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Basic Manga Drawing: Characters in Affectionate Poses

Basic Manga Drawing: Characters in Affectionate Poses

Friends huddling together, lovers hugging or kissing… Manga and illustrations are full of characters in intimate poses, but drawing them isn’t that easy.


This book will teach you how to draw lots of different affectionate poses, from soft to more intimate ones, explaining the process from the rough sketch to the finished version.


Chapter 1: Basic affectionate poses
Chapter 2: Soft affectionate poses: closeness, friendship, love
Chapter 3: More intimate poses: hugging, kissing, carrying someone
Chapter 4: Professional drawing techniques


    ■ by Hikaru Hayashi (Go office)

    ■ 257 x 190 mm / 176 pages

    ■ Published in November 2020

    ■ ISBN: 9784798623542

    ■ Japanese title: マンガの基礎デッサン くっつくキャラの表現編

    Buy on Amazon Japan


    Rights sold to Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, South Korea


    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.

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