This book helps you learn to draw manga step by step with over 1000 illustrations. It offers everything you need to know about materials and techniques, creating characters, using props and backgrounds, building action scenes, digital enhancement and simple anime creation. It incorporates methods used to create all styles of manga, including shojo, shonen and super-deformed characters. It explains how to digitally enhance your manga drawings and transform them into anime animation. The Japanese drawing style known as manga has rapidly evolved from simple wood-block etchings and low-budget, black-and-white graphic novels to one of the most diverse, popular and celebrated contemporary art forms. This book is an illustrated guide to creating your own manga characters. There are sections on shojo and shonen, and manga characters in both hand-drawn and digital mediums. The book also explores the history and latest achievements in anime. With much to offer both a professional or a complete manga novice, this practical volume provides expert instruction about this cutting-edge and innovative art form.
Tim Seelig is a freelance illustrator and designer who has provided mixed-media cover art for albums, books, comics and graphic novels. Yishan Li is a professional manga artist whose work has been published worldwide. Rik Nicol is an artist who works in a range of creative fields, including animation, illustration, music and graphic design.