Item description for How To Draw Manga Volume 22: Bishoujo Around The World (How to Draw Manga) by Hikaru Hayashi...
BISHOUJO (beautful girls) is indispensable in the world of manga. Even if you can draw women, it is difficult to draw them attractively. This book explains how to draw hair, faces, eyes and the figure of BISHOUJO in the Japanese manga style.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10" Width: 7.1" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2001
ISBN 4766111494 ISBN13 9784766111491
Reviews - What do customers think about How To Draw Manga Volume 22: Bishoujo Around The World (How to Draw Manga)?
Excellent female figures & clothing Feb 29, 2008
One of my favorites in the "How to Draw Manga" series, this book is a great starting point for new & exciting ideas.
I love this & the Giant Robots book by Hikaru Hayashi. Both efforts are absolutely jam-packed & crammed with interesting visual information, similar to the more traditional western-style titles by Jack Hamm.
This beautiful, black & white book is *filled* with women & traditional clothing styles from all over the world. It's divided into three main parts: drawing beautiful nude women of different ethnicities (32 pages); drawing stereotypical & cultural attire (52 pages); and then drawing ancient & prehistoric clothing (26 pages).
I like the emphasis on figure drawing in the first part; "Bishoujo" means pretty/ beautiful girls, so the clothing is just meant to emphasize & enhance the women of different ethnicities. Three types of women are depicted: Mongoloid, Caucasoid and Negroid. These are just technical terms. Key differences in the three types of women are consistently detailed. Then it's on to specific countries & regions of the world. A general listing: East, Southeast, and Southern Asian; Oceanian; West, East, North and South European; Mediterranean; Middle Eastern; African; North, Central & South American. I didn't see anything Hebraic or Jewish here. Some of the stereotypes are maybe unintentionally hilarious(?). The New Yorker girl is wearing a Statue of Liberty headband(!). In any case, my favorite section is probably the ancient/ prehistoric one. This part includes: Greeks; Celts; Indians; Chinese; Egyptians; Japanese; Prehistoric; and then for some reason 2-pages on today's modern music scenes (rocker; heavy metal; and punk!). Yes, this book pretty much has it all.
P.S. One reviewer mentioned their copy of the book had 8 blank pages- that's probably a rare thing. My copy had text and/ or pictures on every page.
dojinshi and GO! Feb 6, 2008
this was a great learning tool for me and it shows many different period costumes and how they are put together. very good buy for people looking into the female anatomy and period clothing from around the world.
Excellent Bishoujo Book! Jul 11, 2007
This really helps in seeing the various clothing females wear around the world. They go from Japan to Africa. There's also a section for Prehistoric Bishoujo if you like that. The illustrations are wonderful for they show how each of the races are: Mangolid, Causcoid, and Negroid are illustrated in this book.
Nice...But Needs More Mar 7, 2007
My wonderful daddy bought this book for me a few months ago and this is my favorite out of the 5 I own. I did like this book alot but I wish the author would add more detail when portraying the clothing of ALL of the different countries that the book mentioned. For example, I was drawing a bishoujo from Iraq, but there were no clothes that were made in the book from Iraq. There was some from Iran, but not Iraq.
I also wish that the book would go into more detail with the punk/rock/metal page. I wish there was more choices of clothes, hair and facial positions with the punk/rock/metal page. I'd prefer that best.
Yes, I am a younger person than people would expect to be drawing manga, but this book does contain a fair amount of nudity. It's not sexual nudity or anything, but it's necessary, I suppose. I would recomend this book to somebody who wouldn't be shocked if there was a bit of nudeness in this book. However, i'm not quite a teenager and I don't mind.
Excellent ref book to have! Nov 28, 2006
When I saw this book, I simply had to have it! If you are looking for a book that helps you get a good idea of different ethinicities, then this is a book for you! This book teaches you the certain attributes of different race characters on how to correctly draw them, and how to give them their own individuality. As a warning to those who don't like nudity,this book does contain a good bit of nudity, so I don't recommend this book to those of you who are offended by nudity. I think all of the characters are beautifully drawn, Hikaru Hayashi is one of my favorite how to draw artists'. Also in the book, it gives you some descriptions of clothing each race wear, hair types, and skin types. This is a good book for those who would like to draw different races in their manga, (which I do).So if you are a big Hayashi fan, then you will be very pleased with this book!