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How To Draw Manga Volume 1: Compiling Characters (How to Draw Manga (Graphic-Sha Numbered)) [Paperback]

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Item description for How To Draw Manga Volume 1: Compiling Characters (How to Draw Manga (Graphic-Sha Numbered)) by The Society For The Study Of Manga Techniques...

This is an authentic instructional book aimed at the advancement of manga and prepared by a group of assistants to the popular manga artists, Yu Kinutani. It begins with the use of drawing utensils and covers character faces, full bodies, arms legs, etc. Everything is presented using an easy-to-understand "block" method of instruction.

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Pages   116
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10" Width: 7.09" Height: 0.63"
Weight:   0.97 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 27, 1999
Publisher   Graphic-Sha
ISBN  4766114736  
ISBN13  9784766114737  
UPC  824869000533  

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Reviews - What do customers think about How To Draw Manga Volume 1: Compiling Characters (How to Draw Manga (Graphic-Sha Numbered))?

good buy   Jun 10, 2007
I bought this and h How to Draw Manga Volume 2 Compiling Techniques (How to Draw Manga). But i used This book way more than the other one.
Its got a very nice Creating Characters section and a Expressions one. And creating a Story.
It's an okay book  Apr 25, 2006
I remember this book well because it was the very first "How To Draw Manga" book that I purchased. IMO I think some things might be a bit confusing because some of the translating wasn't the best. I also wouldn't reccomend this book for kids because some of it was a bit innapropriate. As far as learning was okay. I'd still reccommend another book to someone that is a total beginner in drawing manga. I know I was able to learn more when I purchased a book that was more strait to the point and had very clear directions.
Great intro   Mar 23, 2006
Most people will just think that this book will teach you how to draw, in essence it goes further explaining the work putting together the whole Manga. It had my attention from the first moment that I picked it up. This'll let you get a good feel for every section without all the fluff. All that I found out I have to apply it but I'm having a hard time a dedicated manga supply store...... I wish that HTDM would include individual supplies on their website.
Looking for help?  Aug 5, 2005
Looking for help? Want to go beyond the beginner stage but not ready for tones and the like? Well then this book is perfect! I would reccomend this book for those who are past the beginner stage since the book doesnt go too indepth in certain areas, so it Isnt perfect for nooobs.this book will teach youhow to express emotions, ages, the facial differences between genders and more. it is devided into:
Chap. 1: drawing the face, this chapter is self-explanatory, yet I wish it delved more deeply into its subject, so this was the runt of the chapters when it comes to Quality.
Chap.2 : drawing the body, Quite handy, it goes into Drawing the body as blocks (though personally I like the way I draw my blocks, but to each his/her own), deformation, proportions (shouldnt proportions have been at the front of thr Chapter?), hand and feet (brilliant!!) and more.
Chap. 3: drawing characters, The best section in the book, it shows you how eyes ,clothing and surroundings add to 1st impresssions and the step to creating characters and storys. i can find a few minor complaints, thought the worst was the translation, it could have been better (they mistranslated right to left!)But it is still comprehendable.happy reading
Not much for the price  Jul 6, 2005
I bought this book from here on this site about a year ago. Since then I have rarely used it except for a few times for refrences if Im not able to get online at the time. It has some helpful information but for the price it isnt really worth it since you can find EVERYTHING in that book online for free. The first half of the book just goes through the types of pens and ink you should use and the life of a manga artist etc. Then it finally gets to the good stuff but it barely touches anything before moving to the next subject. And the part I was mostly upset with was the hair section. It shows you how to draw hair flowing and such but thats it. Does not give tips how to draw hair at all. So basically, the only reason you should by this book is if you want to waist money for something you will probably only end up using for quick reffrinces. There are better books out there for that... like an actual Manga comic or something. Or a gallery book from your favorite anime show.

If you want to learn the basics of drawing manga, this book is useless and I can save you money right now. Just visit BakaNeko, PolyKarbon, MangaTutorials websites or Julie Dillons tutorial located on the [...] website. Everything you need is on those sites and all contain more info than this book.

There are some other good How to Draw Manga books out there when you wanna start honing on a certain area but this isnt one of them. Save some money and visit one of the above manga sites or go purchase on of the other How to Draw Manga books that are spicificly for what you wish to get better in.

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