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The Complete Book of Drawing Manga [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Peter Gray
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
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30 Jan 2010
This book is chock-full of techniques used by professional manga artists which will help the reader take their skills to a new level. It teaches all the basics of drawing as well as offering tips to develop your drawings into imaginative artworks of a highly polished standard. Featuring step-by-step sequences, it shows how to: Draw the faces and bodies of humans and animals in the manga style Create new characters, from cute youngsters to powerful action heroes and robots Distort anatomy to create mutants, hybrids and the truly bizarre Design stunning backgrounds based on real and imaginary worlds to suit a wide range of characters Devise a comic strip, from initial scenario to finished colour artwork

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Arcturus Publishing Limited (30 Jan 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841935093
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841935096
  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 21 x 27.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 96,905 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best manga book for me too!! 24 Aug 2009
This book is brilliant, it teaches you stage by stage how to draw your characters and is superb for a beginner! I've previously bought the 'Monster book of Manga' you'll find elsewhere on Amazon, THAT BOOK shows lots of examples of the stages of drawing a character but NO instruction on how to draw them yourself, a bit disappointing! . I think once you've got the hang of it the 'Monster book of Manga' is a good resource and source of inspiration and is a good companion to this book, but get this book first!!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best manga book I've bought so far! 9 April 2009
I've always avoided drawing people as best I could, getting the proportions all in the right place frustrates me so much. This book is one of the greatest things that has happened to me! It's taught me about faces, proportions, animals, creatures, backgrounds and more! If you're a begginer I definitely advise this book as it leads you step by step with detailed descriptions and diagrams.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This book isn't very good, not what you expect 14 Mar 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have read other books that do what this book tries to do much better. The quality of drawings in this book that it is trying to teach you are really low. The style of manga it teaches you to draw is very childish. Its good for young children but if you're a teenager or older and want to get into drawing manga, i'd recommend another book. I threw this away. The other reviews are very misleading
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very comprehensive 1 Mar 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
perhaps not for the beginner, but my older son delved right in and loves it! The book is a bit pricey, but well worth it for the practicing Manga artist!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great for beginner 20 Feb 2012
Good for kids 8+, will give a good overview of the basics of anatomy, animals, panels etc. (Not "real" manga though, my daughter wanted a book on how to draw proper Manga eyes and this book doesn't tell you). Didn't break the bank though, so no big deal. Great to get your kids (or adults) started, before you move on to proper Manga books (Like the More How To Draw Manga series etc).
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a-mazing! 22 May 2008
By Hilz
its just one word............. amazingly awesome ooh thats 2!
it teaches you step by step and it gives inspirational idea
being a professional manga artist myself i know whats a good book and whats not
enough said!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So easy to follow - anyone can draw Manga 29 Dec 2011
By Mr. G. Bridgeman-clarke TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
I have been trying to find a good book on how to draw Manga for ages and I have read what seems like every book out there on the subject. This is, in my view, the best one there is currently available. Within a few minutes I was drawing my first Manga head and practice makes perfect - after a few goes I am pretty confident with my drawing.

You can delve into the book as you wish but it does make sense to start at the beginning and work your way through. If you don't it may be trickier but you should still get good to greg results.

I am working my way through the book and hopefully I will get pretty confident in my drawing. recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars kids love it!! 27 May 2014
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It helps develop their understanding of how pictures are made up!!
kids love and enjoy it regularly!!
Great book thanks
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally a book for beginners!!!
If you're new to Anime than I reccomend this book, if you're on the advanced level than please avoid this book, you will be very disappointed!!!! Read more
Published 3 months ago by Earth Angel
5.0 out of 5 stars Really cool
That's what my nephew said when he received this. He is very good at art but prefers to copy iages. This book is teaching hime how to draw manga from scratch- and he is sooo... Read more
Published 3 months ago by S. Thorn
1.0 out of 5 stars These books won't make you good at drawing. Not even manga
To learn to draw, self study from books is great. Chances are that high school or even uni won't explicitly teach the skills you or your child wants and need. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Stuart king artist
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, good way to start learning to draw people!
I have had this book for years and, if I ever need to draw a portrait (which I am terrible at), I practice it in a manga style using this book to help me first. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Gem
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book
This book has everything from how to draw dragons, people, every thing you can think of it has in this book for a good price to.
Published 6 months ago by Cheryl Beresford
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product
Great product gave as a gift, was exactly what I was looking for. Nice explanations and detail in descriptions kissing.
Published 7 months ago by Laura
5.0 out of 5 stars Drawing book
Manga drawing book very good and very clever. Grandchildren loved it. Ordered more of the same for other grandchildren. Brilliant
Published 8 months ago by E.F.James
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book!!!!!!!!
I brought this book for my 10 year old daughter and she loved it and is now really getting the hand of drawing manga. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Twiggy
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what i really expect it
Is very heavy and full of tecniques to draw but not really what i was expecting. I really don't know how to draw Manga properly so i thought it was gonna be more step by step. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Alejandra
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice present
I bought it as a present for a teenager with passion for comics and he found it really easy to follow and enjoyable. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Lisa
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