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How To Draw Manga Volume 41: Drawing Yaoi (How to Draw Manga) [Paperback]

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This book introduces the techniques needed to draw the ultimate bishonen (literally, "beautiful boys"), vital to Yaoi manga and presents how to draw the typically delicately delineated bishonen characters. Illustrations accompany the carefully explained, step-by-step drawing processes, which are designed to give even beginners a clear understanding of everything from bishonen sketching basics to practical application. Trends in design are also traced, exploring characters from the 1960s, including the work of Shotaro Ishinomori; characters from the 1970s as represented in Keiko Takemiya's The Song of the Wind and Trees; characters from the 1980s, including from the Captain Tsubasa series; and characters from the 1990s up to the present. Eight styles of reflecting today's characters that represent a blend of such works as Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Death Note and Psycho, are presented along with specific sample works. This book offers a variety that should appeal to the audience's widely varied bishonen preferences and will enable the reader to master drawing the bishonen characters that frequent Japanese manga.

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Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10" Width: 7.24" Height: 0.63"
Weight:   1.15 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 15, 2007
Publisher   Graphic-Sha
ISBN  4766117816  
ISBN13  9784766117813  


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Just a bunch of pretty pictures  Sep 21, 2007
As far as this being an instructional book for aspiring manga-ka it's somewhat of a flop, though I enjoyed the small selection of costumes and clothing that were shown.
Over all if you're more in it for learning to draw males better get the how to draw young men book. It's much better in that perspective. Though they both seem to offer about the same instructional insights.
There's very little offered on the side of anatomy and actual posing and interaction between a couple.
Otherwise it's a very basic manual coupled with a few costumes, poses and an odd manga-short at the back of the book instead of the usual illustration gallery.

I wouldn't recommend this book to aspiring manga-ka, it'd be better to get a drawing young men and couples book instead of this one. You'd get a lot more information out of the two than this one.
 
Actually, it's Drawing Bishonen  Sep 10, 2007
I found in past searches trying to find this un-locatable book--it is actually named How to Draw Bishonen in Japanese. Which would explain the minimal boy on boy content--a small section on kisses where the two androgynous bald heads could easily be two girls. However, the anatomy and facial structure sections are vastly superior to "How to Draw Men". It's worth the buy--unless you know how to draw Bishonen all ready.
 
Not a good buy. It should be titled, 'How to Draw Pretty Boys' and nothing more.  Aug 16, 2007
I was very excited about this book, up until I received it in the mail.

Now, to start with, 'Yaoi' is used in the wrong context. Yaoi defines any manga that revolves around, obviously, gay men that holds little plot, and is mainly about the graphic sex scenes. I was under the impression that this book would at least go into anatomy or intimate scenes, and it barely does that. You get wear muscles go, and that's about it. It's also a good reference if you need help drawing hands or feet, clothing, and shoes, but as far as Yaoi goes? There's nothing in it, save for the ONE page of drawing kisses, which only has about two or three poorly drawn sketches on the page and does little to help at all.

You do get a few pages on 'Embracing' as the chapter is called. The book defines 'embracing' as an arm over the shoulder while the boy doing the embracing is pointing at some unknown object waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay over there.

Basically, all this book does is give you a stereotype of how a gay man looks and dresses, with little insight to anything more then 'here's a man's body, we don't go into any detail on anything more', 'here's what his shoes look like', 'here's some hands', and 'oh, here's how to draw an arm over the shoulder.'

If you're looking to buy this book on the basis that you think it will give you anatomical insight, information on how to draw rocking sex scenes, how to draw kisses or anything at all intimate, or male anatomy, I don't recommend this book. It should be titled, 'How to Draw Pretty Boys' and nothing more.
 
Buy Lets Draw Yaoi instead!   Jun 11, 2007
I've been Waiting for them to make a "how to" Yaoi book for us fangirls!
edited :
ah I'm gonna turn this down.
i already bought Lets Draw Yaoi and the How to Couple guide and they are efficient enough!
plus the review above seems to imply they haft-tried. The Couples guide probably has a the best guide to couples doing lovey dovey things.

I highly recomend inspiring yaoi mangaka buy Let's Draw Manga: Yaoi (Let's Draw Manga)instead!
unless i actaully see this book on a shelf i have no idea if its good like i did when i found lets draw Yaoi at a bookstore.
 

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