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Paperback How To Draw Manga Volume 37: Macromedia FLASH Techniques: Illustrating Bishoujo Characters Book

ISBN: 4766114086

ISBN13: 9784766114089

How To Draw Manga Volume 37: Macromedia FLASH Techniques: Illustrating Bishoujo Characters

(Book #37 in the How To Draw Manga Series)

You've probably heard that Flash is something used to make lively, interactive, web-based interfaces or animated movies. Flash is certainly well suited for those applications, but did you know you could use it to create computer graphics that put PhotoShop to shame? Flash-based Bishoujo (Japanese for "pretty girl") illustration techniques are quite advanced, and this book shows you the complete, essential, start-to-finish techniques of six pioneering...


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cool, but not what i was looking for. oops!

I picked this book up because i thought it would give some basics on animation through flash, but it only goes over coloring illustration in flash. Its still useful if your interested in flash, and you can apply some of the concepts to working in other art programs as well. The book covers a few artists explaining how they color an inllustration using flash, each uses different techniques so its useful to be provided with that range of knowledge.

Great Techniques

If you have the ammount of money to buy Flash, this book is really useful on helping you make great pictures with it. Of course, some experience with drawing is required, but Flash really help you create a much more sleek design for your characters. It has some useful tips for cell-shading your characters. The only problem I had was with how they explained the gradients. It tells you how to do it on Flash 5, but with the newest version, MX and MX 2004, you're on your own for figuring it out.

Good, but lacking...

I wanted this book, since I first found it at my local bookstore. I finally got it, and I have to say that it does give you some pretty good tips. There are some parts that it leaves out though. Like how to exactly do a gradation on the skin. It just goes quickly over it. I use Flash MX 2004, and this book doesn't cover it. So some of the techniques they were conveying were troublesome for me because the Flash I use has things in a slightly different place. Not to mention, each of the artist have a different technique to how to use Flash. So take what's best for you and make up your own way. To get a true experience from this book I do recommend getting a graphical tablet (just like I need to do). I just hope the next book covers at least simple animations, such as blnking eyes, tapping foot, and maybe some hair blowing in a breeze or something. Get the book, it's enjoyable and educational for the people who are wanting to give coloring in a different format a try.
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