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How To Draw Manga Costume Encyclopedia Volume 4: Kimono And Gowns (How to Draw Manga (Graphic-Sha Numbered)) [Paperback]

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An encyclopedia, which is designed to help manga artists accurately portray their characters in costumes by providing over 4,000 reference illustrations, with manga characters appearing as models in various poses and angles. It includes special sections dedicated to explaining folds, basic fashion knowledge and silhouette lines.

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Graphic-sha's Costume Encyclopedia series is designed to help manga artists accurately portray their characters in costumes by providing over 4,000 reference illustrations, with manga characters appearing as models in various poses and angles. Includes special sections dedicated to explaining folds, basic fashion knowledge and silhouette lines.

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Pages   240
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10" Width: 7.24" Height: 0.87"
Weight:   1.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 16, 2007
Publisher   Graphic-Sha
ISBN  4766117271  
ISBN13  9784766117271  


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Reviews - What do customers think about How To Draw Manga Costume Encyclopedia Volume 4: Kimono And Gowns (How to Draw Manga (Graphic-Sha Numbered))?

Not based on content but avalability  Mar 27, 2008
I have a dumb question. Does this book even exist? I mean I know it's here on this site, but every vendor I've tried to order this thing from don't have it in stock. That goes for this site and Ebay and Ebay's sister auction/buy sites. I have ordered this book 43 times and have been refunded 43 times with the ol' "Out of stock" comment. SO for those of you looking to buy this book. I'll warn you now its not easy to find at all.

EDIT 4/23/08
I bought this book from a seller and was afraid that it wasn't going to be in stock again. The seller came through I got the book for $28 (including shipping) and I can say that the book is very informative and very well done. Especially if your looking to find info on all the various styles of Kimono and their proper uses. So to answer the question I posed before, yes it exists. It's just a real pain in the arse to find. So I am officially changing my 1 star rating to 5 stars.
 
be aware  Nov 26, 2007
as with ALL the manga books if you are buying these books for children
there is ALOT of nudity and sexual poses. I really don't understand what goes on in the minds of the authors when they know very well
that mostly children use these books.
 
A kimono and evening gown guide worth owning  May 29, 2007
As you all may know, this book is pretty much like the other three how to draw manga costume encyclopedia books, but each of them have their own theme of course. Inside this volume they give you some examples of how to correctly draw kimono's and evening wear. This book is comprised of two chapters, but I would have to say that they talk more on the kimono's than the gown section in this book. That can be a good thing, and it can also be a bad thing. I personally liked the kimono part in this book than the gown part. That is the whole reason I bought this book, because of the kimono part in here. The gown part in the second chapter is good too, but it seems to show a good bit of wedding shots than evening wear. They even give an example of two people dancing, which can be a plus if you need a ref shot for your manga. Basically this book is teaching you etiquette in both outfits, how to wear them, and how to correctly draw the outfits. The contents of this book includes:
Chapter one Kimono:
A day in a kimono: Female character
A day in a kimono: Male character
1. Kimono basics
Tomesode as the basic kimono form
Kimono for different occasions: Four designs
Learning the order of dressing
Slovenly kimono

2. Assorted actions while wearing a kimono
Everyday and semiformal kimono shown on figure performing common actions
Inside the house: Doing housework and relaxing
Kimono for stepping out
Kimono worn to festivals (Yukata)
Relaxing in a Yukata
New year's day and the first shrine visit of the year
Kimono for hinamatsuri and shichigosan
Kimono worn to coming-of-age and graduation ceremonies
Wedding kimono
Mourning kimono

Action scenes:
Scenes with exposed flesh/ brandishing a sword/ barehanded combat scenes

3. Kimono accessories
Wide and narrow obi
Dressing up the obi
Handbags and totes
Footwear
Hairstyles suited to kimono
4. Assorted traditional Japanese dress
5. Period kimono

Chapter 2 Gowns
A day in a gown
1. Gown basics
Three main silhouettes
Gowns for formal affairs and bridal gowns
Assorted actions while wearing a gown

2. Bridal gowns
Scenes from weddings
Designing a bridal gown
Indispensable bridal gown accessories
Grooms dress
3. Evening gowns
Three common silhouettes
Elegant outerwear
Assorted evening gown designs
Glamorous hairstyles
Glamorous accessories
Men's formal wear

4. Action scenes

All in all this book is the perfect kimono/ gown guide. I really enjoy this book, and it is very helpful when it comes down to the kimono sections. If you are having some trouble with kimono designs/ drawing the kimono and principles, then this book is so for you!! If you also need some help toward evening wear, then this book benefits as the double package!!! This book is also kid friendly due to this book having nude free scenes in it, but, I don't recommend this book for kids or anyone who is a beginner. Since this book really doesn't give you step-by-step guides on actually drawing the kimono's or evening wear. I do recommend this book for those who are intermediate to advance. Anyway, buy this book, it worth your time and money. Add it to your HTDM arsenal today!!
 

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