This volume of Ultimate Manga Lessons is great for beginners. I'm an advanced artist and even I found a few nice tricks to use from this book. Objectives of this volume: "Use a character design that is conscious of casting (role assignment)." Get this book if you aren't sure how to use pencils or pen and ink. There are some really good descriptions of techniques in this volume. Also, this book has some good pointers on how to make distinctive characters. I'm going to list the contents so that you can get a better idea of what's in this book. Contents: Prologue Objectives of This Volume Chapter 1: Mastering the Pencil and Pen 1. Drawing with a Pencil -Strategic Use of Hard, Medium, and Soft Lead Pencils -Competent Artwork Theory -Drawing Faces -Drawing Figures -Mastering Pencils Techniques 2. Finishing up in Pen -The Basic Steps in Inking -Putting Production to Practice 1: Inking -Putting Production to Practice 2: Applying Solid Black -Putting Production to Practice 3: Finishing Touches -Crosshatching Effects -Ballpoint Pens vs. Technical Pens Wrap-up Chapter 2: Designing Super Characters The Basics in Making Characters Distinctive Giving Characters Distinct Appearances Eyes Hairstyle Accessories: Eyeglasses Wardrobe Height Difference Age Differences Fundamentals of the Protagonist and Supporting Cast Distinguishing the Heroes from the Villains -Facial Differences -General Differences in Build -Drawing Middle-aged Men -Drawing Elderly Men Wrap-up Chapter 3: Manga Techniques Learnt from the Professionals The Fantastic and Gaze Beauty and the Line of Vision Beguiling Charm and Gestures Mystery and Contrast The Resurrection of Lucifer and a Sneer
Best of How To Draw Manga series!
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 13 years ago
Very helpfull book, good for begginers,and good for the one that now how to draw but no in the perfect proportions. Note:If you can read How to Draw Manga In Your Unique Style first, will help alot
Nice little book
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 14 years ago
I was very satisfied with this book. It's a very useful book because it can help you with how do tell the difference between the characters you make through eyes and hairstyles. Pretty useful.
A great character guide.
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 15 years ago
I know there are alot of people who have trouble with distinguishing their characters. If you are one of those people, then this book is definitely for you!! This book is all about helping you put different traits in your characters so that people can tell them apart. Hikaru also put in some examples of older people, which is good, since I really don't see many how to draw books with many elderly people in it. This book also has some tips on what kind of pencil you should use that would better accomodate you. The contents of this book includes: Chapter one: Mastering the pencil and pen Drawing with a pencil, finishing up in pen Chapter two: Designing super characters Which includes the basics of making characters distinctive, their appearance, their eyes, hair styles,age and facial differences,height, and drawing middle aged men and elderly men. As a bonus, they have some works done by professional artists. This book is awesome, and I would recommend it for any aspiring managa-ka! If you enjoyed the other ultimate manga lessons volumes, then I know you'll love this one. Hurry and add this one to your collection of how to draw manga books!
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