A pocket guide to help you master manga - the exciting genre of Japanese comic-book art. Manga characters can be large and menacing, or cute and cuddly. The basic techniques to master in order to create convincing manga characters and backgrounds are not difficult to learn. In this handy little book, the essentials of drawing manga characters' clothes and accessories are highlighted and explained, and scores of examples are shown so that anyone can practise and easily create great manga works of art. After a round-up of the tools and materials readers are likely to find most useful, the book highlights numerous helpful tips for drawing convincing clothes and accessories through a mix of step-by-step photographs and finished examples. All examples are drawn from different manga subgenres and include a mix of pencil, inked, and coloured illustrations. This book is the ideal visual reference to this exciting genre, and will help anyone who wants to get started in manga to produce successful works of their own.
Yishan Li is a professional Manga artist who lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. Yishan has been drawing Manga since 1998 when she was in high school and she has subsequently been published internationally including China, North America, France and the UK.