- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Arcturus Publishing; Reprint edition (1 Feb. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1841931713
- ISBN-13: 978-1841931715
- Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 1.3 x 27.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 337,280 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Art of Drawing Manga Paperback – 1 Feb 2009
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About the Author
Born in Kent, England in 1982, Ben Krefta has been drawing for as long as he can remember. He currently works as a freelance illustrator and designer, specializing in manga and anime style artwork.
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Top Customer Reviews
If there is one Manga book to buy to start off with then this is the one.
To begin with and as one might expect the book starts with how to do the basic's then goes into how to do more complex tasks such as drawing body's faces and things such as equipment and other more complex tests. Quite easy to pick up the style of drawing from this book defiantly good book for beginners and I defiantly recommend this book for any manga or anime drawer advanced or beginner level. 5 Star all the way.
The book arrived earlier today, and I've spent a fair amount of time looking through it all. Clearly a lot of effort has gone into it, and it feels very well put together. There are a lot of really useful tips in here, and the conversational style of the author is very easy to get along with.
Unfortunately, however, the style of drawing in this book is not what I would call 'typical' of the Manga I am used to, and indeed, was expecting when I ordered this book. Ben Krefta has his own unique way of drawing manga, and where I feel I was let down was the front cover. I 'judged the book by its cover' before deciding to make the purchase, and feel as though the style of manga depicted inside the book is actually pretty different from the girl on the front cover, who is more 'typical' looking (in a manga sense).
I would say that his manga fits into the 'pseudo-manga' category he himself talks about in the introduction. It looks very western influenced. I especially think that the noses, jaws and chins (especially from a profile or slightly turned away view) are particularly different to what I would call 'the norm' of manga.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book for someone just starting to draw manga, this book has really helped my son, he is over the moonPublished 20 months ago by Brian lodge
Grand daughter started to learn manga dreaming and this has helped her.Published on 28 Oct. 2014 by nanny-jue
Bought this 'used' and it was in excellent condition - excellent content to help my 12yr old trying this form of drawing for school.Published on 1 Oct. 2013 by cath
May be okay if you're a beginner or under 10 but very basic and the drawings and examples honestly weren't very good. The instructions wouldn't teach you much either.Published on 30 Sept. 2013 by Alex