Shojo Fashion Manga Art School
How to Draw Cool Looks and CharactersBook - 2009
Create fabulous shojo manga clothing and characters with different looks, primarily in pencil and ink. Loaded with techniques and tips from an exciting young artist, this book demonstrates the Japanese comic-book practices of stylized proportions, clean lines and contrast between black and white (manga is usually published in black and white), with some finished art in color.
A comic-book illustrator provides a guide to manga clothing and characters that demonstrates the Japanese practices of stylized proportions, clean lines and contrast between black and white; offers more than 40 step-by-step demonstrations; and covers basic techniques, heads and faces, bodies, clothes and accessories and more. Original.
The Number One Fashion Workshop for Shojo Manga!
From 'dos to shoes, how you dress and style your characters says a lot about who they are, before they even utter a word. Whether your story calls for a flashy drama queen or a mousy bookworm, this guide contains everything you need to know to create fabulous shojo manga characters with personality.
- The Figure. Follow these simple basics to draw the guys and girls of various body types, in any pose.
- The Face. Learn how to draw an endless variety of features. Get the feeling across with facial expressions from a subtle quirk of the mouth to all-out crocodile tears. Then add the perfect hairstylethe icing on the cake.
- The Look. "Shop" from an illustrated gallery of clothing and accessories for every season and occasion, from formal dresses to bunny slippers, with demonstrations and tips on designing your own original fashions.
- The Setting. Portray your character's world with demonstrations on how to create classic hangouts like classrooms, coffee shops and bedrooms.
Complete with 14 start-to-finish demonstrations for drawing a range of character types, from the girl next door to the punk guy, from single characters to couples and groups, this book will help you bring a world of unique and memorable characters to life...and have lots of fun doing it!
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