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Draw Your Own Manga: All the Basics [Paperback]

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Provides instructions on the basics of drawing manga, covering materials and tools along with information on drawing characters, creating simple effects in ink and screen tone, and drawing in perspective.

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American Library Association's 2005 Best List - Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
Ever wanted to draw manga but didn't know where to start?
Ever felt there's something not quite right with your drawing but not sure what?
Draw Your Own Manga: All the Basics is the book for you! The textbook of choice at Tokyo Animation College-the leading school for manga artists in Japan, it covers all the basic information you need to get started on drawing manga with clear and easy-to-understand instructions.
* Which materials and tools are essential and how to use them.
* How to draw characters, and what proportions to use for dodies and faces.
* Techniques for creating simple but effective special effects in ink and screen tone.
* Easy-to-follow rules for drawing in different types of perspective.
* How to use photographic material for backgrounds.
Draw Your Own Manga: All The Basics also features interviews with two famous mang artists, Takao Yaguchi and Toru Fujisawa, who share their thoughts on the important features of manga and what it takes to become a manga artist.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   128
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 7.5" Height: 10"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 7, 2003
Publisher   Kodansha International
ISBN  4770029519  
ISBN13  9784770029515  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! HARUNO NAGATOMO is a manga artist best known for her Boys Love-themed work. Since 1996, she has been creating simple and entertaining books designed to help budding manga artists.

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Awesome   Jun 6, 2008
If you want to start maiking your own manga you most buy this book. It tells you everything you need from toning and the kind of ink thats best the matirials that you need an bla bla bla. You get the idea.
Good Book  Jul 3, 2007
I like Naruto and Pokemon, and I like to draw, so learning to draw anime people was a lot of fun. I pretty much have drawing the people down, but now I have to get all the supplies. Some of it is hard to understand, but I think that's because it's probably designed for adults. I don't care, though. Like I said, it's a good book!
Manga Magic  Jan 6, 2007
All of you out there who would like to draw manga, and have a small to superb experience range, read this book! I bought it from a bookstore (Barnes&Noble), and found it extremely useful. I, although, was a beginner, back then, and found it difficult to comprehend what they said (a bit confusing). But, if you have that little bit of Manga Knowledge, pick it up!
No, no, no...  Oct 9, 2006
This book spends far more time telling us what kind of materials are needed and where to buy them/how to use them, than it does "how" to draw manga. I want to learn what characteristics make a successful manga figure, not how to produce a manga comic book. I did not feel this book was very useful - there is only one useful page, for example, discussing eyes, and it simply has 4 sets of "boys' eyes" and 4 of "girls' eyes."

I don't consider this a "how to draw" book but rather a "how to get started making manga books with all the appropriate materials." Give me a black marker and some colored pencils and I'm happy. This book isn't worth it.
Excellent for any emerging manga artist!  May 4, 2006
This book taught me so many things! Before I read this book, I thought I was going to have to make all those screentones myself! Boy, was I wrong! :D This book tells you what materials you'll need to write and draw your own manga, and describes them in great detail! However, I only gave this book 4 stars because...

-It doesn't describe how to draw people very well. If you've mastered that (which I haven't), the book's fine.
-It barely has any information on paneling.
-The first few pages are colored digitally. A bit ironic that there are pages colored digitally in a book that gives instructions on how to draw traditionally, don't you think?

Overall, if you're still a beginner, this book is not for you. But if you've gotten pretty good at drawing people and are ready to move on to publishing your own manga, buy this book immediately!

Tip for you all: Ignore page 73. It doesn't know what it's talking about.

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