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Basic Manga Drawing: Attractive Character Design

Basic Manga Drawing: Attractive Character Design

Draw your characters exactly as you imagine them! This book will take you from the basics to professional drawing techniques to make your characters stand out. Learn how to create fascinating character designs with varied poses, expressions, hairstyles and clothes!


Chapter 1: How to create attractive characters / Drawing the face and the body
Chapter 2: Clothes that show a character's personality
Chapter 3: Drawing characters that stand out



    ■ by Hikaru Hayashi (Go office), Tsubura Kadomaru

    ■ 257 x 190 mm / 192 pages

    ■ Published in July 2010

    ■ ISBN: 9784798600895

    ■ Japanese title: マンガの基礎デッサン 魅せるキャラ・デザイン編

    Buy on Amazon Japan


    Rights sold to Taiwan, China, South Korea, Germany


    Hikaru Hayashi started to work as a manga artist after graduating in philosophy from the Department of Humanities of the Tokyo Metropolitan University. He received an encouragement award and an honorable mention from Business Jump, and also worked as a manga assistant. In 1997 he founded the manga and design studio Go office. He has authored over 250 manga drawing manuals, some of which have been published overseas as well.


    Tsubura Kadomaru has always loved drawing and sketching, and in middle and high school was the head of the school's art club. She protected the club, that had become a manga study group and Gundam get-together, and its members, raising creators who now work in the game and anime industry. She studied oil painting in the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Tokyo University of the Arts at a time when film studies and contemporary art were thriving. She has authored, edited, and conceived dozens of drawing manuals.

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