips from Draw Manga to master this comic art form. Whether you're just starting out or have experience and want to hone your ability, this book contains everything from drawing your first character to marketing and publishing your own work.

http://www.colourwithclaire.com/blog/draw-manga-by-sonia-leong

* Colour with Claire *

June 14

What makes this manga book special- this book really covers all the aspects of making a fully formed manga comic. There are a number of books on manga but these can sometimes simply be pose after pose of a fully formed character. This book shows you from the ground up all the elements. It doesn't predispose any prior drawing knowledge; yet in a friendly and helpful tone goes into a surprising amount of detail. This is a book from an author who is a self confessed fan of the genre and this shines through. By the end you'll be wanting to make and market your own manga!

* Marian Carr, Bradford College *

Jan 14

Those of you with children or grandchildren will know of their fascination for drawing and painting cartoon figures known as Manga - a Japanese word referring to comics and cartooning. This book will teach them everything they want to know. Using the book, as well as following techniques shown in online tutorials via a smartphone, laptop or desktop computer, they will be able to study every aspect of this fascinating art form.

* Leisure Painter, The *

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