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How to Create Manga

Drawing Action Scenes and Characters: The Ultimate Bible for Beginning Artists (with Over 600 Illustrations)

Shikata Shiyomi


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Learn the skills to set any scene or capture any mood. With this book, your manga drawings will spring to life and leap off the page

Drawing Action Scenes and Characters is most suited to digital artists, but the tips and techniques in this book are applicable to illustrators of all schools and persuasions. No matter where you're at in your development as a manga master, this companion volume helps bring your skills to the next level. Follow along through the forty mini-lessons, created and guided by experts tapping into years of experience in the Japanese animation and entertainment industries.

Open new pathways to your visual storytelling possibilities as your characters find themselves in increasingly complex and compellingly rendered scenarios.

Tuttle's How to Create Manga series guides users through the process of reaching a professional-looking final drawing through actual sketch progressions, practical tips and caution on common missteps to avoid. Other books in the series include How to Create Manga: Drawing the Human Body, How to Create Manga: Drawing Facial Expressions and How to Create Manga: Drawing Clothing and Accessories.

Tuttle Publishing, 9784805315644, 176pp.

Publication Date: December 8, 2020

About the Author

Shikata Shiyomi is based in Hiroshima, Japan, where he is an illustrator and instructor of comic illustrations at Anabuki Design College and Sogo Gakuen Human Academy. Shiyomi's works include Shinkenzemi (Benesse Corporation), Books 3 and 4 that make music more fond (Gakken Plus), Tottori Arisaru (TO Books), Holy Dungeon (Live A Live collaboration--Square Enix) and Uranus drawing. He has been involved in a wide range of activities and touches, such as drawing more than 30,000 portraits of rice paddies in Miyajima for the past 10 years.