There's more to manga than big, shiny eyes and funky hair. In these action-packed pages, graphic novelist Mark Crilley shows you step-by-step how to achieve an authentic manga style—from drawing faces and figures to laying out awesome, high-drama spreads. You'll learn how a few basic lines will help you place facial features in their proper locations and simple tricks for getting body proportions right. Plus, you'll find inspiration for infusing your work with expression, attitude and action.
This is the book fans have been requesting for years, packed with expert tips on everything from hairstyles and clothing to word bubbles and sound effects, delivered in the same friendly, easy-to-follow style that has made Mark Crilley one of the "25 Most Subscribed to Gurus on YouTube." Take this opportunity to turn the characters and stories in your head into professional-quality art on the page!
Packed with everything you need to make your first (or your best-ever) manga stories! 30 step-by-step demonstrations showing how to draw faces and figures for a variety of ages and body types Inspirational galleries featuring 101 eyes, 50 ways to draw hands, 40 hairstyles, 12 common expressions, 30 classic poses and more! Tutorials to create a variety of realistic settings Advanced lessons on backgrounds, inking, sequencing and layout options
Freehand drawing - made easy!
Even in a digital world, freehand sketching is still a recipe for success for impressive works of art. It is your own hand that makes your art unique. Many people don‘t know their ability to draw. But even unpracticed line drawings can make for impressive images. It is actually the imperfection that turns your images into works of art.
This exercise book makes you an artist!
Tracing is a simple and proven method to learn freehand drawing. After your exercises in this book, you will also succeed without templates because you will have developed a sense of proportion and contours.
The result: impressive drawings that you have made yourself, even on the first attempt.These are originals that you should even sign with your own name. It is your hand that has created this remarkable work of art. The beautiful motifs are what make each stroke of the pen or pencil pure joy.
132 pages. 20 unprinted pages for your originals.