Manga for the Beginner

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Manga for the Beginner

Everything You Need to Know to Get Started Right Away!

By Christopher Hart

Watson-Guptill Publications, Paperback, 9780823030835, 192pp.

Publication Date: August 5, 2008

Got manga? Christopher Hart's got manga, and he wants to share it with all his millions of readers especially the beginners. With "Manga for the Beginner," anyone who can hold a pencil can start drawing great manga characters right away. Using his signature step-by-step style, Hart shows how to draw the basic manga head and body, eyes, bodies, fashion, and more. Then he goes way beyond most beginner titles, exploring dynamic action poses, special effects, light and shading, perspective, popular manga types such as animals, anthros, and shoujo and shounen characters. By the end of this big book, the new artist is ready to draw dramatic story sequences full of movement and life.

About the Author
Chris Hart is the author of the award winning book series Manga Mania. His books have sold more than 2.5 million copies in 22 languages. Since 2000, he has had 20 books on the top 50 best-selling list in the overall art category in the nation, according to Nielsen Bookscan. Also, according to Bookscan, he has had the number 1, 2, and 3 best-selling art books in the country at the same time.