Basic Anatomy for the Manga Artist

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Basic Anatomy for the Manga Artist

Everything You Need to Start Drawing Authentic Manga Characters

By Christopher Hart

Watson-Guptill Publications, Paperback, 9780823047703, 160pp.

Publication Date: June 21, 2011

Manga Anatomy Like You've Never Seen It
You know that manga faces are different from those of regular, American-style comic book characters. But did you know that manga bodies are also different? Well, they are, and Christopher Hart is here, once again, to tell you all about it in his signature accessible style.
This book is loaded with clear step-by-step instructions and illustrations, anatomical charts and information, and before-and-after comparisons you won t find anywhere else all tailored to creating authentic Japanese-style manga. And in addition to the breakdowns of the various sections of the body, you ll also learn how all the different elements including faces and costumes come together to form complete characters. "Basic Anatomy for the Manga Artist" contains everything you need to know.
No aspiring "mangaka" (manga artist) should be without it.

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.