Reviews - What do customers think about How to Draw Manga: Male Characters?
Reference Guide for Manga Aug 24, 2007
This book is a great reference for male anatomy; unfortunately being pretty much the ONLY one in the series based on men, this is great for learning poses, gestures, and how clothes overlay the body. Not so terrific for ideas, like clothing or characters. I recommend it for those who are having issues with how the male body is formatted (I use it as a reference in that way)
its the only one like it so... Jun 10, 2007
I really don't like it but its really the ONLY male reference book in the entire series unless Yaoi counts.... You'd be better off buying Yaoi manga if you want to see what guys look liek but if you cant stomach two guys together then go ahead and get the book. It gives a basic guide but doesn't go nearly as into detail as the female equivalent of this book Techniques for Drawing Female Manga Characters. and look at the number, they waited to volume 27 to make a Male book. It goes into to hairstyles for some reason , taking up 3 pages of hairlines. Despite the cover it will not really help you draw 10 year old boys. It will only help you draw 20-28 yr old guys and shows a lot of costumes for guys.
How to Draw Manga May 30, 2007
The entire experience was amazing. Shipped earlier then expected, in pristine condition, no hassles no worry.
The product itself is great. The guide truly helps with the basic structure of drawing characters anatonomically correct. It's always better to learn how to draw something right first and then learn how to break the rules later.
:( May 13, 2007
At least this book hasn't got all the characters in sexual positions, but it does have very boring looking characters also... Maybe the specific male / female books aren't his best works.
Extremely Helpful Apr 21, 2007
This book has definetely helped me in the area of drawing male characters. I have also been able to draw females with ease, but the males I always found frustrating. The step-by-step intructions really let you in on the main parts of the male and how to draw them correctly. It compares it to the female body as well.
Various poses are included in it as well which helped me a lot in my characters. If you struggle with the same problem as I did, then I highly recommend this guide. It also includes a fantastic section on hands, feet, and charaters wearing glasses. Any true artist should own this book!