Manga Art for Beginners: How to Create Your Own Manga Drawings

Manga Art for Beginners: How to Create Your Own Manga Drawings


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  • Designed for how people learn—makes drawing manga easy
  • The ideal manga drawing book for beginners—eyes, hands, feet, body shapes, and more
  • Includes ideas for how to draw your own graphic novel

Have you spent years admiring manga drawing and wondering how to draw cool stuff, but you haven’t known how to draw it on your own? This book by Danica Davidson and illustrated by the amazing Melanie Westin will guide you to drawing your own manga. These two help you find your way and include how to draw for adult beginners in this book. They also include how to draw anime for beginners, how to draw cartoon comic strips, how to draw tigers, how to draw characters, and more, including:

Teen boy
Teen girl
Hands, feet, and hair
Woman in kimono
Male and female ninja
Hero and heroine
Kissing and hugging

This cartoon drawing guide will be especially useful for the beginner cartoon artist. This belongs on any anime bookshelf and can help readers create a book. Learn more about the art of manga with Danica Davidson and Melanie Westin in Manga Art for Beginners: How to Create Your Own Manga Drawings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510700048
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 03/29/2016
Pages: 220
Sales rank: 83,455
Product dimensions: 9.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Danica Davidson a writer for MTV and author of the Minecraft novels Escape from the Overworld and Attack on the Overworld. A longtime manga fan, her work on manga has been published by MTV, CNN, The Onion, Otaku USA, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Anime News Network and about twenty other places. She has both written the English adaptation and worked on the editing process for manga published in Sturgis, Michigan.

Melanie Westin is an artist and longtime manga fan who worked at VIZ Media, America’s largest manga publisher. She learned how to draw manga from guide books and self-study. She has been drawing for over ten years. She lives in San Francisco, California.

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Manga Art for Beginners: How to Create Your Own Manga Drawings 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
NatoshaM More than 1 year ago
The book, Manga Art for Beginners by Danica Davidson & Melanie Westin is a wonderful way to learn to draw your own characters! Ever wanted to draw those animated characters you see on TV, in a comic, or advertisement, well you can! This book covers everything from Hero/Heroines, Male and females, maids, butlers, gothic, magical girls, chibi, and much more! They will fill you in on all things Manga and help you design your own. There will be basic skills covered, from facial expressions of eyes and just the features. You will see step by step images and many examples of how it will look or appear as a final result. I love how easy this book makes it easy to draw Manga and nothing complicated inside this book! I love the different types of characters I can draw and how fun it would be to create my own Manga image. I knew someone when I was going through high school that could draw Manga characters really well and I know I love art and can draw, but never understood what made the Manga characters a bit different from normal images, except for the eyes. So with this book, I feel well informed and can easily draw up my own with each step and helpful tip inside! Finally, this is an excellent book and a great help!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This amazing i am going to stay trueeeee Just like the magic inside of you For goodness sake i really really really really really really really really love this book well my daughter does i dont care