The Japanese word 'shojo' literally means 'girl', and 'bishie' means 'boy'. In the world of manga, they are fantasy creatures, full of love, friendship and adventure. They are, at the same time, romantic and playful, and include elves, fairies, mermaids and attractive young heroes. They have big, shining eyes, slender bodies, cool clothes, and fantastic hairstyles, jewellery and flowers. In this book, the author explains how to draw these fantastic figures with the help of numerous step-by-step drawings, and how to add colour, shading and detailing. At the end of the book is a gallery of inspiring drawings to fire your imagination and set you on the path to creating manga characters of your own.
Inga Semisow is a qualified graphic designer and illustrator, and has been painting manga figures since she was twelve years old. She has run many courses and presentations, filling both children and young adults with enthusiasm for the fantasy world of Japanese manga figures.