If you are creating fantasy or horror comics, this book will be a humungous help. It shows you how to draw some classic monsters and other monsters in different parts of the world. It shows you how to draw zombies, priests, magicians, holy artifacts, creepy crawlies, blood and gore etc, not half naked cat women.
Excellent, but I wouldn't recommend this for "green" artists
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 17 years ago
This is an excellent book for those who have basic artistic skills. There's plenty of stuff to get ideas off of, such as the Griffin, Chimaera, etc... It tells about the "moods" of the background in a demonic scenario. Other things included in this book are: zombies, ghosts, and fictional monsters. But there's also ways to turn a "conventional" character into a demonic-like one, such as sharpening the eyes a bit, or changing the pupils to make your character look psychotic. One of the things I really loved about this book was the "bitten-off limbs" section. It shows dramatic cuts, non dramatic cuts, faces being partly bitten off, etc... The cover, however, is quite misleading. If you're looking to draw "Nekos" (catwomen) like the one shown on the cover, you're better off looking at "How to Draw Manga: Bishoujo/Pretty Gals" and its counterpart, "How to Draw Manga: More About Pretty Gals" I highly recommend both, by the way. Long story short, this book is great for people who just want ideas or something to draw off of, or maybe even incorporate horror and mecha. Possibilities are endless. Your imagination's the limit.
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 18 years ago
A whole variety of fun ideas and techniques offered. Everything from how to get that severed limb just perfectly gory looking, to drawing convincing backdrops of many moods. One of the coolest facets of this book is the fact that they explain what various drawn japanese expressions mean. I watch animae a little differently now- pretty nifty, indeed.
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 20 years ago
This is a really good addition to the how to draw manga series... in this book you will learn everything from how to draw all kinds of gloomy backgrounds for different effects to drawing severed limbs (while being pulled apart and after being biten-off)... this book also includes a god amount of monsters and demons from both eastern and western cultures along with a good description on what they are, what they do, and where they are from.... I am extremely happy with my copy of this book.
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