How to Draw Manga for the Beginner - Step by Step Guides in Drawing Anime Characters

Mendon Cottage Books
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 Table of Contents 
INTRODUCTION 
Learning How To Draw 
THE BASIC ELEMENTS OF DRAWING 
Lines 
Shapes 
Value 
OVERVIEW OF A MANGA CHARACTER 
STEP BY STEP DRAWING OF A MANGA HEAD 
Front View 
Quarter View 
Side View 
DRAWING THE HAIR 
THE EYES 
DRAWING THE EARS 
Drawing Manga Mouths 
DRAWING MANGA POSES 
COLORING MANGA CHARACTERS 
Author Bio 
Publisher 

INTRODUCTION 

Manga is a term for the drawing style developed by the Japanese that they use in their comic books. It has a distinctive look that separates it from the western comic style. 

Because of its appeal to its viewers manga become popular throughout the world, many enjoy reading it because of the interesting plot of the story as well as the art and eventually manga evolved into an animated version called anime. 

If you want to learn how to draw or if you just want to advance your skills in drawing manga, this book is perfect for you. This book features step by step instructions and includes some advanced techniques that will really help you improve your drawing skills.
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About the author

John Davidson

Born 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.
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Publisher
Mendon Cottage Books
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Published on
May 1, 2016
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Pages
79
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ISBN
9781311122070
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Language
English
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Genres
Art / Techniques / Drawing
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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 Table of Contents 
Preface 
Chapter # 1: Types of Comic Books 
1. One-Shot 
2. Anthologies 
3. Mini-Series 
4. Ongoing 
5. Graphic Novel 
6. Webcomic 
Chapter # 2: Coming up with a Comic Book Idea 
Pay attention to your environment 
Get inspiration from movies 
Read novels 
Read other comic books 
Chapter # 3: Tips for Developing Your Story 
Remember to develop key characters 
Give your characters good reasons for fighting 
Black moments are great 
Have a proper ending 
Don't be predictable 
Chapter # 4: Coming up with Characters 
Revisions make great characters 
Keep the list of characters small 
Personality and background are crucial 
Draw sketches 
Make them unique 
Characters in your book must be different physically 
Colors Matter 
Chapter # 5: Know Your Audience 
You will be able to use its language 
You will give your audience stories it likes 
Promotion becomes easier 
Writing the book becomes easier 
How to Identify Your Audience - 
Chapter # 6: Making Your Comic Book 
Write Your Story 
Make Panels 
Chapter # 7: Tips for Editing and Proofreading Your Book 
Revise one thing at a time 
Focus on grammar and spellings 
Don't just edit once 
Don't proofread it yourself 
Chapter # 8: Promoting Your Comic Book 
Have a website 
Don't forget social media 
Ask people to share and recommend 
Join comic boards 
Sell at a comic con 
Chapter # 9: How to Be a Great Comic Book Writer 
1. Read Lots 
2. Work with Others 
3. Learn from the Pros 
4. Don't Stop at One Book 
5. Get Feedback 
Conclusion 
Author Bio 
Publisher 

Preface 

You definitely have a list of comic books you like. And I can imagine that they take you into a new world when you read them. Simply put, comic books are a great way to spend leisure time. I know people who enjoy these books more than movies and novels. 

If you want to join in the fun and be one of those entertaining people with comics, then it's never too late to get in the game. If you can start writing comic books, you may get famous and make some money in the process. Furthermore, you will find fulfillment in that other people are enjoying your creations. 

All that's required from you is to work hard and give your readers the best stories you can come up with. 

However, there is one thing that acts as a roadblock for many – where to start. 

How on earth are you going to come up with characters? How will your develop your story to make it entertaining? And how will you even hatch an idea that will turn into a great book? 

If you are like many, you may be intimidated at the thought of all this. 

In this book, I will show you how you can make a comic book. You will find everything you may need to know about this process. I have tips on idea generation, story development, character development, and more. All these tips will help you start and finish your book. Additionally, you will also find info on promotion and becoming a great comic book writer. 

I'm sure that you will enjoy the book. So without wasting anymore time, let's get started.
Stan Lee
In Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics, Stan Lee reveals his secrets for:
 
* Costumes * Penciling, Inking & Coloring * Lettering & Word Balloons
* Digital Advances * Perspective & Foreshortening * What Makes Great Action * Page & Panel Layout * Covers * Creating a Portfolio * Getting Work

When it comes to comic books, one name says it all: Stan Lee. His characters are classics. His industry knowledge is vast. His creativity is boundless. And now, he’s sharing what he knows with you, Grasshopper!
            His cohorts have always been—and still are—some of the best in the business: Jack Kirby, John Romita, Sr., Neal Adams, Gil Kane, Mike Deodato, Jr., Frank Cho, and Jonathan Lau, and many others, Stan includes their work here and discusses what exactly makes it so great.
            He touches on all the important stuff: anatomy, foreshortening, perspective, action, penciling, inking, hand lettering vs. digital lettering, color, character and costume design, panel flow, materials and tools, computers, file formats, and software. He includes an overview of the history and development of the comic book industry, and there’s an extensive section on various types of covers—the super important element that makes the reader want to pick up that comic!
            In a world where good battles evil at every turn and the hero fights valiantly to get the girl, no stone is left unturned! Here you’ll also find info on all the small details—that really aren’t so small: word balloons, thought balloons, whisper balloons, bursts, sound effect lettering, and splash pages!
            And KA-BLAMMM! . . . once you’ve created your art, then what? Lest you think Stan would turn you out into the wilderness without a road map, fellow traveler, there’s also information on preparing and submitting your portfolio, on getting work, and on suggested reading and schools.
           Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics features a cover that reunites long time collaborator John Romita Sr. and original cover artist of How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way.  John Romita Sr. was most famous for his collaboration on The Amazing Spider-Man with Stan Lee!

It’s time for a new approach . . . “a cornucopia of cutting-edge, techno-savvy instructions to lead you down the freshly laid yellow brick road of creativity.” It’s time for a book that takes you on the new journey of creating comic books for the 21st century and beyond! Excelsior!


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John Davidson
 Bestselling author John Davidson presents "Horses - For Kids – Amazing Animal Books For Young Readers". Beautiful Pictures and easy reading format will help children fall in love with horses. This is one of over 30 books in the Amazing Animal Books for Young Readers Series. http://AmazingAnimalBooks.com 
The series is known as one of the most beautiful animal book series. The pictures look great even in black and white and are excellent in full color. 

Lots of facts and photos will help your children learn about this wonderful animal. Children are given a well-rounded understanding of these beautiful horses: anatomy, feeding habits and behavior.

*** You and your kids will love learning about horses***

Table of Contents

1. Facts About Horses
2. Breeds of Horses
3. Thoroughbred Horses
4. Barrel Horses
5. Race Horses
6. Dressage Horses
7. Shire Horses
8. Friesian Horses
9. Miniature Horses
10. Mustang Horses
11. Quarter Horses
12. Breeding Horses
13. Clydesdale Horses
14. Morgan Horses
15. Paint Horses
16. Riding Horses

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Facts About Horses

Are you already fond of horses at an early age? If you do, you will definitely enjoy the facts that you will learn about the strongest animal we know. 

How Horses Are Born

Just before giving birth, a young pregnant horse gets into the right position. During its delivery, you will immediately see the first front foot coming out, followed by the second foot, then its nose. After the head is seen, the shoulders and the head are next, and this is known to be the most difficult part. After this challenging part, the hind legs and hips will come out easily until the baby horse, which is called colt (boy) and filly (girl) is completely out.

Popular Terms for Horses

Horse lovers often use terms which only them can understand. For someone, who is interested about horses, here are some common terms that you need to learn:

1. Aged - this is what you call a horse that is more than nine years old already

2. Backyard horse - this is a kind of horse that does not live in a barn. Instead, it lives with its owner or master.

3. Colt - this refers to a young horse that is less than four years old and has not been castrated yet.

4. Dam - this is what you call the mother of the horse

5. Filly- this refers to a young female horse that is below four years old

6. Foal- this is a baby pony or horse that is still under its mother's care

7. Mare - this is what you call a female horse that is already more than four years old

8. Stallion - this refers to a male horse that hasn't been castrated and already more than four years old

How Old Does a Horse or Pony Get?

Unlike people, horses only have short lifespans. Normally, a horse reaches 30 years, but it can still extend up to 40 years old. To determine its age, veterinarians examine and check the incisors (teeth) of the upper and lower jaws. 

It is very normal to talk about a horse' speed. The slowest speed is called walk and a bit faster than this is called trot. If you see a little faster than a trot, it is called canter and the fastest speed is called gallop. 
John Davidson
Bestselling author John Davidson presents "Spiders - For Kids – Amazing Animal Books For Young Readers". Beautiful Pictures and easy reading format will help children fall in love with spiders. This is one of over 30 books in the Amazing Animal Books for Young Readers Series.

The series is known as one of the most beautiful on tablets. The pictures look great even in black and white and are excellent on the full color tablets. 
Lots of facts and photos will help your children learn about these wonderful spiders. Children are given a well-rounded understanding of spiders: anatomy, feeding habits and behavior.

*** You and your kids will love learning about spiders

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Spiders
2. 10 Facts About Spiders
3. Spider Eggs
4. Spider Anatomy
5. Spider Habitat
6. Spider Silk
7. Spider Webs - For Catching Prey
8. Spider Senses
9. Spider Bites
10. Types Of Spiders
11. Spider Identification
12. Black Widow Spiders
13. Crab Spider
14. Baby Spiders
15. Brown Recluse Spiders
16. Funnel Spider
17. Tarantula Spiders
18. Jumping Spiders
19. Worlds Most Poisonous

10 Facts About Spiders
Are you one of the people who are afraid of spiders? Well, spiders frighten many people but on the other hand they have some interesting facts that you need to know.
1. Spiders are not insects; they have 8 legs while insects have 6. They belong to a group called arachnid. Ticks, scorpions and mites belong to this group also.
2. Spider silk is very strong and flexible. Some varieties are even 5 times stronger than steel of the same size.
3. Some are as huge as a dinner plate. The Goliath Bird-eater Tarantula from South America is 10-11 inches wide.
4. A species called raft spider can walk on water.
5. Cobwebs you find in the house are abandoned spider webs.
6. Spiders have up to 8 eyes which are used to distinguish between some species.
7. Some spiders can live up to 30 years though many die after a year or two.
8. Spiders don't have ears and use hairs on their legs to sense sound.
9. Some spit on their prey to catch them.
10. Spiders can jump almost 50 times more than their length. 

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