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How To Draw Manga Volume 23: Illustrating Battles: Illustrating Battles v. 23 Paperback – 24 Oct 2000


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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Graphic-Sha; English Ed edition (24 Oct 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 4766111478
  • ISBN-13: 978-4766111477
  • Product Dimensions: 26.1 x 18.5 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 301,256 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Battle scenes are inspired for drawing manga. Focusing on Chinese martial arts, pro-wrestling techniques, Akido and other fighting arts, this book covers most types of fighting scenes that appear in manga.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By "drawingmaniac" on 17 Aug 2005
Format: Paperback
This book really isn't for the absolute beginner, but for someone who has just a tiny idea of what he is doing.
The book covers nearly every single basic move of hand to hand combat, gives great tips on improving the detail and it is easy to find just that move you need to draw.
The artwork is great, showing kick, punches, slaps, throws and selfdefense(submission) in several angles with a little tip or hint for them all.
Also included is sections on damage dealt, like how a swollen face look depending on how hard you hit it.
A whole section is dedicated to characters that are being or have been knocked over and how they scramble to their feet again. Studying this section carefully can give your artwork or story some nice scenes...
The catfight (schoolgirl, or more specifically "Sailor Suit" fight) shows the movement of the clothes, how it folds and so forth. Quite interesting, really... hehehe...
All in all a great book covering fighting scenes and actions, but get some additional inspiration. There are several other How To Draw Manga books that covers this subject.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Mar 2003
Format: Paperback
I had some serius trouble drawing good figting scenes, but after I got my hands on this book, I have to say that my drawings took a leap for the better.
There are exellent drawings with good and usefull comments on every page of the book, ranging from simple bruises over to punches/kicks how they work best, and ending with my favorite, how to make clothes seem battleworn. All described in easy to understand language.
This book is a must have for any artist no matter the skill. You can always find just what you need in this little baby. Really great. Buy it and do so now if you ever even considered starting to draw battles.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By C. Jones on 23 Nov 2004
Format: Paperback
I've been drawing manga for two years now but I've always had difficulty drawing two characters in combat. This book is amazingly helpful, and my younger brother keeps stealing it lol.
It covers hand to hand combat, cat fights, school girls fighting, kicks, punches, slaps, locks, head locks, torn clotheing, the charcter falling down, after math of a hit, the character standing and getting up... tons.
I'd like it to have done more information on how to draw cuts and bruises, as well as more on ripped clotheing, but other than that it's fantastic.
I'd definatly recomend this book to anyone who draws alot of fighting, but it's not good for beginers, as it's designed to follow AFTER you know the basics.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By mark on 28 Nov 2000
Format: Paperback
this is a fantastic book and it relly helps budding cartoonists to get a good start, with it's helpful hints and clearly labled digrams this book is a must for all those wanna be animaters.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rhan on 16 May 2012
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There isnt really a lot i can say about the book, its perfect for getting your combat and battle sceens just right. this book combind with How to Draw Manga Volume 7: Amazing Effects v. 7 (How to Draw Manga (Graphic-Sha Numbered)) will help any aspiring manga artist give their work more impact.

Buy it or miss out.
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