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With Drawing: Manga, develop drawing and storytelling skills to create your own manga book!
In Drawing: Manga, accomplished artist Jeannie Lee shares her artistic insights and techniques for creating captivating manga artwork and stories. From information on character and story development to an exploration of shading and coloring techniques, this 10.25 × 13.75–inch book covers all you need to know to become a master of manga. Each step-by-step project featuring specific characters simplifies and personalizes this drawing style, serving as both a lesson and inspirational guide to prepare you for crafting your own manga world.
This comprehensive book first introduces manga fans to drawing basics, including art tools and materials, the basic shapes drawing method, shading and coloring techniques, composition and perspective, and more. Simple instructions show how to draw heads, hair, facial features, and full bodies. After learning to draw manga characters, the book then delves in-depth into character development and story creation.
Drawing: Manga provides you with the necessary knowledge to create your own manga book, from character creation to a completed work. Discover different methods for finding inspiration for character design and story ideas. Also included are simple techniques for script writing and thumbnailing, penciling and inking, producing special effects, and lettering. Then, with a little practice, you will be able to apply your newfound skills and draw your own complete manga book!
Designed for beginners, the How to Draw & Paint series offers easy-to-follow guides that introduce artists to basic tools and materials and include simple step-by-step lessons for a variety of projects suitable for the aspiring artist. Drawing: Manga allows artists to develop drawing and storytelling skills by demonstrating drawing, coloring, composition, and storytelling techniques to create a manga book.
About the Author
Jeannie Lee’s art education includes more than seven years of instruction under contemporary Western artist Ji Young Oh, as well as two years studying traditional character animation at California Institute of the Arts. Her work experience spans across multiple companies, including Gaia Interactive, Marvel Entertainment, Inc., TOKYOPOP, and UDON Entertainment. She currently works as a senior artist at Sanshee and letters manga for UDON and VIZ Media (and fits video games and anime in wherever she can).