Reviews - What do customers think about More How To Draw Manga Volume 4: Mastering Bishoujo Characters (More How to Draw Manga)?
Great Reference Jul 27, 2008
I've just started experimenting with drawing and I find myself turning to this book every time I get my pencils out. This book has twelve personalities and characteristics for female manga characters. I find it a very useful resource and didn't expect to see step-by-step instructions as that was not mentioned anywhere and I have other books for learning the basics of drawing. If I have trouble duplicating something I just grab some tracing paper and play around with it until I figure it out.
There are a couple of shots with breasts but they aren't offensive or anything, just outline sketches so you know where everything is and can dress them appropriately. I figure if you don't want to see them you should probably stick with drawing male characters since they're inevitable with females. All-in-all, as a newbie, I found it to be a terrific help with creating my characters.
Great! Sep 28, 2007
This is a great buy for anyone who wants to know how to create their own personal style for drawing girls in manga. I love this book. My friend saw it and borrowed it from me. She has been drawing GREAT ever since! THank you how to draw manga crew!! p.s. don't be scared by the cover, it's not like that at ALL in the book! Toodles!
Awesome book! Nov 29, 2006
This book truly lives up to it's name, mastering bishoujo characters. For those of you having a little trouble with designing a unique character, then this book is definately for you! This book contains different personalities that you can give to your characters, the kinds of clothes that character would wear, and hair styles. It is full of poses that would be beneficial to you as well as some scenes of walking, jumping, and the way the body twists when it's doing a certain action. Another good quality this book has is girls waking in groups and sitting in groups. I think that is very helping if you are planning on drawing a manga with a school scene with a group of friends. This book really doesn't have any nudity, it does have the outline of the nude body, but nothing obscene. I would really recommend this book. A must buy!
Great book, I recommend to you! Aug 17, 2006
This book is excellent to draw beautiful woman characters, the book shows you 20 different characters and their customes, body compositions and other kind of stuffs, a very interresting book.
One of the best "How To Draw Manga" books Sep 19, 2005
A lot of the "How To Draw Manga" series really aren't that great. But this one, they actually did a very good job with. I like the first half of the book and how it explaining the twelve personalities. The best part about is you can almost design and give an identity to a unique character of your own. Ranging from punctual and outgoing to quite and conservative.
As for the second half, it almost has "fillers" after the twelve personalities. What I mean by fillers is that just stuff to fill the pages will. But something's are relatively useful, like school uniforms, character movement, relaxed poses, and hand gestures. What I did not find to be useful was entering and closing a door, drawing hair and eyes, and driving.
I wish I could give this a five star, but I can't because they could have gone into better details of maybe the eyes and hair, or left out the closing of a door and driving. But still, this book is pretty good and I recommend this book for the intermediate to advanced artist