The Master Guide to Drawing Anime: How to Draw Original Characters from Simple Templates (Volume 1)


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The Master Guide to Drawing Anime: How to Draw Original Characters from Simple Templates (Volume 1) ePUB 

The Master Guide to Drawing AnimeNothing brings anime artists more satisfaction than creating original characters to use in a comic strip or graphic novel. Bestselling how-to-draw author Christopher Hart helps them reach this goal by providing insight into the six most popular anime types: schoolgirls, schoolboys, preteens, vengeful bad guys, humorous personalities, and fantasy figures.

He supplies templates for each; an extensive array of “menus” of head and body types, outfits, and accessories; and detailed, accessible, step-by-step demonstrations and drawing exercises. Plus, Hart showcases some of the best anime artists in the world for this title—including Inma R., Tabby Kink, Ayame Shiroi, Euro Pinku, and Tina Francisco. Its the guide every would-be anime artist has been looking for!

Review:
I bought this book for my artisticy inclined 11-year old daughter who has fallen in love with anime characters. I am a professional animator myself and this books reminds me of the things I learned while getting my fine arts degrees. I plan to go through it with her and help her understand how to create the characters’ proportions and angles, and this book does a great job of introducing those concepts.

The book’s quality exceeded my expectations for a paperback book at the below $20 price range. It’s pages are very high quality paper. The book cover is made of a high grade material that won’t tare easily or quickly get bent or misshapen.

The illustrations are large and clear and the steps to each are very clear and easy to follow. The colors are vibrant and exciting. There are loads of visuals and great images in this book. I love how it is broken into sections to explain how to make characters have different emotions, how to make lovable heroes or evil bruding villains. Or how to make clothing styles. And the images are large enough to trace with tracing paper so my daughter can begin to get a feel for the correct angles and proportions of the character’s features.

I am extremely pleased with this drawing guide and will be seeking out more guides from this author and publisher in the future.

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