Manga for the Beginner Shoujo

Everything You Need to Start Drawing the Most Popular Style of Japanese Comics

By Christopher Hart
(Watson-Guptill Publications, Paperback, 9780823033294, 192pp.)

Publication Date: September 21, 2010

List Price: $21.99*
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The ultimate guide to creating the most popular form of manga--shoujo
If you re reading this, you already love shoujo. But now you ll be able to take the next step and actually write and draw your very own. The teen characters that populate the genre are outrageously cool, including magical girls, demon gals, cat girls, J-rockers, handsome teen boys, Goth boys, and the increasingly popular elegant older young men that shoujo fans adore.
No one can top Christopher Hart in helping you learn some fundamental art techniques that will bring shoujo characters, which are more realistic and less cartoon-like than other styles of manga, to life. His drawings in this book reflect the coolest and latest style Tokyo has to offer, and the easy-to-follow steps are designed for the beginner.
From coloring to character development, "Manga for The Beginner" "Shoujo" has your back on every detail as you learn to create the most beloved of all manga. You may start off as an "otaku "(a manga fan), but you ll end up a "mangaka" (a manga artist)

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.
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