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How To Draw Manga Volume 14: Colorful Costumes (How to Draw Manga) [Paperback]

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Item description for How To Draw Manga Volume 14: Colorful Costumes (How to Draw Manga) by Tadashi Ozawa & Saho Kimura...

This volume was inspired by the young women found working in cafes and restaurants clad in those absolutely charming uniforms. Snowy white aprons, and crisply starched dresses - haven't we all felt the urge at some time to try these costumes out on our own, characters? Most likely all artists involved in original character design have. This guide features various popular uniforms and costumes and offers explanations on details based on careful research on the actual dress. Select an interesting uniform or costume to try on one of your own characters.

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Pages   135
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 7.5" Height: 10.25"
Weight:   1.08 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2003
Publisher   Graphic-Sha
ISBN  4766113373  
ISBN13  9784766113372  
UPC  824869000243  

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More About Tadashi Ozawa & Saho Kimura

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Tadashi Ozawa is a freelance animator who has served as an animation director at Studio Ghibli and a producer at Mad House, where he was in charge or training new animators. In addition to creating the popular How to Draw Anime and Game Characters series, Ozawa has contributed to a number of hit Anime works, including: The Art of Naussica, Laputa, Akira, Lodoss Wars and Yawara.

Tadashi Ozawa was born in 1937.

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Very detailed and helpful  Oct 8, 2005
I found this book to be most helpful. The girls are draw realy style, almost like they've been photographed and traced. They have realistic proprotions and look natural. The uniforms are very detailed, with key elements highlighted. There are also segments on shoes, ties, blouse styles and what not that are not part of a particular uniform so you can make your own. I still flip through this one when fishing for random ideas, and something usually pops up.
Good for details and coloring, but not drawing...  Sep 22, 2003
This book is full of color pictures of uniforms (maid, restuarant, cat costume, female business dresses, and some "sexy" costumes.
The book shows the uniforms in simulated 3d both on a sample character and clothes only (no sample character in them). It will help you get a feel for the coloring and the details, but it doesn't have any steps for drawing the uniforms pretty much all you see is the final step. So if you want to see finished drawings of a good cross section of female uniforms and some costumes, then this is the book you want.
Admit It, You Know You Love a Girl (or Guy) In Uniform!!!  Aug 1, 2003
I suspect most aspiring American manga artists are attracted to the medium in part because of the fanciful, out-of-the ordinary costumes that many manga characters wear in fantasy, otherworldly or futuristic environments. But the setting in a good number of manga stories--even those featuring super-powered protagonsists--live in the "real world." It's often a greater challenge for a would-be manga artist to create a contemporary wardrobe for main, supporting, and background characters, than is the task of devising a "cool" costume. And what about service uniforms for restaurant workers, candy-stripers, and the like. Details for such outfits can't be faked or improvised!

"Colorful Costumes" is a wonderful intoduction to the world of service uniforms. In his illustrations, Mr. Ozawa has reproduced the uniforms worn by employees of over a dozen actual restaurants in Japan (of course they were accurate as of the time of the publication of the original Japanese edition of this volume). Ozawa also includes clothing worn in ethnic-themed eateries, roadside snack-stands, and hospitials. He includes a detailed description of each outfit.

All illustrations are in color (hence the higher price), and the models are primarily female, drawn in a near-realistic style. The drawings clearly display the construction of each outfit. Since most of the costumes are made in a Western style, the reader should have no trouble adapting the uniforms for his or her purposes.

You never know when you might need a waitress in a scene, so this book makes a good reference. Of course, you should also observe the many outfits worn by people of different professions in your own community.


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