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Kids Draw Anime (Kids Draw) [Paperback]

Chris Hart
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Book Description

28 April 1993 Kids Draw
Interst in anime and manga - the arts of Japanese animation and comics - is exploding in the US children's market. Pokemon, Digimon, Dragon Ball Z and Sailor Moon are just a few of the anime phenomena delighting kids ages 4-12. "Kids Draw Anime", the 8th book in the popular "Kids Draw" series, is the first book specifically designed to teach kids 6-12 how to draw the popular anime style themselves. Focusing on "shojo", and "shonen"-style anime, the book teaches the familiar "big eye" look, in which characters are drawn cute and young as opposed to the angular, dramatic characters of adult-oriented styles. Young artists should find a complete introduction to anime style taught with engaging text, and full-colour art. Dozens of fun, hands on lessons demonstrate how to draw heads, eyes, expressions, hairstyles, the basic body, hands and shoes, good guys and bad guys, goofy characters, fantasy characters, robots, and much more. As in all "Kids Draw" books, each dazzling spread is easy to follow, fun to look at, and guaranteed to charm a new generation of artists!

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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications Inc.,U.S. (28 April 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823026906
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823026906
  • Product Dimensions: 27 x 21 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 666,498 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Christopher Hart is Watson-Guptill's best-selling author. Total sales for his books have now surpassed the million mark. He lives in Westport, Connecticut.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book for aspiring artists ! 6 Feb 2014
By Steph
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This was my daughter' s favorite present at Christmas. She spends hours drawng and it has really helped improve her skills .
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good beginners guide! 18 Nov 2010
This is a great book for anyone wishing to start basic manga. It has a really inviting layout and has easy steps. Not complex and is frustrating for imaginative people! Good buy though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Seems so easy! 16 July 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
First, I like Christopher Hart 'draw' books.
If you have any of his others then you'll know what to expect. The usual facial and body examples (specific to Anime in this case) followed by Action Lines, characters, animals and scenes. It really does seem easy to produce some good drawings following the guides.
Not too sure I know the difference between Anime and Manga but I can now draw something resembling a suitable character with big, shiny eyes.
n.b. I did get Kids Draw Manga as well and still not sure of the difference... but that'll just be me.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, interesting art!! 23 May 2006
By D. Miesem - Published on Amazon.com
My 8 year old daughter received this as a Christmas gift five months ago, and it is wonderful! It's challenging but attainable drawing. Too often, art books are WAY too "kiddy" and cartoony with too little flavor, or way too complicated and mature. This is great for my daughter- it's neither *kiddy* nor too mature. She is a self-motivated artist, and I have seen a definite improvement in her skill from her trying to emulate the style and forms in this book.

This is definitely for kids, but it's not too easy and cartoony, and I don't care whether it's true anime or not. If my daughter ends up caring what *real* anime is, then she'll pursue it seriously, and not in a kids' art book.
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not bad.................. 16 Feb 2004
By "barracudaman232" - Published on Amazon.com
It was'nt that helpful to me, but the book is specificly about teaching YOUNGER kids how to draw. I am SO sorry if the book dosn't teach you how to draw REFINED manga, becouse once agian the book if for younger kids. I dunno, I just had to blab about that.
This book is good. It tells you how to draw manga eyes, exaturated emotions, manga noses, hands, feet, alittle bit on the body, "action line", good guys and bad guys, little bit on anime robots, anime animals, little bit(very small)on the martial arts and some more advanced characters with how-to-draw steps and subsections for all that. 3 different artists drawing in this book and it's 64 pages. Theres nothing immoral in this book, and I think its a good primer. I recomend this book for people ages 7 to 10.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not anime! 6 Aug 2005
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I picked this up in hope that it would show me some simple anime techniques, IE chibi etc, but it's not only badly drawn and poorly explained, it's also nothing like anime. Do not get this book, it also teaches nothing. Get How to draw Manga, or for younger kids, The Art Of Creating and Drawing anime women/action series's.
9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not anime, not at all 20 Feb 2005
By Hong Chen - Published on Amazon.com
I found this book at my local library and decided to see what this book was about after seeing all the reviews on amazon about this book. When I got home I starteded reading it, I realized that this book was not anime. I am a big anime and manga fan so I could tell. Christopher Hart can't draw anime correctly, his drawings are to american and not the japanese type ( like anime or manga is supposed to be). If you want to buy this book let me just tell you that you aren't drawing anime, you're drawing a cross between anime- and american cartooning. Which isn't really anime at all, so if you buy this book and give it to your kid, they'll think they're really drawing anime but aren't. for kids who just want to draw go ahead and buy this book. But if you seriously want to draw manga or anime i suggest a book by Hikaru Hayashi in his how to draw series which are accurate but somethimes not for younger kids.
3.0 out of 5 stars My daughter loves anime and enjoyed this book 15 Mar 2012
By Serendipity - Published on Amazon.com
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I purchased this for an elementary school aged child who loves to draw and enjoys anime. She did enjoy the book. She is way past this level, now, but she did enjoy it - gave her a few ideas - when she was at a lesser level.
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