Item description for How To Draw Manga Volume 15: Girls' Life Illustration File (How to Draw Manga) by Kazuko Tadano...
This volume was inspired by young women working in cafes and restaurants clad in those absolutely charming uniforms. Snowy white aprons and crisply starched dresses are staples of manga and anime. This guide features various popular uniforms and costumes. Select an interesting uniform or costume to try on one of your own characters!
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10" Width: 7.1" Height: 0.3" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Sep 3, 2003
ISBN 4766113381 ISBN13 9784766113389 UPC 824869000250
Reviews - What do customers think about How To Draw Manga Volume 15: Girls' Life Illustration File (How to Draw Manga)?
refreshing (owns it) Nov 16, 2007
Its nice to get a How to draw manga book drawn by a woman about girls. It helps people not fammillar with girl rituals like painting nails and puting on makeup( It makes me feel really ungirly...). They're lots of nice color images in it! I actually prefer this one to Vol 20Techniques for Drawing Female Manga Characters. Its got less fan service poses in it (though theirs some nude shots their not done in a perverted way.)
Cute Book But Not Worth Buying Aug 28, 2007
Honestly, I found the book to be very intersting. It illustrated the different girl's lives. "Perky" girl, "Precocious" girl, "Uppity" girl, "Dreamy" girl, and "Shy" girl, and "Sporty" girl.
So it generated on those six types of girls lifestyles. It was pretty cool. It gave an insight on how each one of their bedrooms would be, what clothes they wear, what undergarments they wear, what their bathrooms would be like and the list goes on.
It does also show what Nude positions they would be on, based on their personality. But whatever, I mean come on. That's how we all start out when we're born right. If someone's complaining about that, just make sure you send a slip to your teacher not to be assigned to a health class. It goes MUCH more into detail. A health class will not hide anything. This book only shows the nude body, keeping all private parts hidden.
Anyway yeah like I said it's pretty cool. But i wouldn't buy it. I mean all I had to do was read over it and I had a general understanding of how to set up the different types of girls. I suggest if you have a friend who already has this book, you ask them if you can borrow. You can buy it, but I feel like it would be a waste after a bit.
Great Coloring and Illustrations Jul 11, 2007
This is a great book to give you an idea of various girls of variours personalities ranging from a perky girl to a shy girl. This shows some of the most loveliest illustrations that are both black and white and color. It's mostly in color though which is absolutely amazing and great! I recommend this book for those who like to draw females to kimonos to various other things. Perfect if you want to make your female character come out great
For Completists Apr 4, 2007
This makes five of the "How to Draw Manga..." series I own, and I have browsed others at the bookstore. I also own a fair smattering of books about the art and architecture of modern Japan, and have visited (briefly) myself. Thus my reaction to this book is that it basically duplicates information you can get elsewhere, but it is nice to have it collected in one place.
The best part is the actual floor plans of several girl's bedrooms/apartments, although these would be even more useful if they included a little more of the complete house/flat/apartment floor. Annoyingly, these are not duplicated by floor plans of locker room, classroom, sento...these are annoyingly difficult for a westerner to get right, in the detail needed to draw a complete manga scene in one of those settings.
The details of bedroom and entry-way furniture are a handy reference, as are the cosmetics, and some of the handbag and other contents give tantalizing glimpses into activities (like blotting paper or mini-photo books) that could be worked into great little bits of on-stage business in a well-drawn manga.
As with many of the books in this series, I could do with a smaller font that would allow at least twice the text. Too often the captions or explanations are too brief to be informative.
This book contains essentially nothing on anatomy, perspective, manga drawing conventions, or how to draw. It is strictly a reference, and a very specific reference at that. If you are building up the books to draw your own shoujo manga (or something very similar), this fits on the short shelf. If your interests are larger, look elsewhere in the series.
parents really don't get it! Dec 3, 2006
im 11, and i found NOTHING provocative because im a manga artist and sometimes when i draw comic or a pic you need to draw them putting on make-up, or taking a shower! aleast its not show there private parts! and i found it very useful, sometimes you need detail like that. and i have a brother who draws too and he being a boy he dosen't know all about girls like i do, so it was helpful. so if you need a book to help you draw girls and things like their rooms and stuff. its a VERY good book! and all the revews that kids wrote found nothing wrong with it! only the parents found something wrong with it! and its not going to wreck your childhood anything!