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 robots and machines 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 mecha as one of the features that must be mastered to draw convincing manga. Through a mix of step-by-step photographs and finished examples, the book provides readers with a complete visual reference to working in this art form, using a mix of pencil, inked, and coloured illustrations.
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.