John DavidsonBorn and raised in Wyoming and Canada on Ranches. Studied at Utah State University and taught drafting at Bridgerland Applied Technology College for 20 years. Own and run several businesses, an architectural design business, a web design business and a Sawmill business. Married to Karla for over 30 years and have 4 great kids, living in Mendon, Utah.
With their oversized heads, chubby cheeks, and enormous and expressive eyes, chibi manga is a popular art from in graphic novels, video games, and films—and one of the most difficult manga styles to master. Chibi Manga includes all of the tricks—both freehand and digital—manga artists, illustrators, and graphic designers need to create five different kinds of chibi manga characters: Ninja, Gothic, Magic, Heroines, and Heroes.
The most complete how-to-draw book on this manga style, Chibi Manga covers both manga and anime, and includes detailed information on how to apply digital color, 3D designs, vectorial drawing, and a host of other fascinating and useful design applications to go from initial black-and-white sketches to vibrant, fully costumed collections. Each project in this easy-to-follow guide includes precise step-by-step instructions, a list of specific software, tools, and professional tricks to achieve the unique look and mischievous quality of these adorable characters and animals.
As the first book of the series, ESSENTIAL BASICS presents eight courses that introduce the techniques for drawing various male and female chibi characters through the primary viewpoints such as the front, side, 3/4, upper, and lower view. In addition, there is also some guidance to recycle those courses for iteration.
Expand your drawing skills, one step at a time effectively using this book!