The Complete Guide to Drawing Action Manga
A Step-By-Step Artist's Handbook
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Whether your character is jumping for joy or grappling with an opponent, this book provides all the essential techniques to draw more lifelike action figures in the classic Japanese manga style. The comprehensive introduction first shows the reader the physical anatomy of male vs. female figures and gives important tips on proportions, perspective and small but often-overlooked details such as the relative differences between male and female hands, fingers and feet. Five subsequent chapters cover over 40 action poses in the following categories:
- Chapter 1: Action (e.g. running and jumping)
- Chapter 2: Martial Arts (e.g. punching and kicking)
- Chapter 3: Interacting (e.g. judo holds and high fives)
- Chapter 4: Weapons (e.g. swords and knives)
- Chapter 5: Reacting (e.g. dodging a punch or taking a punch)
Tuttle Publishing, 9784805315255, 144pp.
Publication Date: September 3, 2019
About the Author
shoco is a Japanese manga artist and illustrator born in 1990. During a year in Paris as an exchange student, she spent nearly every day in the Louvre, constantly inspired by the artwork around her. She also spent a year studying art at the P.I. Art Center in New York. She has won numerous awards for her manga in Japan, which include The Rose and the Stray Dog and Samurai Lover. She is currently working on a new project. Japanese manga artist Makoto Sawa is best known in his home country for his work on the SQ.Crown and Blue Striker manga series.