How to Draw Manga
This is a step-by-step guide with over 750 illustrations. It provides expert techniques for creating your own manga characters and stories, with more than 50 exercises and projects. This is an inspiring how-to art book on the techniques of drawing manga, designed to help you improve and practise your skills. It includes a guide to the tools of the trade, such as pencils, inks and dyes, with practical tips on how and when to use them. It details all stages of the creative process, from developing characters and designing exciting fantasy worlds to completing a full narrative and dynamic layout. It describes how to create a range of manga settings, from natural or present-day to fantasy and cyberpunk, and the cast of typical characters, from heroes and villains to alien life forms and monsters. Over 750 step-by-step colour and black-and-white illustrations make it easy to follow each exercise and achieve your own fantastic results. This practical book provides a detailed guide to drawing manga. It offers budding artists the chance to take step-by-step lessons, and learn essential skills from professional artists. The book shows how to create all kinds of figures and faces, such as sidekicks and friends, mecha robots and super-deformed characters. Settings and backgrounds are featured, and how to use them to create a variety of worlds that bring your characters to life. There is also instruction on how to convey action and assemble a story, from crafting the overall narrative to creating a finished page from concept to colours.
Tim Seelig is an illustrator and designer who has provided mixed-media cover art for albums, books, comics and graphic novels. He is an annual visiting lecturer on the Digital Media course at the University of Canterbury Christ Church in Kent. Yishan Li is a professional manga artist whose work has been published worldwide. She draws the monthly strip The Adventures of CG! For the internationally published CosmoGIRL magazine.