Reviews - What do customers think about How To Draw Manga Volume 29: Putting Things In Perspective (How to Draw Manga)?
Amazingly Simple To Learn Perspective - No Kidding! Dec 19, 2007
The team that put this perspective book together needs to get an award. I have read and gotten several perspective books and by far this book is the most easy to understand. You're not overburdened with tons and tons of word explanations, just visual examples which are easy to follow. Any young or amateur artist will GAIN from this book...period.
Excellent for learning to draw Aug 23, 2007
I really enjoyed reading this drawing book. It was very helpful in teaching me how to draw from different perspectives. I believe that both novices and experts could learn some things from this book.
More instructive than most books in this series Jun 14, 2007
I love this book because it talks about perspective and gives detailed examples and advice on composition. It even gives you info on the placement of characters in a scene. It's the best book out of the entire How to Draw Manga series. It's even useful for people who don't care for manga. I couldn't recommend it enough.
It's okay, BUT... Aug 29, 2005
..Other than what other reviewers have mentioned, I was a little disappointed the style of the inside manga had more of a butch 80's feel - the faces were uneven; didn't have wonderfully clean lines. The cover on the front gives you the impression (unless you know better) that THAT is the artist, or at least the drawing style.
But like what everyone has mentioned, it is a good book on teaching you persepective. It's just some things may distract you from the lesson at hand (if you're picky).
Truly comprehensive Nov 23, 2004
This is the book to get if you want to learn perspective. It doesn't just teach you 1st ,2nd, and 3rd point perspective but also shows you how to draw slopes (up & down), forked roads, indoor and outdoor scenes, stairs, and the very important how to draw the relative size from one object to another.More specifically, it touches on the basics - standing on the earth, drawing the outdoors, distance of natural objects, drawing indoor scenes, how to draw backgrounds, and special effects and character representation using perspective.
I noticed an error in one of the examples but other than that, this book is highly recommended for budding or intermediate artist's whether you're interested in making manga or not. Getting your character to fit with the surroundings is key even when making pin-ups.