Item description for How To Draw Manga Computones Volume 2: Depicting Humans (How to Draw Manga Computones) by Knife Senno...
This second volume of the popular series is geared towards artists who have mastered the basic techniques of tone work and want to give their manga three-dimensionality and a wide array of audacious special effects. The bonus CD-ROM contains 100 types of tone patterns favored by manga artists. This Computones series is guaranteed to expand your manga horizons.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.2" Width: 7.1" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Sep 21, 2005
ISBN 4766115236 ISBN13 9784766115239
Reviews - What do customers think about How To Draw Manga Computones Volume 2: Depicting Humans (How to Draw Manga Computones)?
Book is good instead of investing in Manga Studio Dec 14, 2006
Many aritsts haven't really mastered the understanding of screentones. This book is really good for those who can't afford to go out and buy sheets of traditional screentone. The book covers human characters and how to treat it with screentones. The book also comes with a CD rom with the screentones you can install in Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop. (I haven't tried to see if Gimp would accept the plug in).
The plug in interface is very easy.
Some faults with the book is that it tells you to create etching brushes, and while it gives you a basic idea, I think it could provide some sample brushes itself. It can leave the reader confused as to what size the etching brushes need to be produced at.
I found at least this book worth the purchase for the plug in CD alone, unfortunately if you're a Mac user you cannot use it. If you're in the unfortunate position of working for a company that demands 1200 dpi for screentones, I also wouldn't recommend the book either.
This is however a rather cost saving alternative than buying Manga Studio which also has computones. 100 tones for this book is really rather inexpensive.